Balc. L30°
4.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D200.m
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Boston, MA, Fleet Center
Date: Saturday, 16th November 2002
Another quality Coop master-tape transfer, author, and distribution.
  • Disc 1
    -Approaching South Station...
    -Seeing The Real You At Last
    -I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [cut trans. to next song]
    -Tombstone Blues [fragment]
    -Accidentally Like A Martyr (Warren Zevon) [clipped; cut trans. to next song]
    -Things Have Changed [clipped/cut; cut trans. to next song]
    -Brown Sugar (Jagger/Richards) [clipped; cut trans. to next song]
    -It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [clipped; cut trans. to next song]
    -It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [clipped; cut trans. to next song]
    -Shelter From The Storm [clipped/cut]
  • Disc 2
    -Cold Irons Bound [clipped]
    -Every Grain Of Sand
    -Old Man (Neil Young)
    -Honest With Me [cut]
    -Simple Twist Of Fate [clipped]
    -High Water (For Charley Patton)
    -Mutineer (Warren Zevon) [cut trans. to next song]
    -Bye And Bye [clipped]
    -Summer Days
    -Blowin' In The Wind [fragment]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 02:00
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
"filmed on a Panasonic a NV-DS1,
transferred in HQ mode to Sony DVDrecorder. Using a high gain dv firewire
Original camera used for transfer
menued with TEMPGENC Dvd author 4.3"

This is a very impressive DVD sourced from the master video tape. The filmer shot from the left balcony and kept the camera mostly on Dylan from head-to-toe, although there is a fair amount of zooming and panning to the other players, except to Kemper, who was on the far left and is seldom seen. It's clear, well-focused, mostly steady and unobstructed, with acceptable, if chatty, sound sourced from the videocam-mic.

There are a fair number of clips and cuts, but most of these come between songs, so the performances are relatively unaffected. Unfortunately, only fragments of "Tombstone Blues" and "Blowin' in the Wind" were captured, and "All Along the Watchtower" is completely missing. There seems to be a clip of the first two lines of "Shelter from the Storm," but a check of the audio source confirms that Bob begins with the middle part of the first verse and proceeds to verse 4. The viewer can decide if he did this deliberately or simply muffed it.

Dylan gives a fine vocal performance, particularly on the hard rockers, and the inclusion of songs written by Warren Zevon, Jagger/Richards, and Neil Young makes this a musically-diverse program, indeed, as was typical of the Fall leg of the 2002 U.S. tour.

All-in-all, this is an entertaining program that will be enhanced even more by a sound upgrade.

Reviewed by yassou on 07th August 2011