Balc. R40°
5.0 (6 votes)
DVDylan ID: D959
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Dublin, Ireland/Vicar Street
Date: Wednesday, 13th September 2000
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1243
Footage was originally part of D689.m.
  1. Opening Titles [fade in to opening titles over 18:14 clip/used 12:00 audio from video soundtrack to fill starting applause]
  2. Introduction
  3. Duncan And Brady
  4. To Ramona
  5. Desolation Row
  6. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  7. Tangled Up In Blue
  8. Ring Them Bells [end thanks/credits/salute over 20:00 still w/fade out]
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Number of discs: 1
Running time: 00:36:45
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Special Thanks For The Video To THE VIDEOGRAPHER & COOPS2009.

Additional Thanks For The Audio To NET TAPER A & OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, Sound Upgraded & Authored To DVD By YASSOU.

DIME tracker download of D689.m>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip 1.8.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-5851 Net Taper A audio.

LB-5851>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>Sound Studio 3.5.6>Sound Designer II>iMovie 6.0.3.

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.1.1; torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1.

Coops2009 notes on D689.m upload:
Unknown camera model number a SONY camcorder using high density picture
Transferred to DVD via a Phillips DVDRecorder and menued with Tempgenc DVD Author 4
DVD VOB Format PAL Ratio 4.3
Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pics/s 25,000 Frames/s 25.000 Fields/s 50.00
Pic 720 x 576
Audio AC3 stereo 48000Hz 256 kb/s
The Vicar street is most likley uncirculated*
The Portsmouth has been available before but not from Master

*Editor's note: The Vicar Street footage was previously circulated as D689, but not in master quality.

If you like your Dylan short and sweet, then this is the disk for you. Although the filmer was only able to capture the first six songs, he did so in excellent style from an unobstructed balcony seat. The focus/color/lighting is as good as any item in this catalog, and the camera is almost tripod steady. It is rare in this editor's experience to have worked with a field recording that was in need of no fills for clips, cuts, shakiness, or obstructions, but this is such a recording.

As for the brief setlist, one could hardly ask for a better variety of songs. As for the players, one can only agree with those who argue that the Larry Campbell/Charlie Sexton band was among the best, if not THE best lineup in the NET run. For my money, "Ring Them Bells" is the standout song, and, although Bob flubbed my favorite verse - the one about St. Catherine - he was conscientious enough to sing it over again, this time perfectly and with conviction.

To award fewer than 5 stars for this one would seem to me to be a sin.

Reviewed by yassou on 12th April 2011