5.0 (4 votes)
DVDylan ID: D983
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: Portsmouth, England, UK/Portsmouth Guildhall
Date: Sunday, 24th September 2000
Special thanks for the video to THE UNIDENTIFIED TAPER, COOPS2009 & MARY

Additional thanks for the audio to CRYSTAL CAT & OUTSIDETLAW

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU
  • Disk 1 (Songs 1-12) (1:02:53:04)
    -Opening Titles [fade in to titles over repeated still w/reverse effects; followed by three stills]
    -Introduction [over still]
    -Somebody Touched Me [D687.m missing/used D176; shaky start/used 2:22 movie clip w/reverse effect to fill; shaky 1:00:24 replaced w/repeated movie clips]
    -To Ramona [D687.m missing/used D176]
    -Visions Of Johanna [D687.m missing all but shaky final 1:20:07/used D176; removed 4 frames @ start for a/v sync; obstr. end 19:06 replaced w/still less 5:00 for a/v sync]
    -Mama, You Been On My Mind [used D176 for first 29:17 then D687.m until final 55:18]
    -Tangled Up In Blue [D687.m missing/used D176; shaky start replaced w/7:20 movie clip and removed 10 frames for a/v sync; 7:00 still for trans. to next song]
    -Searching For A Soldier's Grave [D687.m clipped and shaky/D176 also shaky @ start/used 2 stills for beginning 27:14 then D687.m for rest of song; 10 frame still added before next song for a/v sync]
    -Country Pie [used 1:50:13 D687.m then 27:20 D176 then back to D687.m for final 35:03]
    -Can't Wait [both sources good, but used D176 for superior close-ups of Dylan and no obstructions]
    -Gotta Serve Somebody [used 14:13 D176 for start then D687.m until final 1:13:22]
    -If Not For You [D687.m 45:06 shaky/obstr. fragment only/used D176; shaky start/15:20 still; 20:23 still used for trans. to next song]
    -The Wicked Messenger [D687.m clipped and D176 shaky start/used 8:10 still then D176 for 40:12 and D687.m for rest; mysterious audio problem before next song/cut 4:05 video for a/v sync]
    -Band Introductions
    -Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat [used 2:01:22 D176 D687.m until end cut/D176 used for remainder; fade out to end disk 1 message]
  • Disk 2 (Songs 13-19) (42:01:17)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 20:24 still]
    -Lovesick [D687.m clipped 42:11/used D176 w/9:17 still at start for obstr. then D687.m until cut @2:12:17/stayed w/D176 until end ]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [D687.m 1:21:09 then end cut & shaky/used D176 for remainder; fade out to 14:02 still before next song]
    -Fourth Time Around [D687.m slight 7:24 clip/1 still @ start; D687.m shaky @14:29:00/1 still; used D176 for final 28:04]
    -I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [D687.m clipped & cut only 1:13:14 useable footage used @21:27:24; used D176 for final 51:12]
    -Forever Young [D687.m clipped/used D176 for first 53:18 then D687.m until final 33:12 and trans. to next song]
    -Highway 61 Revisited [D687.m missing/used D176]
    -Blowin' In The Wind [D687.m clipped/shaky 1:05:19used D176 until final 1:34:15 due to end cut/10:03 still @ end for shaky end/fadeout to 6:05 black still; end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout over still]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:44:55
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Video sourced from:
D687.m (DIME download from coops2009) 43225 Balc. R40°
D176 (snail mail from mary) 43444 Balc. R10°
Note: Although D176 is the better shot, the author favored D687.m because it was sourced from the master and newly circulated in August 2011. See D176.sse for an excellent sound upgrade of D176.
D687.m and D176>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip 1.8.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-4862 (Crystal Cat 563-564)
LB-4862>>aiff>Toast Titanium 10>disk images>iMovie 6.0.3.

Audio and video assets edited in iMovie 6.0.3; authored, multiplexed and burned to VIDEO_TS folder in iDVD 7.1.2 (Professional Quality 2-pass variable bit rate encoding); Torrent generated in Bittorrent 4.4.1.

coops2009 notes on D687.m:
filmed on a Panasonic a NV-DS1
transferred in HQ mode to Sony DVDrecorder using a high gain dv firewire
Original camera used for transfer
menued with TEMPGENC Dvd author 4.3
VOB Format
MPEG-2 Sys Bitrate 10080 kb/s VBR
Pics/s 25.000 Fram,es's 25.000 Fields/s 50,000
DVD Pal format 4.3 ratio
Audio AC3 stereo 48 Khz

LB notes on LB-4862:
BOOTLEG: First Evening; Crystal Cat 563-564, All CC artwork included
Lineage: Silver disc>Eac>wav>Flac frontend>flac>maketorrent>dime>you
bittorrent download 05/07; same recording as schoeps LB-3804 based on same clapping at end of d1t3 with the wav view in detail on the claps very close; in 3-way comparison LB-0014 is the warmest, then LB-3804; this is the harshest with levels raised and compression; (did not listen to all of this)
drop/cut between cdrs

Note: Disk author found LB-4862 to be best for this project

This 2-source sound upgrade was motivated by the release of the master source for D687. It was combined with a later (probably 1st) generation copy of D176, an item that was sound upgraded as, one of the most highly-regarded items in the DVDylan catalog. Because D687.m was new, a decision was made to use as much of it as possible and to wait for the release of the master for D176 to produce another upgrade that would favor that film.

The excellent setlist and compelling performance, not to mention the strong Crystal Cat audio, make this as much a "must-have" as any item in this catalog. Hence, '5-Stars'.

Reviewed by yassou on 25th August 2011