Balc. L20°
DVDylan ID: D2068
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Palace Theater, Albany, NY, USA
Date: Wednesday, 8th May 1991
Never-Ending Tour Concert #298
  • DVD 1
    -New Morning [slightly clipped]
    -Lay, Lady, Lay
    -All Along the Watchtower
    -The Man In Me
    -Gotta Serve Somebody
    -Wiggle Wiggle
    -Visions of Johanna
    -To Ramona
    -Mr. Tambourine Man
    -It Ain't Me, Babe
  • DVD 2
    -Everything Is Broken
    -Man in the Long Black Coat
    -Highway 61 Revisited
    -Shooting Star
    -I Shall Be Released
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -The Times They Are A-Changin'
    -Maggie's Farm
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:27
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
The Caretaker writes:

Here we go again with yet another from the Casper collection 1991 is not many peoples favourite tour, but this is a well shot, easy to watch film of one of the better shows.
So what are you waiting for?

Yes I have jumped a coupleof numbers. Films wil soon appear for these also but I am just getting the sound tweaked before they go up.

So Enjoy!

Camera used was a Sony V-3 8 mm
Transferred to PC from camera via firewire with Adobe Premiere
DVD mastered with Tempgenc Authoring works 6
Title and track menus

DVD VOB format
Sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pics/s 29.970 frames 29.970
pic 720 x 480 4.3 (screen arranged for 16.9. that is with black border both sides) NTSC

Video mastered to 9 mbs

Audio JC audio used.
Sennheiser MKE-2002 Binaural Microphones > Sony Walkman Professional Stereo Cassette-Corder WM-D6 > Fuji FR Metal IEC IV / Type IV Cassette
Transferred back on a Nakamichi CR-7A and recorded using Adobe Audition
48000Hz 384 kb/s stereo

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As The Caretaker commented, "1991 is not many peoples favorite," a sentiment with which I concur, mainly because Dylan's phrasing was rather abbreviated and pinched. That said, this is an engaging show to watch and hear. The video is well-shot with enough zooming and panning to get views of all players, and the audio is particularly good, with Dylan's voice high in the mix and the instruments well-balanced. Dylan switches to keyboards at several points, e.g. in the middle of "Mr. Tambourine Man," when he realizes he has the wrong harmonica and holds his guitar while banging the piano with his right hand. Also interesting is that he is wearing a jacket on all of the DVD 2 songs while performing sans jacket throughout DVD 1. One would expect the jacket to come off later in the show, wouldn't one?

Reviewed by yassou on 19th March 2018