Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead

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Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead
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Live album by Grateful Dead
Released May 25, 2004
Recorded April 24, 1972
Genre Psychedelic rock
Jam band
Length 3:47:02
Label Rhino Records
Producer David Lemieux
Jeffrey Norman
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 31
(2004)Dick's Picks Volume 312004
Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead
(2004)
Dick's Picks Volume 32
(2004)Dick's Picks Volume 322004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead is a Grateful Dead triple live album released in 2004. It was recorded April 24, 1972, at "Rheinhallen" (Halle Sechs der Messe Düsseldorf), in the German town of Düsseldorf, during the band's famous European tour of 1972. The complete concert is included, but the order of the tracks on the CD was altered to fit the show on three discs, while preserving groups of segued tracks.

The two bonus tracks, "Turn On Your Lovelight" and "The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)", were recorded May 24, 1972, in London, England. Additional tracks from this date had been previously released on Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead. Pre-orders through the Grateful Dead Store included a bonus disc, recorded during the band's seven-day run at the Academy of Music in New York City, the last American shows before the European tour. More from this run was released on Dick's Picks Volume 30 and Dave's Picks Volume 14.

The April 24, 1972 show was later released with the entire tour, and the song order intact, on four discs as part of Europe '72: The Complete Recordings, along with the London tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

First set:
  1. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Hunter, Lesh, Weir) – 11:04
  2. "Tennessee Jed" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:07
  3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (Ron "Pigpen" McKernan) – 3:06
  4. "Black-Throated Wind" (Barlow, Weir) – 6:51
  5. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:06
  6. "I Know You Rider" (traditional) – 6:19
  7. "Mr. Charlie" (Hunter, McKernan) – 4:16
  8. "Beat It on Down the Line" (Fuller) – 3:21
  9. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:34
  10. "Playing in the Band" (Mickey Hart, Weir, Hunter) – 11:23
  11. "Next Time You See Me" (Forest, Harvey) – 4:37
  12. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Foster, Kristofferson) – 6:10 [a]

Disc two[edit]

First set, continued:
  1. "Good Lovin'" (Clark, Resnick) – 18:39
  2. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:15
Third set: [b]
  1. "He's Gone" (Garcia, Hunter) – 10:31
  2. "Hurts Me Too" (James, Sehorn) – 8:36
  3. "El Paso" (Robbins) – 4:44
Bonus tracks – May 24 – Lyceum Theatre, London, England:
  1. "Turn on Your Love Light" > (Malone, Scott) – 12:04 [c]
  2. "The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)" (McKernan) – 8:23

Disc three[edit]

Second set: [b]
  1. "Dark Star" > (Grateful Dead, Hunter) – 25:46
  2. "Me & My Uncle" > (Phillips) – 3:22
  3. "Dark Star" > (Grateful Dead, Hunter) – 14:53
  4. "Wharf Rat" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:58
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Hunter, Weir) – 8:03
Third set, continued: [b]
  1. "Not Fade Away" > (Holly, Petty) – 3:17
  2. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" > (traditional) – 6:31
  3. "Not Fade Away" (Holly, Petty) – 3:01
Encore:
  1. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:49

Notes

  1. ^ Previously released on Weir Here.
  2. ^ a b c "Due to the length limitations of the CD format, some very minor adjustments had to be made to the show's running order, both to keep all of the musical sequences intact and to present you with the complete show, unabridged." (CD liner notes)
  3. ^ "...This is the last-ever version of "Turn on Your Lovelight" sung by Pigpen, included for your enjoyment." (CD liner notes)

Bonus Disc[edit]

"Academy of Music, New York City March 1972"

  1. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) - 10:00
  2. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) - 7:45
  3. "Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)" (Grateful Dead) - 19:02 [a]
  4. "Jam" (Grateful Dead) - 6:20
  5. "Uncle John's Band" (Garcia, Hunter) - 7:55
  6. "Dark Star" (Garcia, Hart, Kreutzmann, McKernan, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) - 22:39
  • Tracks 1 & 6, March 23, 1972
  • Tracks 2 - 5, March 22, 1972

Note

  1. ^ Edited version of performance

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead:

Production

  • Betty Cantor-Jackson – recording
  • Bob Matthews – recording
  • Jim Furman – recording
  • Dennis Leonard – recording
  • Jeffrey Norman – mixing
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives – archival research
  • Richard Biffle – cover art
  • Mary Ann Mayer – photographs
  • Grateful Dead Archives – photographs
  • Brian Connors – art coordination
  • Robert Minkin – package layout and production
  • Wizard – doodles [Inside the CD package are pictures of the actual tape reels with drawings on the protective covers]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 75[4]
2004 Top Internet albums 75[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead, The Music Box, October 2004
  3. ^ Kot, Greg. Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stone, June 24, 2004
  4. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Grateful Dead". Retrieved March 1, 2009.