28 November 2008
The Brighton Centre
lineage (to the best of my knowledge):
DV camera > DV cassettes > PC > DVD
I acquired this DVD through a ‘trade’, but the authoring was (IMHO!) awful. I therefore reauthored
it using TMPGEnc DVD Author 126.96.36.199 (chapters + animated menu).
The aspect ratio is widescreen although this was not embedded into the original encodes, you’ll have to adjust that on playback.
In extracting the video and audio from the original disc it became apparent that there are a couple of glitches where
a few frames were somehow dropped, I guess during the original authoring from the look of the original VOBS.
I have fixed these as best as I could, but they are (a little) noticeable during ‘Anthem’ and ‘I Tried To Leave You’.
Also the guy who recorded this missed the very opening of ‘I’m Your Man’, likely because he was changing the tape.
That said, he did a pretty good job encoding the video and audio from the tapes.
Artwork (DVD case cover) is included.
Video: MPEG-2 | 25.000 f/s | PAL | 720 x 576 | 16:9 (when altered on playback) | 3224kb/s
Audio: AC3 | 48kHz | 256kb/s | Stereo
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Ain’t No Cure For Love
Bird On The Wire
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Chelsea Hotel #2
Tower Of Song
The Gypsy’s Wife
I’m Your Man
A Thousand Kisses Deep
Take This Waltz
So Long, Marianne
First We Take Manhattan
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will
I Tried To Leave You
Whither Thou Goest
The band is:
Leonard Cohen - vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard.
Roscoe Beck - bass, double bass, background vocals
Neil Larsen - keyboards, Hammond B3
Bob Metzger - guitar, steel guitar, background vocals
Javier Mas - bandurria, laud, archilaud and 12-string guitar
Rafael Bernardo Gayol - drums, percussion
Dino Soldo - keyboard, saxophone, wind instruments, background vocals
Sharon Robinson - vocals, shaker
Hattie Webb - vocals, harp
Charley Webb - vocals, guitar
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