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Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, OR, 8/27/72)(3xCD+DVD) [CD]

Grateful DeadAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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listen  5. Deal (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Black-Throated Wind (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 7:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. China Cat Sunflower (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 7:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Know You Rider (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 7:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Mexicali Blues (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bertha (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Playing In The Band (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon)19:56Album Only
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listen13. Jack Straw (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Bird Song (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon)13:16Album Only
listen15. Greatest Story Ever Told (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 5:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Dark Star (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon)31:27Album Only
listen17. El Paso (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 5:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Sing Me Back Home (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon)10:50Album Only
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listen20. Casey Jones (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon) 6:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (September 17, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Grateful Dead / Wea
  • ASIN: B00E34A9FU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,545 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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.

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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly D.S. September 17, 2013
Format:Audio CD
As a public service for anyone, who, like me, collects Dark Stars; and is likely to purchase this specifically because it has Dark Star...rest assured: it's up there with the all-time classics. This Dark Star (over 30 minutes) is uniquely dreamy & jazzy smooth. Jerry hits extremely sweet & lovely high notes throughout. It successfully sustains a magical momentum all the way, sort of a crystalline perfection with no sour notes, and a hint of trippy intensity right where it belongs. There's even a nice Phil bass solo. This Dark Star exemplifies a true "lose yourself in the music" vibe that utopias are (or ought to be) all about.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC AND VISUALS FROM A LEGENDARY CONCERT September 17, 2013
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"The rock music group Grateful Dead is scheduled to perform at a 'potluck picnic' Sunday, sponsored by the Springfield Creamery." Eugene Register-Guard Newspaper.

"Do you hear that same sweet sound again?" "Bird Song".

For Deadheads this was (is) a mythical concert from 1972. And now, finally, it's being released in it's entirety along with a DVD (or Blue-Ray) of (most of) the concert. Over the years this concert has risen in many fan's eyes as a musical --almost spiritual--highlight of The Dead's many great sets. This concert was just after the band had returned from Europe, which has provided fans (like me) with many hours of great music. And this set is no different. As Garcia has said "...the music played the band."

The band still had that looseness that's so much a part of their music. But their playing was as intuitive and as tight as I've ever heard--and besides albums, I was lucky enough to steadily hear them live--indoors and out--in the Bay Area from '68 through '70, and sporadically thereafter. Because of what The Dead do with the music, their playing can sometimes be ramshackle--they can lose that thread that holds everything together. But not here. Not this time. Everyone plays as one mind--in control but always searching, exploring for that key that unlocks the music for both the band and the audience.

A benefit for the Kesey Creamery, (people were afraid that someone would dose the kiddies' milk and cancelled contracts) it was also the last true meeting up with The Pranksters. The hot sun ("We're changing our name to the Sun-Stroked Serenaders"--Bob Weir.) kept the instruments out of tune, but the band somehow got past that and played a tremendous set.
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62 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is How It's Done, Kids September 21, 2013
By Emerson
Format:Audio CD
Note to all the lip-synching, auto-tuned and computer programmed "musicians" raking in all those big bucks out there: this magical release shows you how it's done. No choreography, fog machines or shooting flames, just REAL, unadulterated American music, performed without pretense or hyperbole (or pay, for that matter). As pure and genuine as an infant's smile.

THIS is why God created music.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Convert a friend today!! September 30, 2013
By Puffany
Format:Audio CD
Amazing! This is one monster release. Serious Deadheads already know this show and have been requesting it for official release for what seems to be forever. And for good reason. For those that have several of the Europe '72 shows, you know what I am talking about when I say that this sits with the best of them.

From the opening number 'The Promised Land', the band are in tight and unbelievably relaxed form. Weir mentions at different intervals as to the heat of that day in Veneta, Oregon. I can't understand how the band can play so well in such heat (100+ degrees fahrenheit, 37+ degrees celcius).
There is an atmosphere at this show that makes me feel like I am there.

The versions of nearly all of the tracks are quite brilliant. Plenty of 'established' fan's favourites are included in the set. I would imagine that many of the tracks would capture the attention of newcomers as well, based on the variance of the musical styles, and comfort the band explore & deliver within those styles. The jamming at different times is jazzy, calm, intense - altogether controlled and inspired at the same time as it is improvised. Their chemistry when they are in this form is sublime. They show how switched-on they are at this show. Infectious stuff.

The China > Rider included here are amongst the best that I have heard. Playing In The Band is great. Dark Star - wow! The different moods contained within take you to another world. These tracks contain my favourite jamming on the album.

Thankfully, the clarity of the vocals are a highlight on this - not forced, in key, well-harmonized, and heartfelt where needed. Sing Me Back Home is so good...

This version of Greatest Story Ever Told is my favourite version.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Long Strange Trip It's Been. September 17, 2013
By mike
Format:Audio CD
This is a must have Box Set for any Grateful Dead fan. The Dead were still on a high just coming back from their first & very successful Europe 72 tour. This show at The Springfield Creamery Benefit at Kesey's Creamery. August 27, 1972.the sun was beating down hard and bright on that fateful day in Veneta, Oregon when the Grateful Dead heeded Ken Kesey's call to help save the family Creamery. The 100-degree and rising temperatures did not deter the band who were still riding high from their adventures across the pond & playing for the estimated 20,000 Dead Heads who showed up.

The band have an amazing amount of energy at this show. The Dead seem to effortlessly play there in the 100 degree heat with passion & momentum. Song's like Sugaree,Deal,Bertha just seem to spill out of Jerry Garcia & his guitar with ease.Then you get into the more complicated & longer songs like Playing In The Band,Bird Song & a glorious 31 minutes of Dark Star.

With this set i bought the CD/ Bu-Ray numbered edition from The dead's web site because this was limited to 12,500 copies. you also get a Bonus documentary "Grateful Days" featuring brand new interviews with Mountain Girl, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy, Ken Babbs, and more. A 40-page book featuring original essays by Nicholas G. Meriwether, Ken Babbs, Sam Field, Johnny Dwork, and David Lemieux.The Original tie-dye slipcase by Courtenay Pollock & Illustrations by Grammy-winning artist and designer Steve Vance. This show was an epic performance from 1972 & that was their most epic period. I'm shocked that it took this long for them to finally remaster this & put it out but What A Long Strange Trip It's Been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars there's been a lot of crap released since '95
there's been a lot of crap released since '95, when Jerry lost control of the helm of the" SHIP OF FOOLS", but this is excellent! , I LOVE this! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Craig Trexler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
He's James McMurtry...what else is there to say?!!!
Published 22 days ago by Alan D. Skipper
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Dead [naked dead head dance]
Worth every penny
Published 1 month ago by Brad Moseley
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful scenery with jammin' tunes including a 31 minute Dark ...
Beautiful scenery with jammin' tunes including a 31 minute Dark Star > El Paso. A must-buy for Dead-Heads everywhere. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JoeSteven101
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it!
Published 1 month ago by LAW
4.0 out of 5 stars 1972~Hot weather,Hotter Jams
I want to wish this Historic concert a "Happy Birthday", what stands out for me were the obvious: Dark Star ~ that takes us on On a unique spacey journey ,they were definitely... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Larry Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Heading for Oregon.
Oregon shows had a certain magic that had their own flavor. Was that an echo of Ken Kesey and the Pranksters that gave rise to the Acid Tests? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bruce Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoy!
it's the Dead, folks....enjoy!
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Cesaro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
LOVE IT!!!
Thank you
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Published 3 months ago by Dena Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice live retrospective of the band at this juncture in their career.
Published 3 months ago by Stephen Mathis
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sound quality
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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
Blu-ray video quality
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.
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