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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