Lot of 16 Grateful Dead Europe 72 Shows! London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rotterdam!!
May 26, 2018
June 02, 2018
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Ok my fellow 'heads. I'm moving soon and am liquidating the last of my precious Europe '72 set. You will get all 16 of the shows listed below - a lot that essentially includes All of the Big Boys! As you can see in the pics one of the cases is torn a bit because of the cardboard sleeves they used - they are EXTREMELY tight fitting with disc retrieval from the spined interior, making a major PITA to get them out. I thus put most in padded sleeves to make it easier to retrieve them if needed, and to protect them better. Most discs are flawless, but some may have a mark or two - nothing that affects playback in any way however. I'm a collector like anyone looking at this listing and have sold dozens of Dead shows here over the last year or two to happy fellow travellers.
See my other auctions for the limited edition of Fare Thee Well 12 cd/3 blu ray box and an unopened copy of Get Shown The Light - May 1977.
Here's the list:
#2 - 4/8/72 - Wembley Empire Pool, London - The first Dark Star of the tour on disc 3! After a relatively bland first night, the boys ripped it open on night 2 making this a top 5 show right out of the gate.
#4 - 4/14/72 - Tivoli Concert Hall Copenhagen, Denmark - Another blistering Dark Star & easily a top 5 show of the tour
#5 - 4/16/72 - Stakladen, Aarhaus University, Aarhaus, Denmark #6 - 4/17/72 - Tivoli Concert Hall Copenhagen, Denmark. Dark Star once again on disc 3.
#7 - 4/21/72 - Beat Club, Bremen, Germany - a fun little 10 track tv appearance in West Germany
#8 - 4/24/72 - Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany - Blistering show that needed 4 discs. Dark Star and my favorite He's Gone. And sue me, but I love a solid Black Throated Wind, and the first set delivers nicely.
#9 - 4/26/72 - Jarhundert Halle, Frankfurt West Germany - Another top 5 from the tour that needed 4 discs.
#11 - 5/3/72 - Olympia Theater, Paris, France - 4 discs of true brilliance from start to finish. The most underrated show of the tour in my opinion. Not a bad note was played.
#12 - 5/4/72 - Olympia Theater, Paris, France - Many consider this the best show and best Dark Star of the tour. It's up there for sure.
#13 - 5/7/72 - Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England - My sentimental favorite for the stories that go with it, playing in a giant field in the middle of nowhere and shephards mixing with hippies in the English rain. Oh, and another stellar Dark Star and a brilliant China > Rider.
#15 - 5/11/72 - Grote Zaal de Doelen - Rotterdam, Holland - another top 5 pick - 4 discs and a great Dark Star (can you see why I kept these yet?)
#17 - 5/16/72 - Le Grande Salle du Grande Theater - Luxembourg - a nice 2 disc pallet cleanser for the rest to come.
#19 - 5/23/72 - Lyceum Theater - London England - Pick any of these final four shows in London and you'll find someone who says it's the best of the tour.
#20 - 5/24/72 - Lyceum Theater - London England - A great western show ending on a stellar Lovelight and One More Saturday Night
#21 - 5/25/72 - Lyceum Theater - London England - Comes a Time? GDTRFB? China>Rider? Brokedown? Just incredible.
#22 - 5/26/72 - Lyceum Theater - London England - The Grandaddy of them all for most. Top 5 show of the tour, maybe of all time. Insane Other One!!
So there you go - you get 16 of the 22 shows from the tour! All the big shows are here! Best of all, i'm just going to list these with a 99 cent starting bid and NO RESERVE!
I will pack and ship these with great care and send via priority mail to ensure you have it within 2 or 3 days.