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Grateful Dead: Live at the Lyceum Theatre, London England 05/28/72


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The Grateful Dead’s first tour outside of North America was immortalized on Europe ’72, a triple live album that distilled peak moments from the 22 shows the band played in six countries for thousands of Europeans. A triumph critically and commercially when it was released in November 1972, today the double-platinum album is an integral part of the Dead’s live legacy and beloved by generations of fans. Appreciation for the extraordinary tour grew in 2011 when every show was released in the unprecedented, 73-CD boxed set, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first show from the Dead’s European adventure. It took place on April 7, 1972, at Wembley Empire Pool in London. To mark the milestone, Rhino and Dead.net are announcing a series of upcoming releases and events connected to the celebrated tour.

This 4-CD set of LYCEUM THEATRE: MAY 26, 1972 from Rhino spotlights the epic last show of the Dead’s European tour. Notably, it was also the group’s penultimate performance with founding member, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who died in March the following year. Despite his failing health, Pigpen electrified European audiences with his charismatic performances of “Chinatown Shuffle,” “Good Lovin’” and (his latest song) “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion).” The tour, and the show, represents a bittersweet capstone to his too-short career.

Tracklist

Disc 1
1. Promised Land
2. Sugaree
3. Mr. Charlie
4. Black-Throated Wind
5. Loser
6. Next Time You See Me
7. El Paso
8. Dire Wolf
9. The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)
10. Playing In The Band
11. He’s Gone

Disc 2
1. Cumberland Blues
2. Jack Straw
3. Chinatown Shuffle
4. China Cat Sunflower
5. I Know You Rider
6. Not Fade Away
7. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
8. Not Fade Away

Disc 3
1. Truckin’
2. The Other One
3. Drums
4. The Other One
5. The Other One
6. Morning Dew
7. The Other One
8. Sing Me Back Home

Disc 4
1. Me And My Uncle
2. Ramble On Rose
3. Sugar Magnolia
4. Casey Jones
5. One More Saturday Night

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