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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Re: dick or dave

From danc: "I had email exchanges with Dick a few times, in some cases regarding shows that were released well after his death, e.g. 5/10/78."

That definitely falls into the annals of the unexpected!

I agree that Dick was a contrarian and his views on Veneta were thusly distorted. I only wish he were still around (maybe he is, if danc is right!) to hear what Jeffrey Norman and the Plangent Process have produced. This is great stuff that sounds crisp and clean on appropriate hardware/software.

Listening to the clarity of this show, I can hardly believe that it comes from a forty-plus year old live source in 100 degree Oregon heat oozing with Orange Sunshine.

It sounds more like studio perfection to me. I think Dick woulda dug it.

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Congrats all around ...

to all the good folks involved with the SSDD project. Watched the Blu-ray yesterday for the 1st time and enjoyed it. It seems to me the bonus documentary was longer then what was shown on 08/01 in the movies, maybe it's just my mind was clearer yesterday. Any way, I've been listening to this just about every day since 12:05am 09/17 on itunes and on CD from last Saturday. A great improvement over my CDR copy from '99.
Thanks again to the Grateful Dead & DeadNet & the rest. (~):E

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Congrats/RS/Danc

Yeay, very cool - congrats to the band and Dave and everyone. I was expecting to see it charted in the recent issue of Rolling Stone, I guess that will show up in the next issue (would also not be surprised if RS does a cover story on Veneta - but more likely it'll be a picture of Justin Bieber getting twerked by Miley Cyrus or something culturally edifying like that).

Danc - I LOVE your post on DP 19. Never hear much about that one but have always loved it (right down to the wheat cover art). One of the best sounding releases period, and just a perfect show - playing, pacing, songs, deep jams... desert island relaase. (I tend to think prairie state shows kick ass in general, think Wichita 72, KC 72 (oh for a soundboard!), Iowa 78, KC 85 and 91... and so on).

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Congrats

Great Amazon Package, Great music, sounds great.

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Congrats to Rhino

And every poster who hounded them for this release over the years. So what if Dick panned it? The combination of a DVD, and 3 CDs for a liveable price, marketed also on Amazon combined with Furthur still out there on the road produced this miracle - along with the quality of the product. 18 years after the demise of the band.

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Billboard Top 20

"In The Dark" was their first one to make this list in 1987, yes...the "Touchhead" era!!! Nice to see "Sunshine Daydream" to become the second. On another thread somewhere here, I had predicted that this one would be one of their biggest sellers with Rhino and was right. Didn't expect it to do as well as it's doing though. Right on!

The third trip to the Billboard top 20 will be the charm when they decide to release 3/29/90. It's the next big gun performance lurking in the vault just waiting to be heard by the masses.

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Congrats

for the well-deserved charting. And thanks again for all the hard work over the years!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations and sincere thanks to everyone who made this happen!

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It's a hit!

way to go boys

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Top 20!

Party on Garth

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