Balc. centre
4.5 (10 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA
Date: Friday, 26th May 1995
Never-Ending Tour Concert #678
Concert # 222 with the 9th Never-Ending Tour Band
  • Disk 1 (1:03:35:00)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 14:00 still w/2 trans.]
    -Introduction [missing/LB-2928 slight (1 sec.) clip/used LB-5362 to fill/1 still]
    -Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) [missing/8 stills w/5 trans.]
    -SeƱor (Tales Of Yankee Power) [clipped 3:08:04/4 stills w/2 trans.]
    -All Along The Watchtower [5-frame glitch removed before next song for a/v sync]
    -Born In Time
    -Silvio [17:01 obstr. @ 26:01:14/1 still w/trans.; 17:25 obstr. @ 26:19:24/1 still w/trans.; shaky 4:19 @27:10:13/1 still w/trans.]
    -Tombstone Blues
    -Mr. Tambourine Man
    -Gates Of Eden [removed 3 frames before song for a/v sync]
    -It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [fade out to "End Disk 1" message; LB-2928 cut before next song/used 12 sec. of LB-5362 to fill out Disk 1 applause]
  • Disk 2 (41:26:03)
    -Opening Titles [22:12/1 still w/titles & trans.; used LB-5362 to fill out opening applause]
    -Jokerman [shaky start 1:48:18/3 stills w/3 trans.; unfocused 26:15 @2:05:24/1 still w/trans.]
    -I'll Remember You [removed 4 frames for a/v sync]
    -Band Introductions
    -Obviously Five Believers
    -Knockin' On Heaven's Door [cut 1:25:17 of break; LB-2928 clipped 25 sec./used LB-5362 to fill]
    -One Too Many Mornings [removed 5 frames before song for a/v sync; extracted 35:01 audio from video soundtrack to fill out end thanks/salute/credits w/2 trans]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:45:01
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 4/5+/5/5/3+

Special thanks for the 1st generation video to D.G.
Additional thanks for the audio to OutsideTLaw.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by yassou.

Video sourced from 1st gen. VHS tape.
VHS tape>CANON ZR700 NTSC Camcorder>iMovie 6.03

Sound upgraded with excellent (A+) audio (same as LB-2928).
Used LB-5362 to fill missing applause and clipped "Jokerman."

Audio sources>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>Sound Studio 3.5.6>Sound Designer II>iMovie 6.0.3.

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.0.4; torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1.>

Notes to D418:
Steady and head-free, but dark. Very good sound.
Stealth video from front row balcony.
Sony ccd-tr5 handycam + sony ecm-909 mic (mono).
8mm camera master tape > formac studio > iMovie > iDVD

LB notes for LB-2928:
SOURCE : Aud recording of unknown generation LINEAGE : CDR>EAC>WAV>MWK>SHN NOTES: excellent sound (A), index click d1t9-10, beginning of d2t3 missing.; bittorrent download 07/05; excellent sound [A]; a little clipping on d2t3 adds harshness

Well, the DVD is enjoyable as an overall product. I am always keen to get first a good sound, and able to accept less than good picture. It is a pity that the shot is very dark, as the performance of Bob is very focussed throughout, while there is a good selection of songs of the era. I really enjoy the videos of the 1995 tour, plenty of European dates, not so many from USA. Maybe one day a better video copy will come out, not so high gen... So the picture will get a better definition, as it is quite blurred. A little annoying is the staticity of the frame, as only Bob and the drummer (sometimes boring and lousy to my taste) get attention... I know, this is what you get from cameras of that era, but the guy who shot this preferred not move around the stage and mostly leave the camera alone..... Well at least the excellent sound rise quite much the value of this item. Remarkable synching job, as usual... Many thanks to the people involved.

Reviewed by pelino on 23rd July 2010