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View Poll Results: Which is best?
Live at Leeds by The Who 20 51.28%
How The West Was Won by Led Zeppelin 19 48.72%
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Seeing as this concert by the Who was just another one off and they gave a performance that is still being talked about to this day I'm going with Live At Leeds......The energy of this performance is hard to equal anywhere.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The Who Live at Leeds. It now includes their performance(s) of Tommy, which was the main purpose of the shows. The 'heavy rock' tracks are great, but I never get tired of hearing Tommy - live or in the studio. Most of The Who's live recordings are excellent, but I have not heard the later shows with the 'celebrities', such as Pearl Jam. Contrary to popular opinion, the BBC Proms show, even without Moon and Entwistle, was very good, mainly because of the energetic performances of the material from Tommy.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Can't say anything else than How The West Was Won. That album is a ****in' monster. The album that got me into Led Zeppelin... which by the way was the first band I was really into for real.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm down with Live at Leeds. I prefer the original non-expanded version. Yes the Deluxe version gives a a more rounded version of the band, but when talking about one of the best live albums, I'm thinking

Side A
A1 Young Man
A2 Substitute
A3 Summertime Blues
A4 Shakin' All Over

Side B
B1 My Generation
B2 Magic Bus
The energy given off by this one performance could power Zep's amps for the rest of their career! Just a stunning performance to say the least.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
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This is a really close call, as I often think of these as two of my very favourite live albums. I think I'd have to go with How the West Was Won though.

Live at Leeds was probably The Who sounding their tightest but HTWWW sounds more intense to me, and I really get lost in some of the jams that go on, and on, and on...

Probably worth noting I only have the original edition of LAL though. Haven't heard the extended one.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:15 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Seeing as this concert by the Who was just another one off and they gave a performance that is still being talked about to this day I'm going with Live At Leeds......The energy of this performance is hard to equal anywhere.
my thoughts exactly
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:37 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I haven't heard How the West Was Won. I did hear the Song Remains the Same, of course, and I was fortunate to see them live in 1977 when I was a teenager (yes, I'm one of the more ancient ones). Still, the Who is one of my ten top bands/artists and I loved Live at Leeds so it gets the nod.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:26 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I have THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (records) and its quite good!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:03 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Live at Leeds, by a distance long from Earth to Moon.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I cant decide because they're so good.

Live at Leeds has the edge because its completely raw, no overdubs,... exactly what they played is what you get. Thats like Made in Japan, a real rarity for live albums.

How the West Was Won is a hodge podge jigsaw puzzle of Page going thru at least two concerts and cherry picking the best performances of each instrument and piecing it together,,, even down to individual phrases of guitar leads. Its not exactly a one-night performance like Live at Leeds, but it still is extremely good.
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