Led Zeppelin becomes the fifth artist to join this bestselling series of books, fittingly following the member of the club whose inclusion is most similar: Pink Floyd. Zeppelin and Floyd more so than their All The Songs predecessors (The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones) were lauded as much for the quality of their cryptic lyrical content and multi-tracked arrangement as they were for their innovative, progressive recordings. Zeppelin’s scope, too, like Floyd emerges from the late ‘60s flower power and envelopes the expanse of sound and arena that the ‘70s became both appreciated for and ultimately stereotyped. Zeppelin was a band of rock GODS, and the stories behind their songs were often imagined worthy of deity. Now, here is the full report. While a tidbit in dispute like who exactly blew the whistle on “Fool in the Rain” seems extremely benign compared to exposing the real meaning behind “Stairway to Heaven,” it’s the reason why these heavyweight (literally) volumes are so valuable. They tackle each detail, each step of the process, with equal care. Zeppelin’s edition gets 600 pages. Like those that came before, the vast variety of photos and points of interest for the addicts along with the hearty text allow a casual cherry-pick or a week-long binge depending on one’s appetite. Even as coffee-table conversation piece, alone or grouped with its brethren, it is massive, yet inviting, not unlike Led Zeppelin, itself. Necessary for the rabid fan, certainly, but more than worthy of a look, and a whole lot of fun, for the rest.