Balc. R50°
4.0 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D453.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA/Meadowlands
Date: Monday, 21st July 1986
1986 True Confessions Tour Concert #51
  1. Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 26:22 black still]
  2. The Times They Are A-Changin' [shaky start/fade in to 26:11 still; obstructed trans. to next song/55:10 still]
  3. One Too Many Mornings [obstr. start/overlap to 8:15 still; obstr. end 26:02/1 still w/trans.]
  4. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall [shaky start 39:01/1 still; fadeout to 3:12 black still then 12:12 still w/trans.]
  5. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know [obstr. start 8:04/1 still w/trans.; audio split after song/fadeout to 32:00 still]
  6. Band Introductions [obstr. start 13:05/fade in to still]
  7. Happy Birthday, Howie! (for Howie Epstein)
  8. Backup Singer Introductions
  9. Like A Rolling Stone [fade out to 22:15 black still; audio split after song]
  10. Tom Petty Introduction [obstr. start 13:20/1 still w/fade in]
  11. In The Garden [speed variations dealt with by removing 5 frames at ~1:00 intervals; fade out to 19:09 black still before final song; removed ~4:30 encore applause to match cut in video]
  12. Blowin' In The Wind [obstr. start/overlap to 22:14 still; removed 5 frames @43:16:13 for a/v sync; fade out to end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout]
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 00:50:30
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
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zimmy21 notes:
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 00:48
Video standard: PAL (master = PAL)
No DVD menus
No sound upgrade
A zimmy21 video recording !
Only a few 1986 audience videos are circulating .
Sony Video 8mm recorder> DVD recorder > DVD > PC
Quality : Good audience film from my PAL mastertape .
Size : 1,64 Gb
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In this video : BobTalk
We have any people up there wanna come down and sit in front? Come on down. We want four people right here. All right, there we got four people right there. Put them in those four seats right there. There ain't nobody in those seats. Put them in those seats. That's right. That's what we do every place we play. Sometimes rich people get all the front seats and they don't care what they're seeing. Tom and I are gonna sing an old song for you now. They don't write songs like this no more, ha-ha. I wish they did. I don't sing until there's some people in them seats right there. (before I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know)
Is it past anybody's bed time? Ha-ha, it’s past mine. I should have been in bed hours ago. Ha-ha-ha. OK it's Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers right here. Benmont Tench playing the keyboards. Come on right up against that, ... right up against that, fence whatever it is. Yeah, you can come on right up on stage now if you want to. Lead guitar player, Michael Campbell. One of the best guitar players around. Stan Lynch, one of the finest drummers in all the USA. I know, born in the USA. Well were we all born in the USA, anybody here who wasn't born in the USA? I'd like to meet them. OK, we're gonna sing Happy Birthday right now. We're gonna sing Happy Birthday to the bass guitar player in this band. His name is Howie Epstein. Now you sing all those words what you want, but you sing it. What key we gonna sing it in? He's gonna chose the key himself, it's his birthday.
OK, we're gonna go on with some serious business. Also you know I have my own Heartbreakers now. I can't ..., I wanna introduce them to you now. That's Louise Bethune and Madelyn Quebec. Carolyn Dennis and Queen Esther Marrow. All right, now anybody else out there wanna be introduced? What's your name? I'll introduce you! Ha-ha-ha-ha. All right now, we're gonna play this song. I recorded this song over 25, 30 years ago. I can't remember when. Anyway, I don't know where that band is now, that recorded that song with me. But one of the guys is here, he played the keyboards on that particular song, that night. His name is Al Kooper, I want you to give him a big hand now. Ha-ha ha. Anything you wanna say Al? I like this place I really do, I been here before and I hope I'll be here again. (before Like A Rolling Stone)
Ok now, before we go too far, I wanna introduce the man responsible for me being here right now. Mr. Tom Petty. He's a great artist in his own right and he'll be around for a long time. OK, we're gonna play this next song. I wanna dedicate this to all the people who have been imprisoned injustly. And I'm not talking about somebody who committed a crime now. I'm talking about somebody who's done good things and gets punished for it. A lot of people lie and they cheat and they steal and they murder. I’m no big stranger to that stuff. Sometimes people feed the hungry and they visit the sick and they do tell the truth. And for those reasons sometimes people get put into prison. And those are the kind of prisons I'm concerned about. And you should be to, cause you got a lot of them here in this state. (before In The Garden)

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We don't have many 1986 shows in our catalog, especially ones sourced from master tapes. And, although we only have seven songs represented here, I regard this as a "must-have" item, hence a '5' rating.

Not only is Dylan in excellent voice, he is also in excellent spirits, to the point of ordering the staff at the Meadowlands to allow audience members to move up to the empty front seats. It's rare to hear Bob lead the Happy Birthday song, but he does so here in honor of Heartbreaker's bassist Howie Epstein, who died of an apparent heroin overdose in 2003.

There's much to like about the supporting cast, especially the Queens of Rhythym and the guest appearance of Al Kooper on the final three songs in this set. The Heartbreakers provide excellent backing, as usual, and the duets with Tom Petty on "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" and "Blowin' In The Wind" are highlights.

Dylan delivers a brief sermon in his introduction of "In The Garden," exhorting the audience to be concerned about prisoners in New Jersey who were unjustly incarcerated. The proximity of the Meadowlands venue to Rubin Carter's hometown and the prison of his incarceration was not lost on audience members, who roared their approval.

Reviewed by yassou on 08th April 2011