DVDylan ID: D2008.mu2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Cardiff, Wales, UK/Cardiff International Arena
Date: Monday, 6th May 2002

11-14/15/13/12/13 (avg. 13.25 (A-)
Left balcony 50˙

-filled off-target parts & cuts with clips from alternate video sources
-filled band intros with clips from an alternate video source that captures each
-different title & track menus

-great, varied setlist
-Campbell’s infectious smile graces many songs
-excellent train-whistle vocal back-ups by Sexton & Cambell “Hummingbird” augmented
by Campbell’s country electric guitar picking
-drum beat by Recile on “It's Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”
-“Solid Rock” solid, indeed
-sinewy “Lonesome Day Blues”
-“Visions Of Johanna” delivered beautifully with fine acoustic picking by Campbell
-Sexton skillfully picks on ”Moonlight”
-closeups on “Summer Days” showcase Sexton’s and Campbell’s guitar techniques not to
mention Dylan’s often underrated playing
-terrific harp on several songs, especially on “The Wicked Messenger”
-crowd claps along to “Like A Rolling Stone” while Sexton (Campbell?) picks out
melody of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”
-Campbell’s slide electric guitar a clinicon “Honest With Me” while Dylan’s delivery
sounds like he really could create a new imperial empire
-inspirational back-up vocals by Campbell & Sexton on “Knockin' On Heaven's Door”
& “Blowin’ In The Wind”

DASH-F RATING FOR MS-181.msu (for ratings of other films, see “Video Sources” below)
DISTANCE/POSITION: 11-14 (left balcony 50˙) filmer had to avoid both the rail and a body on the left, so zoom used to frame Dylan, Sexton & Campbell with little room for panning; Garnier occasionally seen and Recile not seen at all except during bows before encores

AUDIO: 15 (excellent NTE recording, LB-5251; audio had applause cuts between songs and encores that had to be matched by video cuts)

STEADINESS: 13 (filmer generally kept a steady hand)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 12 (body on left intruded and the rail had to be zoomed through; cables in picture bot not distracting)

FOCUS: 13 (excellent color and good light; focus sharp for the most part)

EDITING: filled cuts with stills and video clops; audio cuts had to matched by video cuts before several songs; extracted audio from video soundtrack to fill some audio cuts on the upgrade audio (see setlist details)

Concert #1425 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” & “THE GHOST” & “AN”
Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Audio recorded by NTE
Audio shared by OUTSIDETLAW
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

MS-181/D2008 (primary source/used unless otherwise noted)
Filmed by “The Two Daves”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D7 A7 S7 H7 F8 BL5 132 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

Filmed by “The Ghost”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D7 A8 S7 H7 F8 BL5 26:00
VOB Format
MPEG-2 Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pics/s 25.000 Fram,es's 25.000 Fields/s 50,000
DVD Pal format 4.3 ratio
Audio AC3 stereo 48 Khz
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
vob files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Filmed by “AN”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D9 A8 S8 H8 F8 I BL6 140 mins
DVD VOB Fornmat
Sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Audio AC3 stereo
Pics 25.000 Frames/s 25.000 Fields/s 50.000 pic 720 x 576 ratio 4.3 PA
Filmed on a Canon digital camcorder (unknown model)
Transferred to hard drive using a Sony Hi 8 TR720E
Menu created with TEMPGENC DVD AUTHOR 4.3
vob files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

another fine (and long) show on the tour, probably not quite as well filmed as
Manchester was but little it. So,,,
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.

This is the last part of stage one of my Masters Series these are those of my retired friend but others will follow. It will be a long series if we do them all. This is the last of his DV tapes. A gap will follow as I sort out the S-vhs tapes, won't be long!

A rather short film due to more zealous security.

All will be HQ mode so apologies that this creates extra discs but I am determined to preserve the quality as far as possible.

Finally a word of thanks is owed to my generous friend for supplying them and my other very helpful friends who have aided in locating cameras and things and now left thereby making all the work (and tapes!) possible. Well I don't sleep a lot anyways !!

I've been a Bob collector a very long time and many of my trading buddies have gone on to be real friends. If your a later "net collector" try an get to know those anonymous people you contact, we all get older an one day you suddenly realize that. Many of my taping buddies have gone on to be real friends. Don't remain totally anonymous, we all need friends. I still try, though it ain't easy. Hi George ! Hi Peter! an my retired mate? Well no doubt I will see him at the coming October shows, an we'll share a pint (I doubt he has given THAT up!)

Well another first for me, my first triple DVD set, and this video
is missing 2 songs also! another example of how sometimes you luck
is all you need, The taper had filmed at this venue before
but was unaware there was a balcony. He'd got a seat in the second
row near the stage so was hopeful. Then when he got there it turns
out this is a 3 row balcony only!! added to which security kept coming,
in, probably to make sure that in a paroxysm of ecstasy we weren't
throwing ourselves over the balcony. Looked bad, then he noticed the
guy almost in front of him was a mate! Lets call him Paul, the
nice man offered our taper a front row seat, not his, but his sons!!
So to the front row, There is a rail on the balcony wall so the taper
leant on the rail and leaned over his camera. I cannot imagine
why it worked but it did. We get a VERY close film of the show.
Amazing stuff.

LB rating: A
Taper: NTE
Shared by OutsideTLaw via trade
Low-gen audio disks > (dBpowerAMP set to compression level 6)
drop d1t1 0:09l drop/cut between cdrs
CDs > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > aiff > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3

this is a close eac match to LB-0262 on d1t3; in 3-way comparison these are different recordings based on having different crowd at end of d1t3 with this being the warmest most natural sound making LB-0270 sound harsh and hollow and cc LB-0844 sound harsh

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 24th May 2016