Balc. L40°
4.5 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1014
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Málaga, Spain/La Malagueta Bull Ring
Date: Saturday, 17th April 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1083

Special thanks for the video to THE UNKNOWN TAPER, TOM P. & RAYGUN.

Additional thanks for the audio to BACH & MANILO.

Always grateful for the audio support of OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (songs 1-7) (46:04:14)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 12:25 still]
    -Introduction [missing/6:06 still]
    -Friend Of The Devil [missing/16 stills]
    -To Ramona [missing/12 stills]
    -Masters Of War [clipped 8:17/5 stills]
    -Desolation Row [slight glitch @22:48:00/added 2-frame still for a/v sync]
    -The Times They Are A-Changin' [added 2-frame still before song for a/v sync; shaky 3:13 before next song/1 still + 5 frames for a/v sync]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [added 2-frame still before song for a/v sync]
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [added 3-frame still before song for a/v sync; end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (songs 8-16) (55:17:07)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 12:00 still]
    -'Til I Fell In Love With You [shaky/obstructed start 3:39:04/8 stills; later shaky 20:05/2 stills; shaky trans. to next song/fadeout to 16:10 still]
    -I Want You [clipped 21:23/1 still; shaky trans to next song 12:10 still]
    -Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again [clipped 4:00/1 still; cut 1:25 @14:19:12/1 still]
    -I Shall Be Released [missing after 48:23/9 stills]
    -Band Introductions [missing/5 stills]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [clipped 2:26:12/7 stills; left encore break because cam was steady on stage and crew]
    -Love Sick [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync; trans. to next song cut 11:21/1 still]
    -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [clipped 3:05/1 still]
    -Blowin' in the Wind [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync]
    -Not Fade Away [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync; end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout; extracted 2:23 audio from video soundtrack to fill out end]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:41:22
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's note: The video suffers from over-exposure, probably due to the bright lights set up on the lip of the stage. This effect can be seen most readily during "Love Sick" when the bright lights were used to punctuate Dylan's phrasing.

Sony DCR-TRV480 H18 camera> Firewire > HD > Vegas 6 (.avi)>external hard drive>iMovie 6.03

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) Bach recording.

LB-6401>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); torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1. or 7.0.1 or Transmission 2.42.d

LB notes for LB-6401
Taper: "Bach"
Lineage: OKM II Rockversion > Sony DAT TCD-D8 (48 kHZ - 16 bit) > TASCAM DA-40 professional > ssrc convert to 44.1 kHz >WaveTerminal > HD > WaveLab 6 > convert to flac dBpowerAMP > md5summer.

This is the third of three April 1999 films that were recently released for authoring. As was the case with Valencia, Spain (D1013) and Zürich, Switzerland (D1015), we were fortunate that stellar audio was available. This item is a notch below the others due to lighting problems which led to over-exposure. Perhaps this was due to the special problems of staging a rock concert in a bull ring, but, nonetheless, there are plenty of great moments which make D1014 well-worth seeking out. The stand out performances in my opinion are "Masters of War" and "Desolation Row" in the acoustic set and "I Want You," "Love Sick" and "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" in the electric set.

I'd say that 4+ Stars is only fair for this one.

Reviewed by yassou on 07th January 2012