• Grateful Dead

    Europe '72

    November 05, 1972

    Warner Bros.
3 LP live set recorded during the 1972 tour of Europe.


  • Jerry Garcia (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Donna Godchaux (vocals)
  • Keith Godchaux (piano)
  • Bill Kreutzmann (drums)
  • Phil Lesh (bass, vocals)
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (organ, harmonica, vocals)
  • Bob Weir (rhythm guitar, vocals)

(0) Additional Personnel


Album Notes

Europe 72 reached number 24 in the Billboard album charts.

The 3 LP set contains an eight page booklet containing photographs of the tour, a list of the Europe ’72 shows, ads for t-shirts and LPs and Robert Hunter’s (Choirmaster) brief piece about hypnocracy, St. Dilbert, Bozos and Bolos.

Parts of the album were overdubbed after the tour.

The tour dates were:

– April 7, 1972, Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
– April 8, 1972, Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
– April 11, 1972, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
– April 14, 1972, Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen
– April 16, 1972, Aarhus University, Aarhus
– April 17, 1972, Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen
– April 21, 1972, Beat Club, Bremen
– April 24, 1972, Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf
– April 26, 1972, Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt
– April 29, 1972, Musikhalle, Hamburg
– May 3, 1972, Olympia Theatre, Paris
– May 4, 1972, Olympia Theatre, Paris
– May 7, 1972, Bickershaw Festival, Wigan
– May 10, 1972, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
– May 11, 1972, Rotterdam Civic Hall, Rotterdam
– May 13, 1972, Lille Fairgrounds, Lille
– May 16, 1972, Theatre Hall, Luxembourg
– May 18, 1972, Kongressaal – Deutsches Museum, Munich
– May 23, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
– May 24, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
– May 25, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
– May 26, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London

The DeadHeads newsletter issued in August 1972 announced the approaching release of this album and indicated the recording dates for the tracks as follows:

The final touches on our new album – – – a triple record set – – – are almost completed, and the album is due to be released around October 15. All our European concert dates were recorded, from which we have selected the following tunes for the album; also mentioned are the particular performances from which they were taken:

– Cumberland Blues, April 8, 1972 – Empire Pool in Wembley, London, England
– He’s Gone, May 10, 1972 – Concert Gebouw in Amsterdam, Holland
– One More Saturday Night, May 26, 1972 – Lyceum in London
– Jack Straw – Olympia Theatre in Paris, France
– You Win Again – May 24, 1972 – Lyceum in London
– China Cat Sunflower – Olympia Theatre
– Brown Eyed Women – Tivoli Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark
– It Hurts Me Too – May 24, 1972 – Lyceum in London
– Ramblin Rose – May 26, 1972 – Lyceum in London
– Sugar Magnolia, May 4, 1972 – Olympia Theatre
– Mister Charlie, May 23, 1972  – Lyceum in London
– Tennessee Jed – Olympia Theatre
– Mornin’ Dew, May 26, 1972 – Lyceum in London
– Truckin’ – May 26, 1972 – Lyceum in London

 


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