• July 13, 2011
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    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.



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    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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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.

Please be patient while track loads.


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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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.

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Gotta love it guys! Glad to know that you're so ON IT! This will be an amazing release and soooooooooooo welcome by all. 39+ years in the making, and not a moment too soon. Keep up the diligent work, guys. We love ya for it. Any and all future releases and box sets will be just as welcome, too. The good times are about to get really good...
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That's great news!! Congrats to all. Any info on the box of goodies that comes with those fabulous discs?
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Thanks for all the cool and informative bits'n'pieces you have given us over the last few months. This performance of "The other one" is a great final offering. Now I guess you can relax until you have to start licking all those postage stamps when mailing time comes around!
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Cannot wait. I'm already excited about the next box set. and I don't even know what it is yet.
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I cant wait to have this set in my possession. 70hrs of music divided by 3hrs per day of commute time means almost 25 days to get through it the 1st time. By then I will be ready to circle back through and do it all over again......nothin left to do but smile smile smile
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This 4/11/72 Other One sounds awesome, can't wait for the CD's to arrive. This is going to be awesome, hope my mail carrier does not get jacked on shipping day, these things will be like gold. Psyched about Further in a few weeks, the music will never stop. Thanks to all involved and dedicated to bringing the music to us. Coconut Phil, living Free.
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David Glasser - for all you time and effort, millions of smiles have been produced from the previous releases and another million await this release. Jeffrey Norman - for the wherewithal to stick to a project until it's "perfect". Sam Berkow - For the wonderful sounds so far and, yet to be heard, from TRI. The Sky Was Yellow And The Sun Was Blue People Stopping Strangers Just To Shake Their Hand.
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sounds very nice,just like this `ol Deadhead remembers the spring of `72,especially the Academy run right b4 takeoff for Europe
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That's looks like a very rough job. But somebody has to do it!!! Can't wait!!!
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I hope these arrive in time to listen to them on the drive to Eugene. The Bus came by and I got on a Long strange time ago
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Seems time is flying by as we all wait for this HUGE project to reach completion. You guys are great & I'm hoping you may even be piling up lots of good karma for all the work mixed with love.Ken
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Looking forward to this box set - Thanks for all the hard work and bringing it "back a LIVE" in this form. Thank goodness they dragged that track machine out on the tour! AND all the reels survived! Nuthin left to do ....
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Everybody take a step back...and another step back. Hope you guys haven't lost your ears for it after such a marathon. Thanks. Can't wait.
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They say on schedule but what is the release date? I'm kind of wondering should i give away the regular releases since they'll be on this boxset? no sense in keeping doubles up on the shelf...obviously in an impartial sense this is one of the better tours any band had historically speaking so i know the meaning and significance of this release other than the large price but that's been said 10,000 times over.
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as i was looking at the cd's framed on the wall, i of course noticed the grateful dead movie, but i couldn't figure out the one below, but i think i got it. isn't that the harry smith anthology of american music? that's so cool that one of those guys worked on it. what a wonderful set of music for those who love old time music...

