Balc. L30°
5.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1019
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: East Rutherford, NJ, USA/Continental Airlines Arena
Date: Saturday, 13th November 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1158

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

Additional thanks for the audio to THE UNKNOWN TAPERS.

Eternally grateful for the audio support of OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU.

  • Disk 1 (songs 1-10) (1:08:04:25)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 22:12 clip]
    -I Am The Man, Thomas [obstr. 26:10 near end/1 still]
    -Song To Woody [brief gap in audio upgrade source before song @3:22:03 filled with audio from alt. audio source; obstr. trans to next song/5:09 still]
    -It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [obstr. start/22:11 still; obstr. 13:28/1 still]
    -Ring Them Bells [obstr. 36:28/3 stills]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.; cut 16:12 @30:17:02 and 30:19:18/]
    -Visions Of Johanna [cut 11:20 @33:35:02/1 still]
    -Hootchie Cootchie Man [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.; obstr. 16:06/1 still; ~2:00 audio glitch @ 43:21:21 and 43:25:19/filled w/ audio from alt. aud. source]
    -Blind Willie McTell [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.]
    -Tombstone Blues [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.]
    -Joey [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.; end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (songs 11-18) (54:16:20)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 22:12 clip]
    -Not Dark Yet
    -Band Introductions
    -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [obstr. 11:26/1 still; cut 1:42:20 of encore break 1; 3-frame still added before break for a/v sync]
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -It Ain't Me, Babe [obstr. 20:01/1 still]
    -Alabama Getaway (w/Phil Lesh) [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (w/Phil Lesh) [encore 2 break audio and video both cut before next song to match/1 18:02 still]
    -Blowin' In The Wind
    -Not Fade Away [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync.; end of song cut 40:06 and group bows cut 19:06/used alt. cam. 1st gen VHS tape to fill]
    -End Thanks & Credits [end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 02:02:22
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
This is an alternate camera source for this concert. The other source was used for D042/

Video sourced from H18 master files except for end song filler from 1st gen VHS tape.

H18 master>avi>iMovie 6.03 (dv).
Unknown alternate camera>VHS tape>iMovie 6.03 (dv)

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-4260 and very good (LB-????) alternate source.
LB notes on LB-4260:
Schoeps MK4V's>Sonosax SX-M2>Sony SBM-1>Sony TCD-D100
Sony PCM-2600>HHB CDR>CD>Soundforge 8.0>CD Wav>FLAC
bittorrent download 11/06; excellent sound [A]; Recorded By Travitz & Bobby Bourbon
mic hit left channel d1t4 2:25 as a drop
LB-4260 & LB-????>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

Disk author's note on LB-4260: There are glitches @3:22:03, 43:21:21 and 43:25:19 of the video stream. Used alternate audio source to fill.

This is the first in a batch of 1999 and 2000 U.S. shows that have recently been released for sound upgrading and dissemination. Many DVDylan members will already have seen the show from the right balcony view afforded by D042/, and they are in for a special treat when they see it from the left balcony on D1019. Unlike D042, which was sourced from a 1st, or, perhaps, 2nd generation VHS tape, D1019 was sourced directly from the mint H18 camera tape. It's colorful, well focused, expertly shot, and nearly complete, missing only 19 seconds of the final song. Fortunately, D042 had the final footage plus the lead out to the band's exit from the stage, so the source tape was used to restore those parts.

As to performance, if you've seen and heard or heard the fine audio that circulates, you know what a great concert this was. It's Dylan at his expressive best, with "Song To Woody," "Ring Them Bells," "Visions of Johanna," and "Blind Willie McTell" leading the way in my opinion. Then there's the unexpected cover of the Willie Dixon/Muddy Waters' blues standard, "Hoochie Coochie Man." Stacey Williams wrote long ago that "[Dylan] is one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded." That praise was written in the liner notes of Dylan's debut album, with Dylan singing blues standards solo acoustic. Who could have imagined that 38 years later we'd be treated to an electrified version with Dylan on electric guitar accompanied by two of the finest lead guitarists in the land?

This is the stuff of legend. Get it. You won't be disappointed.

5 Stars are hardly enough for this one.

Reviewed by yassou on 20th January 2012