Editors’ Notes Although technically this was their second consecutive "live" release (and third since 1969), Europe '72 was intended to serve as a "studio" album, introducing a slew of new, mostly country-inflected songs to their catalog. With their Old West imagery and distinct twang, Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter compositions like "Ramble on Rose," "Brown Eyed Women," and "Tennessee Jed" (plus the Hnter-Pigpen atom "Mr. Charlie" and the Hunter-Bob Weir saga "Jack Straw") all fit together superbly as a kind of Americana song cycle, giving the set a welcome cohesiveness. There are also vibrant, extended readings of earlier favorites like "Sugar Magnolia," "Truckin'," and "China Cat Sunflower"/"I Know You Rider." It's an indispensable document of a band at a particularly fertile place in their history, performing some of their most memorable material.

1
5:41
 
2
6:57
 
3
4:47
 
4
4:49
 
5
4:00
 
6
5:32
 
7
5:03
 
8
4:37
 
9
7:18
 
10
6:01
 
11
7:10
 
12
3:37
 
13
7:10
 
14
13:06
 
15
5:06
 
16
7:37
 
17
11:41
 

More by Grateful Dead

Featured On

You Might Also Like