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Europe '72, The Complete Recordings

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2011

Grateful Dead/Rhino

A box set release of all the music from the 22 shows on the Grateful Dead tour of Europe in 1972. 72 CDs and over 70 hours of music.

Editions

Original release

The original release of the box set was limited to 7,200 copies. This edition sold out prior to release. In addition to the music the set contains two books and other "cool surprises". All items are contained in a replica packing trunk.

All music edition

After the original release sold out an "All Music" edition of the box set was announced. This includes all of the music from the original set but without the books and other items.

Individual shows

Following the release of both versions of the box set the individual shows from the tour were sold as standalone 3 or 4 CD sets from the Grateful Dead store.

Tracks

Each show from the tour, on 1, 3 or 4 CDs, was packaged in a digipack. The complete contents of the box are as follows.

Wembley Empire Pool, London, England, 4/7/1972

CD 1:

  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Sugaree
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Me And My Uncle
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Big Boss Man
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Loser
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Tennessee Jed
CD 2:
  • Playing In The Band
  • Truckin'>
  • Drums>
  • The Other One>
  • El Paso>
  • The Other One>
  • Wharf Rat
CD 3:
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Not Fade Away>
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Wembley Empire Pool, London, England, 4/8/1972

CD 1:

  • Bertha
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Deal
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Cumberland Blues
  • The Yellow Dog Story
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • Beat it on Down the Line
  • Tennessee Jed
CD 2:
  • Playing in the Band
  • Good Lovin'
  • Looks Like Rain
  • Casey Jones
  • Truckin'
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Hurts Me Too
CD 3:
  • Dark Star>
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • One More Saturday Night
City Hall, Newcastle, England, 4/11/1972

CD 1:

  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Deal
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Big Boss Man
  • Beat it on Down the Line
  • Sugaree
  • Jack Straw
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
CD 2:
  • Playing in the Band
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • Looks Like Rain
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Casey Jones
  • Good Lovin'
  • Ramble On Rose
CD 3:
  • Truckin'>
  • Drums>
  • The Other One>
  • Comes A Time
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Brokedown Palace
  • One More Saturday Night
Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4/14/1972

CD 1:

  • Bertha
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Mr. Charlie
  • You Win Again
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Loser
  • Me And Bobby McGee
  • Cumberland Blues
  • Playing In The Band
CD 2:
  • Tennessee Jed
  • El Paso
  • Big Boss Man
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Casey Jones
  • Truckin'
  • Hurts Me Too
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • Looks Like Rain
CD 3:
  • Dark Star>
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Good Lovin'>
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)>
  • Good Lovin'
CD 4:
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Not Fade Away>
  • Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad>
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 4/16/1972

CD 1:

  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Sugaree
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Beat it on Down the Line
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Mexicali Blues
  • Loser
  • Next Time You See Me
CD 2:
  • Playing in the Band
  • Dire Wolf
  • Good Lovin'
  • Cumberland Blues
  • El Paso
  • Deal
CD 3:
  • Truckin'>
  • Jam>
  • The Other One>
  • Me and My Uncle>
  • The Other One>
  • Not Fade Away>
  • Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad>
  • Not Fade Away
Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4/17/1972

CD 1:

  • Cold Rain and Snow
  • Me and Bobby McGee
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Jack Straw
  • He's Gone
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Casey Jones
  • Mr. Charlie
CD 2:
  • Playing in the Band
  • Sugaree
  • One More Saturday Night
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • Ramble On Rose
  • El Paso
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Truckin'
CD 3:
  • Dark Star>
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)>
  • Johnny B. Goode
Beat Club, Bremen, Germany, 4/21/1972

CD 1:

  • Bertha
  • Playing In The Band
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Sugaree
  • One More Saturday Night
  • Playing In The Band
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Truckin'
  • The Other One
Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany, 4/24/1972

CD 1:

