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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Transcendent

Short of a DVD of Live Dead's Dark Star at the Fillmore West, which of course doesn't exist, this is the one. I've pulled out my VHS copy for years whenever I want to "initiate" a newbie to what is used to be all about and why I've been on the bus for 43 years since the first time a friend handed me some headphones and lowered the needle onto Dark Star.

The Taper's Compendium had it right: the 60-seconds of Jerry's eyes searching out the notes of Dark Star around five-minutes in is the single heaviest moment of Dead ever.

The band's finest hour, IMHO. Thank you to everyone who fulfilled this wish. And I'll never stop laughing when the poor fellow charged with playing Bill Graham that day, his mind bending with the acid, extolls the boys to "Play it for me!!" as the first triumphant notes of Dark Star emerge. Priceless.

My goodness, those were the days. Glad I was old enough to see the band for the first time a month later in Baltimore!

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Please release jsut the Video of the band, uncut, PLEASE

Hi,

I have always wanted to see the band - this goes back to the first time I saw it in 90.
WE all would love the raw, un cut film. DOES IT EXIST? IS ANYONE READING THIS THAT MAY KNOW??????

Thank You,

Dan in Minneapolis !!!

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Sunshine Daydream

Wow what a show! This was remastering at its best I was impressed of the quality over the vhs copy i own. Altough I will kepp my copy because there is mre footage that did not make the big screen. I was the only one dancing in my theatre until the second set was joined by another I saw alot of people tappin and swinging. Why dont people just stand up let their inspiration flow.

Kevin Port, Maine

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Amen

In general I would love the option of a "songs only" version - cuts of only the band. I would watch the GD Movie more often if I could have a songs only version with only complete songs
Any chance?

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yeah

Not for the first time, I found myself wishing Pole Guy a bad case of strategically placed splinters after he became inescapable in every shot of Jerry. But hey, the whole thing was so darn great.

In Emeryville, the place sold out in advance and a friend of mine was reduced to doing the Miracle Ticket thing. She did make it in and sat with us though! Since half the local Heads were at the Symphony seeing Warren Haynes, this was a pretty notable turnout. But not really news, given that it was this show.

Also, I too would really love a release of that Alpine show.

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naked guy humping telephone pole...

...behind Jerry was hilarious, AT FIRST. While the show was spectacular, I couldnt help but think the camera operators gave the pole-humper a little too much screen time.

An older head gave me a copy of this show when I was first getting into the band but the remaster felt like hearing it for the first time. Exquisite.

Thank you very much.

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Can't I just get a DVD??

Why isn't there an option to just buy the film on DVD? I don't need the CDs & the price for the DVD & CDs combined is more than I can afford. Can you please make the DVD available for order separately? Thanks.

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Vinyl purchase

This is great, and I'm not complaining. Oh, maybe I am. I wish the DVD came with the vinyl. The sound was awesome and the film was awesome. But I want both and really like vinyl better. Guess I'll have to see which friends order the DVD so I can go watch it at their place...

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Eugene Show was Incredible!

We were so lucky to have Adrian Marin make sure the manager had the sound perfect! And of course we were so lucky to have a lot of us who were there that day in 1972 in the audience: Ken Babbs, Chuck and Sue Kesey, Mike Hagen, Chez Ray, Sara Hammer, Nancy from the Springfield Creamery, Joey and Shirley Valentine, and many of the interviewees in Adrian's documentary.
For me, it was a very emotional screening, partly because of the loss of that era; but mostly it was the faces on the screen who are no longer here among us. To see some of the FWAPS film crew: Bobby Sky, Lew Melson, and the Ultimate Intrepid Tripper, Ken Kesey; and then to see the youthful Ken Babbs, Bobby Laird, Tangerine, etc; was heart rendering.
However, it was the Incredible Music, the sensory visuals, and Garcia the Guitar God, Passionate Bobby Weir, Bone -deep bassist Phil Lesh, Entranced Bill Krutzman, and Brilliant Keyboards and a background vocal by the Godchaux's that had me riveted.
They say if you remember the 70's you weren't there, and I don't remember much about that day, but especially this music being so incredibly transcendent. Maybe we were spoiled by all the great music concerts at the time. But this had to be an all-time high-water mark. So thank you to all of you who struggled 41 years to make this happen. It was so very worth it!

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I bet the DVD will be what you saw at the theater

but as they say, you can never tell

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