June 19, 2010 – 4:07 am

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Paris 1972 [no label, 4CD]

Live at the Olympia Theratre, Paris, France, May 4, 1972, Very good soundboard.

This is what icepetal posted at “Consistently, the shows from Europe ’72 were hot from start to finish. The band seemed thrilled to be on the other side of the pond, and most shows were charged right out of the gate with strong energy and excitement… There is no denying that this tour marked a certain zenith in creative output by the Grateful Dead… In certain circles there is the persistent rationale that the folks in control of the Dead’s musical archive should simply release an enormous box set containing every note of this tour from front to back.”

For casual fans, the Dead’s Golden Road boxset would suffice as it contains the Europe ‘72 compilation as well as additional tracks. But for diehards, each Dead show is as interesting as the next and the ‘72 tour is memorable not only for the performances but the general groove and spirit of the sets. For the Paris dates, the Golden Road boxset already featured Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower and I Know You Rider from the May 3 show and Sugar Magnolia from the May 4 show.

Now, fans can enjoy the rest of the May 4 show. Thanks to Charlie Miller who transferred and mastered the tracks; Steve Rolfe for sharing the DATs; and to analog2 for sharing the lossless tracks on the internet. This is what analog2 noted:

- Second Set disc changes are seamless
- Cut at start of Casey Jones
- Cut at end of Dark Star
- Cut in Not Fade Away
- Diginoise in Big Railroad Blues patched with shnid#20562
- Next Time You see Me is from a different source

Especially ideal for that long drive or those who have a couple of hours to chill out.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing. They are officially released on Europe ‘72: The Complete Recordings.

Disc 1/Set 1:
Track 101. Greatest Story Ever Told
Track 102. Deal
Track 103. Mr. Charlie
Track 104. Beat It On Down The Line
Track 105. Brown Eyed Women
Track 106. Chinatown Shuffle
Track 107. Playing In The Band
Track 108. You Win Again
Track 109. It Hurts Me Too
Track 110. He’s Gone
Track 111. El Paso
Track 112. Big Railroad Blues
Track 113. The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)
Track 114. Casey Jones

Disc 2/Set 2:
Track 201. Good Lovin’
Track 202. Next Time You See Me
Track 203. Ramble On Rose
Track 204. Jack Straw

Disc 3/Set 2 (cont)
Track 301. Dark Star
Track 302. Drums
Track 303. Dark Star (cont)
304. Sugar Magnolia* – omitted
Track 305. Sing Me Back Home
Track 306. Mexicali Blues
Track 307. Big Boss Man
Track 308. Uncle John’s Band

Disc 4/Set 2 (cont)
Track 401. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad
Track 402. Not Fade Away
Track 403. One More Saturday Night

* Available on The Golden Road boxset.

Click on the link to order Grateful Dead’s The Golden Road Box Set.

  1. 11 Responses to “GRATEFUL DEAD - PARIS 1972”

  2. What a thrill! Thanks “BoogIe-BIg-O” for this show of the Dead in Paris. I was there,although i can´t remember if it was the day 3 or 4! But the sound is so good that it makes me feel like if i was there again. And..the best is..more tomorrow…and the day after! You really are putting a note of happyness in these “crisis days! Thanks again in name of all the Dead fans..or “Heads”!

    By Pat on Jun 19, 2010

  3. I have been a fan of Big O for a while now. This is the 1st time I can remember 2 Grateful Dead shows posted at the the same time. Better yet, 2 shows of one of their best tours if not their best tour in their 30 year career. I saw the first show the band played in the U.S. after coming back from Europe, the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles 38 years ago this week. It was my 10th Dead show but I still had not “gotten it”. After the 1972 Hollywood Bowl, I became a true fan seeing 240 G.D. shows. The Europe 72 tour somehow transformed the band into “one beyond description”. After my experience June 72, I would never be the same. Europe 72 has much to do with that. Oh yeah, every rock group that came after the Grateful Dead owe them a big THANK YOU. The Dead were probably more responsible than any other musical group for making sure that the sound would be “just exactly perfect”, as possible, for every paying attendee!

    By charles on Jun 20, 2010

  4. Great Thanks Man for this Music!!

    By Udo on Jun 20, 2010

  5. Here’s the whole show for download

    By Ross Warner on Jun 20, 2010

  6. Nugs is a great site, but at 128 kbps, the sound could easily be upgraded.

    By todd on Jun 21, 2010

  7. Thank you Big-O!

    By California Jim on Feb 8, 2015

  8. broken links again…
    track 109
    track 114
    track 202
    track 305
    downloadsize less than 1KB

    By R. Daniels on Mar 25, 2015

  9. Hello R Daniels

    Links are OK. Site could have been busy. Please try again.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 25, 2015

  10. Thanks BigO…may too impatient…sorry…

    By R. Daniels on Mar 25, 2015

  11. This entire show was released by The Dead as part of their Europe 72 box set. It was also released as a separate package by Rhino.

    By Luis Torregrosa on Mar 25, 2015

  12. Hello Luis

    Thanks for the feedback.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 25, 2015

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