Video Recordings

Nirvana
June 26, 1992
Dyrskuepladsen
Roskilde, Denmark
Roskilde Festival
1 Dual Layer DVD
K.Sproul
Audience
Various
NTSC
4:3
A-
A-
Kris Sproul
Yes
Yes
Multiple
1


CHAPTERS (AMT #1):
01. intro
02. Aneurysm
03. Drain You
04. Stay Away
05. Sliver
06. School
07. In Bloom
08. Breed
09. About A Girl
10. Scoff
11. Polly
12. Lithium
13. Blew
14. Been A Son
15. On A Plain
16. Swap Meet
17. Negative Creep
18. Something In The Way
19. Come As You Are
20. Love Buzz
21. Smells Like Teen Spirit
22. Territorial Pissings
CHAPTERS (AMT #2):
01. intro
02. Aneurysm
03. Drain You
04. Stay Away
05. Sliver (cuts out)
CHAPTERS (PRO #1c):
01. On A Plain
02. Swap Meet (cuts out)
03. interview
04. Lithium (cuts in, cuts out)
05. interview

SOURCE (AMT #1 and AMT #2):
unknown > unknown

SOURCE (PRO #1c):
soundboard > unknown

AMT #1: Camera work is very shaky at times. Obstructions to taper's shot with flags going back and forth in front of the stage blocking, Kurt, Krist, and Dave behind the drums. Audio is excellent throughout, though. During Lithium, crowd sings along with Kurt. It is shot from the distance, but when the taper holds the shot, there are some excellent shots of Kurt and Krist. Lighting of the stage is very good as well, but the biggest detractors to this set are the unsteadiness of the taper and the obstructions: flags in the way.

Source: AMT #1
Format: VID
Quality: 7.5
Complete: Yes
Length: 76
Equipment: Unknown
Lowest Generation: VHS(1)>DVDR

AMT #1 - amateur video
Equipment: unknown > unknown
Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / B+
Shot from far back in the audience. 
 
Notes for AMT #1: Amateur video, far-shot from the left.

AMT #2: Extremely shaky camera work. Plenty of obstructions with fans' arms, bodys....hands in the air...in the way of the taper's shot. Shot from the left side opposite of Kurt on the right side of the stage....even with that said, still some nice close-ups of Kurt. Audio is at times slightly muffled.

Source: AMT #2
Format: VID
Quality: 7.5
Complete: No
Length: 15
Equipment: Unknown
Lowest Generation: VHS(2)>DVDR 

AMT #2 - amateur video (incomplete)
Equipment: unknown > unknown
Lowest Video Generation: VHS(2)
Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / B-
Missing everything after "Sliver," which cuts out.
Shot from the front of the audience.

Notes for AMT #2: Amateur video, close-shot from left-of-centre. Very incomplete, cutting out during 'Sliver'.

Pro #1c: Soundboard audio. Excellent close-ups of Kurt. No obstructions whatsoever. Although VHS(x) sourced, Pro #1c is nice with "On A Plain" in its entirety....

Source: PRO #1c
Format: VID 9.5
Complete: No
Length: 07
Equipment: Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest generation: VHS(x)>DVDR

PRO #1c - professional video (incomplete)
Equipment: soundboard > unknown 
Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
Length / Sound Quality: 7 min / A
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #1b and has a black timecode box covering part of the screen. Includes only part of "Lithium," all of "On A Plain," and a clip of "Swap Meet."

Notes for PRO #1c: PRO-shot video. 'Lithium' (cuts in), 'On A Plain' and a short clip of 'Swap Meet' only.

TRANSFER (AMT #1, AMT #2, and PRO #1c):
JVC HR-S9911U > Sony DCR-TRV730 > IEEE 1394 > Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 > TMPGEnc Plus 2.5 > Adobe Encore DVD 2.0

GENERATION (AMT #1):
VHS(1) > AVI [DV25] > M2V/WAV [8Mbps CBR/48kHz PCM] > DVDR(0) [dual layer]

GENERATION (AMT #2):
VHS(2) > AVI [DV25] > M2V/WAV [8Mbps CBR/48kHz PCM] > DVDR(0) [dual layer]

GENERATION (PRO #1c):
VHS(x) > AVI [DV25] > M2V/WAV [8Mbps CBR/48kHz PCM] > DVDR(0) [dual layer]

LENGTH (AMT #1):
74:08

LENGTH (AMT #2):
14:11

LENGTH (PRO #1c):
7:14

NOTES:
- AMT #1 is labeled "AMATEUR ANGLE 1" on the DVD.
- AMT #1 has a dropout in "Aneurysm."
- AMT #2 is labeled "AMATEUR ANGLE 2" on the DVD.
- AMT #2 has a cut from the source tape during the intro, causing some blockiness for about 2 seconds.
- PRO #1c is labeled "PRO SHOT & INTERVIEW" on the DVD.
- On PRO #1c, "Swap Meet" is only a brief clip with no video.

Review: AMT #1's audio is very nice and depicts just how energetic the band
was to play at Roskilde that year in summer 1992 beginning the set with
Aneurysm and playing one of the wildest most raucous shows with early day
songs such as Scoff in the mix.

Pro #1c's quality are reason enough to have this dual layer set in one's
collection. The song, Swap Meet, is somewhat of a rarity, and is noteworthy
in this set. Band plays it flawlessly, demonstrating exactly why Nirvana
literally blew away the competition from 1991 through early 1994. Kurt's
clever songwriting hooks were more evident than ever. With Krist on Bass
guitar and Dave, the heavy hitter and back up vocalist behind the drums,
Nirvana was a force to be reckoned with in June 1992, and all of the world
knew it.      

Better quality than Chris Hill's Dual Layer transfer of Roskilde 1992.
Chris Hill's DL transfer has AMT #1 "Far shot," AMT #2 "Close Shot",
and some additional pro footage not found in Kris Sproul's transfer
such as Pro #1a which includes only "Lithium," as well as 3 other
professional video "clips" in CH's transfer, while Kris Sproul's has
Pro #1c whereas CH's does not. CH's transfer suffers from very noticeable
dropouts, and is considered inferior to Kris Sproul's Dual Layer transfer.
The dropouts noted in CH's transfer are not found in Kris Sproul's more
recent transfer.

 




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