Rockin' the Rhein

A Live Recording from April 24, 1972 at the Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany

Released: 2004


Truckin' [11:04]
Tennessee Jed [8:07]
Chinatown Shuffle [3:06]
Black-Throated Wind [6:51]
China Cat Sunflower --> [6:06]
I Know You Rider [6:19]
Mr. Charlie [4:16]
Beat It On Down the Line [3:21]
Loser [7:34]
Playin' In the Band [11:23]
Next Time You See Me [4:37]
Me & Bobby McGee [6:10]

Good Lovin' [18:39]
Casey Jones [6:15]
He's Gone [10:31]
Hurts Me Too [8:36]
El Paso [4:44]
Lovelight --> [12:04]
The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) [8:23]

Dark Star --> [25:46]
Me & My Uncle --> [3:22]
Dark Star --> [14:53]
Wharf Rat --> [8:58]
Sugar Magnolia [8:03]
Not Fade Away --> [3:17]
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad --> [6:31]
Not Fade Away [3:01]
One More Saturday Night [4:49]


Liner Notes:

This CD release was produced from the original 16-track analog master tapes running at 15 inches per second. 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. A note on the bonus tracks at the end of CD #2, from May 24, 1972, at The Lyceum in London: this is the last-ever version of "Turn On Your Lovelight" sung by Pigpen, included for your enjoyment.



Grateful Dead
Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf
West Germany April 24, 1972

Jerry Garcia: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux: Vocals
Keith Godchaux: Piano
Bill Kreutzmann: Drums
Phil Lesh: Electric Bass, Vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan: Organ, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals
Bob Weir: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Recorded by: Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor, Dennis Leonard, Jim Furman
Mixed by: Jeffrey Norman at Club Front
Tape Archivist: David Lemieux
Archival Research: Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
Cover Art: Richard Biffle/
Photographs: Mary Ann Mayer and Grateful Dead Archives
Tape Box Doodles by: Wizard
Art Coordination: Brian Connors
Package Layout and Production: Robert Minkin/



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Rockin' the Rhein was released in May 2004. It is a live recording of 4/24/72 from the Rheinhalle in Duesseldoft, Germany with some filler from 5/24/72 at The Strand Lyceum, London, England. The very next show after 4/24/72 was 4/26/72 at Jahrhundert Hall in Frankfurt, Germany, which previously was released as the album Hundred Year Hall in 1995. The filler on the second CD was Lovelight --> The Stranger with the rest of the album coming from 4/24/72. This particular Lovelight was the last sung by Pigpen before his death. Two other releases which came from this particularly awesome European tour were the classic Europe '72 and Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead.

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