Both of the Platinum Album Editions contain much more detailed information regarding how to use the books than the one for Celebration Day does. There are actually three full pages at the back of the books that explain the various ways of bending notes, articulations, harmonics, rhythm slashes, pick direction, and how the tremolo bar is used. This is all highly informative material for guitar players of every level, unless you just happen to be Jimmy Page that is.
The fourth book in this holiday season Led Zeppelin celebration is the Led Zeppelin Piano Sheet Music Anthology. As mentioned previously, this is very similar to the Guitar TAB Anthology released last year. The editors have chosen 20 Zep classics from their eight studio albums, and have notated them for piano, guitar and voice.
Although this Anthology is primarily for piano, it contains the chords for guitar, and the lyrics. This is the basic format, the type that has been used since the beginning of the sheet music publishing industry. Since I only have a rudimentary knowledge of piano, I will let someone more qualified speak to that element of the book. For a guitar player though, you get the basic chords to each song, which is a start.
In looking through the 20 songs included in the Led Zeppelin Piano Sheet Music Anthology I noticed that every album in their catalog is represented, except for Presence. That is really no surprise though, as Presence is almost a pure guitar album. There is nothing from the Coda record either, but then that one was basically an outtakes collection released after the death of John Bonham, so I do not really include it in the “canon” anyway.
The music Led Zeppelin made in their 11 years together represents an enormous body of work. The whole band put their all into everything they did, and it shows. The albums Physical Graffiti and Presence contain some absolutely brilliant guitar work, and I cannot imagine just how much work it took to actually tear down those songs, and solos to their roots, and show us in tablature form every note that Jimmy Page played. This holds true for the 16 songs they performed for the concert as well. By the way, even though Page adds and subtracts various elements in performance, the TABs for the songs on Celebration Day are the same as those in the Platinum Album Editions.