Grateful Dead

Europe '72 Tourney

You picked your favorites and now we're going to stream them in full in honor of their 40th anniversaries! Without further adieu, the Top 3 shows are: 4/26 - Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, 5/10 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and 5/26 - Strand Lyceum, London. Stay tuned to hear them in all their sonic glory.

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April 7th marks the 40th Anniversary of the start of the much lauded European tour of '72. By now you've probably immersed yourself in all 22 shows that were released as part of Europe '72: The Complete Recordings and have no doubt found yourself gravitating toward a select few over and over again. Put your favorites to the test and challenge your friends to pick the very best with our exclusive Europe '72 bracket. We'll celebrate the 3 most popular picks by streaming their full shows on their official anniversary days. Build your bracket here.

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1st Paris Show

My Fave too

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1st Paris Show

My Fave too

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My 2 tops

I really would Go with

1. Olympia May/3
2. Amsterdam

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4/14 vs 4/24

A fine problem to have, choosing between these two. 4/24's Dark Star takes it for me (maybe my very favorite), but then 4/14's Caution is hard to beat ~ I never thought 2/14/70 could be usurped from its throne, but 4/14 is a worthy contender, indeed.

4/24, with a long head start on my heart as Rockin' at the Rhein, still carries more sentimental value at this point.... But 4/14 has seen more play than any other show in my steamer (well, the one that's actually the property of Gentle Jack Jones), and it's been my taster's choice for several visiting friends....not to mention the DVD I've had for a few years.....so it may be gaining there, too.

Sigh......I'll just have to listen to each of them again......

[well, and 4/17, which I'm obviously mixing up with the other Tivoli.....ok, I'll play them all THREE again....]

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4/14 vs 4/24

4/14 takes it! Everybody has their favorites but for some reason these two stand out for me. Both have crazy Dark Stars- but 4/14's disc three is unbelievable- between the Jamming on Dark Star and Pig's energy on Good Lovin and Caution I think it beats out 4/24 but not by much. I was surprised because I heard so much about Paris, but I just didn't think it had that something (I am sure I will find it with repeated listening!).

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BobLoblaw

Hey now - - I would suggest calling 1800CALDEAD or to PM marye. Seems like you've exercised more than an ounce of patience. Don't give up! Good luck...

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How does this game work?

How Does this game work, it is frustrating. My favorite shows were Olympia and Amsterdam. Looks like you are trying to go sell out all of your old live stuff.

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Off Topic Frustration

Sorry to pollute this thread, but since it is a Europe '72 promotion I thought maybe I'd get some help or attention. I had a lot of fun with the 30 days of the Dead promotion but they never sent my prize. I have e-mailed politely and have been completely ignored. It's really a matter of principle at this point, because it is just a Europe '72 t-shirt but I was excited to give it to a friend for Xmas who loves that era. I buy a lot here so please don't flame me for whining about a freebie. I'm just wondering if someone has a suggestion or encountered that problem as well. Thanks and peace.

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masks

It looks like Bobby's funny mask is on the cover art for the Lille show as well. That looks like Phil's (and Jerry's?) funny mask on the 4-17 show.

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Re: Bozo Masks Question

Thanks for the answer! Mucho appreciated :-))

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