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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PalmerEldritch's picture
Joined: Jul 25 2011

My theater in Los Angeles was sold out but the audience was kind of annoying - lots of people talking over the music. Anyways, thank heavens the DVD is coming soon. I was surprised to find I enjoyed the Dark Star animation. I never liked it much before but it seemed to really work for me in the theater. Of course, footage of the band would be preferable. And I agree that "Sing me back home" was probably the highlight. I've never seen that before and it was perfect. Donna Jean just radiantly beautiful (oh, her singing, too). (eh, sorry, Musburger moment)

Dead Ahead's picture
Joined: Jul 20 2007
Time Travel to the Past

I noticed the slight sync lag with the audio at the Danville, CA theatre where I was. There’s a lot going on in this movie that will be discovered only after multiple viewing. I’m sure most of us noticed the small kids running across the stage at various times. How precious is that?! And there’s so much going on in the crowd scenes; so many little vignettes and spontaneous interactions between and among the people there. There’s so much more to see in this movie that we haven’t noticed yet. I’m looking forward to getting this release and revisiting that incredible scene again. This movie is time travel to the past.

GlennCan's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Sunshine Daydream, in Toms River NJ

Seeing the Dead with the Prankster from 1972 is amazing. Watching the movie almost made me feel as though I was there, in Veneta, in 1972. I love seeing the visual communication between Jerry, Bob, and Phil.

Additionally, the naked fan bobbing on top of a pole, behind stage, was classic. Someone gave him pants about 1/2 through. It's just not something you are ever going to see at any concert.

Joined: Aug 2 2013
Sunshine Daydream Audio Sync

Yes tbmcisp, I noticed the sync issues in Mountain View, CA Century 16 Theater myself as well. In fact, that was the 1st comment I made to my wife - that it was a little annoying that "they" could not get the video/audio sync'd up correctly. At the time I was not sure if it was the theater or the source movie. Unfortunately, your initial comment leads me to believe that it is the source and not the theater.

Joined: Jan 28 2011
Re: sunshine daydream audio sync

I noticed it too, in Des Moines, Iowa. But I've downloaded videos that were much worse...

Oh, and add me to the count of folks that would like a performance-only video.

Coconut Phil's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Old copy on DVD

I have a DVD I picked up years ago of "Sunshine Daydream" I have not watched it in a long long time. I do remember that its great footage of the band. I really enjoyed the flashback to the 70's. Not sure if thats what your looking for Veghead, but it does exist. I'm looking forward to this arriving. Rumor is it will be on Amazon for a reduced price, just not have the 40 page booklet and slipcase, rumor only.


Joined: Jun 13 2007
sunshine daydream audio sync

I watched at the Blackstone theaters in Millbury Ma.
The sound sync was off by about a 1/10 of a second
through out the Movie.

Did anyone else notice lip sync issues?

The visual was ahead of the audio by about a tenth
of a second

PatagonianFox's picture
Joined: Oct 25 2011
music only edition...???

i never bothered to watch the "crimson white & indigo" & "rocking the cradle: egypt 1978" DVDs. they just sit in a closet where i store all of my jewel cases. for me personally, the video is just an added expense. will this show be released on CD without the movie?


Joined: Apr 11 2009

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!

Joined: Jan 12 2009
Please release jsut the Video of the band, uncut, PLEASE


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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