Dave Lewis' Tight But Loose has released edition 31 of his iconic magazine. If you are a subscriber, you should have already received your copy. If not, Dave is accepting subscriptions for 2012 right now. The current issue is jam packed with articles and stories.
Here's what's in Tight But Loose #31:
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Led Zeppelin 1971: Peaking in Japan – Electric Magic in the UK:
Mike Tremaglio tracks a remarkable period in their concert history – including full dissection of those Whole Lotta Love medleys. From bizarre song choices (Cliff Richard’s Bachelor Boy anyone?) to bizarre venues (a gig at a swimming baths – not a problem) this is a golden period of on the road Zep history re-told as it happened.
TBL Investigates 1: Just how much is the rare Led Zeppelin 1 UK turquoise sleeve pressing really worth?
A copy of the UK version of the debut Led Zeppelin album presented in the rare turquoise coloured sleeve recently sold for a staggering £2,000. Leading Zep vinyl authority Nick Anderson dissects the factors that has made this version of the first Led Zeppelin album item highly desirable and investigates if the astronomical price it commands is justified.
TBL Investigates 2: Exactly where and when did Led Zeppelin perform their first ever gig under that name?
Mike Tremaglio attempts to separate fact from fiction and Dave Lewis puts in some leg work in darkest Surrey all in the name of accurate research.
IV at 40 – A Celebration 1
The Flood Gallery Art Prints Exhibition –full report an interviews from the recent Led Zeppelin IV art prints launch.
IV At 40: A Celebration 2
Comment, feedback and analysis past and present on an album that still emits a freshness that belies its age –with quotes form Lemmy,Thunder’s Danny Bowes and Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson.
Howard Mylett 1947 – 2011 – A Tribute
The Final Interview – Part 2
This second part of the interview with Howard looks back at his brush with fame on Southern TV, the writing of his various books, the lost projects, the lost scrapbooks, his involvement with the Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page book, thoughts on the 02 reunion and more. It paints a final picture of the esteemed author and chronicler whose passion for Led Zeppelin remained undimmed to the end.
Maggie Bell: The TBL Interview - The first lady of Swan Song and still the Queen of the night
Maggie Bell has enjoyed a long association within the Zep camp stretching back to the days of Stone The Crows. The Scottish born singer’s unique raw edged vocals are still being deployed to good effect. Dave Lewis catches up with the first lady of Swan Song for this TBL interview.
Jimmy Page: Back on stage with Roy Harper for The Same Old Rock
Full Report and photos for the Royal Festival Hall plus
Exclusive: Roy Harper talks to TBL about that gig
Labour Of Love From The Keeper of The Flame
The ‘’On this day’’ feature on jimmypage.com is already proving to be an essential part of every Led Zeppelin fan’s life, TBL’s Simon Cadman summarises some recent postings
CD & Book Reviews
Gerard Sparaco rounds up the latest underground titles including the Shepperton Rehearsals plus focus on the new George case book Led Zeppelin FAQ and the new Baron Wolman Rolling Stone years photo book with comments from both authors.
Plus latest Robert Plant, John Paul Jones news, latest Black Country Communion & Jason Bonham updates and more
As well, there is a special, limited edition second cover of TBL 31 (shown above) that can be ordered here. However, there are only 150 copies of this cover, and according to Dave Lewis, they are going fast.