Led Zeppelin announce reissue of classic live album, including its first vinyl release

The album captures the band on their legendary 1972 US tour.

Led Zeppelin have announced a reissue of their classic live album ‘How The West Was Won’.

Originally released in 2003, the album features original performances from two dates on the band’s 1972 US concert tour: Los Angeles Forum on June 25, 1972 and Long Beach Arena on June 27, 1972.

The new reissue, due out on March 23, features remastered sound supervised by Jimmy Page. It will be released on CD, vinyl and Blu-ray, marking the first time the album has ever been available on vinyl.

The reissue will also include a “Super Deluxe Boxed Set” version featuring three CDs, four vinyl LPs, a download of the entire album, plus a book “filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations”.

The ‘How The West Was Won’ reissue forms part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Page recently teased that fans have “all manner of surprises” to look forward to over Led Zeppelin’s anniversary year.

Just last week Robert Plant discussed the idea of working with his former bandmate Jimmy Page again, saying: “It’s not even within my countenance to imagine it, really.”

Page and Plant last performed together in 2007 at a show at The O2 in London. Afterwards, the rest of Led Zeppelin were reportedly willing to tour and work on new material, but Plant was busy with other touring commitments.