Balc. L50°
3.3 (11 votes)
DVDylan ID: D649
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England
Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2005
  1. Maggie's Farm
  2. The Times They Are A-Changin' [end clipped]
  3. Lonesome Day Blues
  4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  5. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  6. Under The Red Sky
  7. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  8. Blind Willie McTell
  9. Highway 61 Revisited
  10. John Brown
  11. Floater (Too Much To Ask)
  12. Honest With Me
  13. Masters Of War
  14. Summer Days
  15. Like A Rolling Stone
  16. All Along The Watchtower
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:43:15
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating

I found this dvd unwatchable and only for completists.
The sound is terrible and dont know how it got 4 as i would give it 2 - badly mixed
Also, maybe the biggest problem is that the camera never seems to keep in focus and is always moving
I woulden't really reccomend this dvd to anyone and its ashame it coulden't be better
2 stars only i'm afraid

Reviewed by Josepi on 18th May 2007

This dvd finds Dylan once again bringing the NET to the UK's shores. Taken 5 days later from the same tour that brought us this film features many of that film's drawbacks: such as frequent unsteadiness, (it takes until 'Lonesome Day Blues' before we get anything resembling a steady picture and indeed the film remains unsteady throughout)without the benefit of any of the afore mentioned films excellent close ups. The stage lights also reflect badly at times with Bob looking seriously over exposed.

Additonally, like, this is another recording filmed from behind Bob; so all we really see is Bob's back and Stu Kimball hovering into view. Although again this film cannot match either that film's steadiness or performance.

But what of the performance? I attended the Manchester show that followed this and remember talking to a couple of fans who attended this show and they were none too impressed, claiming Bob was in a really bad mood. Although this doesn't seem to reflect in the performance it is however just another average gig, from a very average tour. Sorry, but this band playing at the standard here, are bland beyond belief. It would be interesting to hear Bob explain the criteria by which he judges this the best band he has ever had!

There are some highlights though: a good " Lonesome Day Blues" and it is always nice to hear "Under The Red Sky" (the filmer is pretty much sorted by this time too) but that's about it for this particular gig. On the down side it does feature perhaps the worst re-arrangement of "Love Minus Zero" you will ever hear.

Sorry if this review seems harsh, it isn't a bad film it just isn't up to the standard of modern dvds, more like a throwback to the late 80s, early 90s ones. If you attended this gig and wanted a memento I don't think you would be disappointed. If however you just wanted a document of this tour is far, far better. Thanks to PSWETS for sending me this

Reviewed by Bobfan1 on 25th April 2007