Balc. L50°
5.0 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D674.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Cardiff, Wales, UK/Cardiff International Centre Arena
Date: Friday, 3rd October 1997
Special thanks for the video to THE UNIDENTIFIED TAPERS, COOPS2009 & MARYMACBEAN.

Special thanks for the audio to LEGENDARY TAPER J & OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, sound upgraded & shared by YASSOU.
  • Disk 1 (songs 1-8) (47:10:19)
    -Beginning [fade in to 18:20 repeat Welsh Dragon symbol]
    -Opening Credits [fade in to 14:12 titles over clip]
    -Introduction [in Welsh language]
    -Absolutely Sweet Marie
    -I Want You
    -Tough Mama
    -I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    -Silvio [sync off 3 frames @ 25:20:15; filmer threw in some slo-mo effects near end]
    -Stone Walls And Steel Bars [3-frame still added before song for a/v sync; shaky trans. to next song/fade out to 6:16 black still]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [clipped 17:10/1 still]
    -It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [cut @43:32:10/used 2:14:16 D172 footage to fill; end Disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (songs 9-15) (45:35:22)
    -Opening Titles [titles over clip]
    -Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
    -This Wheel's On Fire [cut 58:10 @10:52:20/used D172]
    -Band Introductions
    -Highway 61 Revisited [obstructed 6:22/2 stills w/transition; filmer threw in some slo-mo effects near the end; fade out to 8:08 black still]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [pre-song audience cut and start of song clipped 2:00:02; audio cut to match/15:03 still fills start of song; fade out to 31:24 black still]
    -My Back Pages [pre-song audience cut and start of song clipped 1:42:20; 15:14 still to fill start of song; fade out to 6:22 black still]
    -Love Sick [pre-song audience cut and start of song clipped 1:24:06; 23:02 still to fill start; fadeout to final song]
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [shaky start 15:13/1 still; shaky/cut 55:07 @42:42:11/2 stills; end cut 4:13/1 still; 31:22 black still added for end thanks, credits, salute/fadeout; 30:12 encore applause added to fill out end]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:32:47
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
D674.m: 534-4+5- Balc. L50° (PAL)
D172: 54433 Right Floor 30° (PAL transcoded from NTSC) (used only for missing parts of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and "This Wheel's On Fire")
D674.m>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS folders>MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3
D172>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS folders>MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1>dv (PAL transcode)>iMovie 6.0.3

Excellent (A) LB-6338 (Legendary Taper J recording).
LB-6338>MacBookPro4,1.>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>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); torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1. or 7.0.1

coops2009 notes on D674.m (Masters Series 039)
Transferred from the original camera a National Panasonic Super-VHS NVS-85B camcorder to a LG DRT389H in HQ mode using a super-vhs transfer cable. The disc then menued and prepared in TempgenC Authoring works 4
A very nice short one here, that could do with a sound upgrade which would make it excellent in my opinion.
DVD VOB format
Sys bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pal 720x576 4.3 ratio
pics/s 25.000 frames\s 25.000 fields/s 25.00

LB notes on LB-6338:
legendary taper J, Sennheiser MKE 2002 -> portable DATrecorder - clone ->(digital transfer) m-audio delta audiophile 2496-> Wavelab -> ssrc -> Wavelab, levels raised -> cdwave, tracking -> tlh bittorrent download 08/08; in 4-way comparison these are different recordings based on different crowd at end of d1t9; NTI LB-6327 is the warmest, then LTD LB-5159, then this, then bootleg Never Mind the Bollocks; NTI LB-6327 seemed too warm on the muffled side; this and bootleg Never Mind the Bollocks had fuller sound than those; this seemed to have best balance of sound; excellent sound [A]

Nothing wrong here. Excellent camera work from far left. Another of the 'Masters Series' sources, clear, crisp, good colors, steady camera work...
The audio is fine. The authoring and sync are very well done, right on the money, subtle and effective edits...
Very business like, focused, performance by Dylan and his band.
Highlights include Baby Blue,
A top shelf fan made product.
Thanks to the tapers, author, and the artist currently known as Bob Dylan.

Reviewed by jman on 22nd October 2011