4.8 (5 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1083
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Albany, NY, USA/Pepsi Arena
Date: Tuesday, 20th July 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1125

Special thanks for the video sources to TOM P. & RAYGUN.
Additional thanks for the audio sources to THE UNIDENTIFIED TAPERS & OUTSIDETLAW.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (48:07:26) (Tracks 1-10/Songs 1-8)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to still; 06:19 audio extracted from D855.2 video source to fill cut in pre-introduction audience applause]
    -Introduction [used D855.2 video and audio]
    -Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie [used D855.2 video and audio]
    -My Back Pages [used D855.2 for beginning 2:15:12; trans. to next song cut 7:07/used D855.2; used D855.2 audio throughout/~4 seconds static @~5:20]
    -Desolation Row [obstr. start 48:25/used D855.2; trans to next song obstr. 11:17/used D855.2; used D855.2 audio throughout]
    -Mama, You Been On My Mind [start obstr. 30:24/used 855.2; used D855.2 audio throughout]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [used LB-3075 audio through end of concert]
    -All Along The Watchtower [removed 3 frames before song for a/v sync; 16:07 video distortion & 36:05:25/used D855.2 to fill]
    -I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    -Maggie's Farm [end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (45:27:06) (Tracks 11-22/Songs 9-12 + Dylan/Simon 4-song set)
    -Opening Titles
    -Not Dark Yet
    -Band Introductions
    -Silvio [audio and video cut and synced before encore]
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -Blowin' In The Wind [a few seconds of vertical hold distortion @~23:00)
    -Bob Introduces Paul
    -The Sound Of Silence (w/Paul Simon)
    -That'll Be The Day (w/Paul Simon) >
    -The Wanderer (w/Paul Simon)
    -Knockin' On Heaven's Door (w/Paul Simon) [removed 21 frames before song for a/v sync]
    -End Thanks & Credits [end thanks/credits/salute/fade out]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:33:05
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 4-/5/5-/5/5-

Source 1: Hi-8 tape
Shared by Tom P. & raygun.
Right balcony 50˙
Hi8 tape > Sony Digital Video Camera Recorder (DCR-TRV480) > iMovie 6.0.3.

Source 2: D855.2
Sourced from master mini-dv tapes shared by Tom P. & raygun.
Left balcony 30˙
For editing details see
D855.2 > Toshiba DVP/VCR SD-KV550 > CANON ZR700 NTSC Camcorder > iMovie 6.0.3

Primary source: LB-3075
Excellent quality
Taper unknown
For details see:
LB-3075 > flac > xACT 2.20 > aiff > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

Secondary source: D855.2 soundtrack
Extracted audio from D855.2 for Disk 1, Tracks 1-6 of this project.
For details see:
D855.2 > MPEGStreamclip 1.9.2 > aiff > iMovie 6.0.3

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3, authored, multiplexed and burned in iDVD 7.0.3, torrented in Bittorrent 4.4.1, and uploaded to the HungerCity tracker.

This DVD is sourced from a different camera and audio recording than those used for D855.2. Due to the fact that the first song and parts of others are cut or obstructed, video and audio from D855.2 was used.

Dylan puts in another solid performance, and the duets with Paul Simon are delivered with exuberance and good humor, particularly the "That'll Be The Day"/"The Wanderer" medley.

The band is smoking hot on the rockers, particularly Larry Campbell's lead on "Silvio." Dylan delivers studied readings of "Desoloation Row" and "Not Dark Yet," and the harp break on "Mama You Been On My Mind" is as good as Dylan has ever blown.

4 Stars is one too few for this one.

Reviewed by yassou on 10th April 2013