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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Tough one but.....

Copenhagen 4/17for Dark Star/Sugar Mag/Caution/Johnny B Good as well as China Cat/Rider Truckin and Bobby McGee.

But there are so many good shows. Close behind for me are Frankfurt, Lille, Luxembourg and all of the Lyceum shows.

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E 72 Tourney

I'll put in my four bucks and change on this one: Here are my favorites from their greatest tour:4/11,4/14,4/16(an unheralded great show folks!),4/24,5/4,5/10,5/11,5/18,5/26...Thank you for FINALLY releasing these shows! They are FANTASTIC! Looking forward to FURTHUR in the East this spring! Keep going guys!!

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Joined: Mar 18 2010
Or maybe...

...A Dick's Picks Tourney. That would also be quite a contest!

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FYI, my 'elite 6' were...

...4-7, 4-24, 5-3, 5-11, 5-13, 5-26. This was fun - completely subjective, but fun. I agree with the idea of bracketing the best regarded tours every March!

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Tourney Time

The best I can do is list an Elite 8- in chronological order:
4/8/72
4/11/72
4/14/72
4/24/72
5/3/72
5/10/72
5/11/72
5/26/72
Could 4/26 knock off 4/11? It depends if Jerry is hitting all his free throws.

p.s. Each show is great- "Although some are more excellent than
others, none are less than excellent." -DL

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I chose 5-11-72

This was based on setlists and recollections of the shows. I don't think I'll revote, but I'll refresh my memories of the shows on the way to Cleveland in a few weeks. It should be some Road Trip!

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Aargh!

You mean I have to listen to them all again? ;)

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Very Cool

this was fun! march madness for heads. just like 4/20 @ the movies, is is a great idea. how bout doin it every march with the greatest tours of all time, like spring 77, summer 89, spring 90, early 71, summer 80 to name a few

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Joined: Jan 13 2010
wow. that was tough.

I will go on record as saying that 5/11/72 is my choice for THE show of the tour. But THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT SHOWS IN THERE.

5/10
5/26
4/24
4/29

etc etc etc.

this is a good idea, ptb. the perfect thing to do while I eat my lunch (besides listening to GD.)

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E72

Went w/ the 4/16 show myself, but it ain't easy, too many great shows.

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