Balc. L40°
4.0 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D125
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, US
Date: Thursday, 17th April 1997
Concert #866 of the Never Ending Tour
  1. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You [cut]
  2. All Along The Watchtower
  3. You're A Big Girl Now
  4. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  5. Silvio
  6. Friend Of The Devil
  7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  8. Tangled Up In Blue
  9. Everything Is Broken
  10. Never Gonna Be The Same Again
  11. Maggie's Farm
  12. I Shall Be Released
  13. Girl From The North Country
  14. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:53
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
2nd generation tape source. Video is rather grainy.
First song (Crash on the Levee) missing.

Great show from the highly praised spring tour of 1997. Bob and the band are in good mood and the performances are loose and inspired. One of the best audience filmed shows I've watched so far. There are close-ups of Bob but we also get to see the band members and total views of the stage. The sound is pretty nice with the instruments separated well. This DVD is an extraordinary document of the late 90s NET and therefore highly recommended.

Reviewed by FriendOfTheDevil on 30th May 2006

As far as audience recordings go, this one ranks with some of the better ones I've seen in terms of the camera operators handling of the camera. It is almost certain that he used a tripod or monopod to steady the camera, and he didn't go crazy with the zoom either, which is a good thing!

The setlist, though fairly typical for that period, was excellent and I always enjoy Silvio and Friend Of The Devil. Bob seemed to be into it and enjoying himself, and the band was fine as usual.

I only gave the DVD 3 stars because there were a few points where the DVD hung and I had to fiddle with it to get it going again. If it had been problem free, I would have given it a 4 star rating. As a point of reference, I have yet to see the audience recorded video that I would consider "must have". My threshold of tolerance for camera movement, excessive use of zoom, etcetera is pretty low, though.

Reviewed by kdeez on 22nd October 2004

This was a great show. While this dvd does not have the best sound or video quality, the performance and setlist are 5 star+ and the quality is very watchable. Larry was the new guy in the band and Bob plays lead guitar throughout! He is obviously having a great time in this smaller-sized venue and all the songs are jammed out to the max. Highlights include You're a Big Gril Now, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, Everything is Broken and the best version of Never Gonna Be the Same Again that I've ever seen or heard. The mid-to-late 90s shows were very special. Bob was pretty much of a well kept secret prior to the release of Time Out of Mind and the shows had a different vibe, more intimate with a lot of interaction between Bob and the audience. Most anyone who is a member of this site and enjoys watching Dylan bootlegs will certainly enjoy this show. Those of you who live to complain about every little flaw or mistake may want to skip this one, though.

Reviewed by mjbnc on 20th August 2004