Balc. L40°
4.9 (23 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: Thursday, 29th October 1998
  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. Million Miles
  3. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  4. I'm Not Supposed To Care
  5. Cold Irons Bound
  6. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  7. Masters Of War
  8. My Back Pages
  9. Tangled Up In Blue
  10. Every Grain Of Sand
  11. Highway 61 Revisited
  12. Love Sick
  13. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  14. Blowin' In The Wind
  15. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
  16. It Ain't Me, Babe
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:37:31
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

As the others point out, it is one of the best
audience shot releases one has to hunt down
Not to miss, and 1998 was a magic year!!

Reviewed by pelino on 22nd February 2007

Expertly shot audience video, very steady, nice panning, very few obstructions, this is terrific camera work, I don't think it gets much better than this.

Visually pleasing and fully functional authoring including subtitles. Top notch sound upgrade, seamlessly syncronized to the video.

Audio is probably the best available, but a bit boomy compared to the best recordings from 1998, so it goes in big barns like this.

These recordings find Dylan (comparably) chatty, offering a few words beyond the usual "Thanks everybody" between several songs. There are plenty of strong performances throughout this show, and a choice set list to boot--favorites included Tomorrow is a Long Time, Every Grain of Sand, Tom Thumbs, Masters... Dylan really nails the Lightfoot cover despite noting that "He's probably not here tonight" in introducing the song, a choice performance which has been ringing in my ears since I first viewed this DVD. I love to hear Bob cover songs (and DJ on the radio), it gives us insight into the inspirations and aspirations of the best songwriter of them all.

The influx of 5 star sound upgraded DVDs to this community is amazing, and I'm (we're?) deeply indebted to the several authors responsible for them. Not only do they do this wonderful work, but they show themselves to be committed to the sharing and circulation of their efforts.

5 Stars, excellent fan made soundupgraded DVD video-
Thanks to everyone involved in this one, and Mr. D too!

Reviewed by jman on 04th July 2006

This excellent sound upgrade deserves 5 stars for performance by both artists - Dylan and the sound upgrader/DVD author. Wonderful setlist, riveting performances, Dylan in good spirits playing to the crowd. The masterful work by the author/sound upgrader deserves a badge of honor for skill and perseverance, as anyone who has ever tried their hand at sound synching will readily attest. This is also one of the most clearly focused amateur-shot videos I have ever seen, which makes me question why it has received only 4 out of 5 stars for focus/light/color; show me a better one and I'll give it a 6! The only shortcoming I can hear is that Dylan's microphone seems to have an auditorium echo making the sound B+ at best. Or, is it just my jaded ears?

Perhaps what this wonderful addition to our catalogue best represents is the degree to which we're getting spoiled by the torrent of high quality projects that now grace this one-of-a-kind website.

Thanks, V!

Reviewed by yassou on 03rd July 2006