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3.7 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D208.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, UK/Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Sunday, 7th February 1993
Special thanks for the video to COOPS2009.
Additional thanks for the audio to LEGENDARY TAPER A.
Edited and sound upgraded by YASSOU.

  • DISK 1 (Songs 1-8) (58:33:03)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 14:10 still]
    -Introduction/Maggie's Farm [obstr./shaky start 3:10:22/7 stills; end obstr. 2:23:23/5 stills w/fade to black still before next song]
    -Lenny Bruce [obstr./shaky start 28:14/1 still]
    -All Along The Watchtower [removed 3 frames start and end for a/v sync]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [obstr. start 31:08/1 still; end obstr. 24:19/2 stills w/fade to black still before next song]
    -Positively 4th Street [obstr. start 1:11:24/2 stills; later obstr. 35:17/1 still; cut 5 frames before next song for a/v sync]
    -Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [obstr. 3:52:22 @39:20:00/7 stills; cut 3 frames before next song for a/v sync]
    -She Belongs To Me [end obstr. 29:19/1 still w/fade to black still before next song]
    -Tomorrow Night [obstr. start 21:17/1 still]
  • Disk 2 (Songs 9-17) (1:07:19:03)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 6:02 clip]
    -Jim Jones
    -Mr. Tambourine Man [cut 3:35:02/5 stills; CD split/removed 4 frames for a/v sync]
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [removed 3 frames before next song for a/v sync]
    -Cat's In The Well
    -I And I [removed 3 frames before next song for a/v sync]
    -The Times They Are A-Changin'
    -Highway 61 Revisited [removed 3 frames after start for a/v sync; fade to 28:20 still pre-encore break; video and audio had cuts]
    -Ballad Of A Thin Man [removed 3 frames before last song for a/v sync]
    -Everything Is Broken [end obstructed/cut 3:46:09/10 stills; fade to end credits]
    -End Credits [credits over jpeg of hall; end thanks/salute/fadeout; added 5 seconds of applause to fill out end]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 02:05:52
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
MS-075 (D208.m)>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip
1.9.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

LB-5882>Toast Titanium 11.0.4>disk images>iMovie 6.0.3.

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.1.2 (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding)

Masters Series 075 (D208.m)
D6 A8 S6 H8 F8 BC4D
119 Mins
DVD Vob format MPEG-2 Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pic/s 25.000 Frames/s 25/000 Fields/s 50.000
Pal 4.3 format
pic 720x 576
Audio AC3 48 Hz stereo

coops2009 notes on MS-075
Third year for Bob at Hammersmith the band has changed an the songs have become longer. But out mans there again for the first night of the residency. A nice performance; a few notable bits, there is the funny mess up in Mr Tambourine Man after which Bob says he will be getting rid of Garnier (boy was he wrong there!) There is a stunning version of thin man here, well filmed, that is spoilt by a tape fault on the master right at the end, on thru "Broken" (care to fix this Yassas?). But all in all a good show

Sound upgraded with excellent (A-) LB-5882 (Legendary Taper A)
LB-5882, (75min+52min), LTA; cut before encore, legendary taper A, ?? -> portable DATrecorder - clone -> (digital transfer) m-audio delta, audiophile 2496 -> Wavelab -> tlh, I did not harm the sound of the recording in any way; bittorrent download 02/08; same recording as LB-1343 with similar wav and spectral view except levels slightly different; (did not listen to all of this); drop d2t5 8:11 in crowd

This sound upgrade is a definite improvement over D208 and D208.m, mainly due to the sterling sound of LB-5882 and the substitution of stills for the shaky/obstructed/missing parts. However, all the editing the editor could muster could not overcome the shaky camera, which often hampers the view. (The cameraman did his best, though, under less than ideal conditions.) The tape problem noted by coops2009 at the end of "Ballad of a Thin Man" was not as evident on the master as on D208, and there was no way to fix it anyway.

All in all, however, we're fortunate to have this representative of the 1993 Hammersmith run, and luckier still to have the sharing spirit of coops2009.

Reviewed by yassou on 07th October 2012