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: Oct 7 2009
Exclusive Editions

I agree KJohnDuff1. The fact that people are raking it in on eBay for the Spring 1990 is hard to swallow. Hopefully, the powers that be in the will put the Spring 1990 set out in a downloadable format so it's available to the fans that missed out. The materials in the box set should be exclusive but the music shouldn't be kept from the people that want to hear it.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Out of sync...

1/10 is close - but I think it's actually 1/30, no?

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Joined: Jun 7 2007 exclusive editions.

The very mention of the term "Exclusive edition" immediately suggests or implies that there are/will be other, non-exclusive editions. The email that I received from announcing these releases stated very clearly that the 40-page book and the tie-dyed slipcase comprised the "exclusive" part of the CD/Blu-ray and CD/DVD releases. It also seems reasonable that would only sell their exclusive editions, just as they did with the Warner Bros. studio albums box set. The 4LP version of this is not listed as being exclusive and it is indeed already to be found on the sites of other online retailers. As far as I know, a "standard" CD/Blu-ray or CD/DVD release (without book and slipcase) has not appeared anywhere else yet - although possibly Amazon and others jumped the gun on this a week or so ago - but I guess that will just be a matter of time. Please don't get the idea that I know any more than you - I am just putting 2 and 2 together and hopefully coming up with a 4! Keep your eyes open and keep Googling and who knows what you might find. Me? I ordered the "Exclusive edition" CD/Blu-ray variant.

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Sunshine Daydream IS HAUNTED !!!

Down-Side (For Background Purposes):

According to’s records, I joined in 2007. I lost my primary hard drive years ago (my database/whatever-cortex) and couldn't log on for several years. I was only allowed to stalk others silently, which made me feel kinda creepy. My email was already in use (by me) so even Dr. Rhino couldn't help me resurrect myself. Several of his helpers were also unable to aid me although I jumped up and down and made a lot of loud noises. Logging back in became something of a hobby for me.

Major League Up-Side (As of August, 2013):

Part 1: I got home yesterday and read the email for the Summer Solstice Offering.

Part 2: Immediately, a mysterious all-encompassing (Solstice-y) force much greater than myself took over my burned out brain and proceeded to guide me through a new search (after innumerable previous attempts over the last several years) and in under 5 minutes I was able to find my old login info. I logged in (what a climactic moment) and ordered the DVD version of the show. I believe that I had very little to do with my success. Sunshine Daydream MADE ME DO IT.

Part 3: My son just came to visit and checked our mail on his way in. In his hand was Volume 7 of Dave’s Picks. I knew it was about due, but the timing was unreal.

Can life (or the Dead) get any better?
Within 24 hours:

#1 - Sunshine Daydream offered up for sale
#2 - Login worked for the 1st time in 4 years
#3 - Dave’s Picks # 7 landed in my hand

Can't all be natural occurrences!

Joined: Mar 2 2010
I want this one real bad, but...

...being how I've missed out on all road trips since 2011, being dirt poor, chances are slim at best I can get this one. Question...why only 12,000 copies being in print, why not more, way more!!! come on you can do better than that! Come on now, make it way more available for the rest of us poor souls out there! Come on now, make Jerry proud, cuz in my estimation, he's ashamed of you right about now!

Joined: Jan 6 2009
Veneta Done Right!

All I can say is thank you thank you THANK YOU for taking your time with this release and putting it out in super-duper deluxe style!

Veneta '72 is the first Dead boot I ever owned (on cassette, in college early '90s, ceremoniously bestowed by best friend)...and all these years later, I remain firmly in the "This Is Indeed The Greatest Show Ever Played" camp.

So to have it finally, officially released, fashioned with such obvious care and love and pure coolness and technological wonderment, is a great gift to us all.

In short: can't wait! Cheers!!!

Joined: Nov 2 2010
Music only version on itunes...

I noticed that itunes has a pre-order set up for the complete Veneta show... It only costs $19.99. It will be available for download on the release date in September. I love that they're offering downloadable versions of these releases. That way if you miss out on one that sells out faster than you expected, you can still enjoy the music. I missed out on Spring 1990 and am still kicking myself to this day. I refuse to pay the $400 or so that scalpers are charging on ebay.

Joined: Oct 11 2008
Be Grateful

First off Dschian this is. A MERRY PRANKSTER film. It's not GD movie. RHINO HAD nothing do with this. The Cheesy animation as u call them was all part of Pranksterism movie making. It's not a concert film per say like View from Vaults. It's a documentary on the whole benefit. As a result u really get a feel of whole crazy day. The Dead had nothing do with the film. So be Happy the film makers and Dead have got together to release this historical document on one of most trippy days ever. Not a thing should or could be changed

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
SSDD Sound lag

I am interested in hearing from the producers/directors of the film why there was approximately a 1/10 of a second sound lag between what we saw the band doing on stage either playing their guitars and singing and the actual sound from the theater's speakers. Lots of people have commented on that and am curious if this will be addressed in the liner notes or whatever in the DVD that many of us on this list will order.

With all of that said, I got used to the time lag mentioned above about half way through the movie and just relaxed and enjoyed seeing the band play at a time in their artistic arc that, for many of us, was considered one of the many peaks of the GD's amazing career. Thanks to everyone who worked on getting this document of a band that we all love out there for all of us to enjoy. I felt sorry for all the people who were there and ended up with a honking sunburn! Ouch! At least the band was cooking while y'all were doing the same. (Smile)

We are in the middle of Jerry Week - 8/1 thru 8/9 - aka "the Days Between"! I hope you can find a concert of the late great JG's music (or the many songs that he covered) in your area during the next several days. I think it's great that JG is being honored in so many ways each year. Long live his memory and his music.

Joined: Nov 24 2010
Sound sync issues

I saw the film at the Rave Theater at the Howard Hughes Promenade in Los Angeles, and there were terrible sync issues. I was very disappointed. There was probably a 100ms delay between the front and rear speakers and it created a weird slapback echo in the room, totally out of sync with the movie. I had been looking forward to this for some time and it was almost unlistenable. I walked out during Birdsong to find a manager, but they did not fix it.


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