4.8 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1025
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Salisbury, MD, USA/Wicomico County Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, 15th November 2000
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1273

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

Additional thanks for the audio to ANOTHER UNIDENTIFIED TAPER.

Grateful as always for the audio support of OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU.

NB: The original Disk 2 was sound-corrected and re-seeded at HungerCity.
  • Disk 1 (songs 1-10) (1:00:21:00)
    -Introduction [w/opening titles; used movie clip of venue from D381 + still w/transition; used D381 sound]
    -Duncan And Brady [used D381 sound]
    -Chimes Of Freedom [used D381 sound]
    -It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [used D381 sound]
    -Mama, You Been On My Mind [used 20:15 of D381 sound for lead-in to song, then LB-3928 for remainder of song and program]
    -Tangled Up In Blue
    -Searching For A Soldier's Grave
    -Country Pie
    -Positively 4th Street
    -Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [shaky 37:22/used D381 to fill]
    -Just Like A Woman [fade to black still w/end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (songs 11-19) (52:32:00)
    -Opening Titles
    -Drifter's Escape [obstructed start/10:15 still]
    -Band Introductions
    -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [extracted 15:04 audio from video soundtrack to fill cut in audio source before break; added 6:08 still before encore]
    -Things Have Changed [obstructed/cut @14:04:20/used VS 2 for remainder of song]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [obstructed/cut on VS 1 except for 41:05 useable footage/used VS 2 for the rest]
    -If Dogs Run Free [obstructed/cut on VS 1/used VS 2]
    -All Along The Watchtower [obstructed/cut on VS 1/used VS 2]
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [VS 1 missing/used VS 2]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [VS 1 missing/used VS 2]
    -Blowin' In The Wind [VS 1 missing/used VS 2]
    -End Thanks & Credits [end thanks/credits/salute/fade out; used 13:22 of video soundtrack to fill end applause]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:52:53
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Video sources:
VS 1: Mint H18 film>avi>MacBookPro4,1.>iMovie 6.03
VS 2: D381>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

Video Source 1: 445-55 Center Left Balcony 5˚
Video Source 2: 44-443+ Right Balcony 10˚

Sound upgraded w/very good (a bit harsh) (B+/A-) audio, probably an improved LB-3928. LB-3928(?)>Toast Titanium 8 disk images>Sound Studio 3.5.6>wave>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).

Note on audio sources:
The LB-3928 (?) source substitutes songs 1-3 with performances from other concerts, so those cuts couldn't be used. Hence, the inferior, but passable, video soundtrack was used for these songs and the introduction. Graphic equalization was applied in iMovie 6.03.

The available assets for this particular item presented challenges. The excellent mint H18 video source becomes hopelessly obstructed in the middle of "Things Have Changed" and, except for a very brief part of "Like A Rolling Stone," is either obstructed or completely missing for the remainder of the show. This necessitated the use of the 2nd or 3rd gen D381 for the obstructed/missing parts.

Another problem is that the upgrade audio source is missing the first three songs, thus necessitating the use of the inferior video soundtrack for those songs.

So, why get this one? Well, because when it's good, it's very, very good and stands up well against the best of the 1999/2000 DVDs in the catalog. My favorites are "Positively 4th Street" and "Just Like A Woman," classic songs which Dylan delivers here in an energetic and convincing manner.

4+ seems fair.

Reviewed by yassou on 28th January 2012