.

Exclusive: Stream 'Tennessee Jed' from the Grateful Dead's 1972 Tour

Track is from the band's massive box set of every show from the tour

April 27, 2011 3:45 PM ET
Exclusive: Stream 'Tennessee Jed' from the Grateful Dead's 1972 Tour
Jan Persson/Redferns/Getty

Click to listen to The Grateful Dead's "Tennessee Jed"

Many Deadheads point to the Grateful Dead's 1972 tour as the group's finest. Bootlegs of the shows have circulated for years, but this fall Rhino is selling a massive 72-disc box set that contains every single show from the 22-city trek. It will retail for $450. Click above to hear an exclusive stream of "Tennessee Jed," recorded in Amsterdam on May 10th, 1972.

 "By the time we're finished, we'll have put two years into this," producer David Lemieux told Rolling Stone in January. "If there was ever a tour that needed a complete release, it was Europe '72. It's one of the top three tours the Dead ever did, and there's a pristine 16-track recording of every show. It's the perfect storm."

Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone: Vote Now!

Phil Lesh told Rolling Stone that he can remember the tour clearly. "In Hamburg, we played in the hall where Brahms played," he said. "In Paris, I literally felt the spirits of Chopin and Debussy. I think that made us play better. I remember being on."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Baby I Need Your Loving”

The Four Tops | 1964

The Four Tops formed 11 years before the release of this ballad, their first hit on Motown. The group had just wrapped up a gig at a Detroit nightclub when Brian Holland, who wrote the song with partners Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, invited them to Motown's studio to record into the wee hours of the night. In 2004, Holland explained how the words came to him one morning: "I was feeling very close to my wife, and thought of singing 'Baby I need your loving.' The phrase just entered my head. I felt she didn't really understand me, so I could explain how I felt through this song."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com