DVDylan ID: D124.mu2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, UK/Brixton Academy
Date: Thursday, 30th March 1995

8-11/15/13/15/15 (avg. 14.50 A+)
Left balcony 20˚ (main camera)

-filled missing and obstructed parts with clips from other cameras (MS-157 & MS-083)
-different sound upgrade source (LB-5961) that is also excellent but with fewer cuts
than LB-5784; thus, no need to extract inferior video soundtrack audio to fill gaps
-different top and track menus

-Elvis Costello joins Bob on “I Shall Be Released” to the delight of the audience
-a dream setlist, and one that diverged radically from the posted
playlist, hence the name of the “F*** the Playlist” bootleg (eight songs were not on
the playlist, and three songs were new for the tour)
-Dylan sings several songs sans guitar, center stage
-another tender & moving acoustic set highlighted by Jackson’s acoustic
guitar & Baxter’s mandolin & dobro
-great, sustained harp, especially on “If You See Her, Say Hello” and “Mr. Tambourine
-Baxter quite effective use of lap steel, e.g., on “Every Grain Of Sand”
-“God Knows” and “I Believe In You” give this show a distinctively spiritual
-Baxter’s pedal steel often sounds like an organ on “Stuck Inside Of Mobile”
-Jackson & Dylan trading licks on “Positively Fourth Street”
-Jackson false starts “I Don’t Believe You” but Dylan sings “I Believe In
You” (Was Bob trying to tell JJ something?)
-Dylan puts the military industrial complex on notice with a menacing harp on
“Masters Of War”
-crowd sing-along on choruses of “I Shall Be Released”
-engine room well-manned, as is their custom, by Watson & Garnier

DASH-F DETAILS (for main camera; see VIDEO SOURCES below for details on other cams):

DISTANCE/POSITION: 8-11 (left balcony 10˙) (steady on Dylan mostly knees up with other players, especially Baxter and Garnier, usually in the frame; Jackson seen when he moves near Dylan; Watson usually out of the picture)

AUDIO: 15 (excellent LB-5961)

STEADINESS: 13 (mostly steady and on-target)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 13 (virtually unobstructed)

FOCUS: 14 (excellent color, light, and focus)

EDITING: editor filled missing and obstructed parts with MS-032 & MS-083 clips where possible; audio had a couple of cuts that required stills to maintain a/v sync (see setlist details)

Concert #656 of The Never-Ending Tour
Bob Dylan (vocal, acoustic & electric guitar, harp)
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar, electric lap steel guitar, dobro, mandolin)
John Jackson (acoustic & electric guitar)
Tony Garnier (electric & standup bass)
Winston Watson (drums & percussion)
Elvis Costello (guitar & shared vocals on “I Shall Be Released”)

Thanks to the filmers: “AN” & “THE TWO DAVES” & “The Dangerous Brothers”
Master video transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Thanks for recording the audio to LOCAL TAPER UK & UNIDENTIFIED
Audio shared by BLINDWILLY
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

Taper: AN
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D4 A8 S8 H8 F9 BL2
DVD VOB format
Sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pal 720x576 4.3 ratio
pics/s 25.000 frames\s 25.000 fields/s 25.00
National Panasonic Super-VHS NVS-85B camcorder to a LG DRT389H in HQ mode using a super-vhs transfer cable.
Menu prepared in TempgenC Authoring works 4
MS-032 vob files > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Taper: “The Two Daves”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D6 A8 S6 H6 F8 BR7
95 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.
Files authored to DVD with Tempgenc DVD Works Author 4
MS-157 vob files > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Taper: “The Dangerous Brothers”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D8 A8 S8 H7 F9 SC
27mins (songs 1-4)
SONY HI 8 camcorder (exact model not known) transferred on a SONY CCD TR840E HI 8 camcorder via hi gain fire wire to PC with Magix Movie Pro 17
Menu prepared with Tempgenc Authoring Works 4.
DVD Vob format MPEG-2 Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pic/s 25.000 Frames/s 25/000 Fields/s 50.000
Pal 4.3 format
pic 720x 576
MS-083 vob files > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

LB rating: A
Taper: local taper UK
Shared by blindwilly via private download
portable DATrecorder > clone > (digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 > Wavelab > cdwave for tracking > tlh
aiff files > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

F*** the Play List! (bootleg) (no LB #/alternative rip from silvers of LB-5784)
used only to fill sound drop in 1st song
LB rating: A
cuts of applause between songs
Taper: Unidentified
Shared by blindwilly via DropBox
recording & processing details not provided
cdr's received in trade>JetAudio>flac>MakeTorrent2>HC
aiff files > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

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); torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1.

transferred from the original camera
a National Panasonic Super-VHS NVS-85B camcorder
to a LG DRT389H in HQ mode using a super-vhs transfer
cable. The disc then menued and prepared in TempgenC Authoring works 4
On this film there was a tape crease just before start of Every Grain of Sand. I have left it in as when this one gets remastered as it surely will the people who do these things will probably be able to iron out that problem!
This film is SO sharp an colourful! Utterly essential stuff

Second and another great show well worth a look God! he had some energy in those days. 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.

A second short film in a row, but thats where the similarity ends. This is truly essential stuff. It was the final film by "the Dangerous Brothers"
They were almost on stage an got caught pretty quick. But if you've never seen this?

In 3-way comparison these are different recordings based on different crowd at the end of d1t3; this has the warmest fullest most natural sound, LB-1866 is next warmest, and bootleg "F the Playlist" sounds harsh; excellent sound [A].
I did not harm the sound of the recording in any way

ADDITIONAL LB NOTES FOR LB-6250 (with ref. to LB-5961): in 5-way comparison these are different recordings based on different crowd at end of d1t3; local taper UK: A, LB-5961 is the warmest, then this, then LB-1866, then bootleg "F the Playlist" LB-5784, then bach LB-5783; local taper UK: A, LB-5961 may have a little too much bass; excellent sound [A]

ADDITIONAL LB NOTES FOR LB-5784 (no notes for alternative rip from silvers of “F*** The Playlist”):
Lots of compression and some clipping; the 3/29 filler on this plus the filler on bootleg 3/31/95 bobs full house LB-5785 by same manufacturer make an incomplete 3/29 show; both bootlegs 3/29 filler have similar spectral view in that most is below 17k except a little noise and are probably same recording source based on that and same bootleg manufacturer and as with the 3/30 and 3/31 bootlegs, the 3/29 portion does not seem to circulate except derived from these bootleg cds
drop/cut between cdrs, end of d2t3

Reviewed by yassou on 26th January 2016