We're brimmin' with Bremen over at Dead.net! That's right, the festivities surrounding the 4th Annual Meet-Up At The Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72 have started early for us. If you haven't purchased your ticket for this one-night only event featuring the never-before-seen Beat Club studio performance in its entirety, restored from the original broadcast 2” quad video and audio mixed and mastered from the original analog tapes, let us set the scene with the official liner notes plucked from the sold out Europe '72: The Complete Recordings boxed set.
Shall we go, you and I, while we can to Record Store Day on April 21st? Our very special "Dark Star" 5/4/72, Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 180-gram 12" vinyl release features one of the longest versions of the song in Dead history, clocking in at over 40 minutes! Mixed by Jeffrey Norman and mastered by David Glasser, the vinyl features nearly 20 minutes of the song on the first side followed by a mid-song drum solo and the song’s epic finale on the second side.
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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How did this Europe ’72, Vol. 2 come about? Is this sort of the equivalent of the three-CD compilation that came out of the 10-CD Fillmore West ’69 box set?
I think I'm as excited as anyone on Earth about the upcoming release Europe '72: The Complete Recordings.
The best kinds of interviews are less question and answer sessions than genuine conversations between those involved. Whether they’re music lovers, movie buffs or sports fanatics, the dialogue moves at an increasingly rapid clip because one participant’s comment inspires a corollary from the other(s).
The Complete Recordings
Europe '72 Single, Sugar Magnolia. Warner Bros. Records.