Source: Mini Disc --- Panasonic Capsules / Model # Not Specified > Sony MD MZ-900
Taper: Mark S. + Brett S.
Gen: 1st from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: Very clear recording, Maynard's vocals are very crisp and is not drowned out by the venue nor the band. Simply excellent for a mini-disc recording, at that. Maybe not excellent compared with other sounding shows but the whole feeling or vibe of the situation. For some reason, this is one of my favorite shows. Maybe it is the (rather) drastic change to the set-list order. The Grudge 3rd-to-last song? That alone is interesting enough to warrant research into this show. But I think Tool simply played a solid & intense show. This is the product of their art. Also, the mics used are Panasonic, which are the same capsules Core Sound Binaurals use. So, maybe that gives a bit of info as to the general 'sound' of the recording... which is obviously quite good. Also, this gig features a 30 second sample/loop of Die Eier Von Satan - the only known performance/recording of since 1996. Interesting. Personally, this is, perhaps, my single-favorite setlist / order of songs by Tool that is known to have been performed from the Lateralus era. Hands down. I mean, The Grudge before The Patient before Lateralus after Flood>Stinