LZ 1977-04-27 Destroyer (Eelgrass – EGL-20226~EGL-20227~EGL-20228)

Led Zeppelin – Destroyer (Unofficial Soundboard Recording Bootleg) (1977)
EAC rip | Flac(tracks) – Cue – Log | Full scans + Covers | Rar 5% recovery | 3 CDs | 951 MB
Genre: Hard rock | heavy metal | blues-rock | folk rock

Destroyer is a bootleg recording from the English rock group Led Zeppelin’s performance at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio on April 27, 1977. The soundboard recording is from the first show of two nights at the venue, which were part of the band’s 1977 North American Tour.

This 4-LP (later 3-CD) set is highly sought after by collectors due to the exceptional sound quality throughout the performance, described by some sources as “almost perfect”. It was the first, and for many years the only, professionally recorded mixing desk tape to escape from the band’s possession.

Initial vinyl pressings of the bootleg incorrectly credited Seattle, Washington, the location of this show

The bootleg should not be confused with an audience recording from the following night in Cleveland, which is also sometimes entitled Destroyer. Though marred by poor sound quality, some critics consider this second performance better than the more famous first “Destroyer” gig. ”


Except for the Rolling Stones, no band was bootlegged more exhaustively in the 1970s than Led Zeppelin. For Zep, a month on the road could result in dozens of bootlegs, and some of the band’s fans were so obsessive that they made a point of obtaining as many as they can find. The sound quality of Zep bootlegs has varied considerably, ranging from weak audience recordings made with mono home recorders to high-quality soundboard recordings such as Destroyer. A three-CD set that the illicit Shout to the Top label put out in 1999, Destroyer is taken from an April 27, 1977 show at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland. Zep’s performances are generally inspired and exciting, if a bit long-winded at times, and the band opts for variety by providing everything from ballsy metal/hard rock (“Rock and Roll,” “Trampled Underfoot”) and amplified power blues (“Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Nobody’s Fault but Mine”) to reflective folk-rock (“Going to California,” “Battle of Evermore” and the captivating, though overexposed, “Stairway to Heaven”). One of the high points of this bootleg is the eerie, jazz-influenced “No Quarter,” which lasts 20 minutes and turns into the type of improvisatory jazz-fusion one would have expected from Return to Forever or the Mahavishnu Orchestra back then. It should be noted that this triple-CD isn’t the only version of Destroyer that came out in 1999 — a bootlegger calling itself El Gato Records released a shorter two-CD version that year (one that omitted an 18-minute performance of “Moby Dick”). Essentially a bootleg of a bootleg, the more obscure El Gato version offers generally good sound but, unlike the Shout to the Top version, sounds a bit scratchy at times. Also, El Gato’s version gives the recording date and the city but doesn’t tell you that Richfield Coliseum was the venue. Destroyer falls short of essential, although diehard Zep fans will find that it has a lot going for it. ”


  1. “The Song Remains The Same” – (3:40)
  2. “The Rover”(Intro)/”Sick Again” – (6:44)
  3. “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” – (6:29)
  4. “In My Time of Dying/’You Shook Me” – (11:38)
  5. “Since I’ve Been Loving You” – (8:23)
  6. “No Quarter” – (19:46)
  7. “Ten Years Gone” – (9:14)
  8. “The Battle of Evermore” – (6:22)
  9. “Going to California” – (5:48)
  10. “Black Country Woman”
  11. “Bron-Yr-Aur (Stomp)” – (5:11)
  12. “White Summer”/”Black Mountain Side”
  13. “Kashmir” – (8:32)
  14. “Out on the Tiles”/”Over the Top”/”Moby Dick”
  15. Guitar Solo – (9:45)
  • “Theremin Solo”
  • “Star Spangled Banner”
  • “Guitar”
  • “Violin Bow Solo”
  • “Effects Solo”
  1. “Achilles Last Stand” – (9:40)
  2. “Stairway to Heaven” – (10:10)
  3. “Rock and Roll” – (3:26)
  4. “Trampled Under Foot” Directory of F:\Torrents\Downloads\Led Zeppelin – Destroyer (1977) [FLAC]\ F:\Torrents\Downloads\Led Zeppelin – Destroyer (1977) [FLAC]\Artwork
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LZ 1977-04-27 Destroyer (Archive Productions – LZ 69801~LZ 69802)

Led Zeppelin – Destroyer – April 27, 1977

Scorpio Archive Production (LZ 69801-2) 2CD

Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

This is 1st Bootleg CD of “Destroyer”

Released 1989

Soundboard Recording

Disc 1

  1. The Song Remains The Same
  2. The Rover – Sick Again
  3. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
  4. In My Time Of Dying
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  6. No Quarter
  7. Ten Years Gone

Disc 2

  1. The Battle Of Evermore
  2. Going To California
  3. Black Country Woman – Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
  4. White Summer – Black Mountain Side – Kashmir
  5. Guitar Solo – Achilles Last Stand
  6. Stairway To Heaven
  7. Rock And Roll
  8. Trampled Under Foot

