The Classic 1972 Performances From L.A & Long Beach!
Remastered Audio Supervised By Jimmy Page!
Led Zeppelin continue their reissue campaign with a new edition of their celebrated live album How The West Was Won, originally released in 2003, featuring newly remastered audio, which was done under the supervision of Jimmy Page.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON highlights the best performances from Led Zeppelins legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three-CD collection captures the band at the height of its formidable powers. Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of "Dazed And Confused" and a 21-minute medley based around "Whole Lotta Love." The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album Houses Of The Holy, which would be released nine months later.
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music. The band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide with a celebrated catalog including such landmark songs as "Whole Lotta Love," "Kashmir," "Rock And Roll," "When The Levee Breaks" and "Stairway To Heaven." The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.
"While I was searching for visual and audio material for the Led Zeppelin DVD I re-discovered these 1972 performances form the 25th June, L.A. Forum and 27th June, Long Beach Arena. This is Led Zeppelin at its best and an illustration of How The West Was Won." - Jimmy Page, London, March 2003
Produced & remastering supervised by Jimmy Page
1. LA Drone - Long Beach Arena
2. Immigrant Song - Long Beach Arena
3. Heartbreaker - Long Beach Arena
4. Black Dog - L.A. Forum
5. Over The Hills And Far Away - L.A. Forum
6. Since Ive Been Loving You - Long Beach Arena
7. Stairway To Heaven - Long Beach Arena
8. Going To California - Long Beach Arena
9. Thats The Way - L.A. Forum
10. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp - Long Beach Arena
1. Dazed And Confused - L.A. Forum
2. What Is And What Should Never Be - Long Beach Arena
3. Dancing Days - Long Beach Arena
4. Moby Dick - L.A. Forum
1. Whole Lotta Love - L.A. Forum
2. Rock And Roll - Long Beach Arena
3. The Ocean - L.A. Forum
4. Bring It On Home - L.A. Forum