Balc. centre
1.5 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D1086
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: St. Louis, Missouri, USA/Peabody Opera House
Date: Tuesday, 23rd April 2013
Concert #14 of the 2013 Spring USA Tour
  1. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  2. Tangled Up In Blue
  3. Blind Willie McTell
  4. What Good Am I?
  5. Summer Days
  6. All Along The Watchtower
  7. ENCORE: Ballad Of A Thin Man
  8. BONUS: Scarlet Town (2013-april-19 Akron OH)
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 00:44:20
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Experimental DVD lossy vid-files and lossy audio
YT clips @ 720p HD downloaded as mp4
As there is no soundrecording of this date, cam sound is edited without any distortion or clipping
mpeg4>Pinnacle Studio 15>Trader's Little Helper>btcompletedir>HC>you
Video quality: Poor (distant and muddy) but very steady
Audio quality : Good mono edit
At least ENJOY good sound, and good songs!

Judging by the enthusiastic response at HungerCity, quite a few members answered "I do!" to the question posed in the subtitle. Part of the reason must be that this is the first 2013 show to appear as an authored DVD. Another reason is that the disk author, the venerable madhasse, is one of the most skilled and prolific editor/sound upgraders in the business whose products are worthy of consideration no matter what limitations there might be.

However, as madhasse himself points out, this is not the greatest viewing experience. Although rock steady and mostly unobstructed, the distance factor renders facial recognition of the players impossible. On the other hand, the sound isn't half bad considering that alternate audio is not yet available and the disk author had to edit the camera sound.

So, my advice is to do what I did: place the DVD in your computer or player, listen to the sound of these great performances, and hold out hope for something we can sink our eyes into.

2 Stars

Reviewed by yassou on 28th April 2013