4.0 (17 votes)
DVDylan ID: D018
Recording type: ProShot
  1. Los Angeles, California Press Conference (16-Dec-65)
  2. Juno Awards with Gordon Lightfoot (10-Nov-86)
  3. Chabad Telethon (8/86)
  4. Chabad Telethon (24-Sep-89)
  5. Chabad Telethon (15-Sep-91)
  6. MTV Interview with Carlos Santana (9/93)
  7. Dharma and Greg Appearance (1999)
  8. East Rutherford, New Jersey (21-Jul-86) (audience video clips)
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:03:40
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

This is an incredible valuable disc for me. I remeber seeing a pic of Bob, Himmelman & Stanton in ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE back in 89. Never did I think I would actually get to see the footage!
Very strange to see Bob in these scenarios (and what's with the lack of production values on these telethons?)
As for the 86 footage with Petty, I just thought the clips were meant to show how talkative Bob was on this night. I'd love to see the whole show but these clips are pretty cool "we don't play for rich people!"

Reviewed by RLawson on 11th August 2005

This is a hodge-podge of Dylan clips spanning the years that kicks off with a rare December 1965 press conference. This clip reveals an exhausted Bob answering slowly in a weak voice. Compare that to the 1993 MTV interview where Bob is impatient with the interviewer's weak questioning.

The unique thing about this disc is that we see Bob in unusual situations. Case in point is the Chabad Telethon material where Bob plays back-up for several musicians and plugs this Jewish charity. At the Junos (Canada's Grammys) it's Bob who presents a lifetime achievement award (to Toronto folkie, Gordon Lightfoot) instead of receiving one. The most surprising clip is Dylan's Dharma and Greg sitcom appearance where -- egads! -- Dylan smiles.

The 1986 New Jersey footage is a waste with all the songs being incomplete and ending abruptly (why bother?).

Interesting at most. Only for completists

Reviewed by AL69 on 12th August 2004

Excellent work again by whoever makes these disks! Pity about the artwork, but that is only a minor thing.

My copy seems to be incomplete. The Bob & Petty songs cut out after the intros. I do not know if this is how it is supposed to be?

Still worth having though for Bob's banter with the crowd in '86!

Reviewed by hardinggr on 24th July 2004