How The West Was Won (live album) by Led Zeppelin

How The West Was Won by Led Zeppelin
(Live album)
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 2,119th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 340 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2003 (44th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (363rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,119th)

Led Zeppelin bestography

How The West Was Won is ranked 10th best out of 22 albums by Led Zeppelin on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Led Zeppelin is Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) which is ranked number 11 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 53,270.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.2/100, a mean average of 80.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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From 01/19/2020 23:04
A really great album, and on par with the 2007 version of the song remain the same. The sound quality is superb , and apart from some of the tracks being bit on long side its thumbs up.
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85/100
From 12/30/2019 18:13
A great live album when they were at the peak of their career.
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From 07/17/2019 13:21
One of the best live albums I've ever heard. Many live albums do not translate well. Such is not the case here. Some of the live versions of these songs are even better than the studio recordings, such as Moby Dick.
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From 10/27/2018 14:02
I own this on CD but don't class it as a true Zeppelin classic, mainly because it was released several years after the band ceased to exist and after the sad departure from this world of John Bonham. For this reason I cannot really see how it sits ahead of Presence and In Through the Outdoor. The high score is for the content of songs, not the album as a whole if that makes sense.
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From 05/03/2018 04:15
Truly Zeppelin at their peak, just wished the vinyl didn't cost an arm and a leg
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From 01/22/2018 03:48
Solid Live album, probably would've been much more successful if it was released during their career.

Also, I find myself coming back to listen to the acoustic songs at least like 3 times a week, simply fantastic renditions of those songs.
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80/100
From 04/22/2017 23:26
Please release on vinyl Jimmy.
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From 07/10/2016 11:24
Certainly better than, the song remains the same. Finally, Led Zeppelin release a live album worthy of their legendary status. Great performances, still, Moby dick, is as boring, as dull, and as tortuous as ever. The rest? Brilliant.
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From 10/12/2015 16:28
Great 1972 live. Led Zeppelin are the best live band of the history.
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From 12/14/2013 19:21
For three hours, not a bad album at all. I would do without the 20:00 tracks, but the rest was great, and the beginning rocked!
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