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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France

Received mine yesterday.

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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 dead.net should just use the U.S. Postal Service!!

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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 ... ;-)

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Disc 3 - WOW !

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

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Billboard

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

http://www.billboard.com/charts/rock-albums

Off to the Greek for me, too!

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Billboard

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?

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200

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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too cool

good point, spacebro. It's all connected.

Off to the Greek for me...

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It's #5

on Billboard's Rock Album chart!

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I wish they could go back

I wish they could go back to 1987! :D

Not only was the band at their performance peak, they had several other things going for them...Jerry was sober for the first (and last) time in his adult life (for a few years anyways), they perfected their set list formula, were able to present their older material in a contemporary way that didn't make them sound dated like a '60s nostalgia act, had released one their all time best records (In The Dark is right up there with American Beauty, Workingman's Dead, Blues For Allah and Anthem of Sun) and had a bonafide mass interest in their music. From '87 - Summer '90, the Grateful Dead had become true musical giants.

David Lemieux, I think "In The Dark" deserves a 5.1 surround mix!!!

Thank a "Touchhead" that Sunshine Daydream even saw the light of day. If it wasn't for them, and the band stepping up their efforts to accommodate the newfound masses, we may never have seen a Dicks/Dave's Picks/From The Vault series and the rest of the wealth of material released over the last 20+ years.

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Top 20?--oh, no, 1987 AGAIN?!

So now a flood of "Veneta Kids" will force Furthur, Phil & Friends, etc. to start playing stadium shows? ;-)

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