How The West Was Won

A Garden Tapes feature
by Eddie Edwards

The Garden Tapes » How The West Was Won


Introduction

Led Zeppelin's How The West Was Won is made up of material from two 1972 California concerts, 25th June at the Forum in Los Angeles and 27th June at Long Beach Arena. In an interview around the time of its release, Jimmy Page was asked why he had combined two concerts in this way instead of just releasing one complete concert. Presumably it was so that he could choose the best parts from each night? "No," he replied with uncharacteristic candour, "it was just to give that Garden Tapes bloke something to do."

Immigrant Song
Heartbreaker
Black Dog
Over The Hills and Far Away
Since I've Been Loving You
Stairway To Heaven
Going To California
That's The Way
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Dazed and Confused
What Is and What Should Never Be
Dancing Days
Moby Dick
Whole Lotta Love
Rock and Roll
The Ocean
Bring It On Home