Balc. centre
4.9 (7 votes)
DVDylan ID: D834.2
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Ithaca, NY (15-Nov-99)
Date: Monday, 15th November 1999
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1160.
  • Disk 1 (0:54:57:03):
    -Introduction [opening credits over 12:04 still w/2 transitions]
    -Somebody Touched Me [shaky start 20:21/1 still; shaky 5:15 followed by 14:16 cut/2 stills w/transition]
    -Song To Woody [cut 9:00 + obstructed 12:16/1 still w/transition]
    -It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    -Tomorrow Is A Long Time
    -Tangled Up In Blue
    -Money Honey
    -SeƱor (Tales Of Yankee Power) [8:25 sound drop and gap in audio upgrade source/video cut 9:29 for a/v sync]
    -Man Of Peace
    -I Want You [tape change/17 frames video cut for a/v sync; end disk 1 title]
  • Disk 2 (0:51:02:29):
    -This Wheel's On Fire [w/opening credits]
    -Band Introductions
    -Cat's In The Well [1:45:20 audio/video audience applause removed before next song; patched in 5:24 applause for smooth transition; one overlap transition]
    -Love Sick
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -Forever Young
    -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    -Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    -Not Fade Away [end thanks, salute, fadeout; 20:22 applause from pre-"Cat's in the Well" break used to fill out end]
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Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:46
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Sound upgraded with excellent LB-2175 version "a".
LB-2175>Toast Titanium 8 disk images>Sound Studio 3.5.6>wave>iMovie 6.0.3.
H18 master tapes>firewire>Vegas>MPEG>data disks>MPEGStreamclip 1.9.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3>iDVD 7.0.2.
Rather dark venue.

In this simple man's opinion this is perfection in a fan produced DVD set.

The source video, while a bit dark, has been beautifully transferred, obviously from the master tape, by the one and only Raygunner. Very crisp and naturally colorful. Beautifully shot, great pans of the entire stage, we see all the artists in action. Wonderfully gentle zooms in and out. Shot from nearly dead center from the back of the little hall, most shots feature Dylan and Campbell in medium shot with Kemper behind. We see the least of Ganier and Sexton. Very nearly complete video of the entire concert. The only problem I found was some pixelation during one brief pan during Man of Peace. Maybe it was my player.

The audio is a warm and complete audience stereo source, sync'd seamlessly with the video source. Only negative: maybe a bit quiet overall, I found which was produced around the same time to have similarly low volume. Just crank it up.

Our fine DVD author Yassou has outdone himself yet again, beyond that 'there are no words that need to be said'.

As for the performance, well, 'my thoughts so sublime could never do it justice in reason or rhyme'.
Dig the impeccable set list.
Nary a missed word, passionate and serious, hard rockin', sweet singin', knee knockin', deep bendin', tip toe prancin'. Dylan at his best.
The real thing, captured for the ages. A must have.

I've hoped a long time for this one. It's one of the very best of the 150 or so Dylan shows I've attended since 1986, and I can't thank those responsible for bringing it out enough...But...Never-ending thanks to Raygunner, Tom P., and Yassou: The Dynamic Trio responsible for many of the best entries in the catalog, along with assistance from Outsidethelaw on audio sources.
Thanks always to Vygi and
And most of all,


Reviewed by jman on 27th October 2008