First of all I would like to introduce myself to the English reading audience . I m a customer who lives in Chile (not the UK ) , but pùrchase much merchandise from the UK amazon .
I lived in the US for 16 years . So i know the country's idiosincrcy very well . I also own around 1000 hrs of the Dead's material as an enthusiast on audio format . I also had the luck of seeing the GD 6 times in the 90 s . And as many who are reading or who know the group know they were a splendidly good sounding group live , and usually on record also .
This cd is a reissue of the 1972 album Europe 72 . The gd embarked on a 22 date tour that spring ( April - May ) playing the best halls in Denmark , Holland , Germany England & france . The end product is one of the best periods of this band registered . Songs that now 35 years later sound as current and as fresh , thanks to the great quality of these California musicians
The reissue from now has bonus tracks that are just crackling with energy ( The stranger - two souls in communion ) , and a 5 song marathon from the Tivoli theatre / Amsterdam / that includes one of the best Good Lovins the band ever released . Comparing gd records from another is difficult . Most are very good , and represent the moods of the time . And this one gives us the combination of new - then - keyboard player Keith Godcheaux and & Ron Mackernan ' pigpen ' sharing the keyboard duties , creating timeless and unique contributions to the dead s performances of the period . Pigpen passed away from liver cirrosis a year later so , against doctor s recomendation he went on tour that spring in 1972 . Im glad he did as much good material he was part of was made . And we have to value & listen to . Thanks