Europe '72

Europe '72

by Grateful Dead

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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Europe '72

The Grateful Dead commemorated their first extended European tour with an extravagant triple-LP set appropriately enough titled Europe '72. This collection is fashioned in much the same way as their previous release -- which had also been a live multi-disc affair. The band mixes a bevy of new material -- such as "Ramble on Rose," "Jack Straw," "Tennessee Jed," "Brown-Eyed Woman," and "He's Gone" -- with revisitations of back-catalog favorites. Among them are "China Cat Sunflower" -- which was now indelibly linked to the longtime Dead cover "I Know You Rider" -- as well as "Cumberland Blues," "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Morning Dew." With the additional album the band was able to again incorporate some of their exceedingly stretched-out instrumental improvisations -- titled "Epilogue" and "Prelude" here. Since their last outing, the group had expanded to include the husband-and-wife team of Keith Godchaux (keyboards) and Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals). Sadly, this European jaunt would be the last of its kind to include the formidable talents and soul of founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (organ/mouth harp/vocals), who was in increasingly fragile health. Although few in number, his contributions to Europe '72 are among the most commanding not only of this release, but of his career.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227439927
catalogNumber: 74399
Rank: 7958

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grateful Dead   Primary Artist
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Weir   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux   Vocals
Keith Godchaux   Piano
Bill Kreutzmann   Drums
Phil Lesh   Bass,Vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan   Organ,Harmonica,Vocals

Technical Credits

Grateful Dead   Composer,Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
James Austin   Reissue Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Bob Matthews   Engineer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Rosie   Engineer
Rachel Gutek   Art Direction
Betty Cantor   Engineer
Steve Silberman   Liner Notes
Shawn Amos   Liner Note Coordination
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Michael Wesley Johnson   Research Coordination
Benoit Haller   Stage Lighting
David Lemieux   Reissue Producer

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Europe '72 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to know what the Grateful Dead was, this album will give you a good idea.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great album, amazing versions of sugar mags, one more saturday night, and my favorite MORNING DEW. buy this right now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago