Released today (March 23rd) is the newly remastered reissue of the Led Zeppelin 2003 live collection, How The West Was Won. The set, which features new mastering supervised by Jimmy Page, marks the first offering from the band in celebration of its 50th anniversary this year. How The West Was Won is available in multiple formats including triple-CD, the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions — with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound — and the LP version spread over four discs.
How The West Was Won was originally released on May 27th, 2003 featuring tracks culled from two Southern California shows recorded at the L.A. Forum on June 25th, 1972 and Long Beach Arena on June 27th, 1972. Jimmy Page sequenced the set to replicate a single concert from beginning to end. 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-unfinished album Houses Of The Holy, which would be released nine months later. The album peaked at Number One on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Here’s a taste!