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When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin Hardcover – 10 Nov 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (10 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312590008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312590000
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 4.3 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,244,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So this is the big one: a fat, juicy biography of the biggest band ever...Mick Wall, the veteran rock journalist, lays it all bare in a book that can only be described as definitive. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

As well as being the most complete account yet of a great British rock band, When Giants Walked the Earth is, as its name implies, a document of a bygone age....Wall has done his subject proud. (SUNDAY TIMES)

'It deftly strikes the balance between lofty authority and finding a way to get inside the heads of its subjects' (GUARDIAN)

This fantastic account of Led Zeppelin's wild and decadent heyday is as detailed and definitive as music biographies get. (LONDON LITE)

The definitive account of rock legends Led Zeppelin (DAILY RECORD)

A fascinating and diligently reseached account of rock'n'roll excess. (YORKSHIRE EVENING POST)

The definitive book about Led Zeppelin... Mick Wall has done a fine job here and certainly knows his stuff. (BIRMINGHAM POST)

That Wall can add so much fresh details to the Led Zep story is in itself an extraordinary achievements. That he manages to humanise these planet-striding giants while doing so puts this book into the "definitive" category. (CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE)

We've read about the booze, drugs, devil worship and deviant sex... Mick Wall delves a loot deeper into the dark stuff (IRISH TIMES) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The final word on the world's greatest rock band --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Definitely one of the best rock bands ever! The conclusion is that it's definitely a tough existence being a member of such an outstanding outfit....
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amazing book
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Great read for any proper fans, well worth it, won't be disapointed, Mick Wall is a great writer, great stuff
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Given as a present, but he is enjoying it
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Very informative and revealing book especially if you're a long time fan of led zeppelin,really enjoyed it
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excellent
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This book is just fantastic. It really does tell the whole story of the behemoth that was Led Zeppelin. The reviews aren't kidding when they say that this is THE definitive Zep biography. I haven't read any of the other bio's, like Hammer of the Gods, but after reading When Giants Walked the Earth I don't want to.
My only criticism is that at some points the italic "in the mind of" sections can be a bit confusing because you don't instantly know who Wall is impersonating.

Overall, this is a must-read. I think I'll be rereading it in a year or two.
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Out of the three Zeppelin biographies that I have read, this is by far the best. Diligently researched, and well written it keeps you wanting to return to the albums (always a sign of a good music book) with each record being examined in great detail, which led to me purchasing Moby Grape's "Grape Jam" (1967) ...Read more ›
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