Balc. L50°
3.8 (8 votes)
DVDylan ID: D275
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Wembley Arena, London, UK
Date: Saturday, 15th November 2003
  1. Maggie's Farm
  2. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  3. Cry A While
  4. Desolation Row
  5. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  6. Boots Of Spanish Leather
  7. Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. Things Have Changed
  10. Highway 61 Revisited
  11. Every Grain Of Sand
  12. Honest With Me
  13. Hattie Carroll
  14. Summer Days [cuts after five minutes]
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:34
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Shot from the left, we get to see Bob mostly in profile. Nice film to watch with very bright colours. Picture breaks up at the end, due, I believe, to a technical fault. Nice sound too. Bob is sweating profusely here but still delivers a blistering performance - just try keeping up with Highway 61, for example.

© Magnetic Movements and Freewheelin magazine

A pretty excellent video recording that suffers from one detail - the position of the taper. One can almost feel his disappointment when the show started and he had to realize that he "only" sees Dylan´s backside (though there´s also some right profile left). Of course it´s pretty intense and "intimate" what we see then. The focus is on Dylan throughout (again this proves to be not the very best attempt to capture the overall atmosphere on stage), with George somehow wedged behind him (see screenshots), which gives an overall bizarre image. The sound quality of the recording isn´t the best either (rather muddy and unprecise). Anyway, the show is good, but certainly not one of the most spirited of that great european tour in fall 03. "Desolation Row" and "Honest with Me" qualify as highlights, though.

Reviewed by honestwithme on 12th March 2004