Balc. centre
5.0 (1 vote)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Tokyo, Japan/Zepp DiverCity
Date: Monday, 31st March 2014
Commercial bootleg: Alexander Original Master * Sound Produced By Xavel * ALX-BD-007

Special thanks to DhyanDipa for making the discs available.

Correct date is 10 April 2014
  • Set 1: 47:51
    -Things Have Changed
    -She Belongs To Me
    -Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
    -What Good Am I?
    -Waiting For You
    -Duquesne Whistle
    -Pay In Blood
    -Tangled Up In Blue
    -Love Sick
  • (Intermission)
  • Set 2: 59:25
    -High Water (For Charley Patton)

    -Simple Twist Of Fate
    -Early Roman Kings
    -Forgetful Heart
    -Spirit On The Water
    -Scarlet Town
    -Soon After Midnight
    -Long And Wasted Years
  • (encore)
    -All Along The Watchtower
    -Blowin' In The Wind
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:47:16
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

Like, this is very, very good, so a 5-star rating seems appropriate despite the negative mentioned below. The sound is consistently great, and the filmer's zooming and panning make for an interesting watch. Dylan was again in fine voice on this last night of the 2014 Tokyo run, and the crowd responded with spirited enthusiasm, especially on "Pay In Blood.". The filmer's position is a bit higher up in the balcony than on and the focus is somewhat softer. The setlist is identical except for "Waiting For You" in the 5th slot instead of "Blind Willie McTell." Also, while the first song, "Things Have Changed," is missing on, it's intact here.

The primary negative is that the disc author chose to use a still menu shot (see screenshot 1) to replace the missing first song and the same still as a bridge between songs. It's unclear if the bridge was used because video was missing between songs, but, in that case, alternate stills or even movie clips might have been used to make viewing more interesting.

Whatever the case, we're fortunate to have this work and are grateful to DhyanDipa for sharing the blu-ray sources.

Reviewed by yassou on 13th June 2014