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Europe '72 Europe_72_Grateful_Dead

April and May 1972 ~ 

Various Venues 

 
 
 
 
 
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Europe '72 - Review

Europe '72 - Review

Europe ’72 is the first Grateful Dead CD (album) that I bought and I still love it.  This tour began on April 7 and ended on May 26 with 22 performances.  It includes many of their classic original songs that never were released on any of their studio CD's that include: “Tennessee Jed,” “Jack Straw,” “Brown Eyed Women,” “Ramble on Rose,” and “He’s Gone.” These songs have remained in the Grateful Dead’s concert rotation till their final days in 1995.  

Europe ’72 is the first recording to feature keyboard player Keith Godchaux. Pig Pen is still in the band at this time and he contributes with two blues covers “Mr. Charlie” and “Hurts Me Too.” Jerry Garcia’s challenges Pig Pen by singing lead on a blues number, Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too.” On it Keith really hits some great riffs that shows his versatility. Keith also makes his presence known on  “Cumberland Blues.” 

The meat of this release is the “Truckin'” > “Epilogue” > “Prelude” > “Morning Dew.” After the "Truckin’" the band catches fire on a melody and they get into a nice groove that features hints of  “The Other One,” without ever going there. The jam eventually settles into one of the better versions of “Morning Dew” of 1972. 

There is a lot of competition among the 1972 Grateful Dead releases and Europe ’72 deserves heavy consideration.  by Barry Small © 
Original Album - A - 
Bonus Material - A -
Final Grade -
A - 
The remastered version of Europe '72 is available in the box set The Golden Road. 

Europe '72 - Track List
Track List

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Europe '72 - 1 of  2
 1. Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 5:43 

4/8/72

Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
   2. He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:57

5/10/72

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
   3. One More Saturday Night (Weir) - 4:49
 ?  Lyceum, London
    4. Jack Straw (Hunter / Weir) - 4:49

5/3/72

Olympia Theatre, Paris
   5. You Win Again (Williams) - 4:00

5/24/72

Lyceum, London
   6. China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:32

5/3/72

Olympia Theatre, Paris
   7. I Know You Rider (Traditional) - 5:03

5/3/72

Olympia Theatre, Paris
   8. Brown-Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:38

4/14/72

Tivoli, Copenhagen
   9. Hurts Me Too (James / Sehorn) - 7:20

5/24/72

Lyceum, London
   10. Ramble on Rose (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:04

5/26/72

Lyceum, London
   11. Sugar Magnolia (Hunter / Weir) - 7:10

5/4/72

Olympia Theatre, Paris
   12. Mr. Charlie (Hunter / McKernan) - 3:39

5/26/72

Lyceum, London

   13. Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:18

5/3/72

Olympia Theatre, Paris
  
Bonus Track

   14. The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)  (McKernan) - 6:50
April 26, 1972 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany 
same venue as Hundred Year Hall
Europe '72 - 2 of 2

Tracks 1 - 4 were performed:
5/26/72 ~ The Strand Lyceum - London, England

 1. Truckin' (Garica / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 13:06
 2. Epilogue 
    (Garcia/Godchaux/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir) - 5:10
 3. Prelude (Garcia/Godchaux/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir) - 7:38
 4. Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose) - 11:41

5/26/72

The Strand Lyceum - London, England

Bonus Tracks

 5. Looks Like Rain (Barlow / Weir) - 7:37

4/8/72

Wembley Empire Pool - London England

Tracks 6 - 10 were performed:
4/14/72 ~ Tivoli Concert Hall - Copenhagen, Denmark
 
 6. Good Lovin'  (Clark / Resnick) - 18:30
 7. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) 
     (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 4:39
 8. Who Do You Love?  (McDaniel) - :23
 9. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) 
     (Garcia / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir) - 1:44
10. Good Lovin'  (Clark / Resnick) - 3:09

4/14/72

Tivoli Concert Hall - Copenhagen, Denmark


Hidden track
Yellow Dog Story

Original Track List 

 1. Cumberland Blues (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh) - 5:47
 2. He's Gone (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:12
 3. One More Saturday Night (Weir) - 4:45
 4. Jack Straw (Hunter / Weir) - 4:46
 5. You Win Again (Williams) - 3:54
 6. China Cat Sunflower (Garcia / Hunter) - 5:33
 7. I Know You Rider (Traditional) - 4:55
 8. Brown Eyed Woman (Garcia / Hunter) - 4:45
 9. Hurts Me Too (James / Sehorn) - 7:18
10. Ramble on Rose (Garcia / Hunter) - 6:09

Disc 2
 1. Sugar Magnolia (Hunter / Weir) - 7:04
 2. Mr. Charlie (Hunter / McKernan) - 3:40
 3. Tennessee Jed (Garcia / Hunter) - 7:13
 4. Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir) - 13:08
 5. Epilogue (Grateful Dead) - 4:33
 6. Prelude (Grateful Dead) - 8:08
 7. Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose) - 10:35

Europe '72 - Musicians
Musicians:       

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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Keith Godchaux - piano
Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - keyboard, vocals, harmonica
Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
Donna Godchaux - vocals

Europe '72 - Notes
Notes:

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Released 1972
From sixteen track multi source master tape.
Label - Warner Brothers
This CD was reissued on the box set The Golden Road with bonus tracks.
Article - A great interview with David Lemieux where he discusses The Golden Road

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