Balc. L50°
4.0 (5 votes)
DVDylan ID: D649.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Nottingham, England/Nottingham Arena
Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2005
Special thanks for the video to COOPS2009

Additional thanks for the audio to THE UNKNOWN TAPER

Great appreciation for the ongoing audio support of OUTSIDETLAW

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU
  • Disk 1 (1:03:52:11) (songs 1-10)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 9:03 jpeg of venue w/reverse effect]
    -Introduction [obstr./27:23 still]
    -Maggie's Farm [only 2:27:22 useable footage/6 stills]
    -The Times They Are A-Changin' [obstr. 17:18/1 still; shaky/cut 1:19:05/3 still w/fade to 8:09 black still before next song]
    -Lonesome Day Blues [clipped/shaky start 22:07/fade in to still]
    -Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    -It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    -Under The Red Sky
    -Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
    -Blind Willie McTell [shaky start 38:10/2 stills w/fade in; shaky 16:19/2 stills]
    -Highway 61 Revisited
    -John Brown [shaky 11:00/1 still; end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (40:06:03) (songs 11-16)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to 10:18 clip from encore break]
    -Floater (Too Much To Ask) [obstr. 12:23/1 still]
    -Honest With Me
    -Masters Of War
    -Summer Days [cut 23:09 audio of encore break for a/v sync]
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -Band Introductions
    -All Along The Watchtower
    -End Thanks & Credits [end thanks/credits/salute; used 10:13 audio from encore break to fill end]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:43:58
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Disk author's rating: 4/5/2+/5-/4+

Video sourced directly from master dv tape.
Unknown Sony DV Camcorder>Panasonic NV-DS1>DVD>Tempgenc DVD Author 4.3>VIDEO_TS>torrent>MacOSX 10.7.2>iMovie 6.0.3.

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-3335.
LB-3335>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>Sound Designer II>iMovie 6.0.3.

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).

coops2009 notes on the video source:
D5 A7 S7 H8 F8 BL5
Audio AC3 stereo 48000Hz 256 kb/s
108:00 Mins
Filmed on a Sony DV Camcorder, model unknown
Transferred to dvd via a Panasonic a NV-DS1
menued with Tempgenc DVD Author 4.3
This is Masters Series No: 44
Audio Mpeg 2 stereo 48 Khz
MPEG 2 sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pic 720 x 576 ratio 4.3 PAL
Pics/s 25 000 Frames/s 25 000

LB notes for LB-3335:
(bittorrent ok); almost nothing above 18k; excellent sound [A]; singalong in background on d2t4LB-3335

Despite a shakier than average camera, this is an enjoyable watch due largely to the filmer's experienced hand and a superior sound track. Filmed from the high left balcony at 50 , we're looking over Stu and Bob's shoulders, mostly at their profiles. Donny is often in the picture, and his fiddle work on "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "Floater (Too Much To Ask)" is impressive, as is his banjo picking on "Blind Willie McTell" and "John Brown." George and Denny get their share of attention due to some deft pan and zoom by our intrepid cameraman, with the oft-maligned Denny adding some tasty lead, mostly notable on "Floater" and "Summer Days."

As for the performance, Bob's delivery is forceful and the setlist is well-balanced. The stand outs in my opinion are "John Brown" and "Masters Of War", a YouTube video of which can be seen here:

I can't quite go to 5 Stars on this one, so 4+ will have to suffice.

Reviewed by yassou on 02nd February 2012