4.4 (14 votes)
DVDylan ID: D291
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Sheffield Arena plus three London venues
This compilation includes some of the best shots from following single DVDs:

- D276 (Sheffield, 20 Nov 2003)
- D277 (Shepherd's Bush, 23 Nov 2003)
- D278 (Brixton 25 Nov 2003)
- D279 (Birmingham / Hammersmith compilation 2003)

  1. Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, 20 November (23 mins)
    - Desolation Row
    - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    - Girl From The North Country

  2. Brixton Academy, London, 25 November (32 mins)
    - Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
    - Blind Willie McTell
    - Tangled Up In Blue
    - Jokerman
    - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna-Fall

  3. Hammersmith Apollo, London, 24 November (7:20)
    - Romance In Durango

  4. Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 23 November (12:15)
    - Dear Landlord
    - Under The Red Sky

  5. Brixton Academy, London, 25 November (14 mins)
    - Like A Rolling Stone
    - Band Intro
    - All Along The Watchtower
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:29
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

I really enjoyed this dvd. The shots are close up and give ou a great idea about how he plays the piano. Plenty of funny gestures too. "Durango," "Jokerman," "Bottle of Bread" and a beautiful "Girl from the North Country" make it for me!

Reviewed by stumd3 on 09th March 2005

This is a very nice DVD, very much comparable to the Pinao Performance disc from '02 in terms of being a nice compilation. Actually, I probably prefer the performances from '02, but that's just my personal preferences. The authoring and indexing of this disc is very well done and professional (which is why it's better than Piano Performance). I wish the videos tended to show the entire band instead of just narrowing in on Bob, but the video does a great job of what it does do. The only real downer I can think of is that the only video from Hammersmith, "Romance in Durango" has BADLY out of sync audio. THe audio is off by about five seconds... about the time Dylan finishes singing a line on-screen, his voice starts to sing it. The Brixton video does have the taper battling the railing in front of him/her, but the taper pretty well wins that battle.

In any case, those last three shows of 2003 are wonderfully worth chronicling. I wish more of the highlights were fit into this disc, but it's a good sampler to whet your appetite for the complete shows. At least, it has for mine.

Reviewed by Joe1235 on 26th February 2005

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