DVDylan ID: D505.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, England, UK/Hammersmith Apollo
Date: Friday, 12th February 1993

Hammersmith Apollo
London, England, UK
February 12, 1993
DVDylan ID #505.msu
Masters Series 140.msu

8-15/15/11/15/11 (avg. 13.00 A-)
Left balcony 10˙

-used file sourced from the master PAL tape; D505/D505.su are NTSC transfers from PAL
tape copied on a standalone DVD player)
-used LB-5923 (Legendary Taper A) for the whole show, not just the last two songs.
-filled missing footage in D505.m with stills
-more natural selection of stills

-Dylan’s extensive, and impressive, use of the acoustic guitar
-Dylan’s part strumming/part picking guitar technique, e.g., on “She Belongs To Me”
and “Just Like A Woman”
-long (overly?) drawn out endings on most songs, e.g., “Mr. Tambourine Man”
-impassioned vocals on “What Good Am I,” “I Don’t Believe You” & “Just Like A Woman”
-an achingly tender and beautifully-sung performance of “It Ain’t Me, Babe” with
great tremolo mandolin work by Baxter
-stellar backup by Watson and Baxter on “What Good Am I?”
-Garnier’s steady stand-up bass work (didn’t use electric bass much)
-“I And I” highlighted by Watson’s intense drumming and Dylan’s wailing vocal
-moving vocals on “Jim Jones,” “She Belongs To Me” and “It Ain’t Me, Babe”
-incisive harp, especially on “Tangled Up In Blue” and “Simple Twist Of Fate”
-Bucky Baxter’s lap steel on “All Along The Watchtower,” pedal steel on “Just Like A
Woman,” acoustic guitar on “I Don’t Believe You” & mandolin on “It Ain’t Me, Babe”
-the usual blistering leads by J.J. Jackson, e.g., on “Cat’s In The Well”
-nice interplay between J.J. & Dylan on “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Everything Is
-rather distracting special effects added by filmer (see setlist details)

DISTANCE/POSITION: 8-15 (20˙ left center balcony; filmer shot through a small window (perhaps a hoodie?), but was able to capture the entire band and zoom to closeups; focus on Dylan during singing with panning to others during instrumentals)

AUDIO: 15 (excellent LTA/LB-5923 recording w/minimal audience chatter)

STEADINESS: 12 (sometimes jittery, but impressive control for a hand-held cam)


FOCUS: 12 (excellent color and adequate light; mostly good focus, but grainy on extreme close-ups)

EDITING: stills used for missing songs and parts; vertical control issue and distracting special effects left mostly untouched; brief cuts had to added before and during some songs to maintain a/v sync; (see setlist details)

Never-Ending Tour Concert #462
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

D505.m (MS-140)
Filmed by “The Two Daves”
Transferred & disseminated by Coops2009
D6 A8 S8 H7 F8 BC4
119 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
D505.m > VOB files > MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 > dv > iMovie 6.0.3

Recorded by Legendary Taper A
Shared by OutsideTLaw via trade
?? -> portable DATrecorder - clone -> (digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496 -> Wavelab -> tlh
LB-5855 > aiff files > hd > Toast Titanium 11.0.4 > SD II disk images > iMovie 6.0.3.

rating: A
cut before encore
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

Fifth 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 01st November 2015