4.4 (18 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: La Scalinata, Rome, Italy
Date: Sunday, 5th July 1998
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1002

A Carlo Sound Upgrade

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. Man In The Long Black Coat
  3. Cold Irons Bound
  4. Born In Time
  5. Can't Wait
  6. Silvio [cut]
  7. Rank Strangers To Me
  8. Desolation Row
  9. One Too Many Mornings
  10. Tangled Up In Blue
  11. To Make You Feel My Love
  12. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
  13. It Ain't Me Babe
  14. Love Sick
  15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  16. Blowin' In The Wind
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Number of discs: 1
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Submitter's comment: I received the video on two non-standard DVDs (high bitrate mpeg1) with partial audio from the camera mike. I converted it onto a single standard authored DVD and upgraded the sound using a very good audience recording.

This a very watchable dvd, close with nice panning with the only distraction being Bob's white suite. At least at this gig both shoes and suit match (unlike D006),I can never figure out why he wears dark shoes with white suits and vice-versa ,surely he must have people around him to point out this a fashion no-no!!

The audio is also very good although Bob's dubious electric guitar playing is quite prominent - this is not the tapers fault!

Performance is very good although Bob's voice does take awhile to warm up and is very whiny until the start of the acoustic set. Highlights for me included a really moving acoustic 'Rank Strangers' and the final encore of 'Blowin' In The Wind' where Bob stretches those tired old vocal chords to produce a stirring,anthemic version. Desolation Row' features that rarest of excellent solo(during the intro) by Bob.

Electric highlights include(whatever you think of the song) a magnificent 'Make You Feel My Love' with a thoroughly committed vocal. Also it is interesting to note that the more Bob is committed to the vocal the less clowning around he does on stage.'Lovesick' too is performed to its usual high standard.

In fact a cursory glance at the set-list tells you this is one of those rare NET shows where Bob doesn't rely overly heavily on his 60s material, in fact this gig features a good representation of his back catalogue decade by decade; with particular emphasis, rightly so, on the newer Time Out Of Mind material. All in all a solid gig with some individual high-lights. Many thanks to 'ZARF' for sending me this.

Reviewed by Bobfan1 on 08th April 2007

A white suited Bob in a good mood and into the music.
This is the complete concert apart from 'Silvio' which is cut as it gets into its stride.
Our view of the show is either full stage or Bob from waist up with a steady camera and nice sound,colours are slightly washed out.
This is either a 4 or 5 star show. I chose 5 because there are plenty of 5 rated concerts out there which aren't as good as this.
A 'must have' in my opinion.

Reviewed by 11DollarBills on 25th February 2006