Balc. L50°
4.0 (2 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1071.m
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Colorado Springs, CO, USA/World Arena
Date: Sunday, 6th June 1999
NB: This is not a full sound upgrade. The original sound from the two original camera sources is used as noted in the details.

Special thanks for the video to TOM P., AN UNIDENTIFIED TAPER & RAYGUN.
Additional thanks for the audio to BP, JF & KISSEBER.
Edited and authored by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (47:56:09) (Tracks 1-10/Songs 1-9)
    -The Sound Of Silence (Bob Dylan & Paul Simon) [fade in to opening titles over 10:00 still and 33:10 clip from VS 2 to fill missing part of VS 1; used 6:00 audio from BP/JF audio source to smooth transition to VS 1]
    -I Walk The Line (Bob Dylan & Paul Simon) >
    -Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bob Dylan & Paul Simon)
    -Forever Young (Bob Dylan & Paul Simon) (end Dylan/Simon set) [fade out to 5:00 black still before Dylan set/used applause from start of Dylan set to fill audio]
    -Introduction (Dylan's Set) [title over 4:21 clip from VS 2 followed by 16:11 continuing VS 2 clip and introduction]
    -Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie [VS 1 clipped/obstr. 2:47:17/used VS 2 clip to fill w/VS 2 audio]
    -Mr. Tambourine Man
    -Masters Of War
    -It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    -Tangled Up In Blue [obstr. start/used 24:07 VS 2 to fill w/VS 1 audio; end Disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (56:51:15) (Tracks 11-22/Songs 10-18)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 11:29 clip]
    -All Along The Watchtower [start obstr. 18:02/used VS 2 clip to fill]
    -Just Like A Woman
    -Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [slight blip @15:22:08 where clips split; obstr. end replaced w/24:23 VS 2 clip]
    -Not Dark Yet [obstructed start replaced w/1:12:11 VS 2 clip]
    -Band Introductions [obstructed 29:12/used VS 2 to fill]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [obstructed start/used 3:21 of VS 2; break cut/used 34:09 D790 video/audio to fill]
    -Love Sick [clipped/obstr. start/used 1:00:02 of VS 2 video/audio to fill; obstr. trans to next song/14:25 of VS 2 used to fill; used 5-frame still @36:33:16 for a/v sync]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [obstr. start/used 41:20 of VS 2 to fill; trans to next song obstructed/37:07 of VS 2 used to fill]
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [obtsr. start 28:29/used VS 2 to fill; end obstr. 33:04/used VS 2 to fill]
    -Not Fade Away [obstr. start 12:25/used VS 2 to fill]
    -End Credits [end thanks/salute/fade out]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:44:48
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 4+34+5-4+

(filmers were TOM P. and an unidentified taper/not sure who filmed which source)

VS 1: Master Hi8 tape (primary source) 4+34+5-4+ Left balcony 50˙
unknown camera>Hi8 tape>Sony DCR-TRV480 NTSC Hi8 camera>MacBookPro>iMovie 6.03

VS 2: D790 (secondary source used for fills)
Left balcony 40˙
D790>MPEGStreamclip 1.9.2>iMovie 6.0.3

used sound from VS 1 and VS 2 except BP/JF source as noted below and in setlist details
Taper: BP Transfer by JF Equipment: Sonic mics > Sony D7 DAT Recorder > DAT Master > DAT clone > Sony DTC-75ES > Cool Edit Pro > Flac
flac files>xACT 2.20>aiff>Toast Titanium 8>Disk images>iMovie 7.0.1.

VIDEO EDITING/AUTHORING PROCESS: 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)

As noted in the description, this is not a sound upgrade. Fortunately, the original camera sound from the two master tape sources is decent enough to make this enjoyable to listen to. (A sound upgrade is in the works, and will be made available if a/v sync problems can be resolved.) It is, of course, more than enjoyable to watch, even if the primary camera's light-collecting ability is a bit challenged when the lights are low.

Although the two video sources are both shot from the left balcony, they complement each other nicely. What is missing or obstructed on the primary source is preserved in good quality on the other, thus making it possible for the editor/author to stitch together a program with virtually no stills for filler. In addition, the skill of the two filmers is evident in the regular pans and zooms that keep things interesting.

The show itself is excellent. The Dylan/Simon collaborations work out well, with Paul's voice being more front-and-center on "The Sound Of Silence," with good reason as Dylan's growl is less than Garfunkel-like. The two hit some nice harmonies on "Forever Young," however, although Paul does forget the second couplet of Verse 2.

Dylan's set is great, with the harp playing on "Just Like A Woman" and "Don't Think Twice" standing out. Bob's singing performance on "Not Dark Yet" should be listened to by every Dylan-detractor in the whole wide universe.

All in all, a solid 4 Stars, and a nice companion to the previously-released

Reviewed by yassou on 29th December 2012