1. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 1972: The Complete Recordings Vinyl Box Set Vinyl
  2. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 1972: The Complete Recordings Vinyl Box Set Vinyl
  3. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 1972: The Complete Recordings Vinyl Box Set Vinyl
  4. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 1972: The Complete Recordings Vinyl Box Set Vinyl

Grateful Dead

Lyceum Theatre 1972: The Complete Recordings

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· 4 Complete Shows On Vinyl For The First Time Ever
Lyceum Theatre, London, England (5/23/72)
Lyceum Theatre, London, England (5/24/72)
Lyceum Theatre, London, England (5/25/72)
Lyceum Theatre, London, England (5/26/72)
· New artwork by Brian Blomerth and classic designs from EUROPE ’72: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS by Scott McDougall
· 52-page book featuring an essay by noted Dead scholar Nicholas Meriwether
· Sourced from recordings by Betty Cantor, Janet Furman, Bob Matthews, Rosie & Wizard
Mixed by Jeffrey Norman
· Mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer David Glasser
· Restoration and Speed Correction by Plangent Processes
· Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 4,000

"What fans heard in these four {Lyceum} shows was both a history of the Dead and a survey of their unique vision of American music, from folk to rock, with blues and R&B and country-and-western and Bakersfield all included, all melded together by the improvisational spirit of American jazz in a small-group format that owed much to European classical music.

The repertoire made a statement: this is who we are. And while that honored their roots and surveyed their history and evolution, the overwhelming focus was on the present. At the Lyceum, showgoers heard a tapestry of music that knit together the disparate strands of the ’60s psychedelic baroque of AOXOMOXOA and LIVE/DEAD with the Americana turn epitomized by WORKINGMAN’S DEAD and AMERICAN BEAUTY, which in many ways both continued and culminated in Skull and Roses. English fans were especially delighted to hear the new songs — for fans accustomed to bands using concerts to promote their records, that kind of generosity was striking. Those songs showed a band that was consolidating and deepening its distinctive approach to American vernacular music while still expanding the range of what that could include. Pigpen’s two originals added a distinctive flourish, but the new tunes also made it clear that Weir had emerged in his own right as a singer and songwriter, as well as showing that the wellsprings that fed Garcia and Hunter’s music were drawing on ever deeper aquifers." - Nicholas Meriwether

Imagine, if you will, being amongst the first to witness the merry band of misfits that had taken over the good ol' U.S. of A. conquer foreign lands. When the Grateful Dead first unleashed their magic on the cautiously optimistic patrons of Wembley of 4/7/72 and 4/8/72, it was with the idea they would have just these two nights to impress a traditionally reserved London crowd. It turned out to be a smashing success, and they set about locking in four dates at one of London’s most storied venues, the Lyceum Theatre, to wrap up what some consider one of the greatest tours in rock history.

On these four nights, we find the band hell-bent on telling 'em "how it's gonna be," and boy, did they ever. Powered by what Jerry called "peak optimism," they delivered a steady dose of "primal Dead," - sometimes searing, sometimes soulful, sometimes serious, but always unwavering in focus. This willful determination moved them through transitive takes on "Dark Star," to majestic heights with "The Other One," through marathon runs of "Playing," another minute, another mile. It found Phil, philosophizing on how to "put our music into a place," Bob and Jerry masterfully dueling as two of the top songwriters of their time, Bill elegantly ferrying songs to new lengths, and new members Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux adding organic warmth. And Pigpen? Well, he dotted his beloved classics - "Good Lovin'," "Mr. Charlie," "Lovelight," "Two Souls In Communion" - through set after set, conjuring up more clarity and charisma than anyone would have expected for his final few shows.

Due July 29th, LYCEUM 1972: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS marks the Dead’s largest vinyl boxed set of all time, a 24-LP collection featuring these storied final four nights in their entirety on 180-gram vinyl for the first time ever. Limited to just 4,000 copies, the individually-numbered set comes in a colorful slipcase with new artwork by Brian Blomerth. The four shows are organized in individual clamshell boxes, each one featuring the cover art that Scott McDougall created for each concert in EUROPE ’72: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS. The accompanying book includes a new in-depth look at the Lyceum shows by noted Dead scholar Nicholas Meriwether. And that all-important question of sound? Jeffrey Norman's luscious mixes are finally being heard in their full analog beauty. It all makes for a jolly good time, indeed!

. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 5/23/72
A1. Promised Land 3:20
A2. Sugaree 7:15
A3. Mr. Charlie 3:49
A4. Black-Throated Wind 5:38
B1. Tennessee Jed 7:40
B2. Next Time You See Me 4:54
B3. Jack Straw 4:49
C1. China Cat Sunflower > 5:09
C2. I Know You Rider 6:13
C3. Me And My Uncle 3:22
C4. Chinatown Shuffle 2:57
C5. Big Railroad Blues 3:45
D1. The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) 8:04
D2. Playing In The Band 12:38
E1. Sitting On Top Of The World 3:16
E2. Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu 4:51
E3. Mexicali Blues 3:29
E4. Good Lovin' 11:41
F1. Casey Jones 6:46
F2. Ramble On Rose 6:15
G1. Dark Star > 20:55
H1. Dark Star > 10:14
H2. Morning Dew 11:36
I1. He's Gone 8:52
I2. Sugar Magnolia 6:59
I3. Comes A Time 6:41
J1. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > 8:52
J2. Not Fade Away > 4:53
J3. Hey Bo Diddley > 4:30
J4. Not Fade Away 3:06
K1. Uncle John's Band 6:59
. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 5/24/72
L1. Cold Rain And Snow 5:43
L2. Beat It On Down The Line 3:34
L3. Mr. Charlie 4:03
L4. Deal 4:35
L5. Me And My Uncle 3:09
M1. Hurts Me Too 7:44
M2. Dire Wolf 4:20
M3. Black-Throated Wind 6:37
M4. Chinatown Shuffle 2:49
N1. China Cat Sunflower > 5:51
N2. I Know You Rider 6:07
N3. Playing In The Band 11:55
O1. You Win Again 4:16
O2. Jack Straw 4:59
O3. Casey Jones 6:16
O4. Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu 5:11
P1. Mexicali Blues 3:52
P2. Black Peter 8:36
P3. Mexican Hat Dance 1:31
Q1. Truckin' > 11:57
Q2. Drums > 1:50
Q3. The Other One 9:21
R1. The Other One 21:03
S1. Sing Me Back Home 11:04
S2. Sugar Magnolia 6:46
T1. Turn On Your Lovelight > 12:08
T2. The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) 8:21
U1. One More Saturday Night 5:27
. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 5/25/72
V1. Promised Land 3:22
V2. Brown-Eyed Women 3:55
V3. Big Boss Man 6:15
V4. Black-Throated Wind 5:59
W1. Tennessee Jed 7:38
W2. Mr. Charlie 4:07
W3. Jack Straw 4:51
X1. China Cat Sunflower > 4:32
X2. I Know You Rider 5:45
X3. Me And Bobby McGee 5:49
Y1. Good Lovin' 14:53
Z1. Playing In The Band 15:54
AA1. Brokedown Palace 6:39
AA2. Casey Jones 6:58
AA3. Me And My Uncle 3:36
BB1. Big Railroad Blues 3:45
BB2. Chinatown Shuffle 2:46
BB3. Ramble On Rose 6:33
CC1. Uncle John's Band > 9:50
CC2. Wharf Rat 8:58
DD1. Dark Star 21:33
EE1. Dark Star > 13:23
EE2. Sugar Magnolia 7:29
FF1. Comes A Time 7:40
FF2. El Paso 4:52
FF3. Sitting On Top Of The World 3:50
GG1. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > 10:02
GG2. One More Saturday Night 4:59
. Grateful Dead - Lyceum Theatre 5/26/72
HH1. Promised Land 3:48
HH2. Sugaree 7:34
HH3. Mr. Charlie 3:55
HH4. Black-Throated Wind 6:17
II1. Loser 6:55
II2. Next Time You See Me 4:52
II3. El Paso 4:43
JJ1. Dire Wolf 4:37
JJ2. The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) 7:23
KK1. Playing In The Band 18:13
LL1. He's Gone 9:09
LL2. Cumberland Blues 5:28
LL3. Jack Straw 5:12
MM1. Chinatown Shuffle 2:58
MM2. China Cat Sunflower > 6:16
MM3. I Know You Rider 5:34
NN1. Not Fade Away > 6:54
NN2. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 8:16
NN3. Not Fade Away 3:00
OO1. Truckin' 17:36
PP1. The Other One > 10:53
PP2. Drums > 2:18
PP3. The Other One 4:25
QQ1. The Other One > 8:02
QQ2. Morning Dew 11:56
RR1. The Other One > 5:50
RR2. Sing Me Back Home 10:58
SS1. Me And My Uncle 3:45
SS2. Ramble On Rose 6:21
SS3. Sugar Magnolia 8:01
TT1. Casey Jones 6:50
TT2. One More Saturday Night 5:09


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