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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: 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 dead.net. 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!

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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!!!

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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.

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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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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.

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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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I'd also like the whole video to be predominantly of the band playing (did see it last night), but I'm sure the whole thing is in the can by now (mailing in a month and a half), and there won't be any revisions- but if the feedback on this site could possibly affect editing decisions for future video releases, that would be great.

Not having seen more than snippets of the film before online, I do wonder if the whole final video mix of the film (with an abundance of creamery interviews and setup shots, plus mostly cheesy animation, etc.) is the way it is either because that's rhino's/gd production's notion of what a concert film should look like as a "full historical document," or because the people on the current release project are trying to stay faithful to general form of the the whole bootleg version that's been out there forever. I'm sure someone on this board can speak to this.

Also, although I was more interested in watching the rest of the band play, I was still surprised by how few shots of Keith there were. Was this due to editing decisions? The lack of raw footage (not enough cameras or a problem with filming angles) at the show? Just seemed a bit odd.

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Bra-less at the Movies

Jed, I can only speculate but I suspect the issues you experienced were in the sound system where you were in Mountain View, CA and not with the source material. The mix at my theatre in Danville sounded OK. Overall though, I was mildly disappointed with the sound quality, and as the reports in this thread indicate, there was a great deal of variability in the sound systems at various theatres. However, early the movie my date took her bra off and flung it away so I was pretty much oblivious to the anomalies in the sound track thereafter.

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Mix?

Saw Sunshine Daydream in Mnt. View last night. Great film and performance of course (and a great upgrade to the nth generation VHS I have from 20 years ago.) But the mix was off - Jerry was buried and barely audible, and Keith's keys were annoyingly loud. Moved around to several seat locations to no avail. I can't believe that Jeffrey Norman would intentionally mix it that way, so it had to be some mismatch between encoding formats (e.g., Dolby vs. DTS). Anyone else experience that?

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