“This was one of those gateway records that take you and move you in different directions. I had heard the Dead before, so I was a bit of a fan. If you grew up when I did, you were gonna hear about the Dead. So I knew Truckin’ and Box Of Rain and a few other things.
“Europe ’72 sucked me right in. It’s a great, great live record. I put it right up there with Frampton Comes Alive! and The Last Waltz – those are other two enormous live records during the ‘70s. More than anything the Dead did in the studio, this album really defined them and captured their true essence. Obviously, they became an enormous live band, and you can tell why by listening to what they did on Europe ’72.”