• January 19, 2011
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    Holy S#%*! It’s the COMPLETE Europe ’72 Box! On Over 60 Discs!

    $450.00
    Europe '72:
    The Complete Recordings


    Hey now! Due to overwhelming demand, surprising even those of us with huge faith in the Europe '72 project, the entire limited edition run of 7,200 boxed sets has sold out in less than 4 days. We thank you beyond words for your support and belief in this unprecedented and wonderful release.

    After lengthy discussions, we've decided we don't want to deprive anyone of this music, some of the finest the Grateful Dead ever performed. Of course, we're keeping to our promise that the boxed set and all of its accouterments will not be made available beyond these 7,200 boxed sets (and wait until you see the case in which the music is housed, the hard-bound coffee-table book, plus all of the other cool surprises we've been unearthing!). But, we're going to offer just the music, all 22 shows, more than 60 CDs, more than 70 hours of music, each show housed in its own packaging, for the same price as the boxed set, $450 including domestic shipping. Although perhaps not as cool as the boxed set, the bottom line is that the most important aspect of Europe '72: The Complete Recordings is going to be made available to all, the music.


    - David Lemieux


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    Because you dared dream this might happen one day… Because you went down to the Gypsy Woman and offered up your first-born to try to make it happen… Because there are enough passionate Dead Heads at Rhino/GD who thought it might be cool for this to happen… It’s happening! Coming in September is a gargantuan, beautifully designed EUROPE ’72 MEGA-BOX SET containing ALL 22 SHOWS of what is arguably the greatest tour the Grateful Dead ever played, on a whopping 60+ DISCS (over 70 hours of music!). Bet you didn’t see that comin’!

    Really, at this point we probably don’t need to lay on too much hype about how wonderful the music is: Chances are, if you’re even considering buying a copy of this stunning box, you already know how amazing the Dead’s tour of Europe in April and May of 1972 was. To review briefly, though, the Dead’s first tour outside of North America took them to all sorts of historic and unusual venues in England, Denmark, West Germany, France, Holland and even tiny Luxembourg. Many members of the Dead “family” came along on what was really an extended working vacation that was designed to both expose the Dead to new audiences and also reward the band for their unlikely conquest of America during the preceding two years. As a hedge against the costs of the nearly two-month trip, the Dead’s label, Warner Bros., paid for the band to lug around a 16-track recorder to capture the entire tour… and we’re glad they did!

    This was a band at the top of its game, still ascending in the wake of three straight hit albums — Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty and the live Grateful Dead (“Skull & Roses”). It had been a year since the lineup had gone to its single-drummer configuration, six months since Keith Godchaux had been broken in as the group’s exceptional pianist, and this marked the first tour to feature Donna Godchaux as a member of the touring band. There was a ton on new, unreleased material that came into the repertoire in the fall of ’71 (after “Skull & Roses” was out) and during the spring of ’72, including “Tennessee Jed,” “Jack Straw,” “Mexicali Blues,” “He’s Gone,” “Comes A Time,” “Ramble on Rose,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Black-Throated Wind,” “Looks Like Rain” and Pigpen’s “Chinatown Shuffle,” “The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)” and “Mr. Charlie.” (Sadly, this was Pigpen’s final tour.) All those future classics were interspersed with songs from the aforementioned “hit” albums—such as “Uncle John’s Band,” “Brokedown Palace,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Casey Jones,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Bertha,” “Not Fade Away,” et al — and then were topped off by loads of big jamming numbers — the Europe ’72 tour produced spectacular versions of “Dark Star,” “The Other One” “Playing in the Band,” “Truckin’,” “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider,” “Good Lovin’,” “Lovelight” and even the early Pig chestnut “Caution.” And that’s leaving out a truckload of other tunes, too! There wasn’t a clunker show in the bunch, and many are acknowledged today as classics. No doubt you already have some favorites.

    Through the years, there have been a few releases of material from the Europe tour—starting with the 3-album Europe ’72 which knocked our socks off in the fall of that year, and followed many years later by material from a pair of German shows and the fantastic 4-CD Stepping Out, culled from the group’s eight shows in England. Incredibly, though, only one full show from the tour has come out previously: the excellent 4/24 concert in Dusseldorf, Germany, released as Rockin’ the Rhein in 2004.

