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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rne's picture
Joined: Aug 29 2007

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.

HippyJo's picture
Joined: Apr 15 2009

Really Lovin' seeing Jerry take off into the "OOOOOOOO" Zone.
God to be dancin' in 72.
I am not seeing the tie-die "Bertha" eye fest. Am I missing something?
Thanks All for bring a little peace into the confusion!!

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Joined: Jul 29 2013
I'm almost positive

This release would not have charted top 20 had Rhino not released the workingman's version. I had to settle for it, due to having a couple of annual bills every October. Plus, Christmas is right around the corner. I could live without the book and slipcase, but I regret not having the documentary. I'm a sucker for the documentaries. There's no telling how many times I've watched Anthem To Beauty. If the special edition is still available at Christmas, that will be what I ask for. Then, I'll just gift out this version that I purchased. I'm sure Rhino won't mind an additional sell.

Joined: Feb 16 2011
@Micke ... Got mine delivered to Sweden yesterday

I guess (hope) you got your copy after the weekend!

It is really terrific!! I spend Friday night with Sunshine daydream and a bottle of pinot noir. Both vintage.

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Received mine yesterday.

Joined: Apr 17 2009
Same here

Still waiting in Ireland too Micke. Got the mail the same day you did. As you say, hopefully next week. But how DHL can take two weeks to deliver a package from America to Europe is unbelievable. Maybe should just use the U.S. Postal Service!!

deadmike's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
As usual I'm still waiting ...

But I have plenty of records these days unopened and unplayed. Just got Jon Hendricks - "Fire In The City" on 45 last Thursday after a wait of about 25 years ... so I'm in no hurry. As long as the box set gets to me, everything is just alright!

Got the shipping mail on September 16th. Perhaps I'm a little worried since it's being shipped by DHL. They're experts in delivering packets aimed for Sweden to completely other countries. Had one which ended up in Eastern China before it eventually got to me and two packets with t-shirts which ended up in France. But luckily the French Postal Service sent them to where they belonged. ;-)

Well well, perhaps next week?

Micke Östlund,
Växjö, Sweden

PS! Of course the whole audio part has been available through Spotify since September 17th but I don't like to spoil the exiting fun in unwrapping the package AND THEN LISTEN ... ;-)

DaddyDead's picture
Joined: Mar 7 2010
Disc 3 - WOW !

I don't want to take disc 3 out of my player... what a Dark Star!

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Joined: Nov 25 2009

Breaks down albums into categories. GD #5 in the rock listing:

Off to the Greek for me, too!

Joined: Jul 20 2007

Bolo, when I look at Billboard online I see Sunshine Daydream at #19. Is this #5 ranking from more of your 'insider' knowledge :) Or am I reading the chart wrong?

Spacebro, right on about the Touch-heads. But then I'm biased - I heard Touch of Grey on the radio as a teenager who was into the Replacements, Husker Du and the like, loved it, went out to buy the album and somehow ended up with American Beauty (!). Life changer that was. And I still like that other stuff too, it's all good.

Come to think of it, without that damned song I'd probably be a lot richer now, har har.


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