Grateful Dead

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On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, OR and reunited with the Merry Pranksters for a common cause – to throw a benefit concert for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. A stage was erected under the hot Oregon sun at the Olde Renaissance Fairgrounds, tickets were printed on the fronts of the Creamery’s yogurt labels, and the rest is history…

  Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/Blu-ray (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/DVD (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Vinyl (4LP 180 gram) Retail 3CD/DVD

Complete 8/27/72 Concert Audio

Sunshine Daydream Concert Film

 

Bonus Documentary

   

40 Page Book

   

Courtenay Pollock Tie-dye Slipcase

   

Individually Numbered/Limited Edition

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Limited Edition of 5,000

 

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Many thanks to Marye

The Grateful Dead experience was a phenomenon that so many of us were fortunate to experience. Visiting California a couple weeks ago (by train)for the GD Conference was strong medicine and an affirmation of a music that helped to make this a better world and to bring joy and healing for so many. Soon enough we old timers will be gone but I believe the legacy of the Grateful Dead's music will continue to inspire. I'm reminded of when I was a kid and our Grandparents would reminisce of times past. One time over 40 years ago I was playing the first solo album of Papa John Creach and it got to the song St. Louis Blues. My parents were amazed and pleased. The movie Sunshine Daydream is a time piece of an era for which many of us feel a great deal of warmth. I think people in the future will look upon the 20th century with amazement and wonder and for the most part not in a positive light. And someday not very far off the last Dead Head (Dead Freak) who saw the band as a seven year old or 13 year old in 1995 will be interviewed in his or hers advanced age as to what that experience was like. Much like the last World War 1 veteran or Civil War veteran the last Dead Head will be revered and respected, but of course in a different sense. My hats off to the archivists Nicholas Meriwether and Adrian Marin for their work and to Marye for providing this forum to exchange knowledge and stories. Long live the music of the Grateful Dead.

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Strider!

Great to meet you in real life!

Strider 88's picture
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And I must add huge THANKS

Adrian Marin, the man makes good things happen.

Strider 88's picture
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San Jose State University

Gary Jensen was his name. Also many thanks to all who welcomed me to the conference.

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in the SSDD session at the So Many Roads conference last week

More than one of the speakers paid tribute to Pole Guy by his real name (which I didn't catch) and allowed as how his efforts over the years had a lot to do with the fact that the movie got made.

They also had a lot of fascinating stuff about positioning the cameras for various effects, and the system they devised for keeping the sound in sync (to oversimplify hugely!). I think this will ultimately be online; if it is, it's well worth checking out.

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Re: I don't get it....

Agree, what great footage. Also can tolerate the pole guy, but boy, I had a time explaining the pole on the pole guy to my daughters 4 & 8. He looked more like a horse than a man, and well....never mind...

MJE
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One last thing.....

Rrrrrr.....looking at my note, I don't think it came out right. What I meant was that I went to the "meet-up" two years ago and was one of five people in the theater. Two (a couple) were enjoying it. Two other guys, I think, came in by mistake.

So what I meant was that IF there are people planning to do it this/next year, I'd love to be part of the community. It still won't be like it was......I'm pretty sure those days will never return.....but it would be nice to be a part of something. And my wife, bless her, absolutely HATES the Dead. And Dylan. And pretty much anything I like 'ceptin' those BeaTles. But I love her like crazy, anyway.

So, if it's on again this or next year and if I can hang with Deadheads in the Dallas area, I'd be a very happy guy. And, unlike Mr. Pole, I'll remain dressed throughout. I promise.

I've noticed that some people are leaving email addresses. That is usually not allowed on forums, but it's worth a shot. You can reach me at my website of MJMagician.com, or email MJ@MJMagician.com. Thanks!

-MJ

MJE
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I don't get it.......

I see people complaining about there being only eight songs on the Amazon version of the DVD. Huh? That's the ENTIRE movie! Sheeeeesh.....

These guys weren't exactly MTV guys, ya' know? They had a certain amount of film to work with. Personally, I absolutely LOVE what was captured. Even the Pole Guy I can put up with.

So, OK....I'm an old guy and my first Dead show was in '73. My college girlfriend forced me to go. I made believe that I didn't like it. I've matured.

She and I are both now happily married, although not to each other. We've been in touch, though, in this Internet age, and we both love this umm....."movie." Jeeeeez, that was one hell of a band, huh?

I'm still no "Dark Star" fan, but everything else on these CDs and the DVD are GREAT! Can't wait for the next movie "meet-up." Anyone in the Dallas area want to meet? I felt so alone in Plano two years ago.....

-MJ

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12/12/69 baby!

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1972 is amazing

Great release. The fact that they waited to release this with the film was a good move. If the show had already been released then maybe we could have gotten the film plus a bonus disc of unreleased 1972 but having them paired together is wonderful to have for our personal vaults. I couldn't afford the E72 box so it's nice to have some of that energy and multitrack sound represented affordably. Thanks!

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