Source A: DAT --- Core Sound Binaurals > Sony TCD-D100
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Notes: Very nice capture of Tool doing what they do best. Although this recording seems to be in many people's collections, it does not seem to get the recognition it deserves. Not only is this a rock-solid, good recording in which the taper should take pride in but it is also an excellent capture of this band performing. It is quite hard to get a bad recording using CSBs & this is no exception. I think the taper must've been standing relatively close to the speakers as the crowd noise is very low & the instruments are virtually life-like. Great recording - recorder definitely knew what he was doing. I don't know, maybe it was the moment in time or just my perception but gigs during this period of time seem to have a new interpretation. Just as, I assume, they will years from now.
Notes from CU.org forum:
Just got this in a trade and all I can say is, "Wow!"
I'm very impressed with how clear the guitars are coming through, very rich and full, and the vocals are not too overpowering. It does sound like Maynard may have a cold or is a little congested, but he doesn't let that bother him and he doesn't hold back. He doesn't talk much either, which is common for Lateralus era shows, but this show in particular he hardly says a word.
This version of Stinkist features Maynard singing the Suspicious Minds lyrics softly at the end, while Danny and Justin stretch that last little bit to accompany the vocal: "Because I need you too much babyyyyy...."
The effect on Adam's guitar during Pushit is different from any other time I've heard it. Gives the song a whole new feel, like hearing it for the first time.
The performance is great, solid, and a superb recording. Only real complaint is that the drums are a bit too low, but for the chance to hear the guitars so clearly it's worth the sacrifice.
Maynardism: "Wonderful to see you again."
Eon Blue Apocalypse
46 & 2
Eon red Apocalypse