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Format: CD
Sku: 60596911
UPC: 075678358722
UPC 14: 00075678358722
Release Date: 5/27/2003
Sales Rank: 1400
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. L.A. Drone ~ Led Zeppelin
2. Immigrant Song ~ Led Zeppelin
3. Heartbreaker ~ Led Zeppelin
4. Black Dog ~ Led Zeppelin
5. Over The Hills And Far Away ~ Led Zeppelin
6. Since I've Been Loving You ~ Led Zeppelin
7. Stairway To Heaven ~ Led Zeppelin
8. Going To California ~ Led Zeppelin
9. That's The Way ~ Led Zeppelin
10. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp ~ Led Zeppelin
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Dazed And Confused ~ Led Zeppelin
2. What Is And What Should Never Be ~ Led Zeppelin
3. Dancing Days ~ Led Zeppelin
4. Moby Dick ~ Led Zeppelin
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Whole Lotta Love (Medley) ~ Led Zeppelin
2. Rock And Roll ~ Led Zeppelin
3. Ocean, The ~ Led Zeppelin
4. Bring It On Home ~ Led Zeppelin
Recorded in California How The West Was Won is a brilliant and essential audio complement to the DVD. This 3 CD set was culled from two legendary performances by Led Zeppelin, the performances have been melded and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant (vocals); Jimmy Page (guitar); John Paul Jones (keyboards, bass); John Bonham (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, California and Long Beach Area, Long Beach, California on June 25 & 27, 1972.
Muze PNote Personnel: Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica); Jimmy Page (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); John Paul Jones (mandolin, keyboards, bass guitar); John Bonham (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.
Muze PNote Recording information: LA Forum (06/25/1972/06/27/1972); Long Beach Arena (06/25/1972/06/27/1972); Sarm West Studios, London, England (06/25/1972/06/27/1972).
Muze PNote Photographers: Jeffrey Mayer; James Fortune; Michael Putland; Jim Cummins.
Muze PNote In the course of putting together the live Led Zeppelin DVD for 2003 release, Jimmy Page came across some great concert recordings from the band's 1972 stint in California. HOW THE WEST WAS WON is three discs' worth of vintage Zep, far superior to the band's only other live album THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME. Here is the fearsome foursome in all their glory and fury, coming off like crazed rock & roll Vikings on the opening "Immigrant Song," reinventing the blues form on "Heartbreaker," and just plain rocking the doors off the joint on "Rock and Roll" and "Black Dog."
Muze PNote This being 1972, the band had made its journey into the folk-rock realm as well, and come out with the touching "Going to California" and "That's the Way," the earthy "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp," and the minstrel-in-the-hills fancy of "Over the Hills and Far Away," all of which are given strong voice here. A 25-minute "Dazed and Confused" and epic-length drum solo on the John Bonham feature "Moby Dick" show that Zep was unafraid to venture into anything they damn well pleased, but the bluesy grit and primal hard-rock crunch of their feel throughout this collection reveals the pure visceral magic of which these '70s icons were capable.

Producer: Jimmy Page

Engineer: Eddie Kramer; Kevin Shirley

Artist Overview

Formed from the ashes of British blues-rockers the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin shot to the stratosphere in the early 1970s. With Dionysian frenzy and a blast of blues-drenched riffs, they became one of the biggest bands of the era. Their intense musical excursions helped define the sound of hard rock, while their penchant for folk balladry added to their mystique as rock gods. The group called it quits after the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, and remaining members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones pursued (mostly) separate musical ventures.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Perfecto Presents Another World
Muze Music Compilations Shrek The Third
Muze Music Compilations The Song Remains The Same (Remastered & Expanded Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)

Associated Artists and Works

Livin', Lovin', Played Led Zeppelin ~ Artists, Various
Classic Rock String Quartet
Great Zeppelin: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ~ Great White
Jason Bonham Band (The)
Jazz, Orchestre National De
Lez Zeppelin
London Symphony Orchestra
On, Pickin'
Orchestre National De Jazz
Original Soundtrack
The Song Remains the Same [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
The Buddha Lounge Ensemble
Renditions of Led Zeppelin: Mystical, Far Eastern ~ The Buddha Lounge Ensemble
The String Quartet Tribute To Led Zeppelin ~ Various Artists
Livin' Lovin' Played: A Led Zeppelin Tribute ~ Various Artists
World's Greatest Metal Tribute to Led Zeppelin ~ Various Artists
Buddha Lounge Renditions of Led Zeppelin ~ Various Artists
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/27/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7567835872
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678358722

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.112)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Reissues of 2003"

Rolling Stone (6/12/03, p.96)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Captures Zep in prime swagger, fresh off their masterpiece, LED ZEPPELIN IV, with HOUSES OF THE HOLY just around the corner..."

Entertainment Weekly (6/20/03, pp.70-1)
- "...The band storms out, playing music that is both of its time and timeless, as accessible and unapproachable as when it was made..." - Rating: A

Q (01/01/04, p.77)
- Included in Q's "Best Re-releases of 2003" - "[Y]ou couldn't expect any band to play any more, any better....[A] thrilling document of a continent being sonically trampled underfoot."

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