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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marketing

I have some concerns about the marketing tactics used on some of the releases as well. There has been some sense of seeming to promise more than delivered( Europe 72 photos showing a lot of extras which, it turns out, weren't included) and the lack of mention that a stripped down version would also be offered( Veneta 72). Trust, once lost, is hard to regain. However, over-all I am VERY HAPPY with the release program to date. The Spring, 1990 choice of shows and packageing delivered more than expected and the May 77 box was very cool. The inclusion of a bonus disc with the Dave's Picks subscription is a positive. The sound quality on the big boxes has been exemplary in my opinion. I am not necessarily in disagreement with those who claim that multi-track should have been used when avail. but the cost vs. numbers to be sold should be considered, in my opinion as profit may quarantee future viability of the enterprise. I think Dave's more recent picks have had better sound quality as well. As far as the music-I am very happy with all of the releases to date(other than a few of the Road Trip selections)and can't wait for more of them to follow. We all have our favorite shows or eras and my opinions shift from time to time-that's one of the things that keeps it all fun for me.

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My apologies sir

When you asked if the Plangent Process was used, I took it that you didn't own the release. The logo is pretty hard to miss on mine. Your opinions are certainly valid, and in no way did they offend me.

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I own the the blu ray package,

Purchased from dead.net and i own vinyl, which i purchased from record store. Also saw the film in theaters. I do apologize for the the individuals, which I have offended on this board, but I think rhino still needs to hear feedback whether it be positive or negative. Unfortunately, I had some negative comments and some were wrong on my part. I also take back anything I said that may have criticized another opinion and I should formulate my comments based on my experiences. Each individual has a level of expectations for each and every event. My displeasure with rhino recently has been a lack of transparency with some of the last few releases, but not all of them though. DP5&6 were no issues, DP7 and May 77' I had concerns. SSDD I didn't understand why individuals with preorders were not given something additional for ordering from dead.net and amazon or record store purchases had add-on. None of my critiques are the actual show picked or performance. my critiques are based on methods and practices, which could get better, worse, or stay the same. and I sincerely hope a better experience in the future will happen for me based on my criteria. Some expectations are unreal or unfeasible, but I feel my expectations are realistic.

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3749 found its home in the Netherlands

on Saturday. No time to either listen to it or watch it yet, but packaging and notes are wonderful.

Although I think the Winterland runs have the most (cost)efficient packaging, I do admit that I like the creativity in coming up with something different every time. The childrens' book design kind of transports you back to a more innocent age. I love it!

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Just Asking?

mbarilla,

Are you really criticizing a release that you don't own? If you own this, I 100% apologize. But the way I read your post, it looks like you are criticizing a release you haven't heard or viewed. Not trying to be confrontational, and I SINCERELY apologize if I'm wrong. But Rhino is a necessary evil in this world, and I think they have done a pretty good job. Let's not forget that the Dead already tried releasing albums on their own in the 70's.

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Plangent

Yes, it was used (per the credits in the booklet).

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Plageant process ~ YES

If you ordered this SSDD release as DeadNet Deluxe Edition look on the last page of the booklet or the Amazon (Retail) edition look under CD3 and you will see the Plageant Process logo.

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Was the Plageant process applied to this release?

Since this was the most requested release, I am wondering if they did? May 77' was noted with that in the promo ads and I never heard a mention of this for SSDD? I am guessing they did not. I wouldn't be so quick to jump the gun about how great rhino has done. Because in my opinion the only thing they are doing or did is buy the rights to release the music. The kudos & accolades should be given to the band and others with the know how of capturing these great performances, so it could be enjoyed in the future. Rhino is simply taking a home made meal and reheating it for us. Thanks Bear, thanks Healy, Thanks bob Matthews, thanks Kidd Candelario, & thanks Betty, thanks for the crew that also helped. I am very optimistic about future releases because Dave L. Was an understudy of Dick L. But I am pessimistic about the ways and practices of Rhino. Please use the Plageant process on future subscription releases as well, starting in 2014

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Venetta

I haven't posted in about a dozen years and couldn't remember the old account info. Hi to Rango if you are still here. I just got my Venetta blu ray and CDs, and I was at the meet up on Aug 1. I've got a half dozen GD DVDs, and this one tops them all. DPIV may still be my favorite concert album, but the show captures so much of 1972 and the spirit of the era. Mind you, I was only 10 and not at the show, but I was in SF for the Summer of Love and I remember these wonderful people helping each other. Although I do remember them clothed. It was a lovely and nostalgic window overlooking the kinds of sights of my childhood when people just younger than my parents shone a light of hope on the human race.

The sound is lovely and I really can't see what Dick had against it.

"Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if you look at it right."

This film gives you that sublime perspective.

rne
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A COMPLETE PLEASURE

Set number 4715 arrived to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nothing better than starting a saturday morning wiht a newly arrived Dead release. Beautiful package, designed with real good taste, every little detail was took into account.
The film is far more interesting than what I thought. I was waiting to lots of shots of nude hippies dancing with the Dead playing on the background, but the filmmakers did put attention to what was happening on stage. Beautiful close-ups of Jerry's playing (a la "Grateful Dead Movie") and nice individual shots (even some of the always elusive Keith) make this film a must-have. Regarding the 5.1 mix, the band really sorrounds you, but, as someone pointed out on this forum before, some more bottom-end reinforcement would have been really nice, Otherwise, the sound is clear and carefully mixed (remember, these are 40-year-old live tapes!).
The band is tight and relaxed at the same time. A lot has been said about this show before. I ignore which is the best "Dark Star", and I'm not interested in that kind of ratings, but the version featured on this release is one of the best I've heard, along with 2-27-69 or 5-4-72, among others. Every member of the band is at his very best. 1972 was simply a glorious time for the band.
The fact that this release is on the Top-20 chart is very good news. It means beautiful music and extended jams catch the attention of many people all over the world.
Let us give a hand to the Dead staff and Rhino. They have really nailed it down this time.

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