    Until now, that is. Jeffrey Norman, who has been the primary mixer of Dead archival multi-track material for the past 15 years (Fillmore West ’69, Ladies and Gentlemen…, Rockin’ the Rhein, Nightfall of Diamonds, etc.) has spent many months toiling over the 16-track masters from the tour, and will continue working on the mixes through the Winter and Spring, employing the high-tech Plangent Processes transfer and restoration tools, trying to get every show to sound “just exactly perfect” (as Bob Weir says) for this release. You might think you’ve heard that intense “Dark Star” > “Sugar Mag” > “Caution” from Copenhagen, but I guarantee you’ve never heard it sound this alive! Mastering to HDCD specs is two-time Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser of Airshow Mastering. Needless to say, all the songs that turned up on previous Europe compilations will be appear in their proper show contexts, and in the case of songs from the Europe ’72 album, without overdubs that were added later (where possible).

    The packaging is, as you might expect, first rate. Each show is its own Digipak, with its own liner notes by top Dead scholars (including David Gans, Steve Silberman, and Nicholas Meriwether) and attendees of some of the concerts, and many never-before-seen photos. Additionally, there is an enormous book worthy of coffee table treatment featuring hundreds more photos and a comprehensive essay by yours truly (Blair Jackson). The box will also contain other memorabilia and ephemera from the tour.

    A rough sketch of the potential packaging.
    Check back soon for more product images.

    At $450, this clearly will not be a box for everyone. In fact, this individually numbered boxed set will be limited to orders placed with a maximum of 7,200 boxes produced. As a special bonus, the first 3,000 orders will receive a personalized copy. Due to the huge manufacturing costs (wait 'til you see it! We're doing something unlike any other boxed set release ever! It's exceptional!!), we need to hit 3,000 sales before we even go into production. If we don't reach 3,000 by April 1st, the boxed set won't be able to happen. This isn't a gun-to-your-head sales pitch. Rather, we want to be open with you about the realities of this release's massive scope and ambition.

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    So dig deep, raid the penny jar, take a weekend job at Jack-in-the-Box, beg your kindly ol’ grandma for some of your inheritance early… Yes, it’s an extravagance, but jeez, you (or your loved one) deserve it! This is way cool.

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$450.00
Europe '72:
The Complete Recordings


Hey now! Due to overwhelming demand, surprising even those of us with huge faith in the Europe '72 project, the entire limited edition run of 7,200 boxed sets has sold out in less than 4 days. We thank you beyond words for your support and belief in this unprecedented and wonderful release.

After lengthy discussions, we've decided we don't want to deprive anyone of this music, some of the finest the Grateful Dead ever performed. Of course, we're keeping to our promise that the boxed set and all of its accouterments will not be made available beyond these 7,200 boxed sets (and wait until you see the case in which the music is housed, the hard-bound coffee-table book, plus all of the other cool surprises we've been unearthing!). But, we're going to offer just the music, all 22 shows, more than 60 CDs, more than 70 hours of music, each show housed in its own packaging, for the same price as the boxed set, $450 including domestic shipping. Although perhaps not as cool as the boxed set, the bottom line is that the most important aspect of Europe '72: The Complete Recordings is going to be made available to all, the music.


- David Lemieux


Because you dared dream this might happen one day… Because you went down to the Gypsy Woman and offered up your first-born to try to make it happen… Because there are enough passionate Dead Heads at Rhino/GD who thought it might be cool for this to happen… It’s happening! Coming in September is a gargantuan, beautifully designed EUROPE ’72 MEGA-BOX SET containing ALL 22 SHOWS of what is arguably the greatest tour the Grateful Dead ever played, on a whopping 60+ DISCS (over 70 hours of music!). Bet you didn’t see that comin’!

