Regular price: $9.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $9.95
If you're interested in information about the writing and recording of Led Zeppelin IV or a traditional critical perspective on that album, look elsewhere. If the idea of an analysis of the occult symbolism of Led Zeppelin IV's lyrics and cover art with lots of time spent on Jimmy Page's interest in Aleister Crowley appeals to you, you've found the right book.
While this kind of approach might not be for everyone, I enjoyed the book enough to make it to the end. Many of the book's claims are far-fetched and the author appears to find occult significance in every place he looks, but the book was really no more ridiculous than a Dan Brown novel. If you like Led Zeppelin and enjoy the silly fun of books like the Da Vinci Code, this one might be worth a listen.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
No real information on the making of the album which is what i would have expected to find here...no insight into the recording process, the writing and crearion of the songs...just endless conjecture and bogus theories that "could" be what the artists were aiming for. essentially, a pointless 3 hour rambling of guesswork and ludicrous theories about the albums creation. the author tries way too hard to make connections between Led Zeppelin 4 and mythology...any remotely gifted writer can write a speculation on a work of art, with the 33 1\3 series i expect to actually learn real facts! if pseuso-mythological mumbo jumbo are your thing, dive in. if you actually want to learn something about this classic album, like i did, take my advice and look elsewhere.