Balc. L20°
4.2 (13 votes)
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Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: Friday, 21st June 1996
Never-Ending Tour Concert #789
  • DVD 1:
    - Drifter's Escape [cut]
    - Man In The Long Black Coat
    - All Along The Watchtower
    - Positively 4th Street
    - Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
    - Silvio
    - Boots Of Spanish Leather
  • DVD 2:
    - Desolation Row
    - Friend Of The Devil
    - Ballad Of A Thin Man
    - She Belongs To Me
    - Seven Days
    - Alabama Getaway
    - My Back Pages [cut]
    - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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Number of discs: 2
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Drifters escape and my back pages have both a small cut in the middle.
Sound is upgraded by Carletto. Audio source: zimmy21 recording. Audio format: PCM.

Another new transfer and sound upgrade produced by Carletto, and a video that had not previously circulated on DVD.

Video is very steady, featuring some of the finest camera work around. Nice pans, zooms, and pulls, yet never jerky.
Nearly complete and unobstructed, perhaps a slight majority of the overall running time features long to midrange shots which nicely frames the entire band.
Colorful, in fact, one of the only real negatives here, a bit over saturated. I dare say probably not off-master tape. As indicated in the ratings, there are some imperfections in the focus as well. Honestly, many shots don't appear as clear as the screenshots...but...
...again, I would emphasize the exceptional quality of the camera work.
Beautifully framed shots make up for any shortcomings in clarity, and offer a very pleasant viewing experience.

Audio by Zimmy21 is fine and perfectly matched to the video throughout the show.

Good setlist, great performances.
Bob in great form from the word 'Help'.

Easy to recommend as one of the best from '96 tour in the catalog to date, combining wonderful sources with strong performances.
Thanks to the tapers, Carletto, and Vygi of course, for hard work and generosity. Thanks to Bob Dylan for the rest.

Reviewed by jman on 04th December 2007