Balc. L30°
5.0 (5 votes)
DVDylan ID: D048.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: New York, NY, USA/Madison Square Garden
Date: Sunday, 1st November 1998
Alternate author to D048 &

Master Video Sound Upgrade

Concert # 1042 of The Never-Ending Tour
Concert # 13 of the 1998 US And Canada Fall Tour
1998 concert # 106
Concert # 189 with the 11th Never-Ending Tour Band

Special Thanks for the video to TOM P., AN UNKNOWN TAPER & RAYGUN
Additional thanks for the audio to AN UNIDENTIFIED TAPER & TBUICK6
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU
  • Disk 1 (49:12:13) (Tracks 1-11/Songs 1-9)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over still 8:16 VS-B still]
    -Introduction [missing/6:08 VS-B still]
    -Gotta Serve Somebody [used VS-A and VS-B; VS-B stills used for fills]
    -I Want You [audio click (camera lens?) @7:13:05]
    -Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
    -Make You Feel My Love [cut 2:25 video to match audio cut]
    -Can't Wait [moved audio back 1:24 for a/v sync]
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    -Masters Of War
    -One Too Many Mornings
    -Tangled Up In Blue [end Disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (34:39:13) (Tracks 12-20/Songs 10-15)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 10:00 still]
    -The Times We've Known
    -Band Introductions
    -Highway 61 Revisited [removed 1:20:25 of break before encore]
    -Love Sick
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [video glitch @23:15:27/1 still + 3 frames for a/v sync]
    -Blowin' In The Wind [missing on VS-B/used VS-A; added 2:03 still before song for a/v sync]
    -End Thanks & Credits [thanks/credits/salute/fadeout/continued end clip]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:23:52
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 4+55-55-

VS A (secondary source used mostly for fills)
master Hi8 tape
Right Balcony 20˙
Filmed by Tom P. or unidentified filmer with unknown camera
unknown camera>Hi8 tape>Sony DCR-TRV480 NTSC Hi8 camera>MacBookPro>iMovie 6.03

VS B (primary source)
master Hi8 tape
Left Balcony 30
Filmed by Tom P. or unidentified filmer with unknown camera
unknown camera>Hi8 tape>Sony DCR-TRV480 NTSC Hi8 camera>MacBookPro>iMovie 6.03

LB-1468 recorded by unidentified taper; conversion by tbuick6 LB-1468>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>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-1468:
Conversion: CDR>EAC(secure)>MKW Audio Compression Tool>shn
Conversion by: tbuick6
Sound Quality: Excellent (A)
I just received an upgrade of this excellent '98 show. Features the only performance of "The Times We Have Known"; excellent sound analog noise d1t2 2:40

This one is special. It's sourced from two master Hi8 tapes provided by our friends Tom P. and raygun, DVD copies of which were the basis for the earlier-released D048 and Thus, the video color and resolution are superior to those editions. In addition, this one relies more heavily on Video Source B (left balcony), which is better than Video Source A (right balcony) in terms of color, resolution, and steadiness. There is also much less reliance on the stills, transitions and special effects used to in the production of the earlier editions.

If you were lucky enough to see this performance live, or, if you've seen D048 and/or, you're already aware of Dylan's dynamic performance and the excellent soundtrack (LB-1468) used for the sound upgrade. This performance was graced with three songs from "Time Out Of Mind" and a stellar acoustic set, notable for Bob's sinus-clearing harmonica break on "Don't Think Twice It's All Right" and the riveting guitar interplay between Bob and Larry on "Tangled Up In Blue." A special treat is Dylan's only U.S. performance of Charles Aznavour's "The Times We've Known." (The only other performance was presented in Paris on April 8, 2009.) This evening in New York City also finds Dylan uncharacteristically talkative, with special shout outs to Aznavour and Garth Brooks, who covered "Make You Feel My Love," and to New York City itself for being the place where "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" was written. The crowd's reaction to the last verse of that song is telling, indeed!

5 Stars, to say the least!

Reviewed by yassou on 24th December 2012