Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72

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Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72
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Live album by Grateful Dead
Released July 9, 2002
Recorded April 7 – May 26, 1972
Genre
Length 5:14:05
Label GDM/Arista
Producer
  • David Lemieux
  • Jeffrey Norman
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 25
(2002)Dick's Picks Volume 252002
Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72
(2002)
View from the Vault, Volume Three
(2002)View from the Vault, Volume Three2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 5/5 stars[2]

Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72 is a live box set from the Grateful Dead that collects performances from seven of their eight shows in England during their spring 1972 tour of Europe (their first tour of the UK and continental Europe).[3]

The band visited England three times on the tour. They had booked four concerts in London (condensed to two) and one for Newcastle before touring mainland Europe. After the tour began, an opportunity came to return to England to play the stormy Bickershaw Festival, in between dates in Paris and Amsterdam. To make up for the poor sound and crowded shows at the last-minute replacement venue, the Empire Pool, they added more dates at the end of the tour, returning again to London for four performances at the acoustically favorable Lyceum Theatre in the West End.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Cold Rain and Snow" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:02
  2. "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir) – 6:00
  3. "Mr. Charlie" (Hunter, Ron McKernan) – 3:52
  4. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 7:34
  5. "Mexicali Blues" (John Barlow, Weir) – 4:10
  6. "Big Boss Man" (Luther Dixon, Al Smith) – 6:28
  7. "Deal" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:51
  8. "Jack Straw" (Hunter, Weir) – 5:19[a]
  9. "Big Railroad Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 4:26
  10. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James) – 6:07
  11. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:05
  12. "I Know You Rider/Happy Birthday to You" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 7:50
  13. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 10:10

Note

  1. ^ Also released on Weir Here

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Artie Resnick) – 20:31
  2. "Ramble on Rose" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:41
  3. "Black-Throated Wind" (John Barlow, Weir) – 6:07
  4. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Lonnie Carter, Walter Jacobs) – 3:30
  5. "Comes a Time" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:01
  6. "Turn on Your Love Light" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott) – 13:02
  7. "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 8:22
  8. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 4:54
  9. "Hey! Bo Diddley" (Bo Diddley) – 4:30
  10. "Not Fade Away" (Holly, Petty) – 3:06

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" (Huey Smith) – 5:15
  2. "Black Peter" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:52
  3. "Chinatown Shuffle" (McKernan) – 3:23
  4. "Truckin'" (Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir) – 10:14
  5. "Drums" (Bill Kreutzmann) – 2:44
  6. "The Other One" (Kreutzman, Weir) – 19:31
  7. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:47
  8. "The Other One" (Kreutzman, Weir) – 8:20
  9. "Wharf Rat" (Hunter, Garcia) – 10:48
  10. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:57

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Uncle John's Band" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:20
  2. "The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)" (McKernan) – 7:57
  3. "Dark Star" (Hunter, Garcia, Hart, Kreutzman, Lesh, McKernan, Weir) – 31:27[a]
  4. "Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream" (Hunter, Weir) – 7:15
  5. "Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)" (Grateful Dead) – 17:15[b]
  6. "Brokedown Palace" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:02

Notes

  1. ^ An excerpt of this track was previously released on Glastonbury Fayre
  2. ^ Edited version of the performance

Recording dates[edit]

  • April 7 at the Empire Pool in Wembley – Disc 1, track 1 (introduction only); Disc 3, tracks 4-9
  • April 8 at the Empire Pool – Disc 1, tracks 9 and 10; Disc 2, track 3; Disc 3, track 10; Disc 4, tracks 3-5
  • April 11 at the Newcastle City Hall – Disc 1, tracks 4 and 7; Disc 4, track 6
  • May 7 at the Bickershaw Festival in Wigan – Disc 1, tracks 2-3, 6, 12 (coda only), 13; Disc 2, tracks 1-2 and 6-7
  • May 23 at the Lyceum Theatre in London – Disc 1, tracks 11 and 12; Disc 2, tracks 4 and 5, 7 (coda only), 8-10; Disc 4, tracks 1 and 2
  • May 24 at the Lyceum Theatre – Disc 1, tracks 1 and 5; Disc 3, tracks 1-3
  • May 26 at the Lyceum Theatre – Disc 1, track 8

Two additional tracks from the May 24 concert were later released on Rockin' the Rhein. All of these concerts were later released in their entirety on Europe '72: The Complete Recordings.

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • David Lemieux – compilation producer
  • Jeffrey Norman – mixing
  • Bob Matthews – recording
  • Betty Cantor – recording
  • Dennis Leonard – recording
  • Jim Furman – recording
  • Cassidy Law – project coordination
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Rudson Shurtliff – assistant engineer
  • Mary Ann Mayer – photography
  • Richard Biffle – cover art
  • Robert Minkin – layout design
  • Heard – crew
  • Jackson – crew
  • Kidd – crew
  • Parrish – crew
  • Ramrod – crew
  • Raizene, Winslow – crew
  • Barry – crew
  • Blair Jackson – liner notes
  • Sam Cutler – onstage band introduction

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2002 Billboard 200 160[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72 at Allmusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, The Music Box, November 2002
  3. ^ Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72 at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  4. ^ Europe '72: The Complete Recordings; Rhino Records, 2011. Liner Notes: Gary Lambert, Sam Cutler, Simon Robinson.
  5. ^ "Billboard album chart history — Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72". Retrieved November 18, 2009.