DVDylan ID: D322
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: The Pageant, St. Louis, Missouri, US
Date: Wednesday, 3rd March 2004

Since a sound upgrade exists for this item, I'm going to give this one 3 stars in order to kick the upgraded version up ahead of it. Perhaps an upgraded sound upgrade could also be attempted to restore the missing songs in audio only form and that edits out whatever shaky or obstructed parts are present.

Reviewed by yassou on 08th August 2007

Up-close, good sound, brilliant songs and a dancing Bob
Highlights are Highwater and Senor

Reviewed by Josepi on 04th May 2007


If you don't have this one, beg, borrow or steal to get it.

Many thanks to Paul (pswets)

Reviewed by Townes on 02nd March 2007

This superb Dvd blew me away. I dont think I have seen such a superb performance. You are so close that you can see the passion and commitment that went into this show.It really doesnt get better than this. if ever i need to be reminded why I have been a Dylan fan for so long Ill put this show on my player. Thankss

Reviewed by paul8 on 06th August 2006

Indeed this video recording deserves all praise that it permanently receives. Positioned on a balcony with no obtrusions of any kind, the taper has the view of a lifetime. He can zoom (what he mostly does so that Dylan is seen in close-up of "american shot" 90% of the time) and pan as much as he wants. Thankfully we also have the not so usual combination of a great recording and a great show here. Dylan performs with very much power and inspiration and one can watch him at a close range while doing so - wonderful. Highlights include a sublime "Love Minus Zero" and thunderous, blazing versions of "High Water" and "Highway 61" (outstanding!) and a gorgeously sung "Every Grain of Sand". Sadly the recording misses the first and the last four songs.

Reviewed by honestwithme on 05th July 2004

This falls into the "Must Have" category. Technically because of the steadiness of the camerawork, (It's almost like a single camera reel from a Pro-shot film) and artistically because of the performance. Dylan seems really FOCUSED on the songs, and it seems a more intimate performance than some of the "big" shows. A wonderful version of "Senor", two drummers(!) and Bob starting a solo on a harmonica in the wrong key (on "Tell Me That It Isn't True"). The sound quality is excellent for an "Audience-Shot" film,too. It's a pity the film only covers about two-thirds of the show, but the quality more than compensates. Congratulations and thanks go out to the cameraperson! Listen out, too, for Homer Simpson, obviously seated near the camera, as the crowd recognises the opening lines of "Girl Of The North Country".

Reviewed by Freewheelin on 10th May 2004

Wow. I'm watching it now (again). Its not the complete setlist, its a bit grainy...whatever. This Dvd is a pure joy to watch. The Love Minus makes you want to call an ex-girlfriend and say "I'm sorry". The camera man likes to keep it tight on bob however he (or she) knows when to pull back and let the band shine. One really sees Freddie coming into his own and checkout the 2 drummers on "Most Likely".
If this is not a must have...well I don't know what is. This Dvd is what this hobby is all about! Whoever you are, thank you. Oh yeah the sound it fantastic too.


Reviewed by boots on 03rd April 2004