DVDylan ID: D328.mu2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, UK/Brixton Academy
Date: Tuesday, 25th November 2003

9-14/14/14/14/14 (avg. 14.00 A)
Right floor 30˙

-filled cuts w/movie clips from MS-057
-added cutaways to the band from MS-057 where feasible
-different top and track menus

-Dylan “on” from start to finish with energetic singing, keyboard pounding,
harp blowing and gesticulating
-terrific setlist with a solid mix of the old and the new
-Koella and Campbell trade fierce licks on the rockers; Koella especially effective
on electric slide guitar solos on “Highway 61 Revisited”
-only live performance of “Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread” since NYC
11–Nov-02; no other performances as of May 10, 2016
-superb performance of “Blind Willie McTell” - though unseen, Campbell’s
cittern tremolo and Koella’s lead quite effective
-a achingly tender reading of “Boots Of Spanish Leather”
-a breath-taking “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall” - Dylan spits at end
-Dylan dances during “Honest With Me” and the crowd goes wild
-cool transition from “Cat’s In The Well” to “Like A Rolling Stone”
-Dylan remarks before band intros; something like : “Thank you, friends. Somebody
just threw something up here. Bein’ in, uh, Great Britain. Now we're going to find
that fellow and hang him!”

DASH-F RATING FOR MS-178 SOURCE (see Video Sources below for rating of MS-057 source)
DISTANCE/POSITION: 9-14 (right floor 30˙) (camera was apparently on a tripod or fixed surface and mostly trained on Dylan’s piano with Dylan waist-up; others rarely seen except during bows before encore break and at the end)

AUDIO: 14 (excellent Tyrus recording - LBF-01371; editor of audio made cuts between tracks probably to save space; editor of D328.msu made cuts in video or extracted audio from video soundtrack to compensate)

STEADINESS: 14 (shaky start to first song as filmer adjusted the camera; steady after that)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 14 (a few bodies passed, but mostly between songs)

FOCUS: 14 (a bit grainy on closeups and between songs when lights are low; color and lighting was fine; focus occasionally out between songs)

EDITING: used MS-057 where possible to fill stills with clips; also tried to show more of the band during instrumental breaks, but this was limited because MS-057, like MS-178, also focused mostly on Dylan (see setlist details)

Transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009
Audio recorded by TYRUS
Audio shared by LBP51
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

Concert # 1588 of The Never-Ending Tour
Bob Dylan (vocal, electric keyboards, harp)
Freddie Koella (electric & acoustic guitar)
Larry Campbell (electric & acoustic guitars, cittern, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
Tony Garnier (electric, acoustic & standup bass)
George Recile (drums & percussion)

MS-178/D328.m (used as primary source)
Taper: “The Two Daves”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D6 A7 S9 H9 F8 SR 107 min
VIDEO : Mpeg-2, 720 x 576. 25 fps, pic ratio 4.3. PAL
AUDIO : AC3 Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, stereo 38.4 kb/s
EC30 tapes transferred to PC via a Panasonic NV-W1 Professional triple standard vhs machine.
Files authored to DVD with Tempgenc DVD Works Author 4
vob files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

MS-057/D278.m (used to fill cuts on primary source and for cutaways to band)
Taper: “The Ghost”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
118 mins
D6 A8 S8 H8 F8 BR4
Audio Mpeg 2 stereo 48 Khz
MPEG 2 sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pic 720 x 576 ratio 4.3 PAL
Pics/s 25 000 Frames/s 25 000
Info file View Info file (1.53 KB)
Filmed on a Sony DV Camcorder, model unknown
Transferred to dvd via a Panasonic a NV-DS1
menued with Tempgenc DVD Author 4.3
vob files > hd > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Taper: Tyrus
Shared by lbp51 via DropBox
DPA 4021 > Lunatec V3 > Sony M1 FOB/DFC ORTF, Transfer: Sony D8 > Emagic 6/2 > Peak 3.10 (G4 Powerbook), > Shorten 1.2.3/Shntool 3.5.1
shn files > hd > xACT 2.37 > aiff > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.1.2 (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding)

Quite a set list for this excellent show, you had no ida what was coming next (things have changed!)
Remember even if you have some of the Daves films already that at best your copies will be 2 generations poorer than anything in the Masters series, so get em all.
These will be with original sound though many will feature as sound upgrades eventually with my two mates Yassou and Madhasse helping out.

Thanks all, you know who you are.. I am not doing these in any specific order but simply as I sort them out. DV tapes now almost finished. Best way to preserve this stuff is to disseminate it too as many people as possible. So if you have any masters that we have't seen yet, do get in touch.
This has circulated previously and is listed at DVDylan.com as D 278, But remember this is the original unedited film direct from the master.

"The sound in the sweet spot was not a good as it should have been. Regrettably, the recording is a little boomy."; similar quality to previous version with this one with clearer vocals but slightly harsher, and some will see this as an upgrade

excellent sound; similar in sound quality to others but I still preferred the sound on tyrus recording

Reviewed by yassou on 10th May 2016