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 www.FathomEvents.com. 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 Amazon.com 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.