DVDylan ID: D502.mu2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, England, UK/Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Monday, 8th February 1993

NOTE: This differs from D502.msu in that it incorporates footage from Masters Series #076 to fill parts that had been filled with stills and for some close-ups. If you're a fan of stills, you should be happy with D502.msu. Otherwise, this might be your cup of tea.

Hammersmith Apollo
London, England, UK
February 8, 1993
DVDylan ID #502.mu2
Masters Series 137.mu2

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

-used footage from alternate camera (MS-076) to fill stills and for better close-ups
-has different top and track menus

-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)

-MS-137: 3➝5 (left balcony 20˙; 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)
-MS-076: 4-5 (Center balcony; mostly quite close on Dylan with some panning but limited zooming; some very good close-ups

AUDIO: 15 (superior LB-5884 recording)

-MS-137: 12 (filmer kept it admirably steady)
-MS-076: 6 (quite jittery)

-MS-137: 13 (virtually unobstructed)
-MS-076: 6 (often obstructed)

-MS-137: 12 (excellent color and adequate light; color sometimes on the vivid side; focus soft and grainy on close-ups)
-MS-076: 12 (comparable to MS-137)

EDITING: stills and MS-076 footage used for missing parts; MS-137 stills used unless otherwise noted; some a/v adjustments made; MS-137 had some static and vertical control glitches; MS-137 filmer incorporated some distracting special effects (see Disc 2 setlist details)

Special thanks to the filmers “THE TWO DAVES” & COOPS2009.
Master videos transferred & disseminated by COOPS2009.
Thanks for recording the audio to LEGENDARY TAPER A.
Audio shared by OUTSIDETLAW.
Edited, sound upgraded & authored by YASSOU.

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

MS-137 (D502.m)
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

MS-076 (D209.m)
Filmed by Coops2009
Authored & disseminated by Coops2009
D6 A8 S6 H8 F8 BC4D
112 Mins
Time stamp left on by filmer
DVD Vob format MPEG-2 Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pic/s 25.000 Frames/s 25/000 Fields/s 50.000
Pal 4.3 format
pic 720x 576
Audio AC3 48 Hz stereo
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.

Third year for Bob at Hammersmith the band has changed an the songs have become
longer. But out mans there again for the second night of the residency. A nice performance, captured better than the first night, though sadly there is a timing strip running on the master. But there is also a reminder here of why I am doing this project. When I got master tapes out the first one has been chewed ip at some point and is now unplayable. I had the dilemma of issuing the second half only. I should explain that I already have back up dvds of all these films but recorded in standard and not HD mode. To keep this video complete I have used these files for part one. The lesson of course is no matter what you can use yourself always try and make back ups to the highest available standard. Hopefully no further similar problems will be found.

Reviewed by yassou on 15th October 2015