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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claney's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007

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).

guit30's picture
Joined: May 1 2009

Great Amazon Package, Great music, sounds great.

Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009
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.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
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.

Joined: Jun 24 2012

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

Joined: Mar 22 2009

Congratulations and sincere thanks to everyone who made this happen!

zepthompson's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
It's a hit!

way to go boys


Strider 88's picture
Joined: Jun 20 2007
Top 20!

Party on Garth

tennessee john's picture
Joined: Jul 29 2013
Congrats On The Top 20!

I know accolades never meant anything to the Dead, but congrats on your second top 20 billboard album. Apparently, this was the most anticipated of all the posthumous releases thus far.

slo lettuce's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2012
money VERY well spent...

popped in the dvd a couple of nights ago and was taken to '72 Veneta, completely. I was going to catch a buzz before I watched this but I got to watching the dvd and I forgot to. Honestly, I felt equally as high at the end of the film just from watching it. What a beautiful job the filmmakers did of capturing just enough of the band and just enough of the audience to convey everything.....just as it should be. Really, really, really loved the additional 30 min. of interviews and how cool to see and hear a regular poster on here...Strider 88.

Nice job of restoration!

I absolutely love Jerry's face at 1hr 18min; that deep, introspective look quickly changes to a huge smile that bounces into laughter, kind of like he was transformed himself from that jam. And poor "pole guy", now that I know he is deceased, I truly root for him. Right there in the thick of it, dosed to high-heaven and dancing, dancing, dancing to try and hold on to that last thread of reality because if you stop, you dissolve into the white light.........we've all been there. And that shot, for about 30 sec. of pole guy dancing naked over Jerry's shoulder, the filmmakers knew what we all know: like it or not, that was an excellent representation of the transformative power of psychedelics coupled with the sound waves of the Grateful Dead AND the back and forth energy sent from band to audience and back. Extremely powerful, life-changing stuff. I, for one, absolutely love it. Great scene! (the nudity is irrelevant....and anyway, when you're close to the peak, those nasty, confining articles of clothing that are bound to our bodies due to the conventions of an uptight society simply have no place resting on our skin......sometimes they just gotta go!)The better the acid, the less clothes you wear, plain and simple.

Sigggghhhhhhhhhh.....if only....

I know one thing for certain: had I been there, I would've been saturated to the gills on orange sunshine and who knows, I might have been right there with pole guy :))))))))))))

To everyone who worked on this, Thank You! Exceptionally well done!


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