Really, at this point we probably don’t need to lay on too much hype about how wonderful the music is: Chances are, if you’re even considering buying a copy of this stunning box, you already know how amazing the Dead’s tour of Europe in April and May of 1972 was. To review briefly, though, the Dead’s first tour outside of North America took them to all sorts of historic and unusual venues in England, Denmark, West Germany, France, Holland and even tiny Luxembourg. Many members of the Dead “family” came along on what was really an extended working vacation that was designed to both expose the Dead to new audiences and also reward the band for their unlikely conquest of America during the preceding two years. As a hedge against the costs of the nearly two-month trip, the Dead’s label, Warner Bros., paid for the band to lug around a 16-track recorder to capture the entire tour… and we’re glad they did!

This was a band at the top of its game, still ascending in the wake of three straight hit albums — Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty and the live Grateful Dead (“Skull & Roses”). It had been a year since the lineup had gone to its single-drummer configuration, six months since Keith Godchaux had been broken in as the group’s exceptional pianist, and this marked the first tour to feature Donna Godchaux as a member of the touring band. There was a ton on new, unreleased material that came into the repertoire in the fall of ’71 (after “Skull & Roses” was out) and during the spring of ’72, including “Tennessee Jed,” “Jack Straw,” “Mexicali Blues,” “He’s Gone,” “Comes A Time,” “Ramble on Rose,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Black-Throated Wind,” “Looks Like Rain” and Pigpen’s “Chinatown Shuffle,” “The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)” and “Mr. Charlie.” (Sadly, this was Pigpen’s final tour.) All those future classics were interspersed with songs from the aforementioned “hit” albums—such as “Uncle John’s Band,” “Brokedown Palace,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Casey Jones,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Bertha,” “Not Fade Away,” et al — and then were topped off by loads of big jamming numbers — the Europe ’72 tour produced spectacular versions of “Dark Star,” “The Other One” “Playing in the Band,” “Truckin’,” “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider,” “Good Lovin’,” “Lovelight” and even the early Pig chestnut “Caution.” And that’s leaving out a truckload of other tunes, too! There wasn’t a clunker show in the bunch, and many are acknowledged today as classics. No doubt you already have some favorites.

Through the years, there have been a few releases of material from the Europe tour—starting with the 3-album Europe ’72 which knocked our socks off in the fall of that year, and followed many years later by material from a pair of German shows and the fantastic 4-CD Stepping Out, culled from the group’s eight shows in England. Incredibly, though, only one full show from the tour has come out previously: the excellent 4/24 concert in Dusseldorf, Germany, released as Rockin’ the Rhein in 2004.

Until now, that is. Jeffrey Norman, who has been the primary mixer of Dead archival multi-track material for the past 15 years (Fillmore West ’69, Ladies and Gentlemen…, Rockin’ the Rhein, Nightfall of Diamonds, etc.) has spent many months toiling over the 16-track masters from the tour, and will continue working on the mixes through the Winter and Spring, employing the high-tech Plangent Processes transfer and restoration tools, trying to get every show to sound “just exactly perfect” (as Bob Weir says) for this release. You might think you’ve heard that intense “Dark Star” > “Sugar Mag” > “Caution” from Copenhagen, but I guarantee you’ve never heard it sound this alive! Mastering to HDCD specs is two-time Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser of Airshow Mastering. Needless to say, all the songs that turned up on previous Europe compilations will be appear in their proper show contexts, and in the case of songs from the Europe ’72 album, without overdubs that were added later (where possible).

So dig deep, raid the penny jar, take a weekend job at Jack-in-the-Box, beg your kindly ol’ grandma for some of your inheritance early… Yes, it’s an extravagance, but jeez, you (or your loved one) deserve it! This is way cool.

