Slate Chocolate Marble
Slate Chocolate Marble

Led Zeppelin Official Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Crimson Avenger

Question re Destroyer, 27th April 1977

35 posts in this topic

On 4/28/2016 at 4:41 AM, zepster1979 said:

Does anyone can point on the sound quality of the 4LP bootleg set called The destroyer that was released by Smilin' Ears label? I have a chance to buy this for just couple of $ and wonderin' if it's worth of a penny.

It's an audience recording - I would say if it's in like new condition you can pay $60-70 and be able to sell it at a small profit if you find you don't like it.

Also if the price is literally 2 dollars and you didn't snap it up you would be too stupid to write complete sentences so I suspect you are some type of bot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Pb! said:

It's an audience recording - I would say if it's in like new condition you can pay $60-70 and be able to sell it at a small profit if you find you don't like it.

Also if the price is literally 2 dollars and you didn't snap it up you would be too stupid to write complete sentences so I suspect you are some type of bot.

If that's a vinyl version of the April 28 show (I'm guessing that it is if it's an audience recording), I'd drop sixty or seventy bucks on the thing with no hesitation...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Nutrocker said:

If that's a vinyl version of the April 28 show (I'm guessing that it is if it's an audience recording), I'd drop sixty or seventy bucks on the thing with no hesitation...

I bought the 4-record set of the April 28th show for $ 40 all the way back in April of 1978. Purchased it at Rolling Stone records on Washington St. In Chicago. I've played that awesome show so many times there are no grooves left . Happily threadbare!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard an audience tape of the 4/27/77 show is beginning to circulate.   Does anyone know how the quality is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/6/2016 at 2:38 AM, Nutrocker said:

Out of curiosity, how is the sound quality of the April 28 vinyl compared to the common circulating digital versions?

It's similar... it is missing 'Stairway'.  And all the 'Oh, fuck!'s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have given 5/30/77 and 5/22/77 a listen right? 4/27 is great and all, but Jimmy sounds drunk as hell. The thin sound his guitar has might be why it sounds that way but still, it's pretty sloppy throughout to me. I like it... But I prefer the sound and playing in all the other soundboards we have from '77 over Destroyer. Even though the 1st gen upgrade is epic, it's just not my favorite gig.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4/28 and 4/30 would be great to have on soundboard, but I think 4/30 would be the tighter performance. 4/28 board would probably reveal too much since the audience recording has such a nice sound. That's the destroyer I want though, a board from 4/28

Edited by Dirty Work

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

From the first leg, a soundboard of Atlanta (April 23) or the final night in Chicago (April 10) would be nice as well- good performances that are hard to appreciate on the crappy sounding audience recordings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0