Photographer Ross Halfin’s Led Zeppelin Art Book Set For Publication
Legendary rock photographer and record collector Ross Halfin is to publish a book documenting his incredible collection of Led Zeppelin vinyl.
The 216 page Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection By Ross Halfin will be published by Reel Art Press in August, and is available to pre-order now, priced at £49.95. All pre-orders received before June 30 will be signed by Halfin.
Though the legendary hard rock outfit released only eight studio albums and no UK singles over the course of their career, there are more than 1,000 singles and 2,000 Zeppelin LPs in the market.
This definitive volume illustrates in full colour some of the rarest and most interesting vinyl releases, including one-of-a-kind rarities, bizarre regional variations, official albums and historic recordings of legendary concerts, sometimes featuring handmade artwork or colored vinyl. All the vinyl, labels and covers have been documented by Ross Halfin.
“Collecting vinyl is an addiction,” says the photographer. “Nothing beats listening to vinyl and pouring over the cover art and inner sleeve. The first album that I ever bought was Led Zeppelin II when I was 13. I have at least 20 different versions of it now.”
Elsewhere in Led Zeppelin-related news, Robert Plant recently launched the fourth season of his hugely popular podcast, Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast.
Last October, Plant released Digging Deep: Subterranea – a journey through his solo recordings, from Pictures At Eleven in 1982 through to three previously unreleased, exclusive tracks. Plant has spent the last two decades exploring different sounds, from Raising Sand to 2017’s world music-influenced Carry Fire.
In December 2019, Plant celebrated the second season of Digging Deep With Robert Plant, with the release of a very special limited-edition seven-inch singles boxed set. Digging Deep included 16 A-sides and rare B-sides spanning three decades, remastered versions available on vinyl for the first time. The eight-disc collection also featured restored artwork from the original seven-inch releases, packaged in a bespoke hardback book. Digging Deep was made available via Plant’s own EsParanza label.