Balc. R10°
5.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1078
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Baltimore, MD, USA/Baltimore Arena
Date: Monday, 8th November 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1154

Special thanks for the video to TOM P., RAYGUN, & AN UNKNOWN TAPER.
Additional thanks for the audio to THE UNKNOWN TAPERS, APA05 & BLINDWILLY.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (1:02:48:25) (songs 1-10/tracks 1-12)
    -Opening Titles [missing on VS 1/used VS 2 video & audio]
    -Introduction [missing on VS 1/used VS 2; 4-frame still added before 1st song for a/v sync]
    -I Am The Man, Thomas [VS 1 obstructed throughout/used VS 2]
    -Mr. Tambourine Man [VS 1 beginning 1:19:28 obstructed /used VS 2; VS 1 obstructed @5:35:20/used VS 2]
    -Visions Of Johanna [VS 1 obstructed 24:18 @11:04:18/used VS 2; VS 1 obstructed 1:01:25 @14:30:01/used VS 2; moved AS 1 up 2 frames before and after song for a/v sync]
    -Ring Them Bells [12-frame glitch @18:51:24/didn't need to fix; moved AS 1 up 1 frame before next song for a/v sync ]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [VS 1 cut 28 frames @24:47:01/used 1:00 VS 1 still; added 4-frame still before next song for a/v sync; moved AS 1 up 4 frames to match AS 2]
    -Big River [VS 1 26-frame glitch before next song/added 1:03 still for a/v sync; synced up AS 1 & 2]
    -Joey [VS 1 cut 10:00 @38:47:07/used VS 2; 6-frame glitch @44:05:14/left alone as sync ok]
    -Down Along The Cove [obstr. 26:05 @45:35:23/used VS 2; cut 44:27 @48:36:04/used VS 2 + 15-frame VS 1 still; AS 1 blip @48:19:10/didn't affect sync; removed 3 frames before next song for a/v sync/AS 1 split & moved up 2 frames to match AS 1]
    -Man In The Long Black Coat
    -Tombstone Blues [brief glitch @1:01:27/didn't affect sync; end disk 1 message @ end]
  • Disk 2 (31:38:28) (songs 11-15/tracks 13-20)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 16:20 clip; added 3-frame still for a/v sync]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [removed 1:43:25 of VS 1 break before encore]
    -Love Sick [VS 1 cut 8:16 @13:24:29/used VS 2; removed 8 frames VS 1 before next song and moved AS 2 up 1 frame for a/v sync]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    -Band Introductions [moved AS 2 up 2 frames before next song for a/v sync]
    -Friend Of The Devil [VS 1 trans. to last song cut 1:00 @27:09:23/1 still; moved AS 2 up 2 frames before next song for a/v sync]
    -Not Fade Away [VS 1 end cut 1:43:23 @29:25:27/used VS 2 to fill; added 5-frame still for a/v sync]
    -End Thanks & Credits [used VS 2 footage; end thanks/credits/salute/fade out]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:34:28
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 45+5-5-4+

VS 2 used to fill missing parts of VS 1.
VS 1: Off master Hi8 tape shared by Tom P. & ray gun; camera unknown.
Right balcony 10˙ [445-5-4+]
Hi8 tape > Sony Digital Video Camera Recorder (DCR-TRV480) > iMovie 6.0.3.
VS 2: D130 - probably 2nd generation; filmer & camera unknown
Left balcony 20˙ [43443-]
D130 > VIDEO_TS > MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3.

Sources combined throughout program to maximize strengths of each.
AS 1: LB 1772 downloaded from HungerCity; uploaded by apa05; recorder unknown
LB-1772 > flac > xACT > aiff > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.
AS 2: LB 4720 downloaded from HungerCity; uploaded by blindwilly; recorder unknown
LB-4720 > flac > xACT > aiff > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > 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)

Don’t think I’ve ever seen Bob as upbeat and animated as he is for this show – he does an awful lot of that crazy twisty dancing that he does. It’s impossible not to get caught up in the good vibes, which seem only to increase after the arrival onstage of the Dead’s bassist Phil Lesh for the last two numbers.
Not all the songs are delivered to the highest standard, but there are definitely some standouts, which for me were Ring Them Bells, and a top-notch, beautifully modulated Man in the Long Black Coat.
Also, Down Along the Cove and Tombstone Blues really rock; and there’s a fiery, uplifting performance of Not Fade Away to finish with.

Mustn’t forget to mention the good work of those who provided the sound and vision, and yassou for putting it together. Thanks fellas.

PS – Larry looks like he plays a 5 string Tele (no bottom E tuning peg) on a couple of numbers, hadn’t noticed that before.

4 - 4.5 stars.

Reviewed by orangespaceship on 07th March 2013

One look at the setlist should convince you that this show was special. Dylan seemed to feel the vibe of "Charm City," quoting long-time Baltimore resident Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" after a rollicking "I Am The Man, Thomas." Then, after a moving "Ring My Bells," he noted that Baltimore is a city "filled with bells." He blew through a powerhouse set graced with such songs as "Visions Of Johanna," "Big River," and "Joey," ending with a "Friend Of The Devil"/"Not Fade Away" finale accompanied by Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. Bob was in great spirits by the end of the show, smiling, dancing, backslapping Phil and even giving him some skin before departing (See the sixth screenshot). It's a wonder that Edgar Allan didn't rise from his grave, only a 7-minute love sick walk away from the Baltimore Arena, to join in the festivities. (Perhaps he did visit Bob, considering Dylan's future Vincent Price look.)

The primary video used for this show is yet another contribution by our friends, Tom P. and raygun. The Hi8 tape is off the master tape, and is in very good shape except for a few missing parts and brief glitches as noted in the technical details. Fortunately, another camera angle was available (D130), which, while of less than average quality, enabled the disk author to fill missing parts of the main video with movie clips as opposed to stills. In addition, the disk author was able to mix two audio recordings which produced an audio track with full sound and up-front Dylan vocals.

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Reviewed by yassou on 27th February 2013