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THANK YOU, you guys. Take a bow. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Need to echo what sneakyjack said ~ so glad they dragged that tape machine around. Fabulous Other One, nice one, David.
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Amazing project-what a tremendous effort by all. Congrats. "now lets go run and see'
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I'd be interested to know... how does one cleanse the palate while sampling so many wonderfully fine and exquisite wines?
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Thanks for all your hard work. You're making a bunch of people really happy. Can't wait for this box set to arrive. Thanks again everyone.
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aaaaahhhh!!!! ~can't wait!!!~thank you for all the efforts and to all envolved ~ especially to The Grateful Dead and crew..LOVE YOU MAN!
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A million thanks to all who have helped bring this monster project together! Although I will be grateful for my box set I still can't shake the feeling that pretty much once this is released all 22 shows will be forever gone from archive.org (the soundboards).....lost to all the people who rely on streaming much of the Dead that they listen to. Seeing how once a show has been commercially released the soundboard is banned at the archives.
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July 8th was my 60th birthday. I knew there was something momentious about it! Can't wait for this!
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Can't wait, but worried by the email I got this morning, re card verification; firstly, the entry for Shipping was my email address, second, they had lost the TOWN to which the box was to be delivered, which would have ended up with the box not being delivered, and presumably shipped back. I am now told by customer service that if I select UPS for shipping to the UK, they may charge me an IMPORT charge (for an item being exported). Do you think they know what they are doing? I don't - so an expensive international call will have to take place tomorrow (the 800 number doesn't work for us).
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to all involved in this project. Really starting to get exited!!
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I was there! Never seen anything like it - drums ended, Phil un-Leshed the opening riff, while the spotlights simultaneously hit the mirror ball bathing the City Hall in shafts of light - truly transcendental. Best gig of my life! Still living in Newcastle and following Furthur with huge interest. If only they would venture to Europe. Hope springs eternal.
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If you select UPS shipping, then they will automatically present your package to the customs. Worse still, not only will you have to pay the customs (here in Holland one has to pay VAT + Import Duty) but also, in my experience, you will have to pay UPS for this service when they deliver the package to your door. This charge is on top of the shipping costs already paid. This is why I always select USPS, but I believe that UPS is more reliable and quicker. It is also possible (but not certain) that you will have to pay the customs if it is sent by USPS. Tough choice, eh!
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Thanks for that - have already factored in customs duty (3 to 4%, apparently), and then of course, 20% VAT on the total cost to date as per in the Netherlands. So USPS I think it will be - thanks
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Not a big deal but Royal Mail charge 8 pounds for administration cost to collect duty and VAT in the UK - plus if you end up paying at your local sorting office and collecting the package , as I usually do , check that that will accept credit or debit cards - for some reason the technology does not seem to have reached Sale,Cheshire at least... Really looking forward to this , and a big thanks to all involved
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while bbqinng dinner I was listening to this "other one" you passed out for the third time. Wait, for the third time I was listening this "other one", while I was bbqing. Thank you so very much. :-) :-) :-)
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I have recieved the mail in which I'm supposed to see to it that I have enough cash om my bank account. I have sent to replies asking when this will be, the date when my bank account is tried for funds. I have TWO bank accounts, one where all of my money comes in and one I use for Internet purchases. So I'm interested to find out about when the box set is scheduled to ship. Will it be in early, mid or late August or perhaps early September? Micke Östlund, Växjö, Sweden ------------------------------ My record collection: jazzmicke
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…is beyond description. Thanks! --Da Fredcritter
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It seems all of us Europe Heads are waiting to see what the cost of the postage will be. to me, there appears to be 3 likely costs. the cost of the box the cost of shipping said box across the pond the cost the better half is going to extract for agreeing to have said box in the house for said costs. I dread to think what the reaction will be when I say 'I've got another 43 discs to lsiten to. see you in December' (this could possibly be a further cost. of finding somewhere new to live...)
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The postage to Sweden should be no more than $85.00 because that's what the confirmation mail said, so that's what I'm counting on. Probably because of the size of the package as well as the cost, I guess it will not go through our Swedish custom office without notice. I'm counting to pay an extra 25 percent in Swedish sales tax. That will make the total to about $680.00, including custom charges. It would surprise me if the total cost would be any less. Micke Östlund, Växjö, Sweden ------------------------------ My record collection: jazzmicke
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I would discuss this directly with Customer Service. Also, as others have mentioned, some of this may be affected by whether you go with UPS or the post office.
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Perhaps you could find out approximately when the box set will ship? I don't like having that much money on my "Internet purchase account" for weeks to come just because I'm afraid not having enough cash on the actual account a week before shipping time. Micke Östlund, Växjö, Sweden ------------------------------ My record collection: jazzmicke
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I am not the right person for this, believe me. I understand the situation well, and that's why I'm suggesting that talking to the people who do know this stuff is the preferred path here. Please get in touch with Customer Service, explain the perfectly reasonable situation, see if they can resolve this for you, and send me a PM if you have further difficulties. Thanks!
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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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You know that US mail hands over the mail to the other countries assumed carrier...us 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 fedex...now 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 2nd...so 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.
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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: jazzmicke
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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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I got mine yesterday and have been listening ever since. Amazing mixing job. So cleanThere 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.
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Really????? 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"
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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"
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I feel your pain JsfC. If I had hair I'd rip it out.
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for me from the first two shows has to be the Good Lovin' Disc2 Show 2 Track 2
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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
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    deadshow
    7 years 2 months ago
    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
    7 years 2 months ago
    one highlight
    for me from the first two shows has to be the Good Lovin' Disc2 Show 2 Track 2
  • PonchoBill
    7 years 2 months ago
    LOL
    I feel your pain JsfC. If I had hair I'd rip it out.
  • JackstrawfromC…
    7 years 2 months ago
    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"
  • JackstrawfromC…
    7 years 2 months ago
    The wait is almost over????
    Really????? 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"