The GRATEFUL DEAD – ” Live At Wembley Empire Pool London 4th February 1972 ” Black Friday Record Store Day

Posted: November 17, 2022 in MUSIC

This RSD Black Friday, Rhino is releasing ten exclusive releases spanning their eclectic roster. Limited edition releases will include selections from Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, The Cure, The Doors, Duran Duran, Eric Burdon & WAR, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, Madonna, and Todd Rundgren. These will be available on November 25th.

Available for the first time on vinyl, the Grateful Dead opened their famed Europe ’72 tour at the sold-out, cavernous Wembley Empire Pool in London. Including performances of their best-known songs, a healthy dose of music from the SKULL & ROSES album, and more than a half dozen songs from Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir’s respective 1972 solo albums.

When the Grateful Dead opened their famed Europe ’72 tour at the sold-out, cavernous Wembley Empire Pool in London, they signalled from the very start that they meant business.

From the very first notes of this show’s opener, “Greatest Story Ever Told,” the Dead were “on,” performing a mix of their best-known songs including “Truckin’” and “Sugar Magnolia,” a healthy dose of music from their most recent album, the live album that was a critical commercial success “Skull & Roses”, including “The Other One,” “Not Fade Away” “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad,” and “Wharf Rat,” along with more than a half dozen songs from Bob’s and Jerry’s respective 1972 solo albums. If the Dead had opening-night jitters at this show, they sure masked it well with confidence, inventiveness, and inspiration, all hallmarks of what would become known as one of the Grateful Dead’s greatest tours ever.

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