Balc. L40°
5.0 (6 votes)
DVDylan ID: D025.su2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/The Rage
Date: Wednesday, 13th May 1998
Never-Ending Tour Concert #966
  • Disc 1 (46:51:25)
    -Introduction [10:28/opening titles over 2 stills w/introduction/fade in w/overlap between stills]
    -Not Fade Away [ob./sh. 1:23:10/6 stills w/5 trans.]
    -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 (45:15:18)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 13:10 still w/2 trans.]
    -Million Miles [clipped/ob./sh. 1:47:14/7 stills w/5 trans.]
    -I'm Not Supposed To Care
    -Band Introductions
    -Highway 61 Revisited
    -'Til I Fell In Love With You [cut 1:08:13 of encore break 1/2:03 still w/2 trans.]
    -It Ain't Me, Babe [overlap trans to 37:20 encore break 2/2 stills w/2 trans.]
    -Love Sick [clipped 25:20/2 stills w/2 trans.]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout; used 07:15 audio from encore break 1 to fill end applause cut from audio upgrade source]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:33:46
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Special thanks to Mary for the video.

Additional thanks to OutsideTLaw for the audio.

Sourced from D025 (transfer of the master videotape to a Sony DVD recorder)
Master VHS tape>Sony DVD recorder>DVD>MPEGStreamclip 1.8.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

Sound upgraded with very-good/excellent (A-) LB-0889 (slight TAO blips between songs)
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 7.0.4; torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1.

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

This show ranks among the very best of the post-Time Out of Mind, pre-Love and Theft catalogue, and we are fortunate that excellent video and audio sources were available for use in the production of this DVD. It features a rare "Not Fade Away" in the opening slot. Dylan had won the 1998 Album of the Year Grammy for Time Out Of Mind earlier that year, and had mentioned the influence of Buddy Holly on his own career in his acceptance speech. He was 17 years old and had seen Buddy at the Duluth National Guard Armory on January 31, 1959, just three days before the plane crash that took his life. "I was three feet away," Dylan said, "and he looked at me."

This upgrade was sourced from a newly-available 1st generation tape, and therefore represents an improvement over the previously available

Reviewed by yassou on 14th February 2011