05.20.01
4-Date Pre-Seminal Mini-Tour: New York City, NY

Source A:
Digital 8 > Realistics 33-1165
Source A: 1st Gen VHS --> Goldwave --> .WAV --> NERO --> CD ((Mastered to CD by Galen))
Source A: 1st Gen VHS > DVD
Taper:      1st Gen VHS
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Image from DVD: Here

Notes: A bit of trivia... what is the only performance of the pre-seminal tour that featured an alternate setlist than the other 3 of the 4 dates? Answer: Atlanta, GA 05.15.01. I would be willing to bet that if you got that one - you should take a listen to Tool's version of Demon Cleaner because you are a true fan. Excellent picture & sound. For being sourced from a VHS, the audio is very good. Filmed from the floor, this is one of the clearest & sharpest VHS's out there. The audio is also one to not be neglected as it is superb - Purchased from the taper off of eBay, May 25th, 2001, this is definitely a 1st Gen. Very clear & focused for being on the floor, surprised the taper didn't get bumped really and that he got as many real nice close-ups as he did. Very professional recording. Features a funny intro as well by 'Mr. Show'. Last show of the shameless self promotion in the United States. There are a couple of little drop-outs caused by the microphones getting hit. The DVD version of this show looks exactly like my 1 gen from master so I am assuming it is a 1 gen VHS>DVD. It would make sense, this is a pretty common show & a 1G of this is not unheard of to come by.

Maynardism:
"Haven't I seen you somewhere before? Must've been another life"
Maynardism:       
"Wanna hear some good news? Sometime later this year, there's gonna be a full, feature length Mr. Show movie. Its the story of Ronnie Dobbs called 'Run, Ronnie Run' You heard it here first. Those retarded gentlemen that introduced the show are part of that. Don't hold that against them"

 

 

                                                                                  

CD 2
Time:
52:37

Setlist:
Intermission
(Schism Video)
Sober
Parabol
Parabola
Ænema
Opiate
Lateralus

 

Time: 1:59:58

Setlist:

The Grudge
(-) Ions

Stinkfist
46 & 2
Prison Sex (OTRM)
Schism
Swamp Song
Disposition
Reflection
Intermission
(Schism Video)
Sober
Parabol
Parabola
Ænema
Opiate
Lateralus

CD 1
Time:
66:45 


Setlist:
The Grudge
(-) Ions
Stinkfist
46 & 2
Prison Sex (OTRM)
Schism
Swamp Song
Disposition
Reflection