3.9 (11 votes)
DVDylan ID: D612.rev
Recording type: ProShot
City/Venue: London, England, UK/BBC Four At The Barbican
Date: Monday, 26th September 2005
Martin Carthy, Billy Bragg, Lian Clancy, American blues and folk legend Odetta and others pay tribute to Dylan's rich song catalogue.
A revised and extended update of D612 that includes two songs that were cut.
  1. Opening Credits [titles over 9:15 still]
  2. Chronicles Volume I Reading #1 (Kerry Shale)
  3. Billy Bragg Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  4. When The Ship Comes In - Billy Bragg
  5. Chronicles Volume I Reading #2 (Kerry Shale)
  6. Odetta Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  7. Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Odetta
  8. Mr Tambourine Man - Odetta [a/v sync off 1 second @start due probably to NTSC-PAL conversion 2:18 transition added]
  9. Willy Mason Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  10. To Ramona - Willie Mason
  11. Live It Up - Willie Mason
  12. Chronicles Volume I Reading #3 (Kerry Shale)
  13. Martin Carthy Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  14. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll - Martin Carthy
  15. Scarborough Fair - Martin Carthy
  16. Roy Harper Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  17. Girl From The North Country - Roy Harper
  18. When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease - Roy Harper
  19. Chronicles Volume I Reading #4 (Kerry Shale)
  20. Liam Clancy Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  21. Rambling Gambling Willie - Liam Clancy
  22. The Parting Glass - Liam Clancy
  23. Restless Farewell - Liam Clancy
  24. Barb Jungr Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  25. If Not For You - Barb Jungr
  26. Like A Rolling Stone - Barb Jungr
  27. Chronicles Volume I Reading #5 (Kerry Shale)
  28. Robyn Hitchcock Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  29. Not Dark Yet - Robyn Hitchcock w/John Paul Jones
  30. Chronicles Volume I Reading #6 (Kerry Shale)
  31. KT Tunstall Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  32. Tangled Up In Blue - KT Tunstall
  33. Simple Twist Of Fate - KT Tunstall
  34. Encores Introduction (Billy Bragg)
  35. Blowin' In The Wind - Odetta & Liam Clancy
  36. This Wheel's On Fire - Billy Bragg & KT Tunstall [9:05 audio extracted for end thanks]
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:58:25
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
A one-off tribute concert filmed specially for BBC Four at the Barbican in London.
BBC Re-edit of "Talkin' Bob Dylan's Blues" converted to PAL from NTSC with MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1 and used for missing songs on D612 (Odetta's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" and KT Tunstall's "Simple Twist Of Fate").
Thanks to DVDylan members Jim50 for the suggestion to produce this project and hollis_brown for providing the BBC Re-edit of this program.

As it's longer, more complete than D612 it's got to be better, doesn't it ?
What've we got, a 'Tribute Concert', even the words should be forever banned, compered by our own Billy Bragg, someone whose 'raison d'etre' evaporated a long time ago, [1997] who also throws in a couple of sub-standard covers.
"Readings" by a Kerry Shale, in his best BBC "Anne of Green Gables" American accent, God, he could have been reading out Bob's shopping list, the audience would have applauded anyway.
Odetta may have been a 'Folk & Blues Legend', but she still managed to murder her 2 contributions.
Willy Mason ? who he ?
Surely it'll liven up with Martin Carthy ?, one of the reasons I got this, but no, he's been doing "Hattie Carroll" since '98's "Signs of Life" CD, so OK he knows the words, but here ? well he seems too afraid to make any mistakes that he kills it dead. Scarborough Fair ? there are reasons it should be here, but maybe he should have taken time out to learn another Bob song.
Roy Harper, another has-been, producing nothing of lasting value since the early '70's. "Girl From The N. Country" is OK, but as with "..Old Cricketer.." [the Bob connection being ??, maybe he too should have bought a Bob songbook] only proves that he should stick to songs within his vocal range.
Liam Clancy, no problems with the voice there, but the routine's too polished, stories that have been told and told and told on the N. American Folk Cabaret circuit, they've lost all meaning, all feeling. It is just a cabaret routine.
But at least that lot were preferable to Barb Junger with her impersonation of Judy Collins impersonating Bob.
Robyn Hitchcock at least had the guts to tackle a later Bob song,- he shouldn't have bothered.
Picture the BBC exec's lounge, there they are going over the running order, "hey, what about the young folk, "[ although they'd include words like 'demographic' 'target audience' etc] "Who the hell can we get ?". "Well there's this youngish female, folkish, [sorta], Scots quine whose been known to do a Bob song in the past " So someone who, if there was any God, would be lucky to be allowed to take the stage at a folk clubs open-night, ends up headlining.
But the audience lapped it up, why, was there lot's of 'frantic applause now' lights flashing above the stage and out of camera-shot ?
Tribute Concert ? it's got all the hallmarks of a Memorial Service, the reverential tone, even down to Bob's picture projected on the back of the stage. All that's missing is a Priest or two, [maybe they couldn't figure out just what variety of one to get ]
This is dire fare, 1 star's generous.

Reviewed by napbon on 19th January 2009