  • Truckin'
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Loser
CD 2:
  • Playing In The Band
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Me & Bobby McGee
  • Good Lovin'
  • Casey Jones
CD 3:
  • Dark Star>
  • Me and My Uncle>
  • Dark Star>
  • Wharf Rat>
  • Sugar Magnolia
CD 4:
  • He's Gone
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • El Paso
  • Not Fade Away>
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany, 4/26/1972

CD 1:

  • Bertha
  • Me and My Uncle
  • Mr. Charlie
  • He's Gone
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Next Time You See Me
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Jack Straw
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Playing in the Band
CD 2:
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Loser
  • Beat it on Down the Line
  • You Win Again
  • El Paso
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)
  • Casey Jones
  • Good Lovin'
  • Dire Wolf
CD 3:
  • Truckin'>
  • Drums>
  • The Other One>
  • Comes A Time>
  • Sugar Magnolia
CD 4:
  • Turn On Your Lovelight>
  • Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad>
  • One More Saturday Night
Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany, 4/29/1972

CD 1:

  • Playing in the Band
  • Sugaree
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Big Boss Man
  • Jack Straw
  • Loser
  • Chinatown Shuffle
CD 2:
  • Me and My Uncle
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Good Lovin'
  • Casey Jones
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • He's Gone
  • Next Time You See Me
CD 3:
  • Dark Star>
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • One More Saturday Night
  • Uncle John's Band
Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, 5/3/1972

CD 1:

  • Bertha
  • Me and My Uncle
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Sugaree
  • Black-Throated Wind
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower>
  • I Know You Rider
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • He's Gone
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Playing In The Band
CD 2:
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Good Lovin'
  • Sing Me Back Home
  • Casey Jones
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Hurts Me Too
CD 3:
  • Truckin'>
  • The Other One>
  • Drums>
  • The Other One>
  • Me And Bobby McGee>
  • The Other One>
  • Wharf Rat
CD 4:
  • Jack Straw
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Not Fade Away>
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, 5/4/1972

CD 1:

  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Deal
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Playing In The Band
  • You Win Again
  • Hurts Me Too
  • He's Gone
  • El Paso
CD 2:
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)
  • Casey Jones
  • Good Lovin'
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Jack Straw
CD 3:
  • Dark Star>
  • Drums>
  • Dark Star>
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Sing Me Back Home
CD 4:
  • Mexicali Blues
  • Big Boss Man
  • Uncle John's Band
  • Not Fade Away>
  • Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, 5/7/1972

CD 1:

  • Truckin'
  • Sugaree
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • He's Gone
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Next Time You See Me
CD 2:
  • Playing In The Band
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Good Lovin'
  • Casey Jones
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Big Boss Man
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Jack Straw
CD 3:
  • Dark Star
  • Drums
  • The Other One
  • Sing Me Back Home
CD 4:
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Turn On Your Lovelight
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5/10/1972

CD 1:

  • Bertha
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Mr. Charlie
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Loser
  • Next Time You See Me
  • El Paso
  • He's Gone
  • Chinatown Shuffle
CD 2:
  • Playing In The Band
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Jack Straw
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Big Boss Man
  • Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Casey Jones
CD 3:
  • Truckin'
  • Drums
  • The Other One
  • Me And Bobbie McGee
  • The Other One
  • Wharf Rat >
CD 4:
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Two Souls In Communion
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Sing Me Back Home
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Not Fade Away
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • Not Fade Away
Rotterdam Civic Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5/11/1972

CD 1:

  • Playing In The Band
  • Sugaree
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Deal
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Mexicali Blues
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Brown-Eyed Women
CD 2:
  • Jack Straw
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Casey Jones
  • Good Lovin'
  • Morning Dew
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Two Souls In Communion
  • El Paso
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Next Time You See Me
CD 3:
  • Dark Star
  • Drums
  • Dark Star
CD 4:
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  • Who Do You Love?
  • Truckin'
  • Uncle John's Band
  • One More Saturday Night
Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France, 5/13/1972

CD 1:

