Your 5 favorite Grateful Dead Europe '72 shows

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by four sticks, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Since I'm really enjoying Europe '72 and Volume 2 I'm thinking of picking up a few individual shows from dead.net. In particular I'm really loving Brown Eyed Women, Cumberland Blues, China Cat Sunflower, The Other One and, of course, Dark Star.

    What are your favorite/the best 5 shows?

    April 7 – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
    April 8 – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
    April 11 – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    April 14 – Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
    April 16 – Stakladen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    April 17 – Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
    April 21 – Beat-Club, Bremen, West Germany
    April 24 – Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf, West Germany
    April 26 – Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
    April 29 – Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany
    May 3 – Olympia Theatre, Paris, France
    May 4 – Olympia Theatre, Paris, France
    May 7 – Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England
    May 10 – Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 11 – Grote Zaal De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    May 13 – Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France
    May 16 – La Grande Salle Du Grand Theatre, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    May 18 - Kongressall, Deutsches Museum, Munich, West Germany
    May 23 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England
    May 24 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England
    May 25 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England
    May 26 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England
     
  2. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I've pretty much eliminated April 14 and May 26 from my choices as I already have a good chunk of these shows on Europe '72 and Volume 2.
     
  3. JimSmiley

    JimSmiley Team Blue Note

    This should be close. Pretty consistent playing throughout.
     
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  4. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

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    I'm just going to limit myself to 10, haven't decided which ones yet.

    I'd still get 5/26 to get that whole jam uncut without the overdubs (I'm assuming what's there is sans overdubs)

    I'm skipping on 4/7 and 4/8 since the centerpieces of those shows were released on Steppin' Out. If you don't have Steppin Out, I highly suggest you make 4/8 one of your picks.

    Also skipping on 4/26 since the bulk is on Hundred Years Hall, but if I didn't already have it, I'd get that show as well.
     
  5. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    You should put Grateful Dead in the topic line since not everybody knows what this is about. Or at least one person didn't.
     
  6. *Zod*

    *Zod* Forum Resident

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    if I was only taking one to the island, probably 5/26
     
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  7. Beech

    Beech Well-Known Member

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  8. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Good point. I totally missed that.
     
  9. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    I voted for just Rotterdam 5-11-72 for the longest Darkstar,
    while on the same day:
    2) Edgar Broughton Band - Playhouse Theatre, London 5-11-72
    3) Gila - WDR, Koln, Germany 2-26-72
    4) Van Der Graaf Generator - Bresica, Italy 5-21-72
    5) Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Playhouse Theatre, London 2-12-72
     
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  10. weirdo12

    weirdo12 Forum Resident

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    Presumably that person would be asking 'what's Europe '72?' and have nothing to contribute ;-) Good idea btw. Grateful Dead in the title would be very useful for searches.
     
  11. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    Yeah, presumably. Lot's of things happened in Europe in 1972. Some GD shows were hardly among the most important.
     
  12. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

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    Maybe a GORT can change the title so then we can get on with the thread instead of needless bitching.
     
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  13. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    I thought this was going to be about a lot of different bands playing in Europe that year. Really, how in the world would anyone look at a thread title like this and know what it is about?

    If this were posted to a Grateful Dead forum, there wouldn't have been the "needless bitching". Obviously we're all on the same wavelength as you and should have known exactly what this thread was about. I mean, who else in 1972 mattered, right?
     
  14. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

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    Nah, it's needless bitching.
     
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  15. Maidenpriest

    Maidenpriest Cowboys are the only ones who stay in tune anyway!

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    I have not got a clue what this poll is about ??:confused:
     
  16. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Really, no idea? Did you even skim the previous 10 or so posts?

    I will be happy to PM a Gort so we can move on.
     
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  17. weirdo12

    weirdo12 Forum Resident

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    Acknowledged. I would think for most people here it's kinda obvious but definitely worth clarifying. I don't agree that the shows should be classified as 'hardly among the most important'.
     
  18. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  19. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

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    In fairness, I imagine there are many people who still haven't got through enough of those shows yet to vote. :)

    I mean, those concerts were massive - something like double or even triple CD-length?
     
  20. Koptapad

    Koptapad Active Member

    I too am listening to Europe 72 and Vol II. I am really liking Playing in the Band with it's middle jam section. Also, I didn't know it was Pigpen who originally sang "Good Lovin'" and it also had a middle section too.

    Other songs, I really prefer the Skull & Roses versions like Bertha, Me & My Uncle, etc.
     
  21. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Three to four CDs.
     
  22. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I realize I may have done the poll a tad too soon after the release. At this point I'm thinking most have, hopefully, listened to enough of the shows to vote.
     
  23. Yardbird

    Yardbird Forum Resident

    4-7-72 was my pick for the best - primarily because of the set list.
     
  24. Jason Penick

    Jason Penick Forum Resident

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    I'm personally a fan of the 4-26 show found on Hundred Year Hall. Best version of "The Other One" I've ever heard.
     
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  25. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

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    Tough call...4/24 and 4/26 are two I'd put right at the top..

    4/7 is the most surprising..a great show top to bottom! Even better then 4/8 as a whole show IMO. (Though 4/8's big jam can't be beat!)
     

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