Balc. L10°
5.0 (6 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1028
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, England, UK/HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2011
Special thanks for filming and sharing the video to THE UNIDENTIFIED TAPER & COOPS2009.

Additional thanks for taping and sharing the audio to SOOMLOS.

Always grateful for the ongoing audio support of OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, sound upgraded & shared by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (songs 1-7) (40:57:00)
    -Outside Venue [fade in to 12:10 clip outside venue before show]
    -Introduction [w/opening titles over 26:22 still]
    -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [clipped 16:17/1 still; obstr. 18:18/1 still; obstr. 13:11/2 stills; cut 36:21/2 stills]
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [obstr. 13:05/1 still]
    -Things Have Changed
    -Honest With Me
    -The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll [3-frame cut near end]
    -Ballad Of Hollis Brown [added 3-frame still for a/v sync; end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (songs 8-15) (51:40:24)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 10:14 still]
    -Make You Feel My Love [obstr. start/24:03 still]
    -Highway 61 Revisited
    -A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
    -Thunder On The Mountain
    -Ballad Of A Thin Man [3-frame still added @30:47:17 for brief cut; fade out to 1:05 black still before next song]
    -All Along The Watchtower [shaky start/36:06 still]
    -Jolene [cut 1:39:15/4 stills]
    -Band Introductions
    -Like A Rolling Stone [fade out to 5:09 black still before credits]
    -End Thanks & Credits [extracted applause from repeated end clip to fill ending; end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:32:38
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 554+4+5-

sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-9852 soomlos recording

Panasonic SD 90 full HD Camcorder>pc>AVCHD/m2ts>Toast Titanium 11.0.4>.mov (1440 x 1080i)>iMovie 6.0.3.

LB-9852 downloaded from DIME tracker>>flac>eXACT
2.13>aiff>Toast Titanium 11.0.4>disk images>SD 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 for LB-9852:
center floor, ga standing
neumann skm140 > grace lunatec v3 > m-audio microtracker ll (24/48)
m-audio microtracker ll > usb > pc > sound forge pro 10 > cd wave editor > flac

This one gets off to a shaky start with "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat," but is essentially complete with no need for patching until the end of "All Along The Watchtower" and into "Jolene." In between, we have some excellent footage enhanced by stellar soomlos audio. Dylan gives a solid performance, with "Mississippi," "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll," "Ballad Of Hollis Brown," and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" the most compelling performances to my ears and eyes. (Mississippi" can be checked out here:

The filmer did his usual excellent job of framing the picture, with adept panning and plenty of zooming to show Dylan's face up close. Most shots are from the waist up, primarily because the camera had to be aimed above the lip of the balcony. So, if you're a "Dancing With The Stars" scout, don't look for any fancy footwork from Mr. Dylan on this one.

We now have a good representation of the 2011 shows in the DVDylan catalog, and this one is among the very best with respect to technical quality, performance and completeness. A trifecta that can only amount to:

5 Shining Stars.

Reviewed by yassou on 19th February 2012