On a blistering summer day in 1972, the Grateful Dead took the stage on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. for what would become one of the most legendary concerts of the band’s storied history.
Sunshine Dream was a benefit for a local creamery owned by One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest author Ken Kesey‘s family. The event saw The Grateful Dead reunite with their friends the Merry Pranksters, the counterculture collective led by Kesey. Among the songs performed at the show were “Bertha,” “Playing in the Band,” “Sugar Magnolia” “Casey Jones” and a marathon, 30-minute-plus rendition of “Dark Star.”
In early August, fans across the U.S. finally got to see this highly sought after Grateful Dead show when NCM Fathom Events presented the previously unreleased concert Sunshine Daydream as part of Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013.
Sunshine Daydream is now set to hit stores on Sept. 17, and will be available as a standard and deluxe three-CD/DVD set, a deluxe three-CD/Blu-ray package, a high-quality four-LP vinyl collection, and an audio-only digital download.
Pre-order your copy today here.
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Watch an exclusive clip from the concert below.