Balc. L40°
4.7 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D025
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: The Rage, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Wednesday, 13th May 1998
Never-Ending Tour Concert #966
  1. Not Fade Away [moderate clip]
  2. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
  3. Cold Irons Bound
  4. Make You Feel My Love
  5. Silvio
  6. Stone Walls And Steel Bars
  7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  8. Tangled Up In Blue
  9. Million Miles (severely clipped)
  10. I'm Not Supposed To Care
  11. Highway 61 Revisited
  12. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
  13. It Ain't Me, Babe
  14. Love Sick (very slight clip)
  15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:31
Video standard: Both PAL and NTSC versions are available
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Very nice, "dynamically" filmed

There are three authored versions of this show. The title menu screenshots for two are shown here. The title menu screen shot for the third authored version is shown at A blue screen (unauthored) version also circulates.

This DVD is often overlooked as stated below, and I have to wonder why?? The concert is set in a tiny club that lends more intimacy to a Dylan show than most have seen.

Bob is in strong control tonight, on fire from the opening riffs of "Not Fade Away". We get a very heartfelt performace of "Stone Walls/Steel Bars" with Bob crooning like an absolute country gentleman. Excellent!!

The band really kicks it in high gear once they strap on the electric guitars again, and rage through an animated and exciting strech of songs, with a highlight definaltley being "Hwy. 61". I am usually not a huge fan of that song when played live...sometimes Bob's vocal's are not up to par with the band, but on this night it once again re-affirms Bob's mastery over his material.

This DVD would have been a solid 5 in my mind save for a couple of video glitches (not sure if it's just my copy), but is DEFINATLEY worth getting.

P.S. not sure the author of this disk, but I have seen menus like this on a few DVD's I have, and I must say, BRILLIANT!! I would almost reccomend any disk that has this type of menu, if for no other reason than the menu. Anyway, kudos to whoever puts together such a beautiful disk.

Reviewed by bluesguy on 11th April 2006

This is a nice field recording/shooting. The filmer seemed to gain confidence as the show went on. The focus is squarely on Bob Dylan as it should be, however there were many shots of his band that add to the overall aesthetic appreciation. In particular both Larry Campbell and Tony Garnier are spotlighted at appropriate times.

This DVD is interesting because of a fairly standard, yet solid setlist that features both electric and acoustic numbers. Dylan exclusively plays guitar during this set shifting from a Fender Strat for the electric songs and his familiar Gibson J45 for the acoustic ones.

The filming adequately captures the feel of a small venue, The Rage in Vancouver, British Columbia. The interplay on guitar of Dylan and Larry Campbell is historically interesting to watch as Campbell is rather new to the band at this point in 1998, having joined the band the year before. He also provides occasional backup vocals as does Bucky Baxter who plays pedal steel.

Overall although not professionally done by any means, this DVD is a very enjoyable watch. The audio quality is fairly good and the video presents the viewer with the perception that they are at the show. It is worthwhile for that fact alone.

Reviewed by one-hand-waving on 23rd May 2005

THis is a very underrated video, shot in a tiny club in Vancouver. It's videos like this that make me write these little capsule review, because you really should see this!

Distance is five stars. You get plenty of good shots of the band, but plenty of close Dylan footage-- head through torso kinds of shots.

THe audio quality, in my opinion, is solidly four stars. The recording isn't brilliant, but it's quite acceptable.

Steadiness and heads probably both justify five star ratings to me. Steadiness isn't perfect, but is very very good. Heads don't really feature because the taper shot from high up on Bob's right and avoids the crowd, while somehow simulatenously managing to capture the vibe of the show very well.

Color, light, and focus is five stars. This is a very nice looking video!

This is a superb show, opening with "Not Fade Away" and including a heartbreaking "I'm Not Supposed To Care". Otherwise, the setlist is fairly standard, but is well-performed. This show does a fine job of capturing the excitement and intimacy of this small-venue show. I have nothing but recommendation to give it.

Reviewed by Joe1235 on 23rd April 2005