Balc. L40°
5.0 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D025.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/The Rage
Date: Wednesday, 13th May 1998
Master Video Sound Upgrade

Never-Ending Tour Concert #966

Special Thanks for the master Hi8 tape to TOM P. & RAYGUN
Additional thanks for the audio to AN UNIDENTIFIED TAPER & OUTSIDETLAW
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU
  • Disc 1 (46:51:25) (Tracks 1-10/Songs 1-8)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 22:12 still/used 18:07 of video soundtrack to fill applause]
    -Introduction [missing video/5:12 still]
    -Not Fade Away [obstructed 1:21:29/7 stills]
    -Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
    -Cold Irons Bound
    -Make You Feel My Love
    -Stone Walls And Steel Bars
    -It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    -Tangled Up In Blue [fade out to end Disk 1 message/12:00 black still w/fade out; slight blip in audio during fade out]
  • Disc 2 (44:27:04) (Tracks 11-20/Songs 9-15)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 12:08 still]
    -Million Miles [clipped/obstr. 1:49:09/7 stills]
    -I'm Not Supposed To Care
    -Band Introductions
    -Highway 61 Revisited [CD split after song; removed 55:28 audio/video of break before encore 1]
    -'Til I Fell In Love With You [removed 1:00:28 audio/video of break before encore 2]
    -It Ain't Me, Babe [trans. to encore 3 video cut 38:15/1 still]
    -Love Sick [clipped 27:13/2 stills]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    -End Thanks & Credits [end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout; extracted 8:03 audio from video soundtrack to fill out end applause]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:31:19
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
master Hi8 tape
Left balcony 40˙
Filmed by Tom P. with unknown camera
unknown camera>Hi8 tape>Sony DCR-TRV480 NTSC Hi8 camera>MacBookPro>iMovie 6.03

LB-0889 recorded by unidentified taper and provided by OutsideTLaw
LB-0889>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>Sound Studio 3.5.6>Sound Designer II>iMovie 6.0.3.

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)

LB Notes for LB-0889: sourced from etree, very good to excellent sound (A-), downloaded from a.b.m.s.d. 2/03

If you have D025,, or D025.su2, you may be tempted to skip this one. That would be a mistake as this is sourced directly from the master Hi8 tape shot by the transcendent Tom P. and generously shared by Mr. P. and his buddy raygun. The performance is, of course, well-known by Dylan collectors. Filmed at a small club, the audience and the band are tightly connected, and Bob and the Boys give it their all. Rarely has a performance, a venue, a video shoot, and an audio capture aligned so perfectly.

A "must-have" if ever there was one!

5 Stars

Reviewed by yassou on 20th December 2012