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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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SSDD Billboard Position

SSDD is said to be charting in the top 20. I believe Rhino/Warner Brothers wouldn't lie about that, but I'm trying to find their current position and don't see them at all under rock albums. Does anybody know which genre they are charting in?

I have just asked the same thing of Tri Studios which says that Move Me Brightly is charting #4 for Rock Music Videos. I can't find it at all.

I'm aware that Billboard charges for you to access all positions in every obscure catagory. Charting on Billboard does not seen to equate with being most bought or listened to in this country.

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europe & stanley

Well, I was just about to write that Veneta isn't as locked-in intense as Europe or as masterful as Stanley Theater (my favorite of the three Dick's from Fall tour)........but danc, you beat me to it.

So I'll just add that honestly, Anna, I was qualifying my own comment "a vibe all its own," lest it come off as deliberately ambiguous pep-talking.

A sizable scroll of exceptions waiting to be read by Michael Palin with all due reverence, I always thought indoor Dead was more intense, generally speaking. But SD perfectly lives up to the summer picnic version of 72 GD.

(and I do like talisman better : )

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It's great, but...

I agree that hyberbolic praise for the recording is justified, the show is of course great and the highlights are superb, but this is '72. I think the very best sets of the year were played in Europe and at the Stanley and into the Fall, but so what? We now have another top 5 all-time GDM product release including great video, in fantastic sound, of the apex era. Delightful!

As a good friend of mine now utters about once a year:
"The Grateful Dead.... they're even better than I thought."

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@antomjo

I never rate any GD show from 72 sub-par, and certainly not this one. What I said was it was over-rated. The show has a certain high edge to it, due to the heat and some other factor(s)? I felt a certain strangeness to it that would seem to be the maturing demon (talisman?) of the Grateful Dead.

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cosmic wimpout : > )-

Now that's funny. I was one of several people called to task for plastering the walls of my high school with those stickers (you could order giant rolls of them in a wealth of colors)....

The technology for being "far out" was so limited then. I find that final "trip-out" sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey unwatchable--the visuals so do NOT wow. Maybe they did in 1971, I don't know, I was too young. Then again, I wasn't much more impressed with the psychedelic animation of late 80's/early 90's Dead show screens, either. The music guides my imagination OR I'm watching the band, and moving tie-dyes kind of pale in comparison. I'll always love that opening sequence in Grateful Dead Movie, though.

You pretty much named the highlights of the show, except I'd add China -> Rider. But I really love the whole thing. I think that palpaple 105-degree influence gives the show a vibe all its own, and not in any way sub par.

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After buying & listening to SSDD

I would have to agree with Dick Latvala. This show is over-rated. They were obviously experiencing the effects of the 105 degree heat. The highlight of the whole show is the Dark Star. Bertha and Sing Me Back Home were also standouts. On a second go through Playin' and Birdsong were also standouts. That they could be this good in such heat is a tribute to them in their youth.

The movie was so-so. Had the usual cosmic wimpout collage psychedelia cartoons you see in a lot of GD movies. How long can you look at the musicians, after all. I do agree that the shots of the crowd were very good, really showing the symbiosis of the band and the crowd.

As for this being the height of Dead scene, well, the number of announcements from the stage about kids in the kid tent screaming for their parents on such a hot day when water supplies were tight showed a lot of parental irresponsibility.

I won't have this one in the rotation very much. Glad I found a way to pay $11 for it.

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Waiting is tough...

It normally takes about two weeks for a package to arrive here from the US, so when I saw that Roland received his SSDD 12 days after I got the shipping confirmation, I thought (not unnaturally) "Great, my copy will arrive tomorrow or the next day". With every subsequent no-show day, the anxiety level increased. For the last few days I had almost become convinced that it had gone astray and that I would have to contact customer service, knowing (from experience - May '77) that they would not be interested until a month had passed from the shipping date. The worst-case scenario, of course, would be if it concerned a limited edition that sold out during the extended waiting period. Luckily I have never (yet) had to pay sales tax or import duty on a Dave's Picks.

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Second time lucky - almost embarassed

As I said last time, regarding May '77, this must surely be pure luck. No doubt, I will have to pay some duties some time in the future because there is no reason why I would always escape it. The process seems rather unpredictable.

A friend in the same part of the Netherlands (Limburg), but closer to Venlo, received his version only two days ago. He did not have to pay any taxes, I think.

I received a shipping notice for GarciaLive 3 plus bonus disc (that I already have) and the Howard Wales/Jerry Garcia cd. I wonder if I will have to pay anything when that arrives sometime next week.

On that note: did anyone ever have to pay anything for a DaP (on subscription), or are those 'safe'?

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simonrob

I'll pass this along in case there IS something that we can deal with at this end, but like you I suspect Forces Beyond Our Control.

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Simonrob let's make a deal ??!!

Send me some amsterstrand and I send u the current release. If it takes that long u should be refunded for your shipping. At least u may recoup some $$ from all those mishaps. Or at least given some sort of credit from dead.net.

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