Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page
Hardback | Oct 2014 | Genesis Publications | 9781905662326 | 512pp | 312x251mm | GEN | AUD$79.99, NZD$94.99
Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page is the photographic autobiography and visual history of the world's most iconic guitar player. With incredible attention to detail, Page has chosen photographs representing the most significant moments in his career so far.
Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page collects together hundreds of photographs to present the complete visual narrative of a remarkable career in music. It includes a mixture of iconic portraits, rare and unseen images and photographs from Jimmy's own archive.
With incredible attention to detail, Jimmy Page has chosen photographs representing the most significant moments in his career: from a schoolboy with a rock-a-billy quiff through his extensive work as a session musician; from The Yardbirds through Led Zeppelin, ARMS, The Firm, Outrider, Coverdale & Page and Page & Plant; playing with Roy Harper and The Black Crowes; collaborating with P. Diddy and performing with Leona Lewis at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Track by track, Jimmy Page has been remastering the entire Led Zepplin catalog of nine studio albums and combing through the group's archives looking for alternative versions that can illuminate how the band created songs that came to define 1970s rock and influence generations of musicians since. The first three records were released by Rhino Records on June 3, 2014, with the rest to follow this year and next, in formats ranging from vinyl to digital.
"I thought it would be quite interesting to do a photographic autobiography. It's the story of a kid who's involved with music, but really the music involved itself with him. It's this conjoining of music and a teenager, and off it goes." - Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page interviewed by The New York Times.