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Rheinhalle - Dusseldorf, West Germany

Set 1:
Tennessee Jed
Chinatown Shuffle
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Mr. Charlie
Beat It On Down The Line
Playin' In The Band
Next Time You See Me
Me And Bobby McGee
Good Lovin'
Casey Jones

Set 2:
He's Gone
It Hurts Me Too
El Paso
Dark Star
Me And My Uncle
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

One More Saturday Night

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Complete show released from the vault as "Rockin’ The Rhein".

The highlight is definitely Dark Star > Me and My Uncle > Dark Star. The Dark Star is a psychedelic experience you won't soon forget, and it melds so smoothly into Me and My Uncle. Great stuff.
-Adam j

Officially released on CD as "Rockin' The Rhein."

Pig's voice still have plenty of vigour in Good Lovin'
He's Gone-enjoyable faster pace
It Hurt's Me Too-Splendid blues ballad
El Paso-Bobby lets the crowd know where the song is based from.
Dark Star-cosmic in all it's potential
Quick Me & My Uncle then full fledge sonic jam with beautifully calm tranistion into Wharf Rat. Jerry stretches out the initial lyrics almost as good as the late 73 Boston shows. The rest of show is ....


Check out Garcia's playing in It Hurts Me To. The cleanest blues I've ever heard him play.
-Brianmerrilyn (02/06/2008)

Inside the Rockin The Rhein CD it states the set list was actually rearranged all these years and even shows pictures of the actual reels with the same rearranged set list. It was done this way to preserve sets of songs that segue into each other. The only other place i found this same info was on iTunes page for the Rockin The Rhein CD. I highly reccommend buying an actual copy of this cd though instead of on iTunes just for the pictures and poster it comes with.

Sets 2 and 3 are actually as follows:

Set 2:
Dark Star
Me And My Uncle
Dark Star
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3:
He's Gone
It Hurts Me Too
El Paso
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Not Fade Away

-Chris (09/13/2008)

Way out there Dark Star, if you listen hard enough, you can hear Jerry say, "Make it Weirder!!!!"

Awesome playin, you should have this recording, as well as the 4/26
- (03/21/2009)

I got this for my 72 europe good lovin fetish not that tight this night pig was ill but i think thats why he gave everything he had left on this final tour rockin the rhine has the the final pig led lovelight from later in the tour in england
-Stagger lee (06/28/2009)

BEST SUGER MAG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Anonymous (09/20/2009)

This is what is says on the iTunes page for this CD:

Although the Grateful Dead's 1972 European excursion has been the subject of several multi-volume packages, Rockin' the Rhein With the Grateful Dead (2004) is the first inclusive and unedited concert taken from their initial full-fledged tour outside North America. According to the liner notes "...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." Producer Jeffrey Norman commented, "I realize everyone is used to the CD order because that's the order on the [surreptitiously traded] rough mixes, but that's not truly how the sets went down. I found that out when I put on the multi-tracks and listened to the segues between songs, as well as the '...thank you we'll be right back...' after [both] "Casey Jones" and "Sugar Magnolia." If we had kept the original set order, we would have had to break up the long segments. [The approach we chose] seemed a more musically, if not historically, pleasing thing to do." Hence, there were, in fact, three sets played that night. The first is replicated as it happened, while the second boasted the meaty "Dark Star" suite running through "Sugar Magnolia." According to Norman, the third consisted of: "He's Gone," "It Hurts Me Too," "El Paso," "Not Fade Away">"Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad">"Not Fade Away (Reprise)," followed by the "One More Saturday Night" encore. That noteworthy historical caveat aside, casual enthusiasts as well as Deadheads alike have long praised 1972 as a challenging and pivotal era. A rousing "Truckin'" kicks things off, initiating a set that yielded effective run-throughs of primarily newer tunes, such as Bob Weir's (guitar/vocals) Bakersfield-influenced "Black-Throated Wind," Jerry Garcia's (guitar/vocals) "Loser," and the Ron "Pigpen" McKernan-led "Chinatown Shuffle," "Mr. Charlie," and "Next Time You See Me." Things really begin to gel during the "China Cat Sunflower">"I Know You Rider" coupling. Their inspired interaction on the pairing continues for "Playing in the Band," foreshadowing the epic "Dark Star" ahead. Keeping to the track list here, the next set commences with the second-ever live performance of "He's Gone" that suffers a few minor growing pains perhaps not even discernible to the casual listener. The aforementioned "Dark Star">"Me & My Uncle">"Wharf Rat"> "Sugar Magnolia" finds them unleashing their true psychedelic potential as the collective improvisations are nothing short of transportational. While practically anything would pale in comparison, the reading of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" — split by a refreshing "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" — maintains a substantive energy level and boasts some of Garcia's trademark crystalline string work. The bonus tracks feature two McKernan classics from May 24, 1972, at the Lyceum in London. The highlight is an exhilarating "(Turn on Your) Lovelight," which marks the final time the concert staple was driven by Pigpen, as failing health prohibited him from touring again. Accompanying the discs is a nine-panel poster sporting black-and-white photos and a replica of artwork. Parties purchasing Rockin' the Rhein (2004) from the band's own merchandising website can take advantage of a CD premium offering 73 minutes from a series of March 1972 shows for the Academy of Music, New York City March 1972 (2004).

-cb18201 (03/07/2010)

according to david lemieux the setlist was only rearranged for the CD to make everything fit and the pictures of the reels inside the CD case had the setlists digitally altered to reflect the CDs rearranged setlist and make it appear as if the songs were actually in this order on the reels themselves.
-cb18201 (11/05/2010)

songs are rearranged on the Europe 72 box set too.
-Anonymous (04/26/2012)

This show is a great one but wow donna is absolutly terrible on gdtrfb with that crazy wailing and out of tune mess. This is a shame because this a very good version of the song except for the before mentioned above. Great show,tour,and year though.
-Anonymous (08/24/2012)

Pretty awesome stuff, as usual for the Europe tour. Dark Star, split down the middle, really is something to behold.
- (03/14/2014)

Nice fast paced He's Gone to start set 2.
-fz (06/08/2017)

The songs are definitely in the CORRECT order on the Europe 72 box.
-Anonymous (08/15/2017)

As arranged on the official release (Europe 72 Box):

Disc 1

Truckin' 11:17
Tennessee Jed 8:01
Chinatown Shuffle 3:10
Black-Throated Wind 6:59
China Cat Sunflower 6:07
I Know You Rider 6:19
Mr. Charlie 4:12
Beat It On Down the Line 3:30
Loser 6:39

Disc 2

Playing in the Band 11:40
Next Time You See Me 4:41
Me and Bobby McGee 6:20
Good Lovin' 17:30
Casey Jones 6:12

Disc 3

Dark Star 25:45
Me and My Uncle 3:23
Dark Star 14:38
Wharf Rat 9:16
Sugar Magnolia 7:47

Disc 4

He's Gone 10:33
It Hurts Me Too 8:34
El Paso 4:47
Not Fade Away 3:19
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad 6:30
Not Fade Away 3:01
One More Saturday Night 4:44

-Bookkeeper (12/20/2018)

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Band Configuration
(03/25/72 - 06/17/72)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Keyboard: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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