Floor centre
5.0 (2 votes)
DVDylan ID: D2077
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan
Date: Saturday, 12th February 1994
Never-Ending Tour Concert #542
  • DVD 1:
    -If Not For You
    -All Along the Watchtower
    -Ring Them Bells
    -Tangled Up In Blue
    -Under the Red Sky
    -Tomorrow Night
    -Mr. Tambourine Man
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  • DVD 2
    -Series Of Dreams
    -I and I
    -Maggie's Farm
    -Ballad Of A Thin Man
    -It Ain't Me, Babe
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:49
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
The Caretaker writes:

Well here we are, 300!
When I started this series years ago it was simply to catalog and preserve my own films. I gave copies to the other tapers as usual. Then one retired, he moved away and gave me the masters of his films, as he knew I was someonr who would "take care" of them. (See where the name comes from) When I started sorting his films others became aware of what I was doing and to my astonishment there films slowly started to accumulate. That was a long time and several collections ago. Some were passed to me by the relatives of deceased pals. Soem I have purchased to save from extinction. I never dreamt it would go this far, and it's not over yet. There are more. Indeed as I have been posting the Casper films more or less in date order the date here will tell you I have jumped a few as I want 300 to be particularly memorable.
So here we have one such film. It's great quality though not as close as some, but Bob is SO on the money here, and just look at that set list! Even Series Of Dreams! It makes this one of my own favourite films. There will be more Japanese shows to come a little later. Enjoy this one now.
And let me just say a quick thank you to all my friends that have given to this run of shows, your generosity has been amazing. Your friendship is even more so.
THANK YOU my friends.


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
AC3 48000Hz 384 kb/s stereo

The Caretaker & the Restoration Team

Great sound and picture quality, but significant obstructions and off-target parts compromise the viewing experience. The filmer's position on the floor forced focus on Dylan and Watson with occasional views of Garnier. Standout songs are "Ring Them Bells" and "Series Of Dreams." The extended harp and guitar picking on "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" is really quite remarkable.

The fact that this is the only known DVD from the 1994 Far East Tour make it a "must-have" addition to any collector's stash. Hence, the 5-Star rating.

Reviewed by yassou on 07th September 2018