Source: DAT - Soundman OKM-II > Casio DA-R100 / 48kHz
DAT: DAT-1 > Digital Clone-2
CD: DAT-1 > CD (transfer by Per: 2005)
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes - Recording: Really nice recording; levels are clean, no distortion & there is very much of a live feeling to it. However, this is also quite bass-heavy. Depending on what your preferences are, this is either a positive or it is a negative. The taper seemed to be relatively close to the stacks but it is apparent that little or no bass roll-off was used. However, I suggest that you do not let this slight issue take away from a powerful performance intertwined with an otherwise stellar recording. Although there is not much variation in this setlist compared with other performances from this leg of touring it is important to keep in mind that the band was out promoting their new album, Lateralus, and therefore were catering to this aspect of promotion. All in all though, this is hands down the best recording from this performance out of the 2 that are known to exist or be available. Nice.
Notes - Per: Per put in an absolutely obscene amount of work in regards to hunting this + the other 3 Tool recordings from this taper down. These recordings would quite possibly never, ever have been known to exist had it not been for his innate skill in hunting sources-down. After everything, he then shared these with collectors thereby severely limiting any amount of trades he may get out of them. Although all of these shows are now common in the trade circle, please let it be known that it is to his credit that these recordings are even in your collection. Remember that what comes around, goes around - next time you receive something 'cool' shoot Per a line firstname.lastname@example.org to offer to trade or just send it to him.
"Hey, some of you look familiar. Didn't I see you last year next door?" (referring to A Perfect Circle's performance a year prior)
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