DVDylan ID: D2019.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Athens, Greece/Panathinaíkos Stadio
Date: Wednesday, 28th June 1989


3+/5-/3-/3-/3
9/13/7/7/8 (avg. 8.75 C+)
Center floor
1:04:52:10
PAL

DIFFERENCES/IMPROVEMENTS OVER FROM MS-215/D2019:
-sound upgraded
-cuts & obstructed parts filled with stills
-different title and track menus
-cut fragment of “Lakes of Pontchartrain”

PERFORMANCE/HIGHLIGHTS/SPECIAL MOMENTS:
-feisty Greek crowd
-Dylan in strong expressive voice
-fine harp on “Don't Think Twice, It's All Right”
-great to see Van on stage with Dylan
-stinging leads by Smith
-cameramen on stage during “Highway 61 Revisited”
-bungled start to “Every Grain Of Sand”
-the only acoustic version of “Every Grain Of Sand” during The Never-Ending Tour (as
of rev. date); not the best performance
-second of only two performances of “House Of Gold” during The Never-Ending Tour (as
of rev. date)
-first performances of “Crazy Love” and “And It Stoned Me” w/duets w/Van Morrison

DISTANCE/POSITION: Center floor (mostly knees up, but blocked by heads on bottom part of screen; focus on Dylan Parker seen behind Dylan; pans to Smith; fewer views of Garnier often blocked by body on right)

AUDIO: 13 (chatty crowd; upgrade source ran 0.50% faster than video soundtrack)

STEADINESS: 7 (unsteady throughout, but watchable)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 7 (position in midst of crowd far from ideal)

FOCUS: 8 (light adequate/color good/focus soft)

EDITING: most songs clipped & cut/filled w/stills; some brief cuts & stills used to maintain a/v sync)

Concert # 92 of The Never-Ending Tour
Bob Dylan (vocals, harp, acoustic & electric guitar)
G. E. Smith (backup vocal on “Silvio;”, acoustic & electric guitar)
Tony Garnier (standup & acoustic bass)
Christopher Parker (drums & percussion)
Van Morrison (acoustic guitar & shared vocals)

Filmed by “THE TWO DAVES”
Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Audio recorded by LEGENDARY TAPER D
Audio shared by BLINDWILLY
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

VIDEO SOURCE & LINEAGE:
MS-215
Filmed by “The Two Daves”
unknown camera
5 missing songs/others clipped & cut
master cassettes copied to U-Matic tape
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D3 A7 S6 H7 F7 SCD 41 mins
VIDEO : Mpeg-2, 720 x 576. 25 fps, pic ratio 4.3. PAL
AUDIO : AC3 Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, stereo 38.4 kb/s
Files authored to DVD with Tempgenc DVD Works Author 4<br/>
vob files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

COOPS2009 NOTES ON MS-215:
Like Patras a short part of this video circulated previously, at the time I thought that was all there was, clearly I was wrong and whilst this is hardly the Daves finest moments its not bad (Its better than Patras). Curious that the original cassettes don't appear to exist, just the U-Matic master. well here it is.

AUDIO SOURCES & LINEAGE:
LB-7240
LB rating: B+
Recorded by Legendary Taper D
Shared by blindwilly via Dropbox
Sennheiser MKE 2002 >Sony WM 6 (Maxell XLIIS) >DAT 44.1kHz >Hard Drive >wave convert to flac (dbpoweramp Music Converter) >md5summer
flac files > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II 16-bit disk images > Audacity 2.0.0 > 0.50% speed reduction > aiff > iMovie 6.0.3

ADDITIONAL LB NOTES FOR LB-7240:
bittorrent download 02/09; nothing above 21k; in 3-way comparison these are same recording based on same clapping wavs at end of d1t2; this has warmest fullest sound, then LB-2147, then hg LB-3733; very good to excellent sound [B+]
noise d1t7 3:06, d1t8 0:29, 4:19

NOTE FROM DVD AUTHOR:
The audio upgrade source ran faster than the video soundtrack. Reduced speed of upgrade source 0.50%

DVD PRODUCTION PROCESS: Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.1.2 (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding)

Reviewed by yassou on 09th October 2016