2.9 (10 votes)
DVDylan ID: D874
Recording type: Mixed
City/Venue: Various
Compilation of March 27-28 and April 11-12 2009 European tour songs posted on YouTube.
  1. Gotta Serve Somebody, April 12 (Amsterdam)
  2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, March 27, (Jönköping)
  3. Watching The River Flow, March 28 (Malmö)
  4. Million Miles, April 12 (Amsterdam)
  5. Memphis Blues Again, March 27, (Jönköping)
  6. Sugar Baby, April 12 (Amsterdam)
  7. Tweedledee and Tweedledum, April 12 (Amsterdam)
  8. Desolation Row, April 12 (Amsterdam)
  9. Things Have Changed, April 11 (Amsterdam)
  10. Ballad Of Hollis Brown, March 28 (Malmö)
  11. This Wheel's On Fire, March 27, (Jönköping)
  12. Summer Days, March 28 (Malmö)
  13. Make You Feel My Love, March 27, (Jönköping)
  14. Highway 61 Revisited, March 28 (Malmö)
  15. Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, March 28 (Malmö)
  16. Levee's Gonna Break, March 27, (Jönköping)
  17. Thunder On The Mountain, April 11 (Amsterdam)
  18. Beyond The Horizon, March 28 (Malmö)
  19. Blowin' In The Wind, March 28 (Malmö)
  20. Bonus: Beyond Here Lies Nothin' ("Together Through Life" Photo Montage Promo Video)
  21. Bonus: Forever Young (60 Second Super Bowl Commercial For Pepsi)
  22. Bonus: Rollin' And Tumblin' (Pro Shot From Rock In Rio Festival 2008)
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:50:31
Video standard: NTSC
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Original sources are the same as the "Mr. Stealth" sources used for D872 ("Live In Amsterdam 2009") and D865 ("Live In Sweden" 2009"). Most shots are quite close and in excellent video quality, though static with no zooming or panning.
D872 and D865 were sourced from the original camera SD card and sound upgraded with best available sound sources; this one is sourced from YouTube videos with "remastered" sound.
Audio/video sync off on most main menu songs (sync OK at start of songs but audio runs faster than video as songs progress).
The same a/v sync problem is present in the pro-shot Rio bonus item.

I've been had. Where's the 'Truth In Advertising' folks when you need them ?
No mention of You-Tube when this was first advertised, only spoke of the high quality video etc etc. Well it's here now, copied, burnt and watched. OK, not the last, not in it's entirety anyhow. Printed out the info above, read the review, threw it in the machine to see if was as bad as I expected. It was. So I dug out D865 & D872 and watched them instead. [Not a busy day at work, late start and an early finish, and with the wife away shopping could watch anything without the "switch that rubbish off" chorus's]
Was about to file away this never to to watched again DVD, when I took another look at the setlist. Not all of the stuff here is to be found on D865 & D872, excluding the 'bonus's' there's a few tracks unique to this DVD [and You-Tube]. So back into the machine it went, and all the 'new' songs given a once-over. Was it worth it ? Will I haul it back off the shelf again ? No & No.
I've nothing against You-Tube compilations, I've made a few myself so I can't criticize on that score. But this one ?
What Josh points out as one of it's 'saving graces', the quality of the original footage, esp. the Swedish ones, only shows just what a bad idea this is. Good though this may look, it doesn't stand any comparison with D865. Even if I assume that this project was started before D865 surfaced, it was still a bad idea, the author should have waited to see just what did appear on DVD, 3 months isn't that long.
This comes in at something of the order of 3.8G. 'Normal' DVD size OK, but even in HQ mode a couple of dozen You-Tube clips converted to MPG hardly takes up 1G. FLV > 3.8G involves an awful lot of needless bloating.
The synch. problems. No excuse for that. The You-Tube clips are as near as damnit all OK, so all the problems lie in the authors hands. He caused them, and it's not necessary, it's not difficult to convert FLV's without any synch problems.
Trawling You-Tube for Euro 2009 footage brings 100's and 100's of hits. Yes most are fairly unwatchable, some painful, but there are gems in there that would make a nice DVD project some day. Not yet, next year maybe, give them time to all show up on You-Tube, and to filter out those that have in the meantime shown up as DVDs from the masters.
A worthwhile project ? maybe/maybe not, we'll see.
But this isn't it. 1 Star [under protest, there's no '0' Star option]

Reviewed by napbon on 29th July 2009

All the concert footage included here is available off-master and in amazing productions by Mr. Stealth' and Madhasse. If you are interested in this footage, I highly recommend getting D872 and D865 instead, both undoubted 5 star productions and 'must see' quality Modern Bob.

Still, the remarkable quality of Mr. Stealth's footage makes for an overall better viewing experience than this author's other two youtube collections that are listed in this catalog, D813 and D849, neither of which are worth the effort of seeking out.

Also, see D839.ep for the best quality captures of the Rio proshot footage.

Thanks to andy for sharing it anyway.

Reviewed by jman on 21st July 2009