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Published: 2013/09/30

Sunshine Daydream Lands Grateful Dead on Billboard 200

The Grateful Dead’s newest archival release Sunshine Daydream: Veneta, Oregon – August 27, 1972 debuted at 19 on the Billboard 200 this week. The album marks the band’s highest charting record since 1987 when In the Dark climbed to 6 on the charts, which included the group’s only top 40 Billboard Hot 100 single “Touch of Grey” which reached number 9.

For comparison, Robin Thicke’s summer hit Blurred Lines came in at 12, while Elvis Costello and the Roots’ collaboration Wise Up Ghost turned in at number 16.


There are 15 comments associated with this post

mulebyrd September 30, 2013, 19:01:48

who are the grateful dead and why do they keep following me ???

Cloudy Knight September 30, 2013, 19:29:19


gman September 30, 2013, 23:01:36

Cloudy Knight ~ Fuck off

wood burrow October 1, 2013, 02:04:51

Why are so many commenters are unable to read in between the lines and comprehend humour or sarcasm, when it is so clear in their face. And then reply with road rage. Example of how our education system is failing us. yes gman I’m referring to you. A true deadhead you are not.

MarZaPhiGar October 1, 2013, 03:04:45

Right on, WB. Christ.

UGot2Rollme October 1, 2013, 08:54:07

Sunshine Daydream is a wonderful reminder of how grate this band beyond description was/is. Also, the deluxe edition with DVD is a labor of love and well worth the price.

mattersitdoes October 1, 2013, 12:14:59

This poor comment total kills the vibe set out by this show and (finally!) this release. What a shame. I feel sorry that you don’t get it.

williscat2000 October 1, 2013, 15:01:39

best dead show ever. to have it on film is a gift from above!

jstack October 1, 2013, 15:46:04

Gman, as my 11 year old daughters says, “you got served”!

HARRY O'TOOL October 1, 2013, 19:24:32

Worth the price of admission for the version of “China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider” alone.
Play Loud!

Balloonatic Jim October 2, 2013, 09:18:50

Woo Hoo!

Jerry October 2, 2013, 11:32:03

SELL-OUTS. Wording seems pretty straight forward to me. Where’s the humor??? Cloudy Knight piss off

wooker t October 2, 2013, 22:51:58

Veneta ’72 was one of the better of the widely circulated tapes back in the tape trading days and to me a prime example of the band at its very best. If you can sell stretched out psychedelic jams like this over 80% of whatever pop crap is on the billboard charts that’s doing something. If you like this one check out the Playin’ jam from the Knotts berry farm later that year and kids, accept no substitutes for the real shit.

wooker t October 2, 2013, 22:57:08

ok ok math isnt my strongest subject…make that 90%... i dunno… i had to look up spelling for the word pshychedelic…most ironic. If i had it to do over again id still have quit high school and follow these guys.

petechic October 10, 2013, 15:57:57

Need I remind all the knowledgeable that this is a business? hmmn I think that only capitalists may reside upon these books of face… and socialists, but they’re just as fuckin weird…

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