DVDylan ID: D502.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, England, UK/Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Monday, 8th February 1993

Hammersmith Apollo
London, England, UK
February 8, 1993
DVDylan ID #502.msu
Masters Series 137.msu

14/15/12/13/12 (avg. 13.00 A-)
Left balcony 20˙

-used file sourced from the master PAL tape (D502/D502.su are NTSC transfers from PAL tape copied on a standalone DVD player)
-used superior Legendary Taper A audio (fewer a/v sync adjustments needed)
-more natural selection of stills

-Dylan’s extensive use of the acoustic guitar
-Dylan’s thumb + forefinger acoustic and electric guitar technique
-highly emotional singing, especially on “Jim Jones” and “Tomorrow Night”
-tasty harp on “Don't Think Twice, It's All Right” and “Simple Twist Of Fate”
-terrific leads by JJ Jackson on the rockers
-spooky performance of “I And I”
-Bucky Baxter’s lap steel guitar on “Highway 61 Revisited”
-rather distracting special effects added by filmer (see Disc 2 setlist details)

DISTANCE/POSITION: 3➝5 (focus mainly on Dylan with some zooming and limited panning; drummer WW often seen/whole band seen when zoomed out/some nice shots of BB and JJ, WW and Dylan)

AUDIO: 15 (superior LB-5884 recording)

STEADINESS: 12 (filmer kept it admirably steady)

HEADS/OBSTRUCTIONS: 13 (virtually unobstructed)

FOCUS: 12 (excellent color and adequate light; color sometimes on the vivid side; focus soft and grainy on close-ups)

EDITING: stills used for missing parts; some a/v adjustments made; tape had some static and vertical control glitches; filmer incorporated some distracting special effects (see Disc 2 setlist details)

Never-Ending Tour Concert #459
Bob Dylan on vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and harp
John Jackson on electric and acoustic guitar, banjo
Bucky Baxter on pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, electric & acoustic slide guitar, dobro, electric mandolin
Tony Garnier on bass
Winston Watson on drums

Filmed by “THE TWO DAVES”
Transferred & Disseminated by COOPS2009
Audio recorded by LEGENDARY TAPER A
Audio shared by OUTSIDETLAW
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU

Filmed by “THE TWO DAVES”
Transferred & Disseminated by COOPS2009
D6 A8 S8 H8 F8 BC4 112 mins
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 > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

LB rating: A (disc author rates this A+)
Taper: Legendary Taper A
Shared by OutsideTLaw via trade
?? -> portable DATrecorder - clone -> (digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 -> Wavelab -> tlh
LB-5884 > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

Produced by yassou on a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.5 and Apple software.
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)

LB rating: A
Legendary taper A
cut before Everything Is Broken, legendary taper A, ?? -> portable DATrecorder - clone -> (digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 -> Wavelab -> tlh, I did not harm the sound of the recording in any way
I did not harm the sound of the recording in any way

Second night of his third and final residency (so far) at Hammersmith. Bob clearly wants to play though and seems reluctant to finish many of the songs.
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.

Reviewed by yassou on 13th October 2015