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
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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Joined: Jun 7 2007
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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Joined: Aug 7 2008
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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Joined: Aug 8 2013
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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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Vagaries of postal systems.

I finally received #4678 (Blu-ray) today in Holland. I cannot understand why it took 27 days to get here - I received a shipping confirmation on 16 September. Roland Bruynesteyn, who also lives in Holland, posted on here that he received his copy on September 28. Why did it take more than two weeks longer for me to get mine? I assume that they both shipped at the same time. I was also not happy to have to pay 21.60 Euros taxes ($29.25) which is more than half the purchase price. I do not know if Roland also had to pay this, but I do know that in the case of the May '77 box Roland received his well before I did and I had to pay import duties etc. while he did not. I find it very strange that orders shipped to the same small country can vary so much regarding delivery times and customs treatment. All this has nothing to do with dead.net of course and ranting about postal services is an exercise in futility but it is frustrating to say the least.

All that said, I now have it in my greasy paws and can settle down and enjoy the show. The packaging is just great, as others have said before me and I already know that the music and video will not disappoint.

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Joined: Jun 23 2007
Sublime

I saw the Dead for the first time in September '72, in Waterbury, Connecticut, a month or so after this show. For my money, '72 is the greatest year, and I shake my head in astonishment and gratitude every time I watch and listen to Sunshine Daydream. Just sublime.

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Joined: Aug 8 2013
Agree, the Playin' is mesmerizing.

And one of my favorites. Will have have to listen to a few others from this era. 72' is probably my favorite year hands down. Dark Stars , other ones, sing me back home, two souls in communion (the stranger), wow Europe 72 , Morning Dew. Truckin' , Comes A Time, Cumberland Blues, wow it's doesn't get any better for me.

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PITB

I have been unable to get CD2 out of my car player for over a week, I can hardly wait for GSET to be over to start the disc again.
In my opinion 4.5 minutes into Playing is the epitomy and end-all of what the Dead is to me. I can't even describe the mesmerizing effect this has on me. I have never heard any other music by any other band that comes close to this. Between this Louisville 74' and DP31 is a toss up. Louisville had been my favorite for over 30 years, even the crappy version i had some old maxell dc90 tape. However, this relaease is close.

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