DVDylan ID: D960
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Portsmouth, England, UK/Guildhall
Date: Monday, 25th September 2000

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 D236.su 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 D236.su. 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