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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  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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  1. Positive: 87 out of 88
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  1. MarkR-
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    The mutt's nuts!
  2. CrystalS
    Oct 3, 2003
    10
    This CD had me crawling on the floor the first time I heard it, which was on the sound system at the theater where I worked. I bought it on my way to work and used it for the evening's sound check. People were blown away! Expand
  3. EduardoR
    Nov 4, 2008
    10
    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. Collapse
  4. MattI
    Jul 12, 2004
    10
    Unfathomably good music is a rarity these days. It's a shame Led Zeppelin remind me of that so well with this.
  5. brianl
    Dec 26, 2006
    10
    no comment...
  6. RobertJ.
    Dec 29, 2007
    10
    I have had these two 1972 shows(bootlegs) for years and it is good to hear an official release culled from those concerts. Unbelievable performance and probably the best live rock album of all time. Expand
  7. JHJhjkjbh
    Jun 29, 2007
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