  • Tuning Rap
  • Bertha
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Loser
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Mr. Charlie
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Playing In The Band
CD 2:
  • Sugaree
  • Mexicali Blues
  • Casey Jones
  • Truckin'
  • Drums
  • The Other One
  • He's Gone
CD 3:
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Not Fade Away
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Theatre Hall, Luxembourg, 5/16/1972

CD 1:

  • Big River (soundcheck)
  • Sugar Magnolia (soundcheck)
  • Bertha
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Sugaree
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Playing In The Band
CD 2:
  • Promised Land
  • Truckin'
  • Drums
  • The Other One
  • Sing Me Back Home
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Not Fade Away
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • Not Fade Away
  • One More Saturday Night
Kongressaal, Munich, Germany, 5/18/1972

CD 1:

  • Truckin'
  • Sugaree
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Jack Straw
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Black Throated Wind
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • El Paso
CD 2:
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • You Win Again
  • Playing In The Band
  • Good Lovin'
  • Casey Jones
  • Sittin' On Top Of The World
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Beat It On Down The Line
CD 3:
  • Dark Star
  • Morning Dew
  • Drums
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Sing Me Back Home
  • One More Saturday Night
Strand Lyceum, London, England, 5/23/1972

CD 1:

  • Promised Land
  • Sugaree
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Next Time You See Me
  • Jack Straw
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Two Souls In Communion
  • Playing In The Band
CD 2:
  • Sittin' On Top Of The World
  • Rockin' Pneumonia
  • Mexicali Blues
  • Good Lovin'
  • Casey Jones
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Dark Star >
  • Morning Dew
CD 3:
  • He's Gone
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Comes A Time
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • Not Fade Away >
  • Hey Bo Diddley
  • Not Fade Away >
  • Uncle John's Band
Strand Lyceum, London, England, 5/24/1972

CD 1:

  • Cold Rain And Snow
  • Beat It On Down The Line
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Deal
  • Me And My Uncle
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • Dire Wolf
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Playing In The Band
  • You Win Again
  • Jack Straw
CD 2:
  • Casey Jones
  • Rockin' Pneumonia
  • Mexicali Blues
  • Black Peter
  • Truckin'
  • Drums
  • The Other One
  • Sing Me Back Home
CD 3:
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Turn On Your Lovelight
  • Two Souls In Communion
  • One More Saturday Night
Strand Lyceum, London, England, 5/25/1972

CD 1:

  • Promised Land
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • Big Boss Man
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Tennessee Jed
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Jack Straw
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Me And Bobbie McGee
CD 2:
  • Good Lovin'
  • Playing In The Band
  • Brokedown Palace
  • Casey Jones
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Big Railroad Blues
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • Ramble On Rose
CD 3:
  • Uncle John's Band
  • Wharf Rat >
  • Dark Star >
  • Sugar Magnolia
CD 4:
  • Comes A Time
  • El Paso
  • Sittin' On Top Of The World
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • One More Saturday Night
Strand Lyceum, London, England, 5/26/1972

CD 1:

  • Promised Land
  • Sugaree
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Loser
  • Next Time You See Me
  • El Paso
  • Dire Wolf
  • Two Souls In Communion
  • Playing In The Band
CD 2:
  • He's Gone
  • Cumberland Blues
  • Jack Straw
  • Chinatown Shuffle
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • I Know You Rider
  • Not Fade Away >
  • Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  • Not Fade Away >
CD 3:
  • Truckin'
  • The Other One
  • Morning Dew
  • The Other One
  • Sing Me Back Home
CD 4:
  • Me And My Uncle
  • Ramble On Rose
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Casey Jones
  • One More Saturday Night
Musicians

  • 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
Credits

  • Compilation producer - Davis Lemieux
  • Mixing engineer - Jeffrey Norman
Shows

The shows included in the box set are;

  • 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
Related releases

Following the release of both versions of the box set the individual shows from the tour were sold as standalone 3 or 4 CD sets from the Grateful Dead store.

Two collections of music from the Europe tour have been released;

For information about other releases that include music from the Europe tour and other 1972 shows see the 1972 section of the Dead by Date page.

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