Friday, May 27, 2016

On This Day 27 May

Official live performances! Official videos! The west was won... and the north and south and east, too..

2003 27 May On This Day How The West Was Won released
On this day in 2003, the CD ‘How The West Was Won’ had its release. The content was comprised of a selection of 1972 performances from The Los Angeles Forum and The Long Beach Arena on the West Coast of America. My idea was to accompany the chronological content of the Led Zeppelin DVD with some killer CD audio of a performance where the band had been firing on all cylinders - and 'How The West Was Won' was it. There was eager anticipation of a Led Zeppelin tour in the press around this point in time. As the band was not about to tour, the DVD and CD had to suffice!
  • 1967 The Yardbirds-Ramsgate, England at Supreme Ballroom
  • 1969 Led Zeppelin-Boston MA US at Boston Tea Party
  • 1972 Led Zeppelin-Amsterdam, The Netherlands at Oude Rai
  • 1995 Page & Plant - Unledded Tour - George, Washington at The Gorge Ampitheatre
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Charleston, SC at North Charleston Coliseum
  • 2003 27 May On This Day How The West Was Won released
  • 2003 26 & 27 Led Zeppelin DVD released in UK and US
  • 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD premiere at Loews Theater NYC

1969 Led Zeppelin-Boston MA US/ Boston Tea Party
1972 Led Zeppelin-Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Oude Rai

How the West Was Won is a triple live album released by Atlantic Records on CD in 2003. Tracks of original performances are from the L.A. Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972.

The Led Zeppelin double DVD set was released in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2003, and the United States on 27 May 2003. It was the first official archival video release to contain footage of the band playing live, from 1969 to 1979. The DVD includes performances from the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, Madison Square Garden in 1973, Earls Court in 1975, and Knebworth in 1979, plus other footage.

Led Zeppelin DVD (2003) cover

  The Led Zeppelin DVD cover image is of West and East Mitten Buttes, photographed from the visitor centre at the Navajo Tribal Park located at Monument Valley, Arizona.  Below is an actual photo.
Photo of "the thumbs" at Monument Valley in AZ

2003 Led Zeppelin DVD premiere at Loews Theater NYC

2014 Paris, Next Musique remasters interview (photo Richard Dumas)

♪ Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin Amsterdam CCTV Footage Noir 1972) YouTube
♪ Travelling Riverside Blues (Led Zeppelin promo video produced in 1990 and as seen on the official Led Zeppelin DVD 2003) YouTube

♫ How The West Was Won CD track listings Wikipedia
♫ Led Zeppelin DVD track listings Wikipedia

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