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Published: 2013/07/25

Grateful Dead’s Sunshine Daydream to Get Official DVD Release

As we previously reported, the Grateful Dead’s classic but previously unreleased 1972 performance at Veneta, OR’s Oregon Country Fair is coming to theaters. As part of Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013, the concert film Sunshine Daydream will be screened in theaters across the country on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Sunshine Daydream spotlights the band’s famed performance against a pastoral background in the Oregon countryside. Shot originally on 16mm film and painstakingly restored to HD resolution, the film has previously only been screened at a few film festivals and through bootleg recordings. It also appears in our recent Relix 40 list of Classic Concert Films.

Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013 ”are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in nearly 450 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

We’d encourage everyone to see it in such a setting on such a large screen, with proper sound and fellow revelers. However, it also appears that those who are unable to attend, will still be able to watch the film. Both and CD Universe are listing a September 17 release for 3CD/DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl sets of the film.

Sunshine Daydream contains all new Stereo and 5.1 Audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. and mastered by Grammy winning engineer David Glasser at Air Show Mastering in Boulder, Colo.


There are 8 comments associated with this post

Chucky cheese string July 25, 2013, 12:54:25

Thaaaaaaat’s a niiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!

WookerT July 25, 2013, 14:23:36

***** the GD at their best.

PUGDOG July 25, 2013, 15:38:59

I’m grateful for this release…a lil bummed it’s not available in blu-ray though :(
For a band that’s always been far ahead of the times (technologically speaking) it seems they’d be the first to offer a Blu-Ray package. Oh well….all good things in all good time!

murray July 25, 2013, 21:24:21

Fear not Pugdog, it’s coming. You heard it here.

Jeremy Poynton July 27, 2013, 06:57:07

Hey guys – pale grey typeface on a white background is really hard to read for anyone with poor eyesight. Thought – maybe that’s why books are printed in black and white?

Joshua Katt August 4, 2013, 18:09:38

Too much penis for me…

dk70 August 5, 2013, 15:06:16

@ J Katt: There was voracious applause in the movie theatre when the “junk man” finally put some clothes during Dark Star. Hilarious!

Joshua Katt August 5, 2013, 21:39:36

That is great, dk70! Think I hit the bathroom during this exact moment as I don’t recall. Funny that I heard about “pole man” on the Tales show and saw a preview about a naked man DANCING with a pole / stick. Then (I assume the same clown) ends up on a pole behind Bobby the entire night. A cute girl sitting next to me, a huge Bobby fan, said it was unfair as she was distracted…

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