Jimmy Page announces Anthology personal archive book | The Music Universe
Jimmy Page: The Anthology follows Page’s sold out first book
Following the sell out success of Jimmy Page’s first book, Page is releasing Jimmy Page: The Anthology. The new signed, limited edition documents Page’s musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. Jimmy Page: The Anthology is narrated entirely in Page’s own words, and includes contextual photography spanning six decades.
“In this book, I wanted to include items from my personal archive that have played a part in my overall story, to give the detail behind the detail,” Page reveals. “I was seduced by the beauty of what a six-string instrument could do, whether it was acoustic or electric, and I was never happy to stay in one style for too long. I always wanted to challenge myself.”
Hundreds of items from Page’s private collection have been personally selected for inclusion. From iconic guitars and stage costumes, to rare posters and vinyl pressings; and from correspondence and diary entries to unseen photographs. Every piece has been photographed and brought to life with exclusive new text provided by Jimmy Page, placing it within the story of his phenomenal career.
Page tells the stories of the instruments that have long been mythicized in rock and roll history, such as his “Dragon” Telecaster and “Number One” Gibson Les Paul. The Anthology documents Page’s remarkable musical journey from listening to blues records with childhood friend Jeff Beck, to performing on TV in a Skiffle band; from his colossal body of session work in the Sixties, through to the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, and on to bands such as The Firm, Coverdale & Page and Page & Plant.
Jimmy Page: The Anthology is published in a limited edition of only 2,500 numbered copies, each signed by Jimmy Page.
Quarter-bound in black leather, with gold leaf blocking and gilded page edging, the book is presented in a felt-lined slipcase. The case design is inspired by the Selmer case of Jimmy Page’s first electric guitar, his 1958 Resonet Futurama. Each copy in the limited edition is hand-numbered and individually signed by the author, Jimmy Page.
“I’ve really got a lot of time for the way Genesis produce their books, they’re really quality items. As someone who’s always been interested in having a library themselves, I appreciate fine bookbinding and their whole ethic of what they do and what they’re trying to do with a whole catalogue of books,” Page says of the package.
The book is 384 pages and will be released in December 2019 and runs about $480.
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