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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

Led Zeppelin

 

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East of Lyra
4 stars The best of the Led Zeppelin live albums.

For years the only official live album for Zep fans to add to their collections was the disappointing soundtrack album "The Song Remains the Same." In 1997, the BBC Sessions were released, which offered an improvement. However, both would be eclipsed in 2003 with the release of How the West Was Won.

Fresh from the release of their untitled fourth album, Zeppelin were at their peak, and this is perfectly demonstated here. A journey through their last four albums, the band gives a fantastic performance, and all four members are superb.

Three songs are around the twenty minute mark. Both "Whole Lotta Love" and "Dazed and Confused" feature medleys of other songs intersprersed within them, which can become a little tiring. Bonham's legendary drum solo "Moby Dick" at nineteen minutes, is too much, even if it is a wonderful display of his talents.

Four starts: Essential for Zeppelin fans, and worth a look for others too.

East of Lyra | 4/5 |

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