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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One Man's picture
Joined: May 17 2011
It's All That

I have always loved the film, even though I only saw sub-par bootleg versions in the years prior to the 2013 "Meet up at the Movies" event. Now I can finally indulge in the real deal whenever I want. It's amazing in every way -- the relentless sun, the naked hippies, the obvious lysergic fortification. I even love the animation during Dark Star. And the Pole Guy is hilarious. Why does he finally put some shorts on? The way the movie winds down into Sing Me Back Home in the failing light is sublime. Jerry and Donna's vocals are so intensely emotional.

The CDs sound pretty good, considering the age of the tapes. There is certainly more attention paid to the mix than there was on the Europe '72 box (don't get me started). I'm not convinced the A-to-D transfer is ideal, although I know the Plangent Process ostensibly corrects pitch, wow and flutter issues. Does it degrade the sound while it does its magic? I hope not.

I really love the packaging. The slipcase is silky smooth and the heavy partitions hold the discs like precious gems. It's kind of overkill if you ask me, but it is very classy. The book is fantastic. Nicholas Meriwether does his job proud as researcher and archivist. This is my fave of all the official releases thus far. I can't imagine anything ever beating it.

Joined: Jun 17 2007
Many thanks for the tunes and views! 8/27/72

Just received my copy of Sunshine Daydream on Friday and have immersed myself in the music and images! After seeing the film at August's Meet Up At The Movies, I was sold on hearing this one mixed so beautifully. Since first hearing this show (Dark Star> El Paso) in '87 (a la a hiss-filled, multi-gen tape), it is a treat now to hear and see the subtleties in Bird Song, Dark Star.....Sugar Mag and the amazing work from everyone.

Thank you Jeffrey, David and the whole crew for a fabulous job on this release!

Joined: Jun 7 2007
So true. Phil was completely

So true. Phil was completely on for this whole experience. This show is like one extended education in bass form and function. From Bach to rock and roll.

Joined: Sep 22 2013
Hey. Is it just me, or is

Hey. Is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble removing the discs from the tie-dye box? Almost as if it's glued inside.

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
listened all the way through on a road trip yesterday

Kudos on a great cd set done right. Just exactly perfect! I love the way it begins, love the way it ends. Wonderfully produced! On More Saturday Night indeed. One for the ages...Thanks!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

This is beautiful! LOVE the package, and being an Oregonian who's attended Country Fair in Veneta (and recognizes newspaper clipping references to highway 26) I'm now totally glad I have the book.....the pictures are great, will look forward to reading it. The whole box isn't nearly as big as I'd feared,'s a pretty small square, really, and will fit nicely on my shelf of coveted box sets. As someone noted, the storybook style of the cd case is really a sweet presentation, setting the scene for a magical summer's day far from the city. I like how the tie-dyed slip case has no verbiage on it ~ you look at it and just know what it is. (The little Steal Your Face on the binder is a nice touch, though).

I think this arriving just now is a Saturday night-changer...... Think I'll stay IN for a movie instead of going out....

Though actually it's the audio I'm most excited about--can't wait to hear how great the Jeffrey Normanized version of set 2 is going to sound.....! One of my favorite single discs of Grateful Dead music.

And hey, its rainy outside anyway..... Cloverleaf town, here I come.

bolo24's picture
Joined: Nov 25 2009
Veneta '72

This, my friends, is why God created music.

Joined: Nov 20 2011
#6353 has arrived in Western MA!

I'm going against the norm and I'm going to watch the movie first. Its a drizzly, chilly day, just right for a movie and a Dogfishhead Pumpkin Ale(the best!)! I'll listen to the CDs later tonight and tomorrow A.M. while making Sunday breakfast! Enjoy folks and keep 'em coming!! :))))))

Joined: Aug 8 2013
Dick Latvala comments on 1972 shows

I agree with his sentiments.

KSDead's picture
Joined: Jul 14 2007
Sunshine Daydream

UPS delivered Bluray 1479 on the 18th. Watched the Bluray that afternoon. Out fucking standing. Had the bootleg on vhs and DVD for years. Well worth waiting for the official release! Listening to set 1 on CD now. AWESOME! Certainly one of the best of the official releases! Just wish I knew some heads in Wichita, Ks area to share it with. Thanks everyone for another great release from the vault. Keep it up, I'll buy as many as I can afford.


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