Led Zeppelin ‘How The West Was Won’ getting remastered

Album will be available on multiple formats, including debut release on LP & Blu-ray Audio

Led Zeppelin continues their reissue campaign with the updated release of the live album, How The West Was Won, on multiple formats on March 23rd via Atlantic/Swan Song. The project will make its debut on vinyl and Blu-ray Audio which will contain a hi-res 5.1 surround sound mix. Originally released in 2003, the album features newly remastered audio done under the supervision of Jimmy Page.

The release is part of an extensive 50th anniversary campaign that kicks off this year. It was on September 7, 1968 that John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant first took the stage together in Gladsaxe, Denmark dubbed as The New Yardbirds. Later that month, the group convened in the studio to record their debut album and the rest is history. Details of additional Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary releases and events will be announced later this year.

Versions include a remastered triple CD; remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs; Blu-ray Audio with 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 (DTS-HD Master Audio Surround) and stereo mixes (PCM Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo); streaming & digital downloads along with a Super Deluxe Boxed Set that includes the three remastered CDs and four 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photo gallery, High-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit, book filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, plus memorabilia and ephemera, and high-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

Originally released in 2003, How The West Was Won highlights the best performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25th and 27th, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three CD and four LP collections capture the band at the height of its formidable powers. Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of “Dazed And Confused” and a 21-minute medley based around “Whole Lotta Love.” The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album Houses Of The Holy, which would be released nine months later.

Track listings to be released at a later date.

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