Your 5 favorite Grateful Dead Europe '72 shows

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

  1. martinb4

    martinb4 Well-Known Member

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    Irvine, California
    Thanks poll! Just ordered up 4/26 and 5/26 from Dead.net
     
  2. JimSmiley

    JimSmiley Team Blue Note

    Good day to pull out that 05-04-72 Dark Star
     
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  3. John Bonham

    John Bonham Forum Resident

    My May 2017 Rankings

    April 8 – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
    April 26 – Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
    May 26 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England
    April 17 – Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
    May 11 – Grote Zaal De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
     
  4. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

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    Whippany, NJ
    Thank you OP for the poll. Just getting into these shows. :)
     
  5. moops

    moops Forum Resident

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    Geebung, Australia
    Just ordered three of these ..... 4/8, 4/26, 5/26.
    Will hopefully grab a couple more as finances and availability permit.
    Couldn't risk waiting for sales as stocks seem to be low at dead.net

    This thread was a big help ...... thanks. :edthumbs:
     
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  6. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Forum Resident

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    5-23 has been my vote for the past year or so, though each has something to recommend it.
     
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  7. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

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    The other day I was on Ebay wondering what the most expensive/most bidded cds are and the majority of listings were GD discs. The Europe 72 box set for one is commanding big bucks. Smart move on your part.
     
  8. moops

    moops Forum Resident

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    Geebung, Australia
    Yeah, prices are getting up there for these individual '72 sets. I'll hopefully grab 2 more from dead.net asap ........ maybe 4/14 & 4/24 from the dates remaining.
    It seems that dead.net is the only place that has stock at a decent price.
     
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  9. moops

    moops Forum Resident

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    Geebung, Australia
    Caved and grabbed two more ...... 4/14 & 4/16

    I'm happier now. :)
     
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  10. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Forum Resident

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    New Mexico USA
    I thought it would be useful to post the poll results in order of votes received, from most popular to least votes. I've got the Complete Recordings trunk and am trying to finally finish listening to all 22 shows.

    63 May 26 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England 63 vote(s) 52.5% *
    50 April 26 – Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany 50 vote(s) 41.7%
    34 May 7 – Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 34 vote(s) 28.3%
    33 May 11 – Grote Zaal De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands 33 vote(s) 27.5%
    32 April 8 – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 32 vote(s) 26.7% *
    31 May 3 – L'Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 31 vote(s) 25.8%
    27 April 14 – Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 27 vote(s) 22.5%
    22 May 4 – L'Olympia Theatre, Paris, France 22 vote(s) 18.3%
    19 April 24 – Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf, West Germany 19 vote(s) 15.8%
    18 May 10 – Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 18 vote(s) 15.0%
    13 April 11 – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England 13 vote(s) 10.8%
    12 April 29 – Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 12 vote(s) 10.0%
    12 May 23 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England 12 vote(s) 10.0%
    12 May 24 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England 12 vote(s) 10.0%
    11 April 17 – Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 11 vote(s) 9.2%
    11 May 25 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England 11 vote(s) 9.2%
    10 April 16 – Stakladen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark 10 vote(s) 8.3%
    8 May 13 – Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France 8 vote(s) 6.7%
    6 April 7 – Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 6 vote(s) 5.0%
    5 April 21 – Beat-Club, Bremen, West Germany 5 vote(s) 4.2%
    5 May 16 – La Grande Salle Du Grand Theatre, Luxembourg, Luxembour 5 vote(s) 4.2%
    5 May 18 - Kongressall, Deutsches Museum, Munich, West Germany 5 vote(s) 4.2%
     
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  11. libertycaps

    libertycaps Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR, USA
    Hmmm. I think i need one of the Paris show sets now. Does it boil down to TOO vs DS? Or is there more to it? Please advise GoGS gear heads.
     
  12. JayB

    JayB Forum Resident

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    CT
    Get 5/3 if you have to pick one. Much stronger show on the whole in my opinion.
     
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  13. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Resident

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    Totally 5/3 if I had to grab only one. It has a magic sound to me as well; don't know why but seemingly a bit more magic than 5/4.
     
  14. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    From what I remember 5/3 has one of the most adventurous Truckin->Other One performances of the tour while the Dark Star from 5/4 is "just" typically great '72 Dead.
     
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  15. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Pennsylvania
    I tried to grab 5/3 awhile back on dead.net but it was sold out. One of the first E72 shows to sell out if memory serves.
     
  16. John Bonham

    John Bonham Forum Resident

    The Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia on 4/8 is probably my favorite piece of music from the whole tour.
    My memory tells me that I prefer the mix on Stepping Out With The Grateful Dead, to the one on the Europe '72 box set.
    Can anyone speak to this?
    Maybe my favorite mix is the one from my old bootleg copy?
    Are there 3 (or more) mixes out there of that sequence?
     
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  17. John Bonham

    John Bonham Forum Resident

    Pretty sure the Steppin' Out mix is superior to my ears.
    Keith's keys are more predominant on the older (pre-E'72 box), deluxe mixes.
     
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  18. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Chicago, IL, US
    As you mention, yes, unfortunately the E72 box has Keith mixed down consistently. I can still enjoy the more guitar-centered mixes but it is good that there are alternative mixes around for most of the shows.

    For 4/8/72 there is a Charlie Miller version of the whole show (I'm guessing it is the Stepping Out mix or a similar one) and then there is a mix Jerry Garcia himself did of "Dark Star" in May 1972 for the Glastonbury Fayre album, that I haven't heard.
     
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  19. bzfgt

    bzfgt Forum Resident

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    New Jersey
    I couldn't say, Steppin' Out is the only version I've ever listened to. It sounds good to me. The band sounds like an approaching rainstorm.
     
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  20. budwhite

    budwhite Forum Resident

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    Definitely more Keith and a better mix on Steppin out.
    But, the other mixes aint bad. Actually they sound very good. It's just that Steppin out is even better
     
  21. Williambear

    Williambear Member

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    USA
    I think the poll is really accurate. My top 5 are 4/8, 4/14, 5/3, 5/7, and 5/26, all of which are in the top 7 of the poll. Gotta love crowdsourcing. :)
     
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