To call it a labor of love would be an understatement. Sunshine Daydream producer Sam Field, constricted by budget limitations and a skeleton crew (not to mention that sweltering heat), managed to not only capture what might be the Grateful Dead's opus but also the essence of their whole scene. And then he had to wait patiently (as did you) for 40 years until the elements aligned to bring you this very special release.
Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Vance is a veteran when it comes to designing memorable packages. He's also been on Team Dead for quite some time, lending visual direction to classic collections like Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings and Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It. Learn more about some of his favorite projects and sources of inspiration here.
Head on over to Rollingstone.com for a sneak peek of "Jack Straw" from Sunshine Daydream.
On a blistering summer day in 1972, the Grateful Dead took the stage on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. for what would become one of the most legendary concerts of the band’s storied history. Join us this summer when we screen the previously unreleased concert film “Sunshine Daydream” as part of our now annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies.
Sunshine Daydream: A Movie About the Grateful Dead. Filmed: 08/27/1972, at the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds, Veneta, OR. Springfield Creamery Benefit, 'Field Trip'
'Grateful Dead Star In Unreleased Film', from The Stanford Daily.
Sunshine Daydream: A Movie About the Grateful Dead. Filmed: 08/27/1972, at the Old Renaissance Fair Grounds, Veneta, OR. Springfield Creamery Benefit, 'Field Trip'.