Balc. L30°
4.0 (8 votes)
DVDylan ID: D222
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Bournemouth, UK
Date: Wednesday, 1st October 1997
  1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  2. Man In The Long Black Coat
  3. Tough Mama
  4. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  5. Silvio [cut]
  6. Cocaine Blues
  7. Tangled Up In Blue
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  10. Blind Willie McTell
  11. Highway 61 Revisited [start clipped]
  12. Like A Rolling Stone
  13. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [second half only]
  14. Love Sick
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:33
Video standard: Both PAL and NTSC versions are available
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
PAL off-master authored version titled 'Singing Loud, Singing Strong'

The 1997 Bournemouth first night circulates both as PAL -authored or NTSC blue screen transfer, the PAL is closer to master. The video is enjoyable and for audience shot, there are MANY fine, steady-handed and well-focused close-ups of Bob in his knocked-kneed 1997 incarnation, oh - I do miss his guitar and Larry Campbell too and it is great to see Bob without the cowboy hat. The video ends with just the shortest snippet of RDW. Jim50 hit the performance highlights of the actual performance in his Review, Tangled Up In Blue especially well filmed.

The audio is acceptable for audience shot but the video is good enough that I hope someone will want to make an audio upgrade someday, hint, hint... happy to provide copies of both DVDs to anyone so possessed.

To me a 5 for audience shot is completely different that a 5 for PRO shot, nearly every proshot video that is fairly close to master source will merit a 5 but I rate this 5 with the idea that most Collectors here want to see Bob at his sweaty best and ordinary working night worst. Even if I have to look around a few heads on these videos, these are mostly better than the view I have at the actual show.

Gratitude to the tapers who give up their nights so we can enjoy these moments all over again.

Reviewed by mary on 24th January 2006