1997-05-16 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA/Source 2

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Pro-shot footage of the second of two "Ultra Parties". Single-cam footage, with raw soundboard audio as the primary audio track, and a soundboard / audience recording matrix audio track is available as the second audio track, thanks to bias. This is considerably better video quality than the previous DVD copy as there isn't VHS in the lineage. MiniDV video is still lossy, though, but I'll take a digital copy over analog in this case. The primary audio track (raw soundboard) is great quality and lossless; it may sound a little duller than previously available copies, but those received EQ and other tweaks, whereas this is the raw audio, unmodified other than normalization. To avoid further potential video quality loss, the video is not transcoded and remains in the original DV video codec. Color bars at the beginning of the video and some glitchy post-show footage was trimmed from the video as it is extraneous.

This is the MTV version of the footage, which doesn't have the edit during Home that the E! broadcast does; all that's missing is a bit of footage following the end of the last song where Dave says "I guess we'll see you next time, thanks for coming, good night".

About 50 seconds of pre-show footage is included. The first 19 seconds of it has no audio, not sure why.

The raw soundboard audio from this video by itself can be found at Source 1.

The soundboard + audience matrix audio by itself can be found at Source 3.

The audience recording that is used for the matrix audio recording can be found at Source 4.

Thanks to RyanJ for digitally transferring the MiniDV tape, to bias for creating the matrix audio track, and to FpmiP for helping find the right audio delay value, quality control, and general help with working with video files.


You can watch this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. Preshow
  2. Uselink
  3. Barrel Of A Gun
  4. Useless
  5. It's No Good
  6. Home (*)
  7. Never Let Me Down Again
  • Total time: 29:44


  • NTSC 3/4" beta tape (unconfirmed; inference from snippets from https://vimeo.com/album/2278330) -> MiniDV tape -> Sony HVR-M15AU deck -> FireWire -> Adobe Premiere Pro -> RAW MOV file -> video trimmed in LosslessCut -> in Audacity: original audio normalized to -0.1dB and any DC offset removed -> MKVToolNix: muxed in FLAC audio + matrix audio track (Track 2), added 220ms of delay to audio tracks, added chapters -> MKV file
  • Taper: MTV
  • Generation: first
  • Transfer: RyanJ (ninlive.com)
  • Video specifications: 720x480 29.97FPS NTSC - DV Video codec
  • Audio specifications: FLAC 16-bit 48khz