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Where are all of the tapers from the olden days? Once upon a time, you could get this stuff for free in the lot.
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I have a feeling that all who want this will get in. I was fortunate enough to have my order go through this afternoon. Contrary to what I posted before, after reading some of the others that received order numbers as well, I called back in and my order did go through. They did put an authorization through for $450 on my cc. $450 is a lot for 3000 (and than 7200) people to sign up for, so my guess is all those fretting last night and today will be in good shape. With that said, looking at what this packaging will probably be, and all these wonderful shows, I really think this is a bit of a steal. Truly I could care less if my name is on the damn thing, I just want the tunes. For the poster who was worried about the sound, I'm guessing you my not have that many official Dead releases? One thing I have never had an issue with is the sound, it is always pristine. Mr. Norman and crew know that a little compression goes a long way. No over volumed, tinny sound from these experts (and you were 100% correct on Exile, the remastering job was awful, good thing I kept my original cd of it). So good luck to all, and now the REALLY tough part comes...having to wait these long 8 months!
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Hopefully that's not the case or we are all in trouble .. unless you want to pay double on Ebay.. "It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"
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Has anyone received "said" hypothetical confirmation email yet?
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Novel idea, work out the bugs BEFORE going live. C'mon guys, I NEED to know my order is confirmed. Sigh...
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What do you do now if your order went through yesterday morning, but have been told by cs that those orders are likely not valid? Do I reserve another one, or wait?
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I don't think there is any need to worry about 3000 being sold. I am worried though about getting this. I think I will be able to but I just don't know. I signed up yday to be emailed when purchasing would be possible, but I NEVER got an email. So how were people able to order in the middle of the night and this afternoon? I saw this posted yday at 2:45 EST and immediately signed in. After a couple of attempts I got to stage 4 but couldn't get past that. I called the hotline and was told by the customer service rep, Kevin, that I was the first person to call about the box set. He said keep trying the site. I am not saying this to imply that I deserve this any more than anyone else here does. But I think that anyone who wants this and is willing to buy it at the beginning should get the same limited edition, personalized, etc etc that the lucky few who got through will get. I don't even want to think how upset I will be if this ends up being like preordering for tickets and you basically have to get lucky to get seats. But let's not think like that. Everything will be fine and we all will get what we want. PLEASE
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If you have a confirmation number that starts with DN and you have an authorization for $450 on your credit card, you are good to go. I'm guessing now, after talking with CS for the 5th time today, that all of the orders that went through and were confirmed are good to go. I was in the same boat, and CS said my order is is a good one, and I'm in. Sometimes it is just plain better to be lucky than good.
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If you have a confirmation number that starts with DN and you have an authorization for $450 on your credit card, you are good to go. I'm guessing now, after talking with CS for the 5th time today, that all of the orders that went through and were confirmed are good to go. I was in the same boat, and CS said my order is is a good one, and I'm in. Sometimes it is just plain better to be lucky than good.
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The thing I like with a lot of the previous releases is that they offered T-Shirts that had designs used or sold during that era of the release. I love my 69 Fillmore T-shirt. Mike Mahoney, St. Paul. MN How about releasing 04-17-1989 Met Center, Bloomington, MN as I've never seen a SBD out in circulation...
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How long until our reservations are confirmed? Can they do ANY of this in a timely, fashion?!?
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everyone should see that at the top of this screen unless you have an email confirmation might as well reserve 1 you can't lose anything by filling out the form at the top of this page
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After reading about these orders that went through, I'm a little concerned about confirmation. I have yet to receive the e-mail, but then I never received one telling me they were available last night or this afternoon. Could someone in CS put our minds at ease?
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Yes, I agree Zep, we should all reserve a copy, but you have to wonder whether that really does anything. I mean, I signed up to be notified via email when the site was going to back up, and I never received an email, yet some people were able to order in the middle of the night and this afternoon. Yes, I am a little bitter about that (but I know it is not the fault of the lucky people, I wish I could've gotten lucky this morning too, hehe).
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These days when your luck for buying concert tickets, sport tickets, CDs, videos, Russian wives, etc. is dependent on your internet connection, the various servers not crashing, you know, things completely out of your control. "It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"
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After trying to purchase a set for HOURS today and not being lucky enough to get through, if reserving a copy does not get me one of the 3,000 I am DONE with all things dead.net. I have been asking for this set for ten years! Fix the site and improve the communication and customer service!
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this seemed to be more than I have read here Once the order window ends, this collection will never be available for sale again and will be manufactured specifically to total orders, up to 7,200 maximum. Additionally, to reward those loyal fans who have to wait until September to get their bounty, Dead.net will periodically provide exclusive content (music, photos, and more) in the coming months to all those who have placed an order. http://www.antimusic.com/news/11/jan/20The_Grateful_Dead_60_Disc_Box_Se…
