Friday 10/14/22 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Grateful Dead – Europe ’72 (1972)

Europe ’72 is a live triple album by the Grateful Dead, released November 5, 1972. It covers the band’s tour of Western Europe in April and May that year, and showcases live favourites, extended improvisations and several new songs including “Jack Straw” and “Brown Eyed Women”. The album was the first to include pianist Keith Godchaux and his wife, vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux, and the last to feature founding member Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who died shortly after its release.

The European tour was expensive and logistically complicated, and the band’s record company hoped that a live album would recoup its costs. Consequently, the entire tour was recorded, with highlights making it onto the final release. Europe ’72 is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed albums by the Dead. It was one of the first triple-record rock albums to be certified gold by RIAA; the album has since been certified double platinum. A second volume was released in 2011, in conjunction with the release of the entire 22-date tour as Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings.

  1. “Cumberland Blues” 5:41
  2. “He’s Gone” 6:57
  3. “One More Saturday Night” 4:47
  4. “Jack Straw” 4:48
  5. “You Win Again” 4:00
  6. “China Cat Sunflower” 5:33
  7. “I Know You Rider” 5:03
  8. “Brown Eyed Women” 4:37
  9. “Hurts Me Too” 7:18
  10. “Ramble On Rose” 6:01
  11. “Sugar Magnolia” 7:10
  12. “Mr. Charlie” 3:37
  13. “Tennessee Jed” 7:10
  14. “The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)” 6:50
  15. “Truckin” 13:06
  16. “Epilog” 5:06
  17. “Prologue” 7:38
  18. “Morning Dew” 11:41
  19. “Looks Like Rain” 7:37
  20. “Good Lovin'” 18:30
  21. “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” 4:39
  22. “Who Do You Love?” 0:23
  23. “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” 1:44
  24. “Good Lovin'” 3:04
  25. “The Yellow Dog Story” 3:09

Jerry Garcia – lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir – rhythm guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass guitar, vocals
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – organ, harmonica, vocals
Keith Godchaux – piano
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Donna Godchaux – backing vocals
Robert Hunter – songwriter