What is it about the Grateful Dead and a never ending supply of happy news? For anyone out there that thought the entire Europe ’72 box was just too massive a release (we’re talking 22 shows spread across 72 (!) discs…), we now have the utterly awesome option to pick and choose shows at our leisure. Yes, each show will be released individually in order of recording date starting with the first 6 shows.
I had a feeling they would do this at some point to pick up on some of the market that just couldn’t bring themselves to commit to the massiveness of purchasing the entire tour, but I had no idea it would happen so quickly! By my calculations, based on digesting individual shows for about 3 months before moving on to the next (my general album guideline), you could buy 4 new Europe ’72 shows a year for the next 5.5 years. That is just ridiculous!
And I could not be happier! Europe ’72 is legendary for night after night of amazing shows by a band that was in peak, peak form. The Bickershaw Festival, Wembley Empire Pool in London, the last night at the Strand Lyceum! Oh man, it’s going to be a good 5 and a half years…
Check it out here!