Led Zeppelin – Destroyer (Live In Ohio Cleveland 1977)

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. Note that the image shown here lists the date as June 24, 1977 (this recording may be from the bootlegged second show – the audio quality is poor).

Set list
“The Song Remains The Same” – (3:40)
“The Rover”(Intro)/”Sick Again” – (6:44)
“Nobody’s Fault but Mine” – (6:29)
“In My Time of Dying/’You Shook Me” – (11:38)
“Since I’ve Been Loving You” – (8:23)
“No Quarter” – (19:46)
“Ten Years Gone” – (9:14)
“The Battle of Evermore” – (6:22)
“Going to California” – (5:48)
“Black Country Woman”
“Bron-Yr-Aur (Stomp)” – (5:11)
“White Summer”/”Black Mountain Side”
“Kashmir” – (8:32)
“Out on the Tiles”/”Over the Top”/”Moby Dick”
Guitar Solo – (9:45)
“Theremin Solo”
“Star Spangled Banner”
“Violin Bow Solo”
“Effects Solo”
“Achilles Last Stand” – (9:40)
“Stairway to Heaven” – (10:10)
“Rock and Roll” – (3:26)
“Trampled Under Foot”


Disk 1

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Disk 2

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