3.9 (8 votes)
DVDylan ID: D276
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Hallam Fm Arena, Sheffield, UK
Date: Thursday, 20th November 2003
  1. Maggies 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. Girl From The North Country
  7. Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee
  8. Man In The Long Black Coat
  9. Stuck Inside Of Mobile
  10. Highway 61 Revisited [cut]
  11. Every Grain Of Sand
  12. Honest With Me
  13. Hattie Carroll
  14. Summer Days
  15. Cat's In The Well
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. All Along The Watchtower
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:55
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Of course, a lot has happened since the last show. The taper is on the far right now which produces the effect that Bob seems to be looking straight at you - something I find a bit disturbing actually. However this is a cracking film, very steady and clear, though it doesn't pan to other people very often.To my ear, Dylan's voice is a bit croaky at the start but this clears up. There are noticeably more slower songs tonight, so if you want the ballads and little rock, this is the one for you.

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The taper has a very good position as he films almost from the extreme right of the stage so that Dylan (as always on the far left at the piano) is captured pretty much en face. Sadly the taper doesn´t make too much of his gift - he remains fixed on Dylan in "american shot" 95% of the time so that almost no interaction with anyone of the band is captured - what makes the whole thing somewhat tiring after a while. The show itself is rather weak in comparison with others of that marvellous fall 03 tour as well, so that the DVD isn´t really essential.
One more objection: the video quality here is noticeably worse than on the "UK compilation" (D291) on which only three songs of the same recording are featured.

Reviewed by honestwithme on 29th July 2004