Veneta, OR 8/27/72: The Complete Sunshine Daydream Concert

Grateful Dead - Veneta, OR 8/27/72: The Complete Sunshine Daydream Concert
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September 17, 2013 / Release Date
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Rhino / Label
Jam Band / Genre
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Of course, I have not listened to every Dead show or live album, but I can confidently say that 8/27/72 is the best I've heard so far and may very well hold that title forever. Just an inexpressable, otherworldly accomplishment in improvisational performance here. I've never heard the group sound more like a seamless collective. 20 tracks across nearly 3 hours without missing a single beat. The tracklist is unbelievable as well. It's laid out like a greatest hits compilation (at least for ... read more


I was never really a Deadhead because they have SUCH a cultivated following and while I get it I could never personally love them although I certainly dig their sound. However, this concert is the embodiment of the Grateful Dead experience. It sounds very refined and cleaned, Jerry has such a crystal clear voice, and overall it just sounds like a legendary set. Some cool little moments that really stuck with me was the MASTERFUL and almost ethereal guitar solo at the end of China Cat Sunflower ... read more


Great set list, great sound quality, and the band is firing on all cylinders. Excellent performances from pretty much every member, all playing off of one another amazingly. Some of the best improvisational jams I've ever had the pleasure to hear. If there was one concert I would go back in time to see in-person, it's this one.

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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Promised Land
  3. Sugaree
  4. Me and My Uncle
  5. Deal
  6. Black-Throated Wind
  7. China Cat Sunflower
  8. I Know You Rider
  9. Mexicali Blues
  10. Bertha
  11. Playing in the Band
  12. He's Gone
  13. Jack Straw
  14. Bird Song
  15. Greatest Story Ever Told
  16. Dark Star
  17. El Paso
  18. Sing Me Back Home
  19. Sugar Magnolia
  20. Casey Jones
  21. One More Saturday Night

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