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Oh well if they make a little green. I can assign a dollar value to anything, and at about $7.50 per disc I'm good!! WOOHOO!!! O-H-I-O Ted
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I'm with Deadhead102. This has been very chaotic. Am I to gather from the latest info that some were able to get their orders through? What is going on? I am more than willing to jockey with the rest of the people here for my copy, but it seems like the information getting out is not being distributed as originally stated and that some have been able to get their orders through the virtual wall. This does not seem equitable, even though I appreciate the unfortunate position the site is in with this mess. I tried to order on the first day and it seemed like my info did not get through and I did not receive any confirmation. I ASSUME then that I did NOT place an order...but who knows? Unfortunate wackiness.
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joeromer - An SACD version of this is out of the question. It will never happen because almost no one has an SACD player and it will not play on a non-SACD compatible player. Personally, I am always seeking out more SACD and DVDa recordings for my collection. Most people don’t even have a clue what it means and they don’t care. Why? Because people today are happy with mp3 format and various download formats to their ipoids even though they are inferior sound quality. The fact that this has happened with Heads is ironic because the Dead were passionate about achieving ever increasing sound quality with their PA systems. They spared no expense to maximize the sonic experience. Why Heads have given up that passionate pursuit of sound quality, I don’t understand. However, we are fortunate to have at least the fine HDCD stereo releases even though most people don’t have any comprehension of that format, either (although I have mentioned it on this forum periodically and Heads around the world have said they have made an effort to seek out HDCD compatible players, much to their collective delight). If enough Dead Freaks pipe up about blu ray or other emerging high definition sound and video formats, we might see a trial release there. Hopefully, it will happen. Eric A Dead: don’t’ worry about dynamic range with HDCD. If you doubt my words just listen to Road Trips Vol 2 No 3 Wall of Sound. If you don’t already have one, what you need is an HDCD compatible player. Jay Psychodeadologist
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Jay- I don't have a big problem with them doing HDCD but SACD would be feasible if they released Hybrid SACD's with a redbook layer and an SACD layer like the Dylan and Rolling Stones SACD's released a few years ago were. Hybrid SACD's would play on any cd player even if someone didn't have an SACD machine. Sadly though...most people just don't care...hence the very low number of HDCD and SACD machines out there.
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I will push all the buttons and make every attempt to purchase this set. An effort that I believe will be a lost cause. Based on the technical staff's extreme level of incompetence and management's inability or unwillingness to correct the situation. There is an extremely high probability that this website and the linked businesses will fail, before the release. It is sad that legacy of The Grateful Dead has been turned over to a group of people who are incapable of performing the type of technical feats that high school kids pull off on a daily basis.
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I just looked this up... is available on most computers with with Microsoft Windows Media Player [] This feature must be enabled by changing a WMP speakers setting involving 24-bit audio. The path to this setting is found in the Player's Options control panel which can be accessed from the Tools menu: Tools/Options/Devices/Speakers/Properties/Performance [] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Definition_Compatible_Digital
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I placed an order a around 1am 1/20/11. Got a confirmation page and number but no email. They say on the main page here that I need not worry as my order is good. Well, except for all the contradictory anecdotal reports posted here and elsewhere. What an incredible clusterfuck.You'd think ecommerce had just been invented.
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How about spring tour 77, starting at the Spectrum and running through Hartford. 25, 26 shows, IMHO the greatest month+/- in GD history. I know some have been released separately, but with Europe 72, and 100Yr Hall and Rockin' the Rhein, a smaller portion for sure, but a similar situation. I'd be down for that one for sure
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So here's another way to look at the price: - Average length of non-GD song: 3.5 minutes - Average # of non-GD songs per hour: 60/3.5 = 17.14 - Average cost of one hour of music from iTunes: 17.14 x $.99 = $16.97 - Estimated cost of buying 70 hours of music on iTunes: $1188... making $450 seem like QUITE the bargain Not a bad way to justify my purchase, eh? heeheehee!
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Pretty cool, but I thought Jerry said we could just have it after they were done with it! Does $3,000,000 mean they're done with it? Check out MNG-DEW's comment and math and then reference Letterman interview from early 80s where Jerry gave it to the people cause they were done with it.
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I've seen this Jerry "when we're done with it they can have it..." comment misinterpreted so many times it makes me crazy. Ok, I think we can all agree that the Grateful Dead sold live albums, videos, etc. of shows during Jerry's lifetime. Jerry was 100% ok with Grateful Dead making money off of selling audio or video of old shows. It happened during his lifetime. Dick's Picks started while Jerry was still alive. He was completely ok with that. What Jerry clearly meant (if you add the context back into that comment he made many times) is that he was ok with audience taping and the trading of tapes of shows among fans. He never once said that the Grateful Dead should be providing free albums or cds to people and was fine with GD selling live shows many times in his lifetime. Lets get real...Jerry Garcia was a weatlhy man that lived in a very nice house, had very expensive cars, and multiple expensive habits. Jerry liked making money. And he still would now if he was around. He liked to give fans a fair deal but still wanted to live a more costly lifestyle than 99% of Deadheads. Jerry wasn't living in a commune hitchiking in a VW bus. The reality if almost completely the opposite.

