Tour with King Crimson
Source D: DAT --- Schoeps MK4 > Rmod2K1 > Sony SBM-1 > Sony TCD-D8
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: Technically, this is a brilliant recording in my opinion. the recording sounds reminiscent of classic, quality-ridden recordings that collectors & tapers strive to achieve. Just a not that will stand as a precursor, I am giving this recording an extra tough analysis simply because it is so damn good. The negative issues of this recording, although this has all the marks of such an aforementioned awesome recording with the equipment, sound & a tight performance by Tool, little details sort of stand in the way. For one, there are subtle level changes, a bit of phasing & slight movement by the taper. Most of all, this is not a loud recording and you will have to adjust the volume a little bit to get the full effect of the quality recording that this truly is. The taper claps a few times which can detract from the recording (can you tell that hairs are being plucked here?) So, on to the good... for starters, what a superb capture of Tool. Clean, crisp and intense. I don't know if it sounded this good at the show- louder, yes, but maybe not as good. I think that may say a lot + maybe everything?
Notes: There is a little bit of a weird sound as the disc 2 starts up. I checked with a couple other people who have this source and it is apparently on their CD as well so do not fret if this is on yours. If you even notice it.
Maynardism: "Thank you very much."
Intermission ((Robert Fripp's 'Sound-scapes'))
Stinkfist (White Lines)