Balc. R50°
5.0 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D753.msu
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England, UK
Date: Tuesday, 17th April 2007
Another fine Madhasse Sound upgrade
  1. Columbia Recording Artist
  2. Cat's In The Well
  3. It Ain't Me Babe
  4. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
  5. Its Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  6. Workingmans Blues 2
  7. Thunder On The Mountain
  8. Tangled Up In Blue
  9. Ain't Talking
  10. All Along The Watchtower
  11. Appreciation
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:00
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Songs: 01-07 + 10-11 "Coops" low gen master D948
Songs: 08-09 Taken from DVDylan ID: D753.su

All songs are soundupgraded 03/2011

Many thanks to Coops & CC for making this possible

PLEASE NOTE: There are two versions of this project, one with audio/video sync problems during Workingmans Blues #2, a second version where the sync problem is fixed. There are no other identifiable differences between the two (same menu etc).

Thoroughly enjoyable! Not only is this a sound upgrade, but it's a sound upgrade of Crystal Cat audio, which is often over-praised as the gold standard of Dylan field recordings. The author, madhasse, has perfected a technique of patching missing or obstructed video with video effects such as slo-mo and reverse motion. This is a refreshing alternative to the use of stills which many authors, yours truly included, tend to rely on in dealing with problemmatic programs.

The only defect that I could see was loss of a/v sync at about 29 minutes which mars "Workingman's Blues." Hopefully, the author will re-visit this one in order to fix that problem.*

So, I'll round off a 5- to a 5.

*The author has fixed the sync issue so, if you seek this disk, you should be sure to get the fixed version,

Reviewed by yassou on 07th March 2011