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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

Led Zeppelin

 

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Conor Fynes
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5 stars 'How The West Was Won' - Led Zeppelin (9/10)

At three discs, this is certainly an epic compilation of Led Zeppelin live in concert. Listening to it yesterday, I was really amazed by the power the tracks of 'epic length' have. A casual listener might be daunted by the prospect of having a rendition of 'Whole Lotta Love' that has the same length of 'A Change Of Seasons' and '2112' but it just gives the band alot of room to jam around and show a side of the band that wouldn't be appropriate on a studio release.

There's a very good selection of songs here to perform live. While I love the performances of 'That's The Way' (better than the studio version for sure!) and 'Over The Hills And Far Away' to name a few, the highlights are definately the extended jams.

This is not simply a rehash of material that was on studio. Live in concert, Led Zeppelin goes beyond the call of duty and does not simply play their songs, but does something fresh. Usually I'm not one for live albums but 'How The West Was Won' really goes beyond my expectations and stands as being my favourite release from the band.

Conor Fynes | 5/5 |

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