DVDylan ID: D260
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: NY, Hammmerstein Ballroom
Date: Wednesday, 20th August 2003

Another fine video recording of Dylan´s NYC shows in summer 03, likely by the same taper as the other two (12th and 13th August), since it´s made from almost exactly the same spot (balcony, left side of the stage, Dylan is seen in profile). Sadly it´s not quite up to the masterful recording from the 13th, as there´s some sharpness lacking throughout and the camera sadly pans away from the Dylan too often and funnily confuses the guitar players sometimes (when Freddie´s doing a solo we see Larry etc.). But it´s a joy to watch this nevertheless. We see splendidly intense performances of "Senor", "You Ain´t Goin´ Nowhere" and "Hattie Carroll" (during which Dylan´s strange behaviour on stage can be seen in detail - between all verses he steps back from the keyboard and seems to be searching something only he knows of). Absolutely worth getting.

Reviewed by honestwithme on 03rd January 2004