Balc. R40°
5.0 (3 votes)
DVDylan ID:
Recording type: Audience
City/Venue: London, UK/Shepherds Bush Empire
Date: Sunday, 23rd November 2003
Special thanks for the video to THE UNIDENTIFIED TAPERS, COOPS2009 & MARY

Additional thanks for the audio to OLAV66, LUISBP51 & OUTSIDETLAW

Edited, sound upgraded and shared by YASSOU
  • Disc 1 (Songs 1-9) (57:34:00)
    -Opening Titles [titles over 3 stills 28:20]
    -Introduction [video missing/27:02 still]
    -Cold Irons Bound [clipped/26:06 still]
    -Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) [clipped/ 12:00 still]
    -Down Along The Cove
    -It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
    -Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [cut 1:45:03/used D277 to fill remainder of song; shaky end 6:05/used D277 for trans. to next song]
    -Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) [used D277 for shaky start 30:10 the back to D989; shaky end 38:13/used D277 for final 9:24; shaky trans. to next song/1 still]
    -Million Miles [fadeout to 3 stills]
    -Tough Mama [shaky/clipped start 6:17/used 1 still and 10:09 of D277; obstr. trans. to last song/12:03 still]
    -Under The Red Sky [clipped 28:18/2 stills; end Disk 1 message over 11:05 still]
  • Disc 2 (Songs 10-17) (52:27:01)
    -Opening Titles [used 18:05 D277 to fill missing D989 video/fade in]
    -Positively 4th Street [slight clip/1:10 of D277 used to fill]
    -Dear Landlord [cut @8:14:13 until end/used D277 to fill; obstr. trans. to next song/15:22 still]
    -Tombstone Blues [off target start/5:18 still]
    -Jokerman [obstr. trans. to next song/30:09 still]
    -Silvio [clipped 2:36:22/used 17:02 still and D277 to fill; removed 4:35:10 encore applause from audio to match video cut]
    -Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum [obstr. start then cut 3:15:16 @33:28:13/used D277 to fill]
    -Like A Rolling Stone [cut 14:05 @42:43:14/one still]
    -Band Introductions [used 35:16 of D277 for view of band members]
    -All Along The Watchtower [end thanks/credits/salute/fadeout]
» Toggle additional (technical) track info
Number of discs: 2
Running time: 01:50:01
Authoring: DVDs with menu and chapters are circulating
Video sources (ratings from DVDylan):
D989 (main cam) (bittorrent download/from master source)
Balc. R40°
34445 (445-5-5 seems fairer)

D277 (filler cam) (disk provided by mary) (probably 1st generation)
Rt. Balcony 45°

Video sources>MacBookPro4,1.>VIDEO_TS>MPEGStreamclip
1.8.1>dv>iMovie 6.0.3.

Sound upgraded w/excellent (A) LB-1384
LB-1384>shn>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 D989:
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 for LB-1384:
originally mis-reported to be the Doberman recording; excellent sound; upgrade over previous version; some background talking d1t10, d2t1 (it turns out this is a different recording than the Doberman release - this one has better sound but has a little more talking as noted); this has very nice bass.

LB notes on LB-4165 state that a seven-way comparison was done on recordings for this date. The best sounding was version "a" LB-1384 with a warmer fuller and more upfront sound, followed closely by the schubert remaster LB-1725 and shepherds best LB-1517. The rest were more distant with the crystal cat being the harshest followed by this one (LB-4165). The doberman (LB-1516) was warmest but not as upfront or full or good of sound.

At one point during this concert, a fan yells out, "You're a genius!" as if further proof was needed to confirm that opinion. But, if anyone still needs convincing, this concert, with its wonderful setlist and powerful performance, would be Exhibit A. The stellar video and audio that was made available for the sound upgrade certainly help the cause, and we're indebted to coops2009 and his generous friend for sharing a previously unreleased film. That, together with needed filler from D277, as well as the superb LB-1384 audio, makes this a "must-have" if ever there was one.

Reviewed by yassou on 11th September 2011