DVDylan ID: D123.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, UK/Brixton Academy,
Date: Wednesday, 29th March 1995


3-5+/5+/3/3/4+
8-15/15/8/8/12 (avg. 10.75 B)
Left balcony 40˙
1:41:44:24
PAL

NOTE: There are several DVDs in the DVDylan.com catalog bearing the number D123 despite their being from different camera sources. See the individual DVDs for notes on the lineage.<br/><br/>
DIFFERENCES AND IMPROVEMENTS OVER D123.PAL AND D123.PM:
-sound upgraded
-divided into two discs for higher bitrate
-different top and track menus

PERFORMANCE/HIGHLIGHTS/SPECIAL MOMENTS:
-like the other Spring 1995 European shows, Dylan and the band were stellar
-another tender & moving acoustic set highlighted by Jackson’s acoustic guitar & Baxter’s mandolin & dobro
-raw, muscular take on “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry”
-Dylan sings first two songs & two acoustic songs sans guitar center stage
-Dylan sings the “laughing’ spinning’ verse (#3) of “Mr. Tambourine Man”
-a very dignified performance of “Dignity”

DISTANCE/POSITION: 8 (Left balcony 40&#729;) (mostly on Dylan, waist to chest up, with some zoom outs; pans restricted due to bodies between on left, right and front, but some good shots of Watson behind Dylan are afforded; no clear shots of Jackson, and only a couple of Garnier and Baxter)

AUDIO: 15 (excellent LB-6999 for all except brief stretches of for LB-1615 used to replace static at start and during “Maggie’s Farm”)

STEADINESS: 8 (rather shaky due to restricted window available between bodies)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 8 (numerous obstructions restricted window)

FOCUS: 12 (very good color/light; focus somewhat grainy, particularly on close-ups)

EDITING: missing parts filled w/stills; static at start of LB-6999 filled with LB-1615 (see setlist details)

Concert #655 of The Never-Ending Tour
Bob Dylan (vocal, acoustic & electric guitar, harp)
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar, electric slide guitar, dobro, mandolin)
John Jackson (acoustic & electric guitar)
Tony Garnier (electric & standup bass)
Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Video courtesy of “THE TWO DAVES”
Master video transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Audio recorded by LOCAL TAPER UK & AN UNIDENTIFIED TAPER
Audio shared by OUTSIDETLAW & BLINDWILLY
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

VIDEO SOURCE & LINEAGE:
MS-156/D123.m
Filmed by “The Two Daves”
Master video transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D6 A8 S6 H6 F7 BC7
80 mins
VIDEO : Mpeg-2, 720 x 576. 25 fps, pic ratio 4.3. PAL
AUDIO : AC3 Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, stereo 38.4 kb/s
EC30 tapes transferred to PC via a Panasonic NV-W1 Professional triple standard vhs machine. (Source or transfer has vertical hold tracking
issues)
Files authored to DVD with Tempgenc DVD Works Author 4
MS-155 VOB files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > iMovie 6.0.3

AUDIO SOURCES & LINEAGE:
LB-6999 (improved version of LB-5960/bittorrent download)
LB rating: A
Taper: local taper UK
Shared by OutsideTLaw via trade
?? -> portable DATrecorder - clone -> (digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 -> Wavelab -> ssrc -> cdwave for tracking -> tlhLB-3560
aiff files > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

LB-1615 (used only for static on LB-6999 beginning)
LB rating: A
Taper: unidentified
shared by OutsideTLaw via trade
?? > CDR > EAC > FLAC
aiff files > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

DVD PRODUCTION PROCESS:
All work done on MacBook Pro running El Capitan OS 10.11.1
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)

COOPS2009 NOTES FOR MS-156:
Remember even if you have some of the Daves films already that at best your copies will be 2 generations poorer than anything in the Masters series, so get em all.
These will be with original sound though many will feature as sound upgrades eventually with my two mates Yassou and Madhasse helping out

ADDITIONAL LB NOTES FOR LB-6999:
cuts in audience noise
short enoise in intro, Maggie's Farm
I did not harm the sound of the recording in any way

ADDITIONAL LB NOTES FOR LB-1615:
low levels; excellent sound; (very close version in eac compare bittorrented 4/05);
(a bittorrent from 06/09 is a close eac match on d1t1 but had additional flaws of drops at beginning of d1t2 and d2t2; described as "It was seeded last summer here or at STG.

Reviewed by yassou on 16th January 2016