Light & Shade

  • by Brad Tolinski
  • Narrated by Robert Fass, John Lee
  • 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books; yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir nor cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer. In Light and Shade, Jimmy Page, the band's most reticent and inscrutable member, opens up to journalist Brad Tolinski, for the first time exploring his remarkable life and musical journey in great depth and intimate detail.
Based on extensive interviews conducted with the guitarist/producer over the past 20 years, Light and Shade encompasses Page's entire career, beginning with his early years as England's top session guitarist when he worked with artists ranging from Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, and Burt Bacharach to the Kinks, The Who, and Eric Clapton. Page speaks frankly about his decadent yet immensely creative years in Led Zeppelin, his synergistic relationships with band members Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, and his notable post-Zeppelin pursuits. While examining every major track recorded by Zeppelin, including "Stairway to Heaven", "Whole Lotta Love", and "Kashmir", Page reflects on the band's sensational tours, the filming of the concert movie The Song Remains the Same, his fascination with the occult, meeting Elvis Presley, and the making of the rock masterpiece Led Zeppelin IV, about which he offers a complete behind-the-scenes account. Additionally, the book is peppered with conversations between Page and other guitar greats, including his childhood friend Jeff Beck and hipster icon Jack White.
Through Page's own words, Light and Shade presents an unprecedented first-person view of one of the most important musicians of our era.

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What the Critics Say

"By shining a light on the shadowy Page, Tolinski has created a must-have for any Led Zeppelin fan or guitar player." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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A great listen!

Makes me want to go back and listen to every album and syncng them up with the audiobook!
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- Sandra

Production History, FY!

As a 10yr old diehard Led Zeppelin fan in 1973, as a 12yr old Page FanGirl in 1975, thanks to much older sisters who I was able to steal albums from. And a father who thought a 10 yr girl should get rid of hand me down record player for a new STERO for her birthday....the marriage was sealed. Any info I could get was gold...in the days of NO google, we just had Creem, Circus, Rolling Stone and The encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. This audible book with all of its history and production info was a wet dream
Ramble On🀘🀘🀘🀘
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- Amy Peacock

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-26-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio