Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/DVD (Exclusive)
• Previously unreleased Sunshine Daydream concert film featuring gloriously remastered picture and all new stereo and 5.1 audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman at TRI Studios
• DVD Mastered by Grammy® winning engineer David Glasser at Air Show Mastering
• The complete 8/27/72 concert CD mixed and mastered to HDCD from the original 16 track tapes by Jeffrey Norman
• Audio tapes transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
EXCLUSIVE TO DEAD.NET VERSION:
• Bonus documentary “Grateful Days” featuring brand new interviews with Mountain Girl, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy, Ken Babbs, and more
• 40-page book featuring original essays by Nicholas G. Meriwether, Ken Babbs, Sam Field, Johnny Dwork, and David Lemieux
• Original tie-dye slipcase by Courtenay Pollock
• Illustrations by Grammy-winning artist and designer Steve Vance
• Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500
"The rock music group Grateful Dead is scheduled to perform at a 'potluck picnic' Sunday, sponsored by the Springfield Creamery." Eugene Register-Guard
A "rock picnic." The Field Trip. Kesey's Creamery. August 27, 1972. The Springfield Creamery Benefit. Call it what you will, the sun was beating down hard and bright on that fateful day in Veneta, Oregon when the Grateful Dead heeded Ken Kesey's call to help save the family Creamery. The 100-degree and rising temperatures did not deter the band who were still riding high from their adventures across the pond. It did not discourage filmmakers John Norris, Phil DeGuere, and Sam Field who gained entry into the Dead's tight-knit world with their promise to capture the culture and integrity of the scene. And it certainly didn't inhibit the estimated 20,000 Dead Heads who could not believe their, well, pot...luck.
In fact, this blistering day turned out to be a near-perfect little piece of the Grateful Dead experience and it is with great pleasure, that 41 years later we can present Sunshine Daydream to you the way it was meant to be seen and heard. As Prankster Ken Babbs puts it in the liner notes, this previously unreleased concert film "is a time capsule, a vessel full of exuberant free spirit as exhibited by the enraptured, edified, and satisfied concertgoers, a spirit that can still resound, that can still fill our hearts with joy, with compassion, with that sense and knowledge of our oneness, our open sharing and caring and the belief that the goodness inherent in all of us will continue to shine just as it did in Veneta, Oregon, in 1972. And will prevail." And prevail it does, with its pristine sound and beautiful visuals, the band transporting the audience to other-worldly planes with definitive versions of their beloved songs like "Bertha," "China>Rider," "Playing In The Band,""Greatest Story Ever Told,""Dark Star," and "Sing Me Back Home" and the Dead Heads in their wild and, quite literally, naked glory.
A Dead.net exclusive, this "most requested" and "most revered" show is limited to 12,500 individually numbered copies on DVD. Presented in an original tie-dye slipcase by Courtenay Pollock, the set also includes 40-page book with in-depth essays by David Lemieux, Sam Field, Johnny Dwork, Ken Babbs, and Nicholas G. Meriwether.
This DVD is All-Region.
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"Greatest Story Ever Told"
Who's Who in Sunshine Daydream
"Bertha" Tie-Dye Show
What's Inside Sunshine Daydream
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I am somewhat surprised that this limited edition set has not sold out. It was released on 17 September 2013, just over a year ago.
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Now that I've watched the film a couple of times, played select songs for my little kids (they love the China>Rider), listened to the whole show several times, and read the book twice, I feel kind of petty for complaining earlier about the deluxe vs. retail price. This set is incredible, probably the best ever released by the band, IMO, and one that sort of transcends money. Simply amazing. The book alone, and especially Meriwether's essay, is worth the $25 over retail price for me.
I have the complete euro dead which has some of the best dark star versions being that the dead were in there prime and that's according to my father who saw some of those shows live but I would have to say the version of dark star on sunshine is maybe the best I've ever heard its close to the 30 min version on the euro stuff but no dead songs are alike they all have there own special touch but if you like dark star like I do this is must have also it's limited edit.
Arrived in Leeds (UK) today - looks beautiful but must wait until Christmas to hear what it sounds like.
... anybody got it? - not in UK yet.
According to the Sunday Inquirer (9/29/13) SSDD is the 10th top selling album in the region it was 19th last week. How cool is that, HAPPY SUNDAY, DEADLAND!!!!
You don't want it in widescreen 16:9!
It wasn't shot in widescreen.
If it were released in widescreen, that would mean chopping off part of the top and/or bottom of the film.
Thank Christ (or the F.S.M. or just The Powers That Be) that Rhino/GDM didn't make *that* mistake on this release!!
Anyone who wants to lose part of what was shot, to see it in "widescreen" can just use their TV or DVD remote to zoom the pic in a bit. It's an option we have! Releasing it in widescreen would have meant throwing away the option of seeing it as it was actually shot.
For all the real problems that occur, Rhino/Dead.net do indeed manage to do some things right, after all, so let's congratulate them: They got the aspect ratio Just Exactly Perfect on this release.
Sunshine Daydream [CD, CD+DVD] retail available 09/30/2013 in France for EUR 25,52.
vinyl at EUR 65,78.
