4.6 (17 votes)
DVDylan ID: D001
Recording type: ProShot
Date: Sunday, 20th April 1980
From the circulating master video. Pro- or near-pro shot.
Number of discs: 1
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Professionally pressed version also available (D001.sf)

This really is an experience and a half. To have witnessed this concert first hand or any of the 79/80 gigs, I would have given the proverbial right arm. I guess you could say i am a fan of this period. Now to the disc.
Picture quality is not outstanding but perfectly adequate, depending on which angle bob is being shot from he looks fantastic, fit, even athletic. The long shots are poor, the close ups are hit and miss, with veiwing angles making some shots very Last Waltzish. All this is forgiven due to the quality of the performances which transcend any camera misgivings.
The sound quality is very impressive, it really highlights the band. Imo the best bob has ever had. How this group of people recorded the musically benign Saved is beyond my comprehension.
So despite only an adequate picture and lots of shots of the musicians from behind, I say get this as soon as you can, for the impressive sound quality, for the best available concert from this period, for bob's magnificent vocals and for a version of ain't gonna go to hell for anybody that needs an official release asap.

Reviewed by fatherofnight on 03rd December 2003