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The Supreme Destroyers - 9cd by Empress Valley (#EVSD 276~284)

April 27th, 1977
Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Supreme Destroyers I (Disc 1,2&3)
May 30th, 1977
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA
The Supreme Destroyers III
(Disc 7,8&9)
April 28th, 1977
Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Supreme Destroyers II (Disc 4,5&6)
 
Disc 1 (60:31):
The Song Remains The Same (3:46)
The Rover / Sick Again (7:08)
Nobody's Fault But Mine (7:21)
In My Time Of Dying (11:42)
Since I've Been Loving You (9:47)
No Quarter (20:45)
Disc 2 (46:01):
Ten Years Gone (11:17)
The Battle Of Evermore (6:31)
Going To California (5:14)
Black Country Woman (1:42)
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (5:45)
White Summer (3:45)
Black Mountain Side (1:34)
Kashmir (10:11)
Disc 3 (62:18):
Over The Top (18:12)
Guitar Solo (10:14)
Achilles Last Stand (10:32)
Stairway To Heaven (11:50)
Rock And Roll (4:11)
Trampled Underfoot (7:17)
Disc 4 (61:08):
The Song Remains The Same (6:38)
The Rover / Sick Again (6:52)
Nobody's Fault But Mine (7:13)
In My Time Of Dying (9:59)
Surrender (0:22)
Since I've Been Loving You (8:52)
No Quarter (21:07)
Disc 5 (42:59):
Ten Years Gone (9:30)
The Battle Of Evermore (5:42)
Going To California (5:42)
Black Country Woman (1:46)
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (5:15)
White Summer (4:11)
Black Mountain Side (1:37)
Kashmir (9:12)
Disc 6 (47:45):
Over The Top (5:33)
Guitar Solo (9:39)
Achilles Last Stand (9:56)
Stairway To Heaven (10:52)
Rock And Roll (5:14)
Trampled Underfoot (6:29)
Disc 7 (69:38):
The Song Remains The Same (6:25)
The Rover / Sick Again (7:15)
Nobody's Fault But Mine (7:21)
In My Time Of Dying (12:08)
Since I've Been Loving You (10:12)
No Quarter (26:14)
Disc 8 (49:37):
Ten Years Gone (11:51)
The Battle Of Evermore (5:54)
Going To California (5:12)
Surrender (0:35)
Black Country Woman (1:44)
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (6:25)
White Summer (5:07)
Black Mountain Side (1:48)
Kashmir (10:58)
Disc 9 (62:36):
Over The Top (21:27)
Guitar Solo (10:33)
Achilles Last Stand (10:36)
Stairway To Heaven (12:21)
Whole Lotta Love (1:19)
Rock And Roll (6:18)

Source: (Disc 1,2&3) stereo soundboard; (Disc 4,5&6) stereo audience; (Disc 7,8&9) stereo audience

Sound quality: (Disc 1,2&3) ****1/2; (Disc 4,5&6) ***1/2; (Disc 7,8&9) ***
Performance: (Disc 1,2&3) ***; (Disc 4,5&6) ****; (Disc 7,8&9) ****1/2

Notes:
This release with a beautiful packaging has some noticeable flaws.
The Supreme Destroyers I strangely is inferior to the previous Empress Valley title The Destroyer, which remains the best title; even more strangely The Supreme Destroyers II does not contains a complete drum solo (Over The Top): it misses more than 12 minutes which are present in other releases of this concert.
The beginning of The Supreme Destroyers III is very distorted but the sound quality improves as the recording progresses. IMHO the last date in Landover is one of the best 1977 concerts, if not the best.

Packaging: large box with rigid books

the front and the back cover (box)



the front and the back cover of the three rigid books

 

 

 

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