DVDylan ID: D214.mu2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Cardiff, Wales, UK/International Centre Arena
Date: Monday, 27th March 1995

International Centre Arena
Cardiff, Wales, UK
March 27, 1995
DVDylan ID #214.mu2
Masters Series #153.mu2

8-15/15/13/13/13 (avg. 13.50 A-)
Right balcony 40˙

-used alternate camera for missing parts of “Tangled Up In Blue” & “Born In Time”
-different top and track menus

-setlist heavy on 60’s songs (10 out of 15)
-strong vocals throughout, several with Dylan center stage sans guitar
-as tight a band as you’re going to hear
-Baxter’s attire looks like that of a cattleman on the Great Plains in
the winter
-another meaty and mean “Down In The Flood”
-impassioned vocal and wailing harp on “Señor”
-Watson’s pulsating drumming on “Tangled Up In Blue”
-soulful lead by Jackson on “Born In Time”
-excruciatingly tender vocal and harp on “Mr. Tambourine Man” with great dobro by
-terrific arrangement of “Boots Of Spanish Leather”
-a majestic, 9-1/2 minute performance “Desolation Row”
-“Dignity” (in word, in deed, and in-the-flesh!)
-Baxter unseen but excellent pedal steel on “She Belongs To Me”
-Dylan says after the band intros: “Anyway, we’re gonna get out of
here right now ‘cause we got places to go and things to do.”
-Baxter excellent mandolin on “Boots Of Spanish Leather” and “It Ain’t Me,
-cool guitar interplay by Jackson and Dylan on “Like A Rolling Stone”
-another smoking hot “Maggie’s Farm”
-great, convincing vocal on “Like A Rolling Stone” with clapping crowd
-fine acoustic arrangement of “It Ain’t Me, Babe” with crowd singing along
on chorus (one would hate to be the female object of this performance
and the preceding “Like A Rolling Stone”)
-Jackson’s slide guitar on “Highway 61 Revisited” with Dylan handling the
electric lead with aplomb
-Garnier’s solid bass work throughout, especially his descending bass
line on “Like A Rolling Stone” and standup bass on the acoustic numbers

DISTANCE/POSITION: 8-15 (right balcony 40˙) (camera follows Dylan with some panning and zooming from full stage to close on Dylan’s face; Baxter on far right rarely seen except when standing next to Garnier; Watson only seen on some zoom outs; Jackson frequently on screen)

AUDIO: 15 (superlative LB-1626; has small drops before some songs, probably vestiges of song breaks)

STEADINESS: 12 (sometimes jittery and shaky, especially between songs or cut parts, but quite watchable)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 12 (occasionally obstructed)

FOCUS: 12 (good color/too vivid in reds and oranges/adequate light/sometimes unfocused; grainy on extreme closeups)

EDITING: missing song, cuts, clips and transitions between songs filled w/stills, and to maintain a/v sync (see setlist details)

Concert #654 of The Never-Ending Tour
Bob Dylan (vocal, acoustic & electric guitar, harp)
Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar, electric slide guitar, dobro, mandolin)
John Jackson (acoustic & electric guitar)
Tony Garnier (electric & standup bass)
Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Video courtesy of “THE TWO DAVES” & “THE GHOST”
Master video transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Thanks for recording the audio to AN UNIDENTIFIED TAPER
Audio shared by OUTSIDETLAW
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

Filmed by “The Two Daves”
Master transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D6 A8 S8 H8 F8 BR3 93 mins
VIDEO : Mpeg-2, 720 x 576. 25 fps, pic ratio 4.3. PAL
AUDIO : AC3 Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, stereo 38.4 kb/s
EC30 tapes transferred to PC via a Panasonic NV-W1 Professional triple standard vhs machine.
Files authored to DVD with Tempgenc DVD Works Author 4
MS-153 VOB files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > iMovie 6.0.3

Filmed by “The Ghost”
Master video transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
D7 A8 S7 H8 F8 BR3 103 mins
This master recording was filmed on a SONY HI 8 camcorder (exact model not known) transferred on a SONY CCD TR840E HI 8 camcorder via hi gain fire wire to PC with Magix Movie Pro 17 then menued with Tempgenc Authoring Works 4.
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

LB rating: A-
Taper: Unidentified
Shared by OutsideTLaw via trade
unknown camera
unknown editing & authoring process
LB-1626 flac files > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

All work done on MacBook Pro running El Capitan OS 10.11.1 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)

Another in the series of 1995 off-masters.
Unknown taper
Lots of small drops d1t7, d1t8, d2t1 plus a few more afterward
Excellent (A-)

Remember even if you have some of the Daves films already that at best your copies
will be 2 generations poorer than anything in the Masters series, so get em all.
These will be with original sound though many will feature as sound upgrades eventually with my two mates Yassou and Madhasse helping out

Bobs 1995 UK Tour was a good one, and in my opinion the Cardiff
show was possibly the best of the run. The group are supporting
Bob well and Bob himself is on fire. This video captures much of that
atmosphere very well. Worth a view.

Reviewed by yassou on 03rd January 2016