Finished up the video and all I can say is wow! Dark Star was truly incredible in all its 5.1 surround glory. Worth it just for this!! I mean it! Overall it is a 4 star release in my book.
only negatives of this are (i) the video is not in 16:9 widescreen format on the DVD version and that they did not make the entire audio show available in 5.1.
If you are deciding whether to get this... it is time to get on the bus!
#6121 is in southwest Michigan. I am pretty blown away by this release. I had a bootlegged copy of SD for several years now, but this new version of the DVD with Bird Song and Sing Me Back Home is simply amazing. The music is needless to say mind-blowing, but the video is incredible! I went straight for the video-- could not wait to see those two songs and Dark Star in particular. One less enjoyed aspect of the new clarity in the video is a clearer look at Pole Man, but I just have to say over and over to myself-- "watch Jerry, watch Jerry, there is not a spooky naked man hovering above him."
I have only gotten partway through set 1 and the sound of the cds is again, incredible. This release has me feeling fairly silly calling for Dave's next pick to be something from the early 1980s when there is more of this music out there!! Kind of joking, but kind of not....
The packaging is quite nice-- love the tie-dye box and the booklet is nice. $20 nice, not sure, but I like it.
Just received this yesterday and started watching the movie today. I had not seen it in theaters so I did not realize this was not the entire show on film (bummer). Secondly, kind of surprised that it is not remastered to widescreen format given it was shown in theaters. The 4:3 box ration on a 16:19 screen definitely takes something away from the experience. All that said the 5.1 surround sound is beautiful. Listening to Jack Straw and Bird Song with this mix is mind blowingly good! Oh how I wish they put the entire audio out in 5.1 on SACD or DVD-Audio.
Anyway this is a real treat and can't wait to listen to the whole show in it's entirety.
More later when I have a chance to read the booklet and listen to the entire cd set.
Just got #617/12500. Sounds great! Wish had more of the show on DVD, though. Not going to complain though.
The people who filmed the show didnt have enough film to film the whole show. Im just grateful that they got one of the best Dark Star's ever on film.
How many songs does the DVD have? The one I got only had 8 songs. There were 21 on the CDs, What happened? I mean it was great graphics, but I thought it was going to be longer.
Got mine on the 19th and it sounds great. Very glad to have it but if I could do it over I would not have spent the extra $$ on the deluxe edition. For me, the extras, which are really just a tie dye slip case, are not even remotely close to being worth the extra money.
Also, can Dead.net lay off the odd shaped packaging? These are limited edition collectibles meaning most of us have a collection; it would be nice to store these new packages with our collections but we can't because of the odd size--that goes for May 77 as well.
........was number 20/12500. Never had that low a number!
Someone from the other SSDD thread mentioned it is available (albeit 'hidden') on the retail version. If that information is accurate the video is not exclusive to the 'exclusive' version. Count me as one of the few that feels a little taken. No poster, not exclusive video, an extra $30 for a slipcase and booklet? Come on Dead.net!
It's very good, but not essential for all.
If you were too young or not even born yet, it's a good, decent, but not over-the-top primer about the times, the great people and that area of the USA.
Where is it? It's on the menu of your DVD or Blu-Ray disc, that you ordered via dead.net.
This documentary is not available on the retail version of the disc. Or at least I don't think so, I really don't know, I bought from dead.net.
Still waiting for arrival.......Where is this Bonus documentary “Grateful Days" Is in on the DVD disc????
I love the packaging. It is done like a childrens book, awesome. Keep up the good work.
I love how the movie is synched up and has more songs than the bootleg Ive had. Great stuff!
4119/12,500 Arrived today, AWESOME!!!!!!! enough said.
and worth it! Great stuff! I don't feel that hosed by the markup for the deluxe edition. I don't stare at things the way I used to in the 80s (heh heh heh...) but my brain stuff can still get into the elaborate tie dye on the box and go "woah, that kicks ass...I'd pay an assload of money for a shirt like that, where the hell do I buy one...[not ever having *searched* for tiedyes...still...the box is stylin'...although it's a totally annoying size...). I got home from work, found it, was gonna go running, but loaded it onto my ipod, looked at the setlist quickly and decided to fire up China--->Rider and it was a really nice treat. I went back to the start through cooking and dinner and now am into Dark Star, and really digging it. I understand the frustration of the 80s fans looking for some new stuff but I've done the Dave's Picks and the May 77 box and am loving this stuff. I'm not on the border where some extra $$ for the boys and the organization gets to me that much so the extra $$ doesn't bug me. I've been busy so I haven't had time to hit the book too much but it looks pretty entertaining too. MrsMrMike is *not* a head but is going out of town tomorrow so the video will have to wait...
Can't wait for this to arrive on my doorstep this week. I'm sure it's going to be a great addition. That said, I'm a bit conflicted about whether I made the right choice to pre-order now that I see my local indie record store (Newbury Comics) has it on sale for $25.99. Aside from the fact that I prefer to support my local store, I paid about $30 more for the book, the documentary, and the slipcase. Worth it? Probably. Like most of you, I have this sickness that requires me to get the most complete version with bells and whistles. A little more transparency in the beginning would be nice, though. Plus, I could use that $30 for other new releases this week, like The Band's Academy of Music '71 performances (!). Ah well, can't wait to watch those naked hippies dancing to some sublime music!
