Grateful Dead

Welcome to the Sunshine Daydream Boutique.

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 18 2010
Speaking of Dave's Picks...

Since the DP7 thread is gone, it seems like the announcement of Dave's Picks 8 would soon follow. But since soon is a relative term, and the DP7 thread evaporated a few days ago, well then, never mind.

Joined: Nov 12 2010
And another UK arrival

Mine arrived this morning (4355/12500). Just finished watching the DVD, sensational, now got the whole weekend to listen to the Cd's. Oh and a bonus , no duties no taxes, just popped through the door!!

Joined: Sep 11 2007
never enough props for 7/31/74

I HAVE TO STAND UP FOR DAVE'S #2, sorry. OK maybe not Dave's best now that Veneta is out, but still great. So many highlights, this is a great long listen, again and again. Phil is revved and growling and all over that China > Rider. I think that is a bit of Tighten Up jam as Eyes cranks up. Burning through the great WOTF and MH album material, scorching WRS. Truckin'> MLB? As good as anything played that summer. Yes THAT summer. I mean throwing SUCH A FINE SHOW under the bus to score extra points for Veneta? That's plainly in bad taste, doesn't pass the smell test here in Brooklyn. <<< awesome cue, anybody? your turn....

I am looking forward to Dave's #8. The bar is always high, and it really has been a great year for Deadheads.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Nothing Lasts

Spacebro, totally agree - there were some great comments in the Dave's 7 discussion about shows from 1980-81, I was planning to go back this weekend and follow up some of those show recommendations.

On the other hand:

"The first Prankster rule is that nothing lasts..."
- Ken Kesey

-- EDIT --
PS - Is it just me, or is the phrase "nothing lasts" one of those magical phrases that just gets weirder and more magical the longer you stare at it? (Kind of like "Cellar Door")

-- 2nd EDIT --
Of course it's not just me - that is what Kesey intended all along, and it just took me this long to get the Zen Koan perfection of "Nothing Lasts" - a veritable fractal of a phrase. Mr. Kesey, my hats off to you AGAIN sir.

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Joined: Jun 11 2007
Another UK arrival

Package delivered today in Leeds, UK. Really nice packaging .... bigger than I thought it was going to be, but well worth the price.

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Joined: Jun 8 2007

I've just answered my own post of a few days ago - arrived in the UK today. Beautifully designed package and first set - which is all I've heard so far, very good. I look forward to hearing the rest and sitting down to watch the DVD.

Joined: Oct 2 2013
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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Joined: May 17 2011
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.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
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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Joined: Feb 16 2010
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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