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On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, Oregon and reunited with the Merry Pranksters to throw a benefit concert for the Kesey family s Springfield Creamery. The show, which was recorded and filmed but never released, has since become the most-requested live show in Grateful Dead history.
The concert which is considered to be the Merry Pranksters last "Acid Test" offers a snapshot of the band at the peak of its playing prowess and features the classic lineup of: Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. The setlist that day included memorable performance of "Sugaree, " "Deal, " "Black-Throated Wind, " "Greatest Story Ever Told, " "Bird Song" and a mind-melting version of "Dark Star" that stretches over 30 minutes.
3 CD/1 DVD Concert film painstakingly restored with all-new stereo and 5.1 audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser. Entire concert mixed and mastered to HDCD from the original 16-track tapes. Producer s note by David Lemieux. Package features original tie-dye by Courtenay Pollock and brand new cover art by Grammy-winning artist Steve Vance.
Greatness, plain & simple. Other Dead shows might have equalled this, but none surpassed it.Published 1 month ago by Jef Harvey
Just AWESOME! The Dead were at their best in my opinion. The filming was also impressive, especially for the early 70s. Somebody put a lot of time into this one.Published 1 month ago by Scott M. Rywolt
The benefit was well advertised n San Francisco, but after doing my apprenticeship at SF State-and turning down an opportunity to spend the summer on 40 acres near Mt. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald M. Gehre
Sound is great. Could do without some of the documentary type footage. Overall, it's the Dead!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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If you have/have ever seen a copy of the original video; its quality has also been markedly improved and it has also been reedited.
Sep 21, 2013 by High Planes Drifter | See all 5 posts
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what did you expect, this seems to be shot on the fly, a very unproffesional video recording. the dvd would be plenty for something like this. Bluray in this case is a gimmick.
Oct 17, 2013 by Spikor | See all 4 posts