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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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Billboard Charting

Very cool sunshine daydream on the Billboard charts this week. The album made number 19 of all the albums and number 5 on the rock albums chart. You gotta love that.

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Record Industry

It's a good point that these archival releases had to wait until the market was ready for them. People - including me - forget that in 1976 it seemed like a good idea to release a live album like Steal Your Face. And I may be one of the few who actually got years of enjoyment out of that record. It contained the only officially-released live versions of a bunch of songs from studio albums, and the only official versions of some songs, period. In this way, it was probably supposed to be similar to Europe '72, except no original songs made their debut on Steal Your Face. I remember the excitement of listening to those raw performances. Of course, it has been overshadowed now, but at the time it seemed amazing to me. It was many years later before the second official live versions of any songs appeared, on Without a Net in 1990(!) So it must have been seen as risky to put out multiple versions of the same song, until the archival series finally broke that mold in 1991.

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It's a bummer...

that they pull down the old pages like they just did with the Dave's Picks volume 7 page. There was a lot of useful and interesting information that is now gone.

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Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull

"Hey, Sunter! Pass us that bottle, will ya?" - Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull

In think you mean ; "Hey, Santa! Pass us that bottle, will ya?" - Think is at the end of "A Christmas Song".

Enjoy your Bushmills !

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There are a lot of things that go into why our opinions vary so much. For me, DaP2 is awesome! Some of the releases may have better sound quality, but I was at this show and I LOVE the set list. It was the only time I got to see The Wall of Sound in person. I could not be happier with this release. I waited 37 years for it to be released and my dream finally came true. It was always my favorite show of all of the ones I attended. To each his own. That is what makes this Dead world go around & around.

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Arrives at last in Dublin. That's the night's listening sorted out.

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Dave's Picks 8

The link to DaP 7 is no longer working. Clearing space for DaP 8 announcement?

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Arrived in South Australia

#4681 has arrived safe after the usual wait. I've really been looking forward to this!

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I'm not so sure...

...these releases would have seen the light of day back then? The record industry was totally different back then. That's why everyone traded tapes. The only reason it's being released now is because Dead fans are the only ones who will buy a release they already have on tape to compare the sound quality. This might apply to a few other bands, such as the Allman Brothers. But, definitely not to the extent of the Dead.

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Sunshine Daydream = Pure Audio Visual Bliss

I purchased two of the DVD/CD SSDD sets, one for myself and one for a friend Jer in Upland, CA who's birthday was coming soon. Spent the weekend at Jer's in the very warm (how appropriate!) Inland Empire, next to 'The Pride Of Cucamonga' of Upland and we watched the the 8/27/72, sipping drams of Bushmill's Black Bush in civilized amounts.

And we were absolutely speechless while watching and listening to this! Like they said in the booklet included in the set, film footage with quality sound for this time period is VERY rare and this film, along with the Grateful Dead Movie at Winterland, captures the essence of the music and the scene . But SSDD is SO FREAKIN' MAGICAL in it's performance! It truly captures the Cosmic Connection of the band/audience all throughout in a more pure sense than the '74 Winterland. Maybe it's because the show put on by grown-up Pranksters outdoors in a natural setting, in a Bill Graham-less environment? Perhaps.

All I know is that the packaging was superb and quite whimsical, the children's book design was the right touch. Let's face it folks, going to a Dead concert was like being a little kid. And this set makes me feel like a 55-year old little kid. Thank you all at Dead.net for keeping me young & happy while I'm starting my Sen. Ted Cruz instigated spiteful furlough today from the Air National Guard base where, as a civilian employee for Uncle Sam, I do Military Pay/Civilian Pay/Travel Pay.

"Hey, Sunter! Pass us that bottle, will ya?" - Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull ~Living In The Past~

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