5.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID: D960
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Portsmouth, England, UK/Guildhall
Date: Monday, 25th September 2000
Never-Ending Tour Concert #1252

2-camera sound upgrade
  • Disk 1 (1:02:58:17) (songs 1-12)
    -Introduction [opening tiles over 9:19 still]
    -Hallelujah, I'm Ready To Go [clipped 8:08/used D689.m still then D689.m; obstr. end/10:01 still]
    -Mr. Tambourine Man [shaky start/17:17 D689.m still w/trans.; used D689.m until 6:51:02 then D236 until D689.m for final 25:05/fadeout to 3:07 black still before next song]
    -A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall [fade in; used D689.m until 15:16:00 then D236 until 17:22:09 then w/D689.m until 18:35:05; then 6:21 D236 for ending; fade out to 6:11 black still]
    -The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest [obstr. start/16:21 still w/fade in; used D236 until 19:27:20 then D689.m until 19:38:10 then D236 until 23:26:18 then D689.m until 23:50:17; then D236 until end; fade out to 5:06 black still]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [D689.m fragment only; D236 clipped 42:01/fade in to two stills; over-exposed 10:09/1 still]
    -Searching For A Soldier's Grave [clipped 31:07/overlap to 2 stills; obstr. 7:11/1 still; obstr. 17:02/1 stillused D236 until 33:57:12; fade out to 4:22 still]
    -Country Pie [started w/25:19 of D236 then to D689.m then to 36:05 D236 for ending; fade out to 5:06 black still]
    -She Belongs To Me [obstr. start/7:12 D236 still then D689.m until final 1:18:03 D236]
    -Tombstone Blues [all D236]
    -Tryin' To Get To Heaven [D236 until 51:17:18 then F689.m until 53:28:00 then D236 until end; overlap to 20:10 still before next song]
    -Drifter's Escape [clipped 7:08/1 still; shaky 10:17/1 still; used D236 for all]
    -Band Introductions [used D236 for all except brief 1:23 still of Charlie Sexton]
    -Everything Is Broken [shaky 8:07/1 still; shaky 10:22 near end/1 still; used D236 for all]
  • Disk 2 (0:40:57:03) (songs 13-19) (used D236 for all songs/no D689.m footage available)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over 10:10 still]
    -Things Have Changed [end cut 38:10/1 still; fadeout to 5:00 black still]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [clipped 2:45:19/fade in to 12:00 still followed by 5 stills; removed 16:00 video to match cut in audio]
    -It Ain't Me, Babe [removed 18:03 video before next song to match audio cut]
    -Watching The River Flow [removed 13:22 video before next song to match audio cut]
    -Forever Young [shaky 11:05/2 stills; removed 21:00 video before next song to match audio cut]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [several shaky/obstr. parts filled w/9 stills]
    -Blowin' In The Wind [severalshaky/obstr. parts filled w/3 stills; end thanks, credits, salute, fade out]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 1
Running time: 01:43:56
Video standard: PAL
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Special thanks for the video to: THE VIDEOGRAPHERS, MARY & COOPS 2009.

Additional thanks for the audio to: THE TAPERS & OUTSIDETLAW.

Edited, sound upgraded & authored to DVD by: YASSOU.

D236 (trade)> MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip 1.8.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

D236: (5-/4-/3-/3-/5-) (Left Rear 50°) (1:43:28)

D689.m (download)> MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip 1.8.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

D689.m: (4/3-/3-/4/5-) (Right Rear 30°) (0:55:00)

Sound upgraded w/supurb (A+) LB-0034; also used excellent Crystal Cat (A) LB-1897 for filler.

Brief gaps before songs removed in Sound Studio 3.5.6 and audio exported in aiff format.

LB-0034>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>Sound Designer II>Sound Studio 3.5.6>aiff>iMovie 6.0.3.

LB-1897> >MPEGStreamclip 1.8.1>aiff>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:
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

i don't call this anything but if i did this is a definite must have for any one's dylan collection. bob preformed "frankie lee" very few times in his career that were ever recorded. by my count only ten times. considering over 2000 concerts, well you can do the math. this is a definitely a rare treat. and to catch this one with such a fine video is heaven sent. the moral of this story the moral of this song is this is a must have dvd!! thanks loads. kid dylan

Reviewed by kiddylan on 21st April 2011

This show received rave reviews when it first appeared as D236 and back in 2004. With the recent release of a second camera in the coops2009 upload of D689.m, the program has been enhanced greatly. While the D236 camera afforded many stunning close-ups from the left side, the D689.m footage provides a clear, relatively steady and unobstructed view from the right side of the auditorium. The first two songs are now represented in good quality, and fills for shaky/obstructed material on disk 1 are now present.

The audio source for this upgrade differs from the Crystal Cat that was used for In the editor's judgment, the Crystal Cat was a bit harsh in some of the peaks, so the alternate source, judged to be A+ at the Lossless Bob site, was used instead.

Dylan's vocal performance is riveting, especially the special treat of "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" and the strong performance of "Hard Rain".

Unfortunately, the D689.m footage only runs through the first 13 songs, so this one gets a 4+, which I'll leave at 4.

Reviewed by yassou on 18th April 2011