How The West Was Won - Led Zeppelin
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  • Summary: About 30 years too late, Led Zeppelin fans finally have a good live album to add to their collections. This 3-disc set is culled from live performances in Los Angeles and Long Beach in June 1972, and includes a 25-minute version of "Dazed and Confused," and a 23-minute take on "Whole Lotta Love."
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. 100
    It's a masterclass in why they were, and still are, the greatest rock band to grace the Earth.
  2. Capture[s] a mighty band at the height of its gargantuan power.
  3. Presents Led Zeppelin in all their ragged glory and heavy splendour. [Jul 2003, p.119]
  4. A vital document of Led Zeppelin's formidable legacy.
  5. Songs that have grown overly familiar through years of play seem fresh and new because of these vigorous, muscular performances.
  6. 70
    The empathy between the four is palpable. [Jun 2003, p.113]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 87
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 87
  3. Negative: 1 out of 87
  1. malcolms
    Oct 5, 2003
    I only gave this a 10 because there is no 11. There aren't adequate words to describe how good this good they were.
  2. JamesB
    Oct 3, 2003
    I have heard and own hndreds of live shows and this is the tip of a mighty iceberg. Wonderful mastering by Jimmy. He should do one show from each touring year! Expand
  3. EduardoR
    Nov 4, 2008
    It's one of the greatest live albumsin history. Every member of the band is inspired. The long guitar and drum solos are amazing. The only thing I can complain about is Robert Plant. He was great, but not perfect. Listen to BBC Sessions to understand what I'm talking about. Expand
  4. erikb
    Jun 22, 2004
    good ass CD. i could listen to this CD forever. exp the black dog and stairway to heaven. both those kick
  5. Daniel
    Aug 31, 2006
    I was always a zeppelin fan, but this album blew me away. they are the greatest hard rock band. ever. you can feel the link between bonham and page as they hammer down unparalelled rock n roll glory. but the sheer diversity of the music is what stuns me. it almost makes me sad... bands these days just dont have the variety that zeppelin offered. whether your looking for powerful electric blues, thundering hard rock riffs or epic ballads, this is the best album, live or not that i have ever heard. Expand
  6. NickN
    Dec 17, 2007
    I realize that giving perfect ratings to Led Zeppelin CDs has become an all-too-common cliche, but this really is a definitive live album, something that most LZ fans have been waiting DECADES for. The extended pieces never drag, the classics all sound sharp...there really aren't words to describe how PERFECT this album really is. Essential, must-own listening. Expand
  7. JHJhjkjbh
    Jun 29, 2007

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