DVDylan ID: D1018
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Valencia (15-Apr); Málaga (17-April); Zürich (25-April)
Date: Monday, 30th November -0001

This 2-disk set is a representative sample of songs played at three venues in April 1999 (Valencia 15-April; Málaga 17-April; Zürich 25-April). The three shows had a similar format with seven acoustic numbers followed by an electric set. The exception in the electric set is an acoustic number before the final song. The focus here is on songs that were filmed completely, or nearly completely, with minimal shakiness or obstruction. Although the Málaga film was over-exposed, it was the only one of the three concerts where "Desolation Row" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'" were played and where "Don't Think Twice" was complete. In the other cases, the choice was between between the Valencia and Zürich concerts except where one or the other had either a unique or complete song. Included is the dynamic version of "Not Fade Away" from the Zürich show where Bruce Springsteen sidemen Little Steven Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren join in the fun. One would be hard-pressed to find a better example of Dylan enjoying himself.

This one gets 5 Stars on performance alone.

Reviewed by yassou on 13th January 2012