Balc. R70°
5.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D213.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, England, UK/Wembley Arena,
Date: Saturday, 17th October 1987
Special thanks for the video to THE GHOST, J & K.
Additional thanks for the audio to CB & BLINDWILLY.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU.
  • Disc 1 (58:20:08) (Songs 1-12/Tracks 1-12)
    -The Times They Are A-Changin' [fade in to opening titles over 15:04/2 stills; off-target/13:14 still]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [removed 5 frames after start for a/v sync]
    -Maggie's Farm [removed 5 frames before start for a/v sync]
    -Forever Young [removed 3 frames before start for a/v sync]
    -Dead Man, Dead Man [removed 5 frames before start for a/v sync; trans. to next song cut/17:13 still]
    -I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine [clipped/32:09 still]
    -Simple Twist Of Fate
    -I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [5:28 cut in audio before next song/cut trans. to next song to match]
    -Watching The River Flow [clipped/ 5:17 still]
    -Gotta Serve Somebody [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync; trans. to next song cut/35:19 still]
    -Man Of Peace [clipped/13:17 still; trans. to next off-target/26:04 still]
    -I And I [off-target start/16:13 still; end Disc 1 message over 5:00 still w/fade out]
  • Disc 2 (34:21:03) (Songs 13-20/Tracks 13-21)
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [fade in to opening titles; 2-frame still added for a/v sync]
    -Tomorrow Is A Long Time [4-frame still added before song for a/v sync]
    -Heart Of Mine [5-frame still added before song for a/v sync; CD split before next song]
    -In The Garden [5-frame still added before song for a/v sync; trans to next song cut/20:22 still]
    -Knockin' On Heaven's Door [clipped/18:18 still; followed by break before encores/cut 1:18:01/added 15:03 & 7:13 stills]
    -Chimes Of Freedom (with Roger McGuinn) [clipped/6:02 still then cut for @23:49:17 for final 3:06:04 of song/10 stills]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (with Roger McGuinn & George Harrison) [clipped/7:19 still]
    -Go Down Moses
    -End Thanks & Credits [thanks/credits/salute/fadeout; used 15:08 audio from video soundtrack to fill end]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:32:41
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
5-point scale: 2➝3+/5/4-/4+/4-
15-point scale: 5➝9/14/10/12/10 (avg. 11.50 B+)

D213.m (from Masters Series 059)
Filmer:Disc author: The Ghost with help from J & K.
Disc author: The Ghost
Shared by The Ghost via DIME tracker
VOB files > DIME > hard drive > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Taper: CB
Shared by blindwilly via DropBox
shn files > DropBox > xACT 2.33 > aiff > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II > Audacity 2.0.0 > -0.5% > aiff > iMovie 6.0.3.

Produced by yassou on a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.5 and Apple software.
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)

excellent sound [A]
version "a", from the Christian Behrens master audience excellent sound; same as previous version except without the big noise at end of d1t15; this is same recording as bootleg LB-0119 based on same clapping at end of d1t1 with channels switched; in comparison that one is harsher and less full sound (reported that cb did not tape the London shows):

COOP2009 NOTES FOR D213.m (Masters Series 059):
D2 A7 S7 H8 F8 BR4 84 Mins
Shot an unknown Hitachi model; camcorder onto TDK EXG tapes;
Played in adaptor on a Phillips VR550 VHS Recorder; transfered to PC and edited with TEMPGENC DVD Author 4
MPEG-2 Sys bitrate 19980 kb/s VBR
audio AC3 48 Khz
pic 720x576 4.2 pal
pic/s 25,000 frms 22,990 kbp/s 8799 Fields/s 50,000

Additional author/filmer's notes:
Back in '87, cameras were still in their infancy. I was not sure whether it was a passing fad. Then I discovered it was possible to RENT a camera from "Radio Rentals" so with 2 like-minded mates we proposed to do just that. The camera was MASSIVE the batteries were almost a foot long an weighed about 4lbs each and only lasted 40 mins! I rented 3. Getting the gear in was going to be quite a challenge. Some amazing things were tried. In the end it was decided to put the camera in a shoulder bag with a long strap, one of us would put the bag on our back and go in wearing a cloak! "K" looked like a weird hunchback, but it worked; however the weight of the camera pulled the strap so tight round his neck that he was almost strangled! The batteries were taped to our legs which meant we were walking like cripples! Night one (14th) we cased the place an took nothing in. But the next night we were there... Now I had never used this camera before apart from a brief fiddle at home. I did not know it had a macro facility. So when I started to film the macro was "on" which stopped me focusing in!! It took to Thin man to discover and correct the error. But we got the whole show. I will never forget the feeling of elation when we left the Arena later! I think it's maybe that that keeps me involved all this time later. Its not a great film, but its watchable and it was the first I was involved in. We tried the same method on the 16th but got stopped going in. But, we were there again on the 17th. My helpers were J and K. J is still a mate, but less involved. K and I worked together for a few years till he discovered women! Maybe a story for another day.

This is another item that's technically a '4' rating. However, a '5' is merited on the basis of the wonderful setlist, Dylan's spirited performance, and the participation of George Harrison and Roger McGuinn during the encore. That's a 'must-have' if ever there was one.

2 -> 3+/5/4-/4+/4-
5 -> 9/14/10/12/10 (avg. 12.00 B+)
Right balcony 70˙

-Back up band not too shabby, especially Benmont Tench on keyboards, Mike Campbell on lead guitar, and Tom Petty on vocal accompaniment
-Roger McGuinn & George Harrison join on encores
-terrific setlist, includes a rare "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"
-dynamic performance from Dylan especially on "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" and "Go Down Moses"

DISTANCE/POSITION: ranges from 5 to 9 (Right balcony 70˙); far right position affords shots of all band members, although gospel chorus often blocked by giant speaker; focus consistently on Dylan with Tench & Campbell in shot

AUDIO: 14 (excellent CB master/speed reduced 0.5% to match video speed); speed of upgrade had to be reduced .5% to match speed of video

STEADINESS: 10 (rough start with Song 1, but filmer gets control and maintains an admirably steady hand)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 12 (gospel chorus often blocked by giant speaker, some off-target parts, but otherwise free of heads and bodies)

FOCUS: 10 (soft focus w/good color and adequate light)

EDITING: stills used for off-target and cut parts (see setlist details); speed of upgrade had to be reduced .5% to match speed of video

Reviewed by yassou on 27th October 2014