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Led Zeppelin Book Review

October 29, 2010

CHARLES R. CROSS –

“LED ZEPPELIN: SHADOWS TALLER THAN OUR SOULS – THE ALBUMS, CONCERTS, MEMORABILIA AND BIOGRAPHY OF THE GODS OF ROCK” (Book)

(Aurum Press)

Don’t let the long-winded and wordy title put you off, this illustrated history of Led Zeppelin by the famed American rock writer Charles R. Cross is a treat. Cross is best known for his incredibly astute biographies of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain and the acclaimed Bruce Springsteen fanzine ‘Backstreets’, now he has taken on a British band. Perhaps the ultimate British rock band. Mick Wall’s recent (mammoth) biography of Led Zeppelin was published to unanimous acclaim so what else can be said about this band? Cross’s rich and concise text is a joy to read and being an American, he adds a transatlantic slant to the tumultuous tale. The selection of photographs and memorabilia is finely handled though some fans may complain about the slim 96 pages. Even though the book shelves are collapsing under the weight of so many books on Led Zep, this one is a worthy addition to the ever-growing Led Zeppelin library. It’s a perceptive read.

Copyright Neil Daniels © 2010

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