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Europe '72, a triple live album documenting its historic trek across Europe became not only one of the band's best-selling releases, but also set the gold standard for live Dead. Now the group proves you can never get too much of a good thing when it revisits that legendary collection with Europe '71 Vol. 2, an essential continuation of the original that includes more than two hours of unreleased performances from that storied tour.

Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, who produced this 20-track compilation, says he only chose song titles that did not appear on Europe '72 as a way to complement the original. "I think this album, coupled with Europe '72, represents a complete overview of the tour in every way," he says. "In fact, songs like "Beat It On Down The Line," "Next Time You See Me" and "Sing Me Back Home" were selected by the Grateful Dead for the first set, but were left off because there wasn't enough room."

In a nod to the original, Vol. 2 features new cover art by Stanley Mouse, the artist who helped create the iconic artwork from Europe '72, which features the return of the legendary Ice Cream Kid. "Trouble comes in many flavors. Ice Cream Kid is in hot water. The jury is out. His only defense is love," says Mouse of the Kid's return.

Recorded at various locations during the band's 22-show tour, the collection captures the Dead in white-hot moments of improvisational revelry as the band explores a number of its most enduring songs, like "Bertha," "Sugaree" and "Playing In the Band," plus relatively obscure cuts like "Black-Throated Wind" and Pigpen's "Chinatown Shuffle."

As a special treat, the set includes an epic hour-plus jam that combines "Dark Star" and "The Other One." Recorded at the Bickershaw Festival, it was the only show on this tour where the band broke out both of these beloved improvisational showpieces. Vol. 2 also includes "Good Lovin" and "Dire Wolf" from the April 26 show at Jahrhundert Halle in Frankfurt, West Germany. While much of that concert was released on 1995's Hundred Year Hall, these particular tracks were not included and have remained unreleased until now.

The high-quality sound heard on Vol. 2 stems from painstaking work done by Jeffrey Norman, who has been the primary mixer of the Dead's archival multi-track material for the past 15 years. For this release, he mixed each show from the original 16-track recordings while two-time Grammy®-winning engineer David Glasser mastered the music to HDCD specs.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 20, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Grateful Dead / Wea
  • ASIN: B005DZMP00
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,579 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It was Halloween 1972 and I was in Larry's car and we were on our way to Leopold's Records on Durant right across from the UC Berkeley campus and we were on a mission...To score a copy of the new live Grateful Dead set entitled: "Europe 72." We rolled onto Telegraph Avenue after dark and it was a total freak-out of epic proportions...Halloween in the promised land of insane joys...Berkeley. Telegraph ends at Durant and you gotta find a place to park and hustle back down to this funky record store that had all the best records and got them out before anybody else. Larry, had heard a radio spot and we knew Europe 72 was in there and we were gonna get it.

Up the stairs and inside Leopold's there were three high stacks of "Europe 72" on the floor and many more still in boxes and we thought we were the very first customers on the planet to answer the ad and hold this big 3 LP set of live Dead. Larry saw the white cover with the Ice Cream Kid and the rainbows and said "At last a COOL white album" and the Ice Cream Kid was kinda weird but really cool weird. There was a sticker that said this music was all from The Dead's spring tour of Europe and there was a price tag of FIVE BUCKS stuck on the slink-wrap and I fished out my five bucks and so did Larry as we had ours and we were gonna party with this sucker until the cows went home.
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Two discs-78,77 minutes each approximately. The sound is very good-crisp and clean, with good separation between instruments. The packaging is a bit strange. It's the usual tri-fold wallet style holder, with the discs slipping inside cardboard pockets, along with the booklet. The best way to slide the discs out is to slightly squeeze the top and bottom of the holder, and the disc will slip out enough to grab it. This will, hopefully, prevent tearing the cardboard. But the graphics on the front and back covers are upside down relative to each other. Inside there's no information, photos, or graphics of any kind-it's blank, except for a list of tracks, times, and locations, and band personnel. That information too,is upside down relative to the front cover. The 8 page booklet is filled with small color photos from the tour-there's no essay or information, except for a tour itinerary. But the "Ice Cream Kid" is back, thanks to Stanley Mouse, who was partially responsible (with Alton Kelley) for the original album's artwork-a nice touch.

This compilation is taken from the 73 CD set that's been released on the Dead website. All the music from the '72 tour can be purchased as a package from the Dead. This 2 disc release only begins to hint at the musical treasures from the 22 concerts in '72. Hopefully Rhino will release individual sets in the future,but if you can swing it, the complete series is fantastic.

GOOD NEWS FOR DEADHEADS! AS OF A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO THE FIRST SIX SHOWS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY, WITH THE REMAINING SHOWS BEING RELEASED IN ORDER IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. There's so much great music from each concert that picking single shows is difficult.
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It is so great to hear the 1st 3 tracks of disc 2, from the Bickershaw Festival, England, without the hiss of my 25 yr. old tape! If you are a fan of the experimental, abstract jamming that the Dead featured prominently in their '72 - '74 shows, then this inclusion in this set alone makes this one worth the price of admission.
The rest of disc 2 is solid also.
The 1st disc, although from different sources, plays like a typical 1st set of the era.
Great sound, they sure preserved those tapes well!
An all around worthwhile purchase for fans of this era GD music.
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If you're thinking about buying this and you don't already have the original Europe '72, stop what you're doing and go buy that.

That said, this is a great companion to that classic album. Sound quality is excellent (a previous reviewer said it was only OK, which I frankly just don't understand at all). Obviously the band is firing on all cylinders throughout this entire tour. The tune selection is great - there's no repeats from the original. However, it is true that the packaging stinks (there basically is none of it).

Previous reviewers have said that Dark Star -> The Other One is the highlight -- which I understand, it's a great version -- but I actually got more thrills from some of the more inconspicuous tunes: Loser, Deal and Dire Wolf are all gems. And Greatest Story Ever Told was a minor revelation for me: I was so used to the mediocre 80's versions that I had completely wrote it off, but to hear it get the Europe '72 treatment opened up my ears again...
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