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Europe '72

Grateful Dead

Initial release : November 1972

Warner Bros. 3WS-2668

Three LP live set recorded during the 1972 tour of Europe.


Side 1

  • Cumberland Blues (Jerry Garcia / Phil Lesh / Robert Hunter)
  • He's Gone (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • One More Saturday Night (Bob Weir)
Side 2
  • Jack Straw (Bob Weir / Robert Hunter)
  • You Win Again (Hank Williams)
  • China Cat Sunflower (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional)
Side 3
  • Brown Eyed Women (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Hurts Me Too (Elmore James/Marshall Sehorn)
  • Ramble On Rose (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Side 4
  • Sugar Magnolia (Bob Weir / Robert Hunter)
  • Mr. Charlie (Ron McKernan / Robert Hunter)
  • Tennessee Jed (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
Side 5
  • Truckin' (Jerry Garcia / Phil Lesh / Bob Weir / Robert Hunter)
  • Epilogue (Grateful Dead)
Side 6
  • Prelude (Grateful Dead)
  • Morning Dew (Rose / Dobson)
Bonus tracks on 2003 expanded CD release, all live recordings from Europe 72.

On disc 1

  • The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion) (McKernan)
On disc 2
  • Looks Like Rain (Weir / Barlow)
  • Good Lovin'> (Resnick / Clark)
  • Caution (Don Not Stop On Tracks) > (Garcia/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir)
  • Who Do You Love> (McDaniel)
  • Caution (Don Not Stop On Tracks) > (Garcia/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir)
  • Good Lovin' (Resnick / Clark)
  • Yellow Dog Story

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - piano
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Ron (Pigpen) McKernan - organ, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

  • Merl Saunders - organ (later studio overdubs)

  • Producer - Grateful Dead
  • Equipment - Heard, Jackson, Kid, Parrish, Ramrod, Razine, Winslow, Barry, Rudzo
  • Technical assistance - Dan Healy
  • Stage lighting - Candace Brightman, Ben Haller
  • Recording - Betty Cantor, Jim Furman, Bob Matthews, Rosie, Wizard
  • Management - Annette, Bonnie, Sam Cutler, Dale, Francis, Jon McIntire, David Parker, Rock Scully, Sue, Alan Trist
  • Family - Cathy, Christie, Francis, Frankie, Kitty, Mary, Mary Ann, Mountain Girl, Susula
  • Recorded live in Europe by Alembic Sound
  • Mixed at Alembic Studios, San Francisco by Bob and Betty and the Grateful Dead
  • Special arrangements - Out of Town Tours, March Artists, Artists Services
  • Cover Artwork by: Kelly/Mouse Studios
  • Photography - Mary Ann Mayer, Larry Rogers

Europe 72 reached number 24 in the Billboard album charts.

The 3 LP set contains an eight page booklet containing photographs of the tour, a list of the Europe '72 shows, ads for t-shirts and LPs and Robert Hunter's (Choirmaster) brief piece about hypnocracy, St. Dilbert, Bozos and Bolos.

Parts of the album were overdubbed after the tour.

The tour dates were:

  • April 7, 1972, Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
  • April 8, 1972, Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
  • April 11, 1972, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
  • April 14, 1972, Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen
  • April 16, 1972, Aarhus University, Aarhus
  • April 17, 1972, Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen
  • April 21, 1972, Beat Club, Bremen
  • April 24, 1972, Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf
  • April 26, 1972, Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt
  • April 29, 1972, Musikhalle, Hamburg
  • May 3, 1972, Olympia Theatre, Paris
  • May 4, 1972, Olympia Theatre, Paris
  • May 7, 1972, Bickershaw Festival, Wigan
  • May 10, 1972, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
  • May 11, 1972, Rotterdam Civic Hall, Rotterdam
  • May 13, 1972, Lille Fairgrounds, Lille
  • May 16, 1972, Theatre Hall, Luxembourg
  • May 18, 1972, Kongressaal - Deutsches Museum, Munich
  • May 23, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
  • May 24, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
  • May 25, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
  • May 26, 1972, Strand Lyceum, London
The DeadHeads newsletter issued in August 1972 announced the approaching release of this album and indicated the recording dates for the tracks as follows;
The final touches on our new album - - - a triple record set - - - are almost completed, and the album is due to be released around October 15. All our European concert dates were recorded, from which we have selected the following tunes for the album; also mentioned are the particular performances from which they were taken:

Cumberland Blues - Empire Pool in Wembley, London, England
He's Gone - Concert Gebouw in Amsterdam, Holland
One More Saturday Night - Lyceum in London
Jack Straw - Olympia Theatre in Paris, France
You Win Again - Lyceum
China Cat Sunflower - Olympia Theatre
Brown Eyed Women - Tivoli Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark
It Hurts Me Too - Lyceum
Ramblin Rose - Lyceum
Sugar Magnolia - Olympia Theatre
Mister Chollie - Lyceum
Tennessee Jed - Olympia Theatre
Mornin' Dew - Lyceum
Truckin' - Lyceum

The actual dates for most of the tracks have been determined as follows:
  • Cumberland Blues - April 8, 1972
  • Brown-Eyed Women - April 14, 1972
  • Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider and Tennessee Jed - May 3, 1972
  • Sugar Magnolia - May 4, 1972
  • He's Gone - May 10, 1972
  • Mr Charlie - May 23, 1972
  • You Win Again and It Hurts Me Too - May 24, 1972
  • One More Saturday Night, Ramble On Rose Truckin', Epilogue, Prelude and Morning Dew - May 26, 1972

Issued in the same 3 LP format in the UK in November 1972 by Warner Brothers K 66019

Expanded CD release in 2003.

Related releases

One commercial single was released in conjunction with Europe '72:

A promotional single was released to promote the Europe '72 album: The same edited version of Sugar Magnolia used on the single noted above was released on another single: An expanded CD release of this album with bonus tracks was included in the box set: The expanded CD release that formed part of the Golden Road box set was released as an individual item in February 2003. This CD release was remastered in HDCD and included extra tracks, an expanded booklet, rare photos, and new liner notes.

All tracks from Europe '72 were included in the digital release:

A second volume of tracks from the Europe tour was released in 2011: This second volume was released in conjunction with the box set release of all music from the Europe tour: A remastered edition of Europe '72 was released in 2022 to mark the 50th anniversary of the original release. This was available as 2 CDs, 3 LPs and digitally. The track list was the same as the original release of the album: For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1972 section of the Dead by Date page.

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