Original CD > MediaCoder > flac level 8

Sorry, No Artwork

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LZ 1977-04-27 Coming Back On The Murder Stage (Buccaneer)

Led Zeppelin
Cleveland, Ohio
“Coming Back On The Murder Stage”
Artwork Included
note: artwork has wrong date

Disc 1
1.The Song Remains The Same
2.The Rover / Sick Again
3.Nobody’s Fault But Mine
4.In My Time Of Dying
5.Since I’ve Been Loving You
6.No Quarter
7.Ten Years Gone
8.The Battle Of Evermore
9.Going To California

Disc 2
1.Black Country Woman
2.Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
3.White Summer / Black Mountain Side
5.Achilles Last Stand
6.Stairway To Heaven
7.Rock And Roll
8.Trampled Underfoot
Extra Tracks-NY ’88 Reunion Concert

  1. Heartbreaker
  2. Whole Lotta Love
  3. Misty Mountain Hop
  4. Stairway To Heaven

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LZ 1977-04-27 Cleveland SBD Recording – 1st gen 24-96 (weedwacker)

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: 1977-04-27
Location: Richfield, OH
Venue: Richfield Coliseum
Source: Soundboard
Lineage: 1st gen reels>wav (96/24)>flac
Transfer: Studer A827 Multitrack R2R>pro tools DAW
Transferred By: weedwacker


  1. The Song Remains The Same (cuts in)
  2. Sick Again
  3. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
  4. In My Time Of Dying
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  6. No Quarter (cut in middle due to tape flip)
  7. Ten Years Gone
  8. The Battle Of Evermore
  9. Going To California
  10. Black Country Woman
  11. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
  12. White Summer (cut during beginning due to tape flip)
  13. Kashmir
  14. Over The Top
  15. Noise Solo (cut towards end due to tape flip)
  16. Achilles Last Stand
  17. Stairway To Heaven
  18. Rock And Roll (cuts in)
  19. Trampled Underfoot

Length: 165:20

Bill B.’s 1st gen reels. These reels were his safety copies made from a root tape source (the one that can be attributed to the very first Destroyer Vinyl release). Bill had at least 2 sets of reels, one a listening copy he also dubbed copies off of for other people and this safety copy that sat unplayed for close to 30 years before they were finally digitized here. This is a high resolution 24/96 copy of the transfer with some minor volume corrections not applied to the original posting of a lower resolution copy of this transfer.

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LZ 1977-04-27 Cleveland SBD Recording – 1st Gen (weedwacker)

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: 1977-04-27
Location: Cleveland, OH
Venue: Richfield Coliseum
Source: Soundboard
Lineage: Master Cassettes>1st gen reels(Maxell XLII)>pc>wav(24/96)>wav(16/44 w/Adobe Audition)>tracking(cd wave)>flac
Transferred by: weedwacker


  1. The Song Remains The Same(beginning cut) 03:44
  2. Sick Again 07:05
  3. Nobody’s Fault But Mine 07:17
  4. In My Time Of Dying 11:37
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You 09:43
  6. No Quarter(cut at 05:07) 20:45
  7. Ten Years Gone 10:05
  8. The Battle Of Evermore 06:27
  9. Going To California 05:14
  10. Black Country Woman 01:42
  11. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp 05:42
  12. White Summer(cut at 00:29) 03:45
  13. Black Mountain Side 01:34
  14. Kashmir 09:34
  15. Over The Top 17:26
  16. Noise Solo(cut at 10:06) 10:10
  17. Achilles Last Stand 10:28
  18. Stairway To Heaven 11:44
  19. Rock And Roll(beginning cut) 04:12
  20. Trampled Underfoot 06:59

These reels were lent to me by Bill B. to transfer.

Bill B’s notes:
D.F. and I would coach the Seattle Kingdome video director (N.W.) on songs to be played at upcoming major shows. Basically he was “studying up” on song placement and solos to be expected. Having worked at both the Superdome and in Cleveland, N.W. had friends at other venues. He simply asked a friend working the show in Cleveland to get him a copy of the show and fire it off to us in Seattle. The guy brought in his home deck, walked up to the board, and being on the crew they plugged him in. Just that simple. These reels are a direct copy of the master cassettes done in the early 80’s on a brand new Akai GX-77 reel deck using Maxell XLII tape at 7.5 ips and the rare EE equalization that the tape required. I personally have a better trust in this source than I do in the actual masters now. The masters still exist, but they aren’t going in the mail, and after so many years, I just think that 7.5 ips quarter inch reels are the best way to go. They may never have been played before Weedwacker’s efforts. I kept a second “play” copy on Maxell UD reels for listening. This source is pristine, not one of the bootleg versions, not off crude cassette copies from me in the 80’s. This is the real deal. Thank you Weedwacker for stepping up to make this happen, you and Darrell, and NW, and whoever the guy was that plugged in.

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