Balc. L50°
5.0 (5 votes)
DVDylan ID: D203.su2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Albany, NY/SUNY Albany/Recreation and Convocation Center
Date: Friday, 18th April 1997
Never-Ending Tour Concert #867

A fourth version of this DVD was made possible when a 1st generation tape dubbed from the master Sony H18 digital tape became available. The excellent sound upgrade source is the same as for and D203.suu. Both video and sound quality have been improved by virtue of this project being divided into two disks.

Disk author's rating: 4+/5/4-/4/5
  • Disk 1 (1:02:11:23)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 17:10 still w/2 trans]
    -Introduction [5:00 still w/trans.]
    -Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) [no video footage/9 stills w/7 trans.; shaky trans. to next song 12:25/1 still]
    -Pretty Peggy-O [obstr. trans. to next song 8:11/1 still w/trans.]
    -All Along The Watchtower [audio blip @ 11:46:20/extracted 2:15 audio from video sound track to mask; obstr. start 6:18/still from trans. cont.]
    -You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [shaky trans. to next song 9:10/1 still w/trans.]
    -Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) [shaky start 1:07:18/4 stills w/3 trans.; shaky trans. to next song 10:18/1 still w/trans.]
    -Silvio [shaky start 15:11/1 still w/trans.; shaky 1:05:24/3 stills w/2 trans.; shaky 13:01/1 still w/trans.; shaky 21:01/1 still w/trans.; shaky 18:05/1 still w/trans; over-exposure/color adjustment; shaky ending and trans. to next song 33:17/2 stills/w trans. and color adjustment for over-exposure]
    -Friend Of The Devil [shaky start 22:13/1 still]
    -Mr. Tambourine Man [shaky start 46:22/2 stills w/trans.; shaky trans. 8:18/1 still w/trans.]
    -The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll [shaky start 24:25/1 still w/trans./ end disk 1 message w/fadeout]
  • Disk 2 (49:04:14)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 22:12 still w/trans.]
    -Tombstone Blues [shaky trans. to Band Intros./1 6:12 still w/2 trans.]
    -Band Introductions [missing/5 stills w/4 trans.]
    -Shooting Star [clipped 5:25:19/7 stills w/7 trans.; shaky trans. to next song 14:06/1 still w/trans.]
    -Ballad Of A Thin Man [shaky start 12:00/1 still; cut 2:05:21 of break/1 trans.]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [cut 1:45:29 of break/28:04 still + 13:20 added for a/v sync w/trans.]
    -Forever Young [shaky start 8:00/1 still w/trans.; 21:07 still w/2 trans. added for transition to next song]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [cut 1:08:09 audio to match video cut; obstr. start 32:01/1 still w/trans.; end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout; used 3 seconds of break 3 applause to fill out end]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:51:16
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Special thanks for the video to D.G.
Additional thanks for the audio to Net Taper A & OutsideTLaw.

Video sourced from 1st generation VHS tape dubbed from Sony H18 master digital tape.
H18 master>VHS Videotape>Toshiba DVP/VCR SD-KV550>iMovie 6.03

Sound upgraded with excellent LB-3349 (Net Taper A).
LB-3349>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>Sound Studio 3.5.6>Sound Designer II>iMovie 6.0.3.

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.0.4; torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1.

LB Notes for LB-3349:
version "a"; No set-up....NET TAPER A again???; bittorrent download 11/05; different recording than jt; in comparison jt has warmer fuller sound but was incomplete ; (did not listen to all of this); (a bittorrent from 07/07 had matching flac fingerprints described as "i have only the two flac file folders; no info file; sound pritty good;perhaps a NET TAPER A recording to????" ); big digipops on d1t2 0:24, 1:30, 4:34 , d2t3 0:30, 0:42; 3:55, 4:20 (did not review all tracks for flaws); drops between tracks, d1t5 0:19, d1t3 4:46