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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cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Next Best Thing

has to be 06/10/73
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium - Washington DC, DC

Must be released one day, but they need to make a deal with the Allmans.

Joined: Jun 4 2007

I'd second the Soldier show. Another one that's great from '91 is the second night at Sandstone 6-25. With the Sandstone show, you can hear them tuning up for Reuben and Cherise before Tennessee Jed. Alas, they didn't play it and never would again...

Joined: Dec 17 2011
The next legendary release

I'm leaning toward Boston Garden ''91, either a box set or if a single show release 6/22/91 Chicago, IL. Dave mentioned this show in his very first online chat. It's a hot show.
The only reason I'm leaning this way is because ever since the advent of official releases started in 1991 only one show has been released from 1991 (Dick's Picks 17, 9/25/91). So we're due for a show from this underrated year.

Kjohnduff1's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
The next legendary release...

I would vote for the Watkins Glen Soundcheck...
Or maybe Stanford U. 2/9/73?

simonrob's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
So now that this is being released...

Now that this is being released and it is common knowledge that 5/8/77 Barton Hall is not in the vault, what is the next most highly rated Dead show that has not yet seen the light of day on an official release (and is in the vault in full)?
I am aware that plenty of you are walking databases of Dead performances. Unfortunately I am not which is why I ask.

Joined: Jun 4 2007

I was on vacation for 4 measly days and missed out on the ringer t shirt I sorely wanted. Shoot! Anyone have an extra in medium?

Joined: Nov 10 2010
Same Experience

I saw it there as well, and was very disappointed. I was pissed I didn't tell a manager, but it seems it wouldn't have made a difference. Yes, the delay was painful--nothing like hearing Phil and Billy completely off for the entire movie!

Joined: Jan 13 2010
I don't mind the Gilliam-esque animation at all

also, how can you not love the smiling manatee that shows up early on in the animation?

strangely, I recall a version of the animation where a guy is flying around on a sled or something. I am pretty sure he was in there somewhere.

but to quote a soul from long ago, "who cares"?

The music comes through loud and clear, and that is all that I care about, ultimately.

Dark Star!!!

Joined: Aug 4 2013
Playin and the Sound

Saw the show in downtown Sacramento and the sound and sync was (in my estimation) pretty spectacular. Good vibes and we were blown apart by the end.

Question for the forum, at one point in the show they cut to PITB just before the transition back into the main progression out of the jam....we hear a few bars of the familiar refrain and then we cut away again. Seems obvious but was that PITB the one from that concert? When I listen to it on the archive it doesn't sound the same before the transition. Maybe I'm just suffering from altered states misrememberization. Thanks all!


Joined: Jun 24 2013
so glad I made it

I tossing a coin about whether or not to see SSDD on the big screen since I'd seen it so many times over the years and recently had gotten a pretty clean one. (That's before I knew that they had added footage to the 'final' one with additional songs. I think had they put that in the advertising, it would've attracted even more folks).

Finally decided to go, but when I tried to see it here in Seattle, it was sold out- went home, then decided to jam to another theater a bit North. Consequently I missed all the pre-show material and only came in about the time when it shows them building the stage, etc. Quality and sound was great- but it was when the newly added "Bird Song" appeared that I nearly fell out of my seat! A long time fav song and to see it as part of the show was fantastic. Same later for "Sing Me Back". I don't particularly like the minor reshuffle they did of the Further clips in "China Cat"- I liked it better in previous version where the Neil footage kicked in right around when they first sang "I Know You Rider"- but a minor quibble. Am so jazzed about being able to buy one! Now they just need to get that "TV from Tivoli" release out (and maybe Calibration 1970)- but you can see pretty good quality versions on YouTube.


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