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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hbob1995's picture
Joined: Jun 26 2007

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.

Joined: Apr 17 2009

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

Joined: Apr 10 2008
Dave's Picks 8

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

chilly1214's picture
Joined: Nov 19 2010
Arrived in South Australia

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

tennessee john's picture
Joined: Jul 29 2013
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.

peetstr50's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2009
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 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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Joined: May 17 2011
From the ATL... Brooklyn and all five Boroughs and the rest of Earth, for that matter: I'm happy to hear all opinions. Isn't that part of what this forum is about? Some love it all. Some are more critical. All of that is fine with me. I wish nobody would get uptight about it. I'm a lover of 1973 too, but it took RT 4.3 to really drive that home. I'll continue to be selective. That's what I love most about the GD. They took so many chances that the results varied wildly. I think they would agree. Otherwise, wouldn't a lot of this stuff have been released back in the day?

deadmike's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Got mine yesterday

BluRay-version #7043 arrived in Växjö, Sweden on Monday the 30th. Nice package but I haven't listened yet. Will when I have nothing else to do and can relax.

Micke Östlund,
Växjö, Sweden

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Joined: Jun 18 2012
One Man- Give Brooklyn a break

Oh by the way I forgot to mention that I am from Brooklyn & still live there. Surprised that I am not some ranting loon?

reijo29's picture
Joined: Jun 18 2012
One Man- right on

Funny you should mention Dave's 2 as a struggle. I felt the same way even though I absolutely love 73-74. I responded to a review on Amazon for that release & I was accused of blasphemy. The reviewer said it was the best sounding dead release he had ever heard. I simply questioned that. To me it sounds quite sterile and laid back. But to each their own. In the end it's all really good & we are lucky to have so many releases. I can't wait to listen to this Veneta, very excited.


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