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
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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."

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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."

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