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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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!

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.

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Joined: Nov 25 2009
Veneta '72

This, my friends, is why God created music.

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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!! :))))))

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Joined: Aug 8 2013
Dick Latvala comments on 1972 shows

I agree with his sentiments.

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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.

Joined: Jul 9 2007
sounds great

Received mine from Listening to it right know. No complaints, sounds great on my system. Keith is playing his ass off. I am reading that some fans feel ripped off, misled, misdirected, and so on. And I can see your point. Most releases “here” have their share of problems/missteps. Try being a Zappa fan. You ain’t seen anything. Talk about mishandling a wealth of material. Also, Rhino is a business. Where I am employed, the megalomaniacs in charge have no clue. Only difference is Rhino does produce a very attractive product. I am very grateful for these releases and only hope they continue. Thank you for releasing this and with all the different options.
Did I mention Keith is playing his ass off?
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Joined: Jul 13 2008
The 72 Creamery

#3625 Is home! Brings tears of joy to my eyes. This Set makes me feel like the band is alive and well and the concert happened yesterday! The boys, full of life and take you back to a happy, simpler time that we all miss. God bless the Grateful Dead.

Joined: Sep 20 2011
Simply Perfect

Wow the movie is just stunning it completly captures the moment, the vibe and the relaxed laid back crowd. theshot of the dog and the tiny kid at the begining of Jack Straw is simply priceless. The sound quality of the cd's is perfect. Thank you Dave and Rhino for finally releasing this snap shot of happier days

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Joined: Feb 6 2008
diggin' this

Listened to the CDs last night-great sound. Working on the notes-Merriweather essay is terrific. The Plangent Process was used on these Cds according to the notes and for my money I couldn't be happier with what I am hearing music-wise and sound-wise. Transportational music. All songs played with high energy and/or enthusiasm. Absolutely amazing release. Played this over my big honking horn loudspeakers. The additional hearing loss is worth it. Love the slipcase design and coloring. Definately worth having the real deal. When I went to movie night I was mesmerized by the band interplay on "Dark Star" and Jerry's wonderful "Sing me back Home". Listening last night reminded me what an amazingly unique treasure these guys were. Put this in the Smithsonian-if not already done. Give Jerry the honor and respect he deserves as an interpreter of American music. Convert sceptics with this set of music. Rant over.


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