martedì 13 marzo 2018

The Who - 1989-06-21 - Glens Falls, NY (DVDfull pro/aud-shot)

(DVDfull pro/aud-shot)

The Who
Civic Center
Glens Falls, NY
June 21, 1989

"Night Of The Resurrection"

Lineage: Low Gen VHS (2 sources) > Standalone DVD (edited)> PC Authored DVD

DVD compiled (with artwork) by ooru
Authored by Gold Hawk

01 - Overture
02 - It's A Boy
03 - 1921
04 - Amazing Journey
05 - Sparks
06 - Acid Queen
07 - Pinball Wizard
08 - Do You Think It's Alright?
09 - Fiddle About
10 - I'm Free
11 - Tommy's Holiday Camp
12 - We're Not Gonna Take It
13 - I Won't Run Anymore
14 - All Shall Be Well
15 - A Friend Is A Friend
16 - I Can't Explain
17 - Substitute (including False Start)
18 - I Can See For Miles
19 - Trick Of The Light
20 - Boris The Spider
21 - Hey Joe (Incomplete)
22 - Too Much Of Anything (Incomplete)
23 - Baba O'Riley
24 - My Generation
25 - Join Together (Incomplete)
26 - Behind Blue Eyes (Incomplete)
27 - Won't Get Fooled Again
28 - Band Intro's


This originally appeared on the Who torrent site "Long Live Rock" in early 2008; I put it up shortly thereafter on Dime, and to my knowledge, it hasn't reappeared since. Since this is a fairly unique show (their first performance in seven years, in a tiny hockey arena in upstate New York), I thought it might be worth sharing again even though the quality is really more appropriate for serious fans. There has been assorted footage in circulation over the years, but to my knowledge this is the most complete set that has hit the trading pool.

This is a blend of two sources, both cited as 2nd generation VHS tapes. The audience source that comprises the bulk of this recording is shot from the back corner and is fairly steady, though grainy; on the plus side, the audio is actually pretty good although it sounds like it comes from the built-in camera mics. The pro shot footage is much easier on the eyes, though a little washed out; unfortunately, the soundboard audio has a bit of distortion. If you're a big Who fan, you will likely still be glad to have this in your collection.

Performance-wise, it's a solid show with a crazy setlist. They kicked off the tour with a collection of unusual songs which ballooned the set to 3 1/2 hours on some nights; there was an extended "Tommy" medley, several solo Entwistle and Townshend songs (the only "new" material any of the members had to promote was Townshend's "Iron Man" soundtrack from earlier in 1989), covers, and "deep tracks" all of which were dropped from the show within a week. This recording provides a glimpse into some of the tracks most of us never saw on that tour if we missed the Giants Stadium dates.

Comments from the original info file:
This was the 1st night of the 1989 Reunion Tour. Compiled from 2 VHS sources, this contains all the available Pro Shot footage, as well as the remaining songs taken from a very good audience shot video. The clip of Join Together is taken from a contemporary news source, and is featured for completeness. Some of the tracks are also not complete. The Pro Shot film has had the color slightly reduced to bring the footage more in line with the audience film. This is the most complete version of this show available. Despite this being the 1st full show in 7 years, it is a great performance.

Video specs:
I pulled this information using KMPlayer. I have no idea what information here is relevant, but thought it may help some in determining whether to d/l this. There are also several screenshots included to try to provide a sense of the picture quality.

Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 4 599 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 7 260 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.444
Stream size : 928 MiB (93%)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -546ms
Stream size : 51.7 MiB (5%)

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