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Massive Live Dead Box Coming in Fall

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Do you love The Grateful Dead? I mean really love-with-capital-letters-bold-italicized-and-underlined LOVE The Grateful Dead? Well, there’s a massive box set coming your way to help you express that love.

In its newest issue, Rolling Stone reports a box is coming from Rhino that will chronicle The Dead’s European tour of 1972 in its entirety, all from original 16-track recordings. It’s going to be 60 discs of 22 shows, in their entirety, unedited and bursting at the seams with liner notes and other bonus material. (This tour has been previously anthologized on the overdubbed Warner Bros. triple album Europe ’72 (1972), the four-disc Arista box Steppin’ Out: England ’72 (2002) and Rhino’s Rockin’ the Rhein with The Grateful Dead (2004).)

Now, the set is available for pre-order through the band’s Web site. But there is sort of a catch. “This individually numbered boxed set will be limited to orders placed with a maximum of 7,200 boxes produced. As a special bonus, the first 3,000 orders will receive a personalized copy,” the site says. “Due to the huge manufacturing costs…we need to hit 3,000 sales before we even go into production.” So make plans for this $450 set soon if you’re a fan.

The box will be due in September. Order it here and hit the jump to see the gigs that will be captured in the set.

The Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2011)

  • 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

Written by Mike Duquette

January 19, 2011 at 15:41

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