Today is the day. The $76.93 is already debited from my account so in a few short hours UPS will be dropping off a numbered copy of Sunshine Daydream on my doorstep. I let the wife & teenage daughter know to look for a package today. HAVE A GLORIOUS TUESDAY, Deadland!!!!!
Less than 24 hours until we get to Veneta. Excitement is building at a fever pitch. Just think Deadland the show of shows will be on our doorsteps in a few hours or a few days. HEY NOW EVERYBODY HAVE A HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
I received my shipping notice yesterday I went for the next business day option will I get it tomorrow or Tuesday? According to the person I spoke to at dead.net it shipped yesterday morning at approximately 4:21 AM, the time I received the shipping notice. Now I'm in Veneta mode. Didn't August 1st seem such a long time ago? Now when are we going to get "official" word from TPTB regarding GarciaLive Volume 3? To be a Deadhead in 2013.
Shipping notice received Sat. Sept. 14. Hopefully will have this by Tuesday or Wen. Looking forward to another good listen.
Got my shipping notice yesterday. Neato.
Dave, how 'bout another Seaside Chat? Would to know some of the backstory behind this release (especially, how an agreement was reached between Rhino, the film dudes, and such). Of course, maybe that is in the booklet...
I bought the limited edition the hour it was released, panicked by the initially unclear rollout which made it look like this release would only be available from Deadnet. I've vacillated ever since about whether to cancel that order to get the much cheaper retail version. Too late now! :)
notice received. Oh Boy!
2 days until we get to Veneta. Have a Happy Sunday Deadland!!!!!
3 days until we get to Veneta. 7 year old kid throwing up all night, wife panics says we MUST get her to the hospital, ok no big deal. Go to the emergency room Dr. says she has a stomach virus, again everything is everything in other words everything is cool. On the ride back home 7 year old says to me put back on what were listening to on the way to the hospital I say 'my girl, I was listening to the 2nd set of 9/21/72. The wife says "like father like daughter two dire Deadheads". ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD. HAPPY SATURDAY, DEADLAND!!!!!
Just got a shipping notice this morning, Veneta is coming to the ATL!!!!
Just ordered Garcia Live Vol. 3 -> Dec 14/15, 1974 Legion of Mary Northwest tour. Being released on Oct 15 according to Amazon Canada
4 days until we get to Veneta.
Yes that is odd, unlike the usual performance from the shipping department, har har. Last I checked mine still said "in process" but we'll see.
Am I as excited as you? Well now that's pretty subjective, but holy effing cow I'm pretty excited. Listening to 5/17/77 on headphones and that is soothing me pretty well. Jerry is just brutalizing the wah Mutron thing on the Fire intro. I love that May 77 Box. And now Veneta. Excited don't cover it.
Spacebrother I just checked & I had the same thing happen to me. I can't explain the reason for this. I see the retail version is available for preorder on fye.com with a store release date of September 17 which is "new" music Tuesday. I guess dead.net is not going to release a "plain" version of SSDD just the deluxe edition. You can bet I will get the retail version on Tuesday just for the car & leave the deluxe edition for home use. Is anyone else just as excited as I am? Now that we're getting closer to the release date where do TPTB go from here? What run of shows would like to see released for next years box set? I'd love to see Boston Garden 1991 released or how about Fall '79 or a compilation from '83 or '84. Oh the possibilities are endless. HAVE A GRATEUL EVENING, DEADLAND!!!!
5 days until we get to Veneta. It is 7:11 AM in Phiily and everything in the SSDD Boutique is "not available for purchase", what gives? Deadland, you have a HAPPY THURSDAY!!!
The past couple of days I checked my order status for this and it went from "back ordered" to "in process" to "An order could not be found using that order ID and zip code".
Even if this show gets pulled from the archive, it's been around for such a long time and one of the most widely traded shows in circulation, that it will still be easy to acquire. It will be a treat to finally hear a proper multi-track mix to compare the old versions to. I'm really looking forward to the surround sound mix on the DVD.
6 days until we get to Veneta. Yesterday I pulled out my copy of "Field Trip, The Springfield Creamery Benefit" on Silver Rarities Records, I bought this about 20 years ago at a little hole in the wall record shop in New Hope, Pa. called the Now & Then Shop (RIP), I paid a whopping 75 bucks for it. WOW!! it sounds amazing, it sounded great then however it sounds better on high end stereo equipment which I didn't have in 1993. I can't wait to compare the sound of the official release to this unofficial release. The question I have is will TPTB pull 8/27/72 from the IA or just remove the SB recordings? HAPPY WEDNESDAY, DEADLAND!!!!!!!
Deadland 7 days until WE get to Veneta just 168 hours separating us from the sound of Birdsong as we Play In The Band then listen to a heavenly Dark Star. Hopefully, 3/29/90 another one of my favorites will see the light of day get released sometime next year. HAPPY TUESDAY!!!!!!
8 days until I get to Veneta.
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