added: 21 Sep 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, Oregon, USA 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 backs of the Creamery's yogurt labels, and the rest is history. The stage was set for the most coveted Grateful Dead show of all time!
• The most requested live show in Grateful Dead history
• The 'Sunshine Daydream' concert film has been unreleased for 41 years and features a previously unseen version of 'Bird Song'
• The film captures the band at the height of their powers (fresh off the Europe '72 tour) and at the epicenter of the counterculture movement.
• Regarded as the very last 'Acid Test'
• 8/27/72 was the hottest day on record to date in Oregon. The film documents a now infamous lack of water at the concert site and provides a context for the 'clothing optional' vibe of the day!
• Previously unreleased 'Sunshine Daydream' concert film featuring gloriously remastered picture and all new stereo and 5.1 audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman at TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. and mastered by Grammy® winning engineer David Glasser at Air Show Mastering in Boulder, Colo.
• Entire 8/27/72 concert mixed and mastered to HDCD from the original 16 track tapes by Jeffrey Norman
• Producer's note by David Lemieux
• Brand new double-sided cover art by Steve Vance
• 4-panel digipack featuring original tie-dye by Courtenay Pollock
2. Promised Land
4. Me and My Uncle
6. Black-Throated Wind
7. China Cat Sunflower
8. I Know You Rider
9. Mexicali Blues
1. Playing in the Band
2. He's Gone
3. Jack Straw
4. Bird Song
5. Greatest Story Ever Told
1. Dark Star
2. El Paso
3. Sing Me Back Home
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. Casey Jones
6. One More Saturday Night
SUNSHINE DAYDREAM (DVD)
1. Promised Land
2. China Cat Sunflower
3. I Know You Rider
4. Jack Straw
5. Bird Song
6. Dark Star
7. El Paso
8. Sing Me Back Home
9. Greatest Story Ever Told
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