Skip to main content

Led Zeppelin Announce 'How the West Was Won' Reissue

Last month, Jimmy Page stated in an interview that new "product" would be arriving from Led Zeppelin in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary. Though we're just a few weeks into 2018, it certainly seems that Page is making good on his promise.

First, it was announced that an illustrated book would arrive this year in celebration of their semicentennial. Now, the band has announced that their 2003 live album, How the West Was Won, has been remastered under the supervision of Jimmy Page, and will be reissued as a super deluxe box set. This box set features three CDs, four LPs, a DVD with 5.1 Surround audio, a digital download card, a book filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band and a high-quality print of the original album cover.

The album was recorded during the band's performances at the Forum in Los Angeles and the Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972. The performances were edited together to give How the West Was Won the feel of a single, continuous live performance.

The How the West Was Won box set will be released on March 23 via Atlantic/Swan Song. You can preorder it here.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.