Led Zeppelin Announces ‘How The West Was Won’ Remastered Reissue
Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin will reissue a remastered edition of their live album How The West Was Won on March 23 via Atlantic Records/Swan Song. The remastering of the reissue was supervised by the band’s guitarist Jimmy Page.
Originally released in 2003, How The West Was Won features highlights from Led Zeppelin’s concerts held at The Forum in Inglewood, California on June 25, 1972 and at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California on June 27, 1972. The performances were woven together to present such classic Zeppelin songs as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Immigrant Song,” Black Dog” and “Moby Dick.” There’s also an expansive version of “Dazed & Confused” that surpasses 25 minutes and a lengthy medley centered around “Whole Lotta Love” that reaches beyond the 21-minute mark, among several others.
Here are details of the various formats of How The West Was Won being made available, including the first-ever vinyl and Blu-ray audio editions:
- CD – Remastered audio on three CDs
- Vinyl – Remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
- Blu-Ray Audio – 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 (DTS-HD Master Audio Surround) and stereo mixes (PCM Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo).
- Streaming & Digital Download – Remastered audio.
- Super Deluxe Boxed Set:
- Remastered audio on three CDs and four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
- DVD of album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo, plus photo gallery.
- High-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit.
- A book filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, plus memorabilia and ephemera.
- High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
Led Zeppelin — Page and Robert Plant, and the late John Bonham and John Paul Jones — first performed a live concert together (as “The New Yardbirds”) on September 7, 1968. The band promises “additional Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary releases and events will be announced later this year.”