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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Underthevolcano's picture
Joined: Feb 6 2008
amazing show

Great to see this film in the theatre. Amazing concert-the filming sometimes puts you right in the midst of the group mind unfolding-esp. during Dark Star. I agree that "Sing Me Back Home" was superlative. Soundtrack was clean, clear and detailed. Wonderful document of the band in a peak year. Bring on the box set.

Joined: May 4 2012
Wow, another cool show...

This is getting to be expen$ive!! Sorry to have missed the film. I had the same repeated failure as spam so, after about 3 "strikes", I put a shirt from the annoying pop-up shirt menu in my cart, edited the cart to get rid of it and then it went through fine. Oh well, help on the way indeed...

Joined: Jun 20 2007

The film was incredible, much different on the big screen and with BIG sound. The mix is vastly superior to ALL available versions, and believe me I've tried them all. Keith is actually audible and his performance makes the show even better (imagine that)! The drums are spread very widely across the mix, another HUGE improvement. The three to put this...imagine three of your favorite mammals in a sprint toward an imaginary finish line, each in turn grabbing the one in the lead and throwing him aside and saying "no, I'm in front!". Repeat until the song ends. Garcia's intensity during 'Dark Star' is always fascinating and the 'Sing Me Back Home' at sundown is without doubt THE highlight of the film, far more moving with the improved picture and sound (the theater did help...). 'Bird Song' is now included. Here's hoping a download will be offered to us po' folks!?!?

Joined: Jun 4 2007

It's a limited edition...but there are 12,500 Blu-ray sets, another 12,500 standard DVD sets and an additional 5,000 vinyl LP sets for a grand total of 30,000 units that will be in circulation. If any single show can sell out 30,000 units, it's going to be 8/27/72.

My birthday just so happens to fall 10 days after the shipping date. I wish I could afford to birthday miracle myself an LP copy of this.

I missed the Meet up at the Movies but am glad that I will at least most likely get a chance to see this, if not on my own tv, at one of my friends places.

I also missed last years Meet up at the Movies for the showing of the 7/18/89 Alpine Valley gig, and was in attendance of the actual concert itself. I too wish that would get released.

Joined: Jun 5 2007
pre-order failure

Movie was fabulous here in Seattle! Thanks for doing this.

But my pre-order of blu-ray is not working :^( I wonder what the secret to success is? At least one other person (on the chat page) is having trouble pre-ordering.

EDIT: Tried one last time and it worked! WTF? Isn't software marvelous?!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
My wandering thoughts.

Loved the music and close shots of the band tonight. Could have done without all the collage psychedelia during deep jamming in Dark Star (would much rather watch the band!), but it is what it is. The animation was almost 'monty pythonesque' without the goofiness. That said those 'close ups' of Garcia (and the rest of the band) are priceless. Our theater wasn't full but great to share with my wife and good friend. Loved the taste of Veneta '72. What a show !

Hoping that on the 'official' DVD version of Veneta that there may be 'alternative' cuts/angles (China Cat?) ala the alternate views on NYE 78 DVD. Or some extra footage ala the Dead Movie. That extra footage of the '74 Dead on stage playing through entire songs (China>Rider, TOO) with very few cutaways or 'artsy' stuff was so transcendent. Hey, might there some more footage from that '74 run? Yum....;o}

AND I still have hope they grace us with a DVD of that Alpine Valley show from last years 'meet up at the movies'. That show was/is shining gem, and beautiful capture of the interplay on stage with the Grateful Dead.

The truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.

Joined: Jul 31 2013
Which to get?

Saw the movie tonight and loved it.

I want to get one of these digital sets, and here are my questions-

The film's kinda rough-looking, so dvd would be fine in that regard (and the video itself is not the priority for me), but not sure if there would be any sound differences between the blu-ray and dvd disc itself if I popped one into a universal disc player- any benefit to one over the other here? I'd hope that the potential audio advantages of blu-ray over simple dvd would be utilized for the release, but imagine it's the exact same mix and resolution for audio on that as on the dvd (but all that's specified is "5.1 mix"). Anybody hear or read any word on this?

Also, though I love vinyl, I'd imagine it's a digital transfer (probably 24/96) at some point, and not fully analog. Has anybody heard anything specific about that? I searched the net a bit on these two issues but no info turned up on this- probably just too soon on that.

Any inside knowledge, good inference or deduction would be helpful, thanks!

gratefuldingus's picture
Joined: Jul 30 2013
more to come

Save your sighs, dear Katie. As I was reminded tonight, the scene still lives and breathes. There will be many more opportunities for you to fellowship and shake your bones. The music never stopped, and I don't think it ever will.

One Man's picture
Joined: May 17 2011

Watching the film tonight was like stepping on a live wire -- I don't know how I will ever sleep. The bootleg has kept me happy for many years and finally here is the real thing. I'm SO glad they didn't sanitize it. Until now, the movie from '74 has been my fave visual document. This one is way beyond. Seeing the intent on the faces and the body language while the music is played brings a whole new dimension. If you think you know why you love the Dead, see this and think again. It's everyone's finest moments brought to life right before your ears AND eyes.

Joined: Aug 1 2013

I just listed to my copy of the show the other day, and thought the sound quality was amazing. So, do I order a copy, even though I already have a great sounding copy? I think I already know the answer to that... Where's my wallet?


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