How The World Was Won
The boys of Zed Zeppelin finally did it right. This was the live album that the world has been waiting for. As opposed to the studio, â€šÃ„ÃºBest Ofâ€šÃ„Ã¹ quality that The Song Remains the Same had, and the BBC Sessions straight-forward â€šÃ„ÃºWe rock the houseâ€šÃ„Ã¹ style, How the West Was Won truly captured the essence of this hard-rocking bandâ€šÃ„Ã´s nature. Three discs, brimming with adrenaline-fueled jam sessions, each song taken from its original context, chosen for its exemplary show of talent and raw power make up this addition to any good collection. The only missing piece from this Zeppelin fanâ€šÃ„Ã´s wet-dream is the concert atmosphere. Yes, Jimmy, Robert, we know you guys can rock the house, but what about your charming personalities? It is however, almost completely forgiven, for it comes through in the incredible performances of classic songs laced with improvisational instrumental conversations. There is too much to talk about in any kind of length, but a great example of this is the 25 minute version of â€šÃ„ÃºDazed and Confusedâ€šÃ„Ã¹ medley, fused with â€šÃ„ÃºWalterâ€šÃ„Ã´s Walkâ€šÃ„Ã¹ and â€šÃ„ÃºThe Crunge.â€šÃ„Ã¹ This just goes to show why Zeppelin is still, after over 30 years, still one of the best bands out there: the first step to how the world was won.