Grateful Dead

Europe '72: The Wait Is Almost Over

The wait is almost over for Europe '72: The Complete Recordings. We're proud to announce we've completed the project production stage and the final disc tally is a whopping 73! Pressing is underway and we're on target to meet our expected ship date.

As a special project-ending taste of the boxed set, we've got this tremendous version of The Other One from 4/11/72 in Newcastle, selected by David Lemieux. He considers this to be one of the finest, most dynamic, most powerful jams of the entire tour, high praise for a tour that included mind-blowing and mind-bending jams virtually every night of the tour.

Listen to it here.

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The final day of the Europe '72 project's production, on Friday, July 8, 2011, at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, CO. From left-to-right: Sam Berkow (SIA Acoustics; acoustical designer for Airshow Mastering, Mockingbird Mastering, TRI; consultant on various Grateful Dead projects); Jeffrey Norman (longtime Grateful Dead mixing and mastering engineer; bon vivant); David Glasser (Airshow Mastering; mastering engineer for Europe '72: The Complete Recordings project). This photo was taken moments after they finished mastering 5/26/72 Disc 3 and 4.

Project Notes

Jeffrey Norman and David Glasser poring over notes from the project on the final day of mastering for Europe '72: The Complete Recordings.

David Glasser at the mastering board on the final day of the project, July 8, 2011, at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, CO. Here he is working on 5/26/72 CD 3.

Jeffrey Norman, relaxing for the first time in nine months.


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Joined: Jan 7 2009
listening, no more waiting!

well it took just a few songs into the 2nd show!!
identified the first song heard that appeared on the original E-72:
Cumberland Blues 4/8/72.

anyone concur?.......

deadshow, peace out

zepthompson's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
one highlight

for me from the first two shows has to be the Good Lovin'

Show 2
Track 2

PonchoBill's picture
Joined: Jul 29 2009

I feel your pain JsfC. If I had hair I'd rip it out.

JackstrawfromColorado's picture
Joined: Jan 2 2009
Can I just drive down to Boulder

And pick this up in person?? Would that make it any easier??

"I won't take your life won't even take a limb just unload my shotgun and take a little skin"

JackstrawfromColorado's picture
Joined: Jan 2 2009
The wait is almost over????


Could have fooled me.

"I won't take your life won't even take a limb just unload my shotgun and take a little skin"

lunatic4blues's picture
Joined: Nov 3 2010
Amazing Trunk of Music. Numbered? Not!

I got mine yesterday and have been listening ever since. Amazing mixing job. So clean
There are some real gems in here. I can't wait to discover them all.

A little bummed that there isn't much extra stuff in the box and that it isn't numbered as advertised.
How can you put 3000 of 7200 on a set if 4200 of the 7200 are not numbered?
Doesn't make much sense to me.

Joined: Mar 8 2009

Currently embarking on a long strange trip...starting at the beginning, London, 04-07...already amazed by the quality of both the playing and the production!!!

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Joined: Jun 13 2007

Excuse for my second comment about the Customer Service. I misunderstood your earlier comment because I was so into thinking about the Swedish Customs, so that's what I read.

Yesterday I got in touch with the GD Customer Service. They said the box set will ship late August or early September, and that everyone will get a notification mail five days prior to when the money will be drawn from our bank accounts. So now we all know.

Micke Östlund,
Växjö, Sweden

My record collection:

Joined: Apr 23 2009
Post office

You know that US mail hands over the mail to the other countries assumed mail is also handing over mail to fedex and ups as they don't really want to be involved in foreign mail as they were in the past (recently as 5 years ago) in about 2007 they decided to triple most rates for international mail which is their way of saying go to ups or they charge competive rates so you won't get a cheaper rate that takes a little longer, that's the downside of a mail system not goverment run although us mail claims they're not run by the goverment an have not been run by the goverment since 1970 and they try to make their own money but have to ask to hike rates which they're granted most of the time if not the 1st request definitely the on one hand us mail isn't interested in sheer volume but rather in toning it down to eventually shut it down so they can fire their 25$ per hour employees with 6 week vacation and hire minimum wage earners with no vacations...this is business 101 ethics.

Joined: Apr 23 2009
Good point

Good point on the release...also what is the date? I always heard September could be the 1st could be the 30th...i doubt it'll be pushed up especially in the event orders might decline if they're sooner rather than later...although it seems like they finished everything and are or have already gone into production...also will previously stuff be on this release? I was thinking it might not be legal to re-release some of the label shows again...there were 2 that i can think of 100 year hall and another about 3-4 years ago something in german i think...not to mention the label's conglomerates which may not be actual shows so there may not be an exclusive...but i can't see how they can re-release an exact show again and get around that, unless this is considered a limited release and a 1 time deal and doesn't enfringe the copyright deal...even though it might be their own deal on their own label...but i'd just be suprised to see 100 year hall on here and the german...the comps were just taken from shows and incomplete anyway...but i'd like to know that for sure...i guess i'll find out soon as i get the thing and it's no big deal since i already have 100 year hall already and the other and the comps.


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