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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Nominee for ideal Dead "single"

I always thought the ideal Dead "single" would be the Live Dead "Dark Star" b/w the Hundred Year Hall "Other One"... Issued on 33 1/3 in late 1972, it seems to me it woulda had the potential to transform some people's peceptions of the Dead, JMO.

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Record Store Day!!!

Here's some interesting news that will make 4200 vinyl collecting Deadheads happy...

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/5306

The Grateful Dead Dark Star: Europe '72 Olympia Theatre - Paris, France 5/4/72

DETAILS Format: LP Label: Rhino Release type: RSD Exclusive Release More Info:

Tracks: Side 1 - Dark Star (19:21) Side 2 - Drums (2:32), Dark Star (17:34)

180 Gram LP. Longest and previously unavailable version now on vinyl for the first time. Total pressing: 4,200 (420-get it?)

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Bracket

The Southwest bracket is the most difficult bracket to chose. Ha. This is fun. I changed my winner about four times now. They were 5.10 then 4.17, 5.26 and finally 4.26. I guess i settled on HYH simply because of Pigpen. Here you have outstanding versions of Lovelight, Stranger, Lovin. Also one of my fav Truckin from the tour and a sweet Comes a time.

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Relax aquanee

Just a little hyperbole ....

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"any other result would be

"any other result would be flawed:"

..really

I guess there's no point for the rest of us flawed, humble beings to give our opinion

Jerry would never be so arrogant

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This is an easy one.

Any other result would be flawed: 1-5/26: Jerry knew it when he picked the heart of it for the album 2-4/26: Dick knew it when he picked it for the next release from the tour 3-4/8: Dave knew it when he picked it for the finale of the third release from the tour

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top 3 Europe 72

1. Copenhagen 4/14/72 -- long one of my favorite shows of any era. amazing dark star jam, and rest of that jam/set is in a word -- spectacular

2. Paris, 5/3/72 -- wonderful energy and playing throughout the shoe, truckin other one bobby mcgee phil jam

3.4/26/72 "Hundred Year Hall" -- PITB, Lovelight, Caution another spectacular, high energy and virtually flawless jam Ok the rest is not quite up to that

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Europe '72 Tourney

5/10/72: Concertgebouw-Amsterdam Holland; an AMAZING "Tennessee Jed", "Loser" and "He's Gone."

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Europe '72 Tourney

5/10/72: Concertgebouw-Amsterdam Holland; an AMAZING "Tennessee Jed", "Loser" and "He's Gone."

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Europe '72 Tourney

5/10/72: Concertgebouw-Amsterdam Holland; an AMAZING "Tennessee Jed", "Loser" and "He's Gone."

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