DVDylan ID: D2007.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Birmingham, England/National Exhibition Centre
Date: Friday, 10th May 2002

5-14/15/12/10/13 (avg. 12.50 B+/A-)
Right balcony 70˙

-sound upgraded
-cuts filled with stills
-different title & track menus

-“Forever Young” & “Blowin’ In The Wind” quite good with great back-up vocals by
Sexton & Campbell
-effective slide guitar on “Honest With Me” by Campbell

DISTANCE/POSITION: 5-14 (right balcony 70˙) Far right balcony position not ideal, but filmer zoomed in on Dylan and other players, so what was captured is good. Dylan mostly focused on, but others seen at various points; Sexton seen quite often and for sustained stretches; Campbell seen the least.

AUDIO: 15 (excellent EBR recording, LB-1164)(disc author found this to be the best audio recording available, despite LB-note to the effect that the NTE [LB-5244] recording is better)

STEADINESS: 12 (filmer generally kept a steady hand)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 10 (head on the right and the speaker stack stage right forced filmer to zoom in with very limited opportunity to pan)

FOCUS: 13 (excellent color and good light; focus sharp but a bit grainy on extreme close-ups)

EDITING: cuts filled with stillshots (see setlist details)

Concert #1428 of The Never-Ending Tour
Bob Dylan (vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, harp)
Charlie Sexton (backup vocals, electric & acoustic guitars)
Larry Campbell (backup vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, cittern, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
Tony Garnier (bass, acoustic bass & standup bass)
Jim Keltner (drums & percussion)

Filmed by “THE TWO DAVES”
Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Audio recorded by EBR
Audio shared by MARKITOS
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

Masters Series 182/D2007
Filmed by “The Two Daves”
Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
D7 A7 S7 H7 F8 BL5 22 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
vob files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

After those lengthy last few heres a real short one.
I have no idea why but security at the NEC has always been severe so this happens. Shame as when this gets there its really good.

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.

Taper: EBR
Shared by markets via DropBox
LB rating: A
Recorded on Sonic Studios DSM-6 mics->Sony TCD-D7
Transferred to .wav on a Phillips CDR deck
.wav files converted to FLAC8 via Trader's Little Helper
flac files > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > aiff > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3

bittorrent download 08/14; in 4-way comparison these are different recordings based on different crowd at end of d1t4; NTE LB-5244 has the fullest warmest sound, this has a warmer sound than cc LB-0843 which also has more hiss; LB-0254 has narrowest sound; (did not listen to all of this)

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)

Reviewed by yassou on 26th May 2016