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Alfred Debuts New Titles Including the Led Zeppelin Songbook

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Thursday November 30, 2006

Led Zeppelin Complete Songbook

Alfred has expanded the Just Real Book series with the new Led Zeppelin Complete Songbook.

This book includes every song from Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, Presence, Physical Graffiti, In Through the Out Door, and Coda, arranged with the critical instrumental riffs and figures. It also includes two guitar TAB sections, one featuring many of the note-for-note riffs on which the classic Led Zeppelin songs are based, and the other featuring several of Jimmy Page's classic guitar solos.

A detailed style analysis of Jimmy Page, a complete history of the band, and a one-of-a-kind photo gallery are also included. The book is printed on sturdy premium paper and is comb bound for easy use.

Boston: Boston (Classic Album Edition)

Alfred has expanded the Classic Album Editions series with the new Authentic Guitar TAB edition of Boston's hit record Boston.

Boston's self-titled debut album, Boston has sold over 17 million copies since its release in 1976. Hit songs from the record include "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," "Foreplay / Long Time," and "Smokin'." This album-matching folio provides complete note-for-note guitar TAB transcriptions for all the songs on the record.

Titles: More Than a Feeling * Peace of Mind * Foreplay / Long Time * Rock & Roll Band * Smokin' * Hitch a Ride * Something About You * Let Me Take You Home Tonight.

Realistic Rock 35th Anniversary Special Edition

Carmine Appice first entered the spotlight as the drummer of Vanilla Fudge in the late '60s, later forming the bands Cactus and King Kobra. Carmine has played with some of the biggest rock musicians in the world, including Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian May, and Pink Floyd.

As part of the Rod Stewart Band, Carmine helped write the hit songs "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks." He has been inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame (along with Ginger Baker and Alex Van Halen), and received Sabian's "World's Greatest Rock Drummer" award and Sabian's "Lifetime Achievement" award.

Realistic Rock, originally published by Carmine in October 1972, has sold over 350,000 copies to date, making it the best-selling instructional rock drum book of all time. The book was voted #11 in Modern Drummer's August 1993 "Top 25 Drum Books of All Time" list, and past students of the book include world-renowned drummers Dave Weckl and Greg Bissonette.

This 35th anniversary special edition of Realistic Rock brings you the material from its first edition printing in 1972, complete with original cover art and photos. Also included is an enhanced CD with audio instruction by Carmine himself, a video rockumentary chronicling Carmine's celebrated career in the music business, plus bonus video footage of Carmine's band Cactus playing a 2006 reunion show in New York City. As an added feature, the rockumentary and bonus performance footage are iPod enabled.

The Ultimate Song Pages: Van Halen

Alfred is pleased to release The Ultimate Song Pages: Van Halen.

Van Halen is one of the biggest rock bands to emerge in the last 30 years. The band dominated the Billboard Rock charts in the 1980s and early '90s, with hit singles like "Jump," "Panama," "Hot For Teacher," "Dreams," "Why Can't This Be Love," and "Right Now." On March 12, 2007, Van Halen was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This amazing 1200-page collection features the complete guitar TAB for every single Van Halen album, including smash hit records like Van Halen, 1984, and 5150! Songs include "Runnin' With The Devil," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Mean Streets," "Jump," "Panama," "Hot For Teacher," "Why Can't This Be Love," "Dreams," "Best Of Both Worlds," "Right Now," and many, many more! This is a must-have for every true Van Halen fan.

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