Balc. R50°
4.7 (14 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, England, UK
Date: Saturday, 20th June 1998
Never-Ending Tour Concert #990
  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. If Not For You
  3. Cold Irons Bound
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Silvio
  6. To Ramona
  7. Masters Of War
  8. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  9. Tangled Up In Blue
  10. Forever Young
  11. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  12. Highway 61 Revisited [start clipped, a couple of brief cuts/stills inserted to compensate]
  13. Love Sick [31 sec still added]
  14. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:23:49
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Sound upgraded with excellent audio source ("Jack The Cowboy Went Up North") marred only by slight static at the end of Track 11 and more noticeable static for a brief time in the middle of Track 12. As pointed out in Jim50's review of D218, coloration irregularities (experiments?) arise during Track 8 and continue to Track 10 (i.e. from 43:22 until 51:44). Stills and special effects have been added in several places to compensate for clips and cuts and to maintain a/v sync.

A top notch fan made project!

A grade audio, expert sync and authoring, crisp colorful video footage. Very steady, slight obstructions from stage equipment detract little if at all.
Only shortcoming is the side stage location provides shots of Dylan and Larry only. A great document of them two though. Very nice mid- to close- shots throughout.

Hot performance, audio and video wonderfully captured here. A great document. 5 stars for overall excellence, you won't be disappointed by this one if you like audience video. Thanks to all involved in bringing this out, and thanks to the!

Reviewed by jman on 23rd August 2006

Again, like Cardiff 2000, this audience-recorded video blows me away. My deepest gratitude to the intrepid taper who filmed this with a tripod (or a rock-steady grip!) and the person who painstakingly synchronized the sound upgrade.

As for the set list, it's full of rarely played goodies such as opening with Gotta Serve Somebody, then an effortless segue into If Not For You --- absolutely priceless. Then if that's not enough, one of the most beautifully played and sung Simple Twist of Fates you'll ever hear. To Ramona....Masters of War....Love Minus Zero/No Limit...the list goes on and on. The band is tight and spot-on.

5 stars all the way. One of the very best Dylan dvds out there!

Reviewed by seegs on 25th July 2006