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This is amazing. Truly. Gonna sleep on it. But it's a beautiful thing. And quite a value. I get so tired of people misappropriating Jerry's statement about saying we could have it after they were done with it. He was talking about us making our OWN tapes of Dead shows. Not offering that they'd GIVE us THEIR personal vault tapes, taped by them and made for their use. Especially after hiring Jeffrey Norman to pore over these 29-year-old reels for months and months to make them as perfect as possible. But then, there were always those heads looking for their "miracle" at shows that weren't even sold out ~ 'cause someone owes it to you, right? Anyway..... This is fantastic. I think it's great they're still sketching it out, and sharing the sketches.....and don't even know yet exactly how many discs it'll be. Quite exciting, whether I'm able to plunge or not. People used to suggest this release, but I never imagined it was remotely feasible. I swear there was a moment while I was reading this announcement that I actually thought I was dreaming it.
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Well put, IndyTodd and antonjo. People are always whipping out that statement and misusing it. Jerry definitely had no problem selling stuff... There's SO MUCH free Grateful Dead out there, and in great quality, when I hear people complain about the stuff that's on sale here I just shake my head...
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Seems like this kind of release is begging for 24 bit Blu-ray. It wouldn't require the giant meat locker for storage, either. :) A+ for being on the right track, though. A real dandy set of music!
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I have the Fillmore West and two Winterland boxsets. It's one thing to release a run of 3-5 shows at once but this is over kill. This limited edition crap only encourages thieves; who resell this stuff at rip-off prices on EBAY and Amazon. You'd think that GDM Rhino would have learned this lesson by now. Many more people will get bootleg copies from their friends too...
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Well, I submitted my email and name to reserve my Dead box (no, not my plain, pine burial box, but my Europe '72 Box). Here's hoping that's all good (tempted in my obsessive compulsive way, to submit again, just in case something went wrong, 20 years in IT taught me to be careful and redundant)! AFAIAC, it IS ALL GOOD, long as I get my bucks in a row by the time it is available to purchase, and that is definitely priority number one in my life right now, within reason, very thin...), but I digress. So far, this seems like the best way to go and the best system available to enable this. Of course, I'd love to be able to go into a store and purchase it, since I barely trust wire transfers, but I am willing to endure near anything, as long as I can get this set. Thank you, and remember, Grateful Dead itself used to judge itself on that last show, so let's make it as good a show as possible! I'm all for (persons responsible for this box and system) and all-in on this product. It's the emotions thatt listening to the music brings up, trancendant moments that can be relived even unto the deathbed (and being of sound mind and badly bent, but not broken, body, I hereby request that should the situation ever arise...) This is the potential grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to win the series highlight reel moment... as long as everyone gives it an honest, sincere 100% effort, keeping the Grateful Dead legacy and the fan's appreciation and dedication in mind, that will have been enough. ...the fact that we will have the entire tour to listen to in perpetuity is almost more than one could ask for, almost! Thank you all, and bless us all (or, heaven help the fool). ...AND NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS (in life)... ...WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS! (BOTH SHOWS!!!) This could be the Ultimate Christmas I never had! I can live with that... all the way until I'm... GRATEFULLY DEAD!
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It's easy to log into this place; but hard to get out of here. The logout link is conveniently hidden like a baggie of weed from the narks..
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Yeeee Haaaa, It's 2:15am eastern and I just got my confirmation email. The email says "This confirms that we have received your order". It doesn't say anything about going through the final check out process but it did give me a confirmation number. I guess that info will come later since they didn't get my credit card number. Thank you Jebus,
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2:30 AM EST no email.
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Rochesterman, yep, really, I swears :-) FWIW, my time stamp on my Confirmation message above says January 20th, 2011 but I wrote that message the morning of 01/21/2011. Anyway, I'm not seeing any other confirmation messages from folks here....anyone else get one yet or am I a fluke?
