Balc. L40°
5.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1024
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Bethlehem, PA, USA/Lehigh University-Stabler Arena
Date: Wednesday, 8th November 2000
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1268
Special thanks for the video to TOM P. & RAYGUN.
Additional thanks for the audio to SOOMLOS & BLINDWILLY.
Grateful as always for the audio support of OUTSIDETLAW.
Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU.
  • Disc 1 (56:57:21) (songs 1-11)
    -Introduction [fade in to opening titles over 2 stills]
    -Duncan and Brady [clipped 4:07/1 still; obstr. 41:16/2 stills]
    -The Times They Are A-Changin'
    -Desolation Row
    -Fourth Time Around [obstr. start/19:20 still; shaky 11:18/1 still; fadeout to 3:13 black still]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [obstr. start 24:19/fade in to 2 stills]
    -Searching for A Soldier's Grave [obstr. start 15:18/fade in to still]
    -Country Pie
    -Shelter From The Storm [obstr. 1:21:24/ ; obstr. 15:21/1 still]
    -Watching The River Flow [obstr. start 23:28/1 still]
    -Tombstone Blues [obstr. start 11:24/1 still]
    -Tryin' To Get To Heaven [obstr. start 11:24/1 still; end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (51:48:11) (songs 12-20)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 17:02 clip]
    -The Wicked Messenger
    -Band Introductions
    -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [break before encore cut 1:50:27 to match audio cut]
    -Things Have Changed
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -If Dogs Run Free
    -All Along The Watchtower
    -I Shall Be Released
    -Highway 61 Revisited
    -Blowin' In The Wind
    -End Thanks & Credits [used 5:26 encore applause to fill out end; end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:48:46
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Video sourced from mint H18 camera.
Mint H18 film>avi>MacBookPro4,1.>iMovie 6.03

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-3554 (soomlos)
LB-3554>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 on LB-3554:
Source: soomlos, FOB, Center, Core-Sound > Sony D8, Transfer:, Sony D8 > Tascam CD-RW700 > EAC > Adobe Audition 1.0 > CD Wave > Flac bittorrent download 02/06; in comparison to LB-2176 this one is similar sound quality but a little harsher and a little less full sounding while the other is slightly fuzzy; excellent sound [A]; Transfer: Sony D8 > Tascam CD-RW700 > EAC > Adobe Audition 1.0 > CD Wave > Flac

Like D1019, D1021, D1022 and D1023, D1024 was filmed by Tom P., a name that guarantees skillful stealth camera work. This one suffers a bit in terms of shakiness, but not enough to give it less than a 5-minus or 4-plus in the steadiness category. There's an occasional tracking problem manifested as a split-second band about a quarter of the way down from the top of the screen. It's unclear if this was a camera problem, but the problem can be seen in the avi file that was transferred from the camera, so it clearly wasn't caused during the editing process. This does nothing to interfere with enjoyment of the video, and the focus and color remains as good as any H18-sourced DVD in the catalog.

As far as the sound is concerned, one word suffices: 'soomlos.'

Dylan's performance is terrific, with a setlist heavy on compositions from the 60s and 70s. "If Dogs Run Free" is delightful, "Country Pie" is scorching, and "Desolation Row" is as fine a performance as I've heard (see it here: The only songs drawn from the late 90s/early '00s are "Tryin' To Get To Heaven" and "Things Have Changed," which probably disappointed some fans, especially those who saw the 1999 concert at the same venue where Dylan performed three songs from "Time Out Of Mind."

All in all, this one deserves 5-stars, even if it's a bit below some of Tom P's 1999 efforts.

Reviewed by yassou on 26th January 2012