4.3 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1029
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, England, UK/Brixton Academy
Date: Tuesday, 22nd November 2005
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1808

Special thanks for the video to THE UNIDENTIFIED TAPER & COOPS2009

Additional thanks for the audio to SOOMLOS

Great appreciation for the audio support of OUTSIDETLAW

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU
  • Disc 1 (songs 1-10) (54:59:14)
    -Opening Titles [obstructed/fade in to titles over 26:22 still]
    -Introduction [obstructed/27:01 still]
    -Rumble (instrumental song by Link Wray) [missing/39:00 still]
    -Maggie's Farm [start obstructed 59:19/2 stills]
    -Love Minus Zero/No Limit [cam off target 57:19/used two D985 stills; used D985 for final 2:38:22]
    -Lonesome Day Blues [used D985; obstr. 28:06/used two D985 stills]
    -Positively 4th Street [used 985/removed 4:09 for a/v sync; switched to D646.m before next song]
    -Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) [obstr. 11:15/1 still; ]
    -Cold Irons Bound [used D985 after 37:24 of beginning for 3:44:15]
    -Girl Of The North Country [19:00 D985 still used for obstr. trans. to next song]
    -I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [used 37:18 D985 still for shaky start; removed 9:12 video to match audio cut before next song]
    -John Brown [end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (songs 11-17) (47:45)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to to titles over 13:19 still]
    -Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [removed 1:02 before next song for a/v sync]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [missing/20 stills]
    -Waiting For You [missing/11 stills]
    -Summer Days [missing/14 stills; cut 2:25 applause before encore]
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -Band Introductions [obstructed/out of focus 36:22/1 still]
    -All Along The Watchtower [end cut 7:23/1 still]
    -End Thanks & Credits[fade out to 5:24 black still, 33:15 still w/credits, then salute jpeg w/fadeout]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:42:44
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Video Sources & Lineage:
D646.m (used except as noted for D985)
Right Balcony 30˚

D985 (footage available only for songs 3-7 but used throughout for stills)
Right Balcony 20˚

D646.m and D985>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

Sound upgraded w/excellent LB-3827 (A) Bootleg Crystal Cat CC791-792
LB-3827>aiff>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>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).

coops2009 notes on video sources:
This is Masters Series No: 047 (2 DVDS)
D5 A7 S7 H 7 F8 BR5 89 mins
Filmed on a Sony DV Camcorder, model unknown
Transferred to dvd via a Panasonic a NV-DS1
menued with Tempgenc DVD Author 4.3
Audio Mpeg 2 stereo 48 Khz
MPEG 2 sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pic 720 x 576 ratio 4.3 PAL
Pics/s 25 000 Frames/s 25 000

D5 A8 S8 H8 F8 SR 27:00
filmed on a Panasonic a NV-DS1, transferred in HQ mode to Sony
DVDrecorder. Using a high gain dv firewire
Original camera used for transfer
menued with TEMPGENC Dvd author 4.3
VOB Format
MPEG-2 Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pics/s 25.000 Fram,es's 25.000 Fields/s 50,000
DVD Pal format 4.3 ratio
Audio AC3 stereo 48 Khz

LB notes for LB-3827: different recording than previous; in comparison the SH LB-3369 is the warmest, followed by AT853 LB-3339, then this one, then MM LB-3620; brief talking d1t10 4:34; analog static d1t10 4:48 to 4:50, 5:16; drop, between cdrs

I'm giving this one a one-thumb-up, primarily on the strength of the excellent Crystal Cat used for the sound upgrade. Despite the gallant efforts of our generous filmers, the video sources leave much to be desired, D646.m for shakiness and obstruction and three missing songs, D985 for 12 missing songs. Disk 1 is the most complete because songs 3-7 from D985 are used to supplement the deficient parts of D646.m.

The standout songs in my opinion are "Mississippi" (see here: and "John Brown." Unfortunately, the rare live performance of "Waiting For You" is missing from both sources, but slideshows are used to preserve the audio. The same is done for the missing "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Summer Days."

Both sources are shot from the right side of the venue, with both cameras focused primarily on Dylan and Donnie. Tony, Stu and George are rarely seen, except in long shots. The oft-maligned Denny is never seen, although he is heard, adding some impressive lead to the mix.

So, let's call it a 4-minus, rounded up to 4 Stars.

Reviewed by yassou on 13th February 2012