Balc. R30°
4.7 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1084
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: New York City, NY, USA/Madison Square Garden
Date: Tuesday, 27th July 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1130

Special thanks for the video TOM P. & RAYGUN.
Additional thanks for the audio to SCHUBERT & OUTSIDETLAW.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (58:49:17) (Tracks 1-9/Songs 1-8)
    -Introduction [fade in to opening titles; video missing/used audio and still from D288.suu]
    -Cocaine Blues [missing all but final 27:28/used used D288.suu throughout]
    -Mr. Tambourine Man [obstr/shaky start/used 1:12:03 of D288.suu]
    -A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
    -Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    -Tangled Up In Blue
    -All Along The Watchtower [obstr. 31:19 @48:09:10/used D288.suu]
    -Just Like A Woman [end Disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (36:28:05) (Tracks 10-19/Songs 9-11 + Dylan/Simon 4-song set)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles]
    -Silvio [cut 1:21:28 of encore break/inserted 1 12:05 still]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [slight obstr. @ start/6:15 still inserted]
    -Blowin' In The Wind
    -Bob Introduces Paul
    -The Sound Of Silence (with Paul Simon)
    -I Walk The Line (with Paul Simon) >
    -Blue Moon Of Kentucky (with Paul Simon)
    -Knockin' On Heaven's Door (with Paul Simon)
    -End Thanks & Credits [thanks/credits/salute/fade out]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:35:18
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 3+ 5+ 4+ 5 4+

Primary source: Off-master Hi8 tape shared by Tom P. & Raygun.
Hi8 tape > Sony Digital Video Camera Recorder (DCR-TRV480) > iMovie 6.0.3.

Secondary source: D288.suu
Sourced from master mini-dv tapes shared by Tom P. & Raygun.
See here for full details:
D288.suu > MacBookPro4,1. > VIDEO_TS > MPEGStreamclip 1.9.2 >dv> iMovie 6.0.3.

LB-5025 (see here for full details:
LB-5025 > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > disk images > Sound Designer II > iMovie 6.0.3.

All editing and authoring done on MacBookPro4,1.
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)

This is a third camera source of an excellent concert. Two of those sources, both shot from the left balcony, were used for D288.suu. This shot is from the right balcony and is a bit inferior to the other two in terms of distance and resolution, but almost completely unobstructed. The sound track is the same excellent Schubert recording that was used for D288.suu. Because the first song is missing and the second and seventh songs have missing or obstructed parts, D288.suu was used for fill.

Fortunately, "Highlands" and the entire Dylan/Simon set are intact. Dylan performed "Highlands" four times in 1999. This is the second of those performances and the first to be filmed. He delivers with excellent phrasing that brings out the sly humor of the opus. His duets with Simon are also well-performed, with Paul's voice prominent on all songs except for "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," where Dylan takes his turns on the verses.

The New York City audience is quite appreciative, raising a cheer at the "10,000 people, maybe more" line in "The Sound Of Silence." Of course, Bob and Paul got their starts in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, a fact that Dylan alludes to in his introduction of Simon.

While not as good as D288.suu, I expect that folks will enjoy this DVD. So, let's give it:

4 Stars

Reviewed by yassou on 12th April 2013