Album of the Day
How The West Was Won
Along with their remarkable studio albums, Led Zeppelin conquered America with relentless touring, a fact driven home on HOW THE WEST WAS WON. The quartet was “going to California” on this leg of their 1972 trek and the 3-CD set gathers highlights from shows at the L.A. Forum and the Long Beach Arena, including classics from their then-new fourth album, as well as epic versions of “Dazed and Confused” and “Whole Lotta Love.” Guitarist Jimmy Page produced the 2003 collection, and his assessment that the group was at its artistic peak at the time of its recording is borne out by the music. The platinum-certified HOW THE WEST WAS WON debuted at No.1 on the Billboard chart and we'll give it another spin now to wish frontman Robert Plant a happy birthday.