Balc. R10°
4.1 (10 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Bogart's, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Date: Sunday, 11th July 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1119
  • Disk 1 (54:12:17)
    -Introduction [missing/opening titles over 11:19 still]
    -Somebody Touched Me [missing/8 stills w/9 transitions]
    -My Back Pages [clipped 2:35:28/4 stills w/5 transitions; 4:05 gap in video @7:01:21/4:05 movie clip added to fill; fade out to next song; 5 frames removed @8:51:10 for a/v sync/1 transition ]
    -Desolation Row [removed 6:20 video for a/v sync; wandering cam 14:03/1 still w/transition; break in video @13:56:22 and 14:01:09/added 1:20 and 1:17 stills w/transition; removed 5 frames @13:04:13 for a/v sync; removed 5 frames @15:51:03 for a/v sync]
    -To Ramona [switched to Ace Of Clubs audio; break in video and audio /1:15 removed for a/v sync]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [removed 15 frames before start for a/v sync due to slight cut; break @25:58:03]
    -Girl From The North Country
    -Seeing The Real You At Last [10:00 break before song @36:45:16/1 black still; 7:00 break @39:22:16/1 still w/transition]
    -Lay Lady Lay [08:08 break before song/1 black still]
    -Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) [33:06 break @47:32:24/1 black still]
  • Disk 2 (52:02:20)
    -Opening Credits [titles over 9:00 still]
    -You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [breaks and shaky 47:15 @start/3stills w/2 transitions]
    -Not Dark Yet [45:16 shaky/dark & 7:15 break/3 stills w/3 transitions; 3:05 break @6:05:25/1 still w/transition; 1:00 break in audio @10:03:05/extracted audio from video soundtrack to fill; break and shaky before Band Intros 5:01/1 still w/transition]
    -Band Introductions [17:11 break @10:44:20/1 still w/ transition]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [13:01 break & shaky start/1 still w/transition; shaky 2:12 @end/fade out w/1 black still]
    -Love Sick [mostly missing 7:30 break & shaky 03:13/1 still w/transition; cut 5:28:34/6 stills w/6 transitions]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [switched to LB-5044; clipped/wandering cam 36:22/2 stills w/1 transition]
    -It Ain't Me Babe [24:20 clipped from audio source/extracted audio from video soundtrack to fill gap; 9:22 break @32:02:21/1 still w/ transition; 4:22 break @32:12:13/1 still w/transition; fade out before shaky end 4:19/]
    -Not Fade Away [used LB-5044; 5-frame gap in audio source; 46:14 break/1 still w/transition w/purple fog effect; 10-frame audio gap fixed before next song @45:14:22; fade out to 46:20 black still w/olive green fog effect]
    -Blowin' In The Wind [used LB-5044; 44:24 clip/1 still w/transition; extracted end applause from video soundtrack to end; end thanks/salute/fade out]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:46:15
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Many thanks to raygunner for the master dv tapes and to OutsideTheLaw for the audio.

Edited, sound upgraded and authored by yassou.

Video sourced from master dv-tapes.
Sound upgraded with LB-5044 and Ace of Clubs (Disk 3) boot.

To steal from an old-time song (And what could be more Dylanish?), I was there when it happened, so I guess I ought to know. This show was all it could've been, all it should've been, and then some.

I saw Dylan six times in 1999. Depending on how much of a diehard you are, that either doesn't sound like much or sounds like it borders on the insane. This show was the pick of the litter. They were all good shows-- 1999 was about as solid and consistent and the NET ever got, in my humble opinion, but Bogart's had it all. Good setlist, brilliant performance, intimate atmosphere.

And we flash ten years forward and Yassou brings it all back home. This video isn't perfect, but it is brilliant at what it is. It's a smooth, clean video, with a fairly tight focus on Bob, Larry and David Kemper most of the night. Yes, you see all three of them because the stage was about the size of a postage stamp. Occasional glimpses of Charlie and Tony also drop in. Colors are as good as they were at the time. Heads aren't a problem. I suspect the video had some occasional focusing problems, but Yassou has deftly handled those.

The sound is loud and boomy-- sometimes overloaded to near distortion. BUT, and this is a key, this is because Bogart's is a tiny club, with a rocking Bob Dylan Band. The soundtrack is representative of the show. Art mirrors experience. If the 1999 incarnation of Bob set up in your local high school gym, this is what it would sound like. And it does. Jim50 sees it as a distraction, but I see it as endearing-- the mole on Cindy Crawford's cheek if you like. (And I'm sorry if I'm dated, in 1999, people still remembered who she is/was).

I gave this DVD five stars because I couldn't give it six. I recognize that a little of that is sentimental value because of what the show meant to me. But a lot of it is that this is a Hell of a show. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Joe1235 on 26th March 2009