Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by four sticks, Nov 3, 2011.
Thanks poll! Just ordered up 4/26 and 5/26 from Dead.net
Good day to pull out that 05-04-72 Dark Star
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
Thank you OP for the poll. Just getting into these shows.
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.
5-23 has been my vote for the past year or so, though each has something to recommend it.
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.
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.
Caved and grabbed two more ...... 4/14 & 4/16
I'm happier now.
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%
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.
Get 5/3 if you have to pick one. Much stronger show on the whole in my opinion.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
My top 5 as of December 2017 (in chrono order): 4/8, 4/14, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10.
The only show I haven't heard from your top five is Amsterdam (5/10). It's going to be great to hear it finally when I get to it (I'm going in order very slowly so as to not burn out on first sets and I've got the epic Frankfurt (4/26) show up next).
Back when I did this, I put 4/26, 5/10, 5/11, and 5/26, and apparently punted because I couldn't decide on the fifth. Today, I'd keep 4/26 and 5/26, and probably 5/11, but 5/10 is out and I'd put 4/8 in its place and also include 4/16, the Aarhus show, which has become one of my absolute favorites. But really, any time I'm listening to a Europe '72 show, that one might as well be my favorite. The whole tour is THAT good.
My list changes based on what I've listened to most recently!
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