Balc. L80°
4.3 (8 votes)
DVDylan ID: D879
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: Sunday, 1st April 2007
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1914
4th show of the 2007 Spring European Tour (March 27, 2007 - May 5, 2007)
  • DVD I (45:02)
    -Cat's In The Well
    -It Ain't Me, Babe
    -Watching The River Flow
    -It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    -When The Deal Goes Down
    -Highway 61 Revisited
    -Spirit On The Water
  • DVD II (1:03:48)
    -Honest With Me
    -Girl From The North Country
    -Rollin' And Tumblin'
    -Tangled Up In Blue
    -Nettie Moore
    -Summer Days
    -Like A Rolling Stone
    -Thunder On The Mountain
    -Band Introductions
    -All Along The Watchtower
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:48:50
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Filmed, edited, authored and designed by Buda
Source: Sony MiniDV DCR - PC101E
Lineage: Sony MINI-DV (Master Tapes) > AVI > Pinnacle Studio 12 > VIDEO_TS
Video: 720x576, 25fps, 4:3, PAL
Including menus & additional materials

Soomlos' excellent audience recording remastered (18th row in front of stage right PA)
Lineage: km140 > v3 > mt24/96 (24/48) Audacity > r8brain > CD Wave > Flac > WAV > Volume boost & slight EQ in Goldwave > WAV > PCM stereo

Bonus songs used for the menus
'Absolutely Sweet Marie' May 2, 2007 Leipzig, Leipzig Arena, Germany - recorded by Crystal Cat
'Queen Jane Approximately' October 15, 2003 Gothenburg, Scandinavium, Sweden - recorded by Michael from Sweden
'She Belongs To Me' April 14, 2007 Sheffield, Hallam FM Arena, England - recorded by Crystal Cat

NOTES When I arrived to Gothenburg's Scandinavium with my camera I wasn't expecting a joyride. I never did under such a cirumstance. Anyhow, chances were up for a great night after Stockholm and the boisterous news of the Oslo show have reached me. So performance-wise there was nothing to worry about, - it turned out to be a smoking one with one of the most supportive audiences I witnessed with Bob playing guitar straight thru the first four songs - but I'd have never thought that this attempt would be my hardest to carry out filming-wise thanks to some heads and a rather enthusiastic security who spotted me early on. Consequently, I had to be cautious and sometimes not focusing at all. Therefore a difficult and numerously delayed authoring process had to be carefully executed which at the end of it all includes rotation (in order to stabilize the picture) in hand with pan and zoom to make it as eye-pleasing as possible. Unfilmed parts (most drastic is the beginning of Cat's In The Well' and the first part of 'Like A Rolling Stone') were restored by re-using segments from the actual songs in black and white. After all, I managed to come up with something more worthy than the raw video source originally were and with Soomlos' excellent recording on the table it was encouraging to do so - though audio had to be remastered: equalized to gain more high for the sound plus treated with a 35% volume boost. Also, the quieter songs needed an additional 30% volume raise as the recording originally dealt with volume changes and that has to be corrected.

THANKS goes for all the tapers for their work included here: Soomlos for elevating the experience over-the-top, Michael from Sweden for taping that magical Jane and Crystal Cat. Also Jofa for his countinious curiousity and urge of this project. Fabermy, Madhasse and Olav for their restless help providing audio when I was in need. And last but not least let me also thank for that guy who took those precious close-up pictures from the show from which a pair landed in the menus.

Buda, September 2009