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Grateful Dead 12/11/69
Thelma Theater, Los Angeles, CA
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Source # 10987 Other Sources
Entered by dr.unclear
Checksums shn-md5 , st5
Disc Counts 2 / 3
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Source Summary MSR > R > PCM > CD, plus MSR > ? > Beta PCM > D > CD, plus MSR > R > C > D > CD; via Deadlists Poject, circulated with 12/10,12/69- see notes and credits in info file 
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Grateful Dead
Thelma Theater
Los Angeles, CA
December 11, 1969 (Thursday)

MSR > R > PCM > CD except
St. Stephen thru Beat It On Down The Line & Good Lovin:  MSR > ? > Beta

PCM > D > CD
Big Boss Man and High Time thru Cosmic Charlie:  MSR > R > C > D > CD

Disc #1 62:32

First Set, Part 1

Casey Jones
Cold Rain and Snow
Mama Tried
T.C. plays Bach
Yellow Dog Story
Dire Wolf
It Hurts Me Too
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Black Peter >
Me and My Uncle
Hard To Handle

Disc #2 68:39

First Set, Part 2

Dark Star >
St Stephen >
The Eleven [>
Cumberland Blues

Second Set, Part 1

Morning Dew
Next Time You See Me >
Sittin In Top of the World
Beat It On Down the Line

Disc #3 63:40

Second Set, Part 2

Big Boss Man
Good Lovin >
Good Lovin
High Time
Dancin' In the Streets
Easy Wind
Cryptical Envelopment >
Drums >
The Other One >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Cosmic Charlie


Thelma Theater, Los Angeles, December 10, 11 & 12, 1969

Copies from the soundboard reels of these shows have circulated since the '70s, sometimes mislabled "Kaleidoscope Theater, LA," often with dates and sequences mixed up, usually in badly degraded sound quality.  This set assembles complete copies of the 11th and the 12th in the best quality circulating.  Except for the middle portion of the 11th, sound is excellent throughout; this inferior segment is listenable while leaving definite room for improvement if an upgrade shows up; we haven't been able to find one & don't want to delay further.

Many people gave help on the way to creating this set of CDs.  Dave Greenberg did the final masters.  Jack Warner was instrumental in providing the difficult composite for the 2nd disc of 12/11/69, which was first mastered by Scott Clugston.  RB, KW, JN and HB also provided important assistance.  Jim Powell instigated the project and writes these notes. SHN conversion by Jay Gerland.
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mixed AUD/SBD (see notes);... (0) flac16; MOTB... (0) flac16; MOTB... (0) flac16; Partial Set... (0)
Date User Comment
08/16/2002 Greg Hurwitt d1t12 (Hard to Handle) is littered with static (beginning at around 0:45), at least some of which is digital in origin. :(
05/14/2004 Gary F d1t1 is tuning. There are actually 13 tracks on disc 1. Hard to Handle (d1t13) is also missing from the md5.
05/14/2004 H I checked my data files and there are only 12 tracks for disc 1. You are correct that d1t01 is a tuning. Mama Tried,T.C. plays Bach is one track, d1t04 and Hard To Handle is d1t12.
05/14/2004 Gary F Interesting. Look here: > gd69-12-11.sbd.gerland.10987.sbeok.shnf/gd69-12-11d1t13.shn
05/14/2004 Gary F Let me try that again: There's a 13th track:gd69-12-11.sbd.gerland.10987.sbeok.shnf/gd69-12-11d1t13.shn
05/15/2004 H If you check the md5 for that 13th track you'll notice that it is the same as the one for gd69-12-11.sbd-aud.cotsman.8998.sbeok.shnf
05/15/2004 The version of shn ID 10987 on TOL also has 13 tracks.
01/13/2018 Grateful Darkstar I'm fairly certain that the section in the first set described as "MSR > R > PCM > CD" is not soundboard but is in fact Rion Brady's audience recording. It has the same cuts as the source seeded by Jeff Cotsman but runs faster and is an inferior copy.