The next issue of Rolling Stone features news that should thrill Grateful Dead fans as David Fricke reveals that Rhino will put out ALL of the band’s legendary Europe ’72 Tour in a deluxe, limited-edition package that includes 22 shows on over 60 CDs for $450.
Rhino will put out Europe ’72 in its entirety this fall with pre-orders available now over at Dead.net. According to the article, the team working on this project will have put two years into it by the time the release goes live. Fricke also reports that the Dead would be open to putting out other whole tours, Fall ’73 and Spring ’90 were mentioned. Kudos to Rhino and the Grateful Dead organization for giving us fans of archival releases “the full monty.” You can read the entire article in the next issue of Rolling Stone, which hits newsstands on Friday.
Europe ’72 was initially released as a triple-live album on November 5, 1972. The release featured a slew of vocal overdubs and is the Dead’s best-selling live album of all-time. The tracks were taken from a variety of performances on that tour. Deaddisc.com has a summary on which tracks came from which show. 2001′s Golden Road box set contained eight previously unreleased tracks from the tour. Other previous archival releases which feature material from the Europe ’72 tour are Rockin’ The Rhein, Hundred Year Hall and Stepping Out with the Grateful Dead – England ’72.
READ ON for more details on the Europe ’72 box…
This September, Dead.net will release a limited-edition, individually-numbered, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings boxed set which will feature more than 60 discs and over 70 hours of music – every single note recorded on the legendary 22-show Europe ’72 tour. Each disc will be mixed by Jeffery Norman, primary mixer of Dead archival multi-track material, and mastered to HDCD specs by two-time Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser. While many of the recordings heard on Europe ’72 were sweetened in the studio after the tour, those tracks will be included in this collection without overdubs, where possible.
Every show will include its own liner notes by top Dead scholars (including David Gans, Steve Silberman, Blair Jackson and Nicholas Meriwether) and concert-goers, as well as many never-before-seen photos. This magnificent, unprecedented collection will also feature memorabilia and ephemera from the tour, and a coffee table-worthy book with a comprehensive tour essay by Blair Jackson and hundreds of never-before-seen photos – all housed in a groovy replica steamer trunk.
As a special bonus, the first 3,000 boxed sets issued will be personalized editions. This unprecedented release will be limited to orders placed, with a maximum of 7,200 boxes produced.
Additionally, to reward those loyal fans who have to wait until September to receive the final box set, Dead.net will offer several exclusive goodies over the coming months.
GRATEFUL DEAD EUROPE 1972 TOUR DATES
All shows included in their entirety
April 7 Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
April 8 Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley
April 11 Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
April 14 Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen
April 16 Aarhus University, Aarhus
April 17 Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen
April 21 Beat Club, Bremen
April 24 Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf
April 26 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt
April 29 Musikhalle, Hamburg
May 3 Olympia Theatre, Paris
May 4 Olympia Theatre, Paris
May 7 Bickershaw Festival, Wigan
May 10 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
May 11 Rotterdam Civic Hall, Rotterdam
May 13 Lille Fairgrounds, Lille
May 16 Theatre Hall, Luxembourg
May 18 Kongressaal – Deutsches Museum, Munich
May 23 Strand Lyceum, London
May 24 Strand Lyceum, London
May 25 Strand Lyceum, London
May 26 Strand Lyceum, London
This boxed set will not available in stores or from any other online retailer – only at Dead.net.
Includes: 60+ discs, Book with Liner Notes, Replica Steamer Trunk Box and other memorabilia
Price includes free domestic shipping; Excludes taxes.
International shipping additional charge.