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My guess is that, as usual these days with DeadNet releases. The most reliable way of obtaining a copy anywhere outside the US is going to be a pirate download.Not that I approve of this method, quite the reverse, but when shipping costs are set at a farcically high level, the ordering system is chaotic and UK customs (which could be dealt with in a cheaper way) all conspire to obstruct even the keenest Head among us what would you expect? I will order my copy when I'm sure it's going to get here. Many more will wait for the download option and it's your own damn fault!
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got mine too Thank you for supporting our very special release Europe ‘72: The Complete Recordings. This confirms that we have received your order. Your credit card WILL NOT BE CHARGED until Europe ‘72: The Complete Recordings ships this September. Please keep this confirmation for your records. Order Information Order Number: xxxxxxxxx - xx'd out the number here Order Total: $491.63 Quantity 1 Personalization Entries: zepthompson If you have any questions or need assistance with your order, please contact us: 1-800-CAL-DEAD (800-225-3323) Or 410.568.3715 (8am to 8pm ET – Mon thru Sun...excluding US holidays) Customerservice@dead.net
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Dear Dead Head, Thank you for reserving your personalized edition(s) of Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings. This email confirms that we have reserved 1 copy(copies) for you. We will reach out to you as soon as possible with the next steps to place your order. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. The Dead.net Team Privacy Policy Unsubscribe Dead.net 3400 West Olive Ave. Burbank CA 91505
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Just got the same confirmation as stated above!
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Just got my reservation confirmation,too! Woo-hoo!
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At 2:15am I got a Pre-Order Confirmation email and now, 3:29am, I just got an email saying they have confirmed my Reserved Copy and that they would be in contact to tell me what to do next. My first Pre-Order Confirmation was just like the one zepthompson has posted above but for my Personalization Entries it just says "(no data entered)" even though I did give a name when I was trying to order early yesterday evening. So I'm not sure if mine will be personalized or not; or if this means I have 2 copies: one pre-ordered and one on reserve. I wonder if one of the bazillion times I hit the "Process Order" button last night if one of those times it actually went through without it telling me. Hmmmmm
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zepthompson, good to see you got both of these emails too and it's not just me...I think.
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I was able to place an order yesterday AM (French time), and this morning I got an email confirming it. (I also got an email confirming my registration, which I did last night assuming that the order hadn't gone through.) One thing I note is that the personalization is, as jbcrow01 says, "no data entered." I'll have to contact them about it. What along, strange trip this order has been...
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I too have now received an email confirmation of my actual order (but with blank personalisation) and my back up reserve order. The grovelling apology is welcome ..but I am not convinced that it won't happen again. Yes it is a lot of money, so to compensate I have made a bargain with myself to stop speculatively buying releases from the 80's and 90's that I am not that crazy about. How long will THAT last I wonder?
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cosmicbadger, you've made a good choice. If this set is any hint of what's to come, you'll never need to listen to an 80s or 90s show again. :-)
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  • I Woke Today
    8 months ago
    Is the "All the Music Edition" still available

    besides looking at the resale sites, are the All the music edition of Europe '72 still available on the Dead website for purchase?

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    Gergg
    11 months 1 week ago
    What to hear after this

    I've been neck deep in this box for a month and its awesome. I'm pretty close to hearing the whole tour but have lost track to be honest. If I wanted to dig this deep into another batch of Dead that would represent the band's next step in their development after the 72 tour what would it be?

  • marye
    1 year 3 months ago
    alas no
    these were all snapped up years ago, though you may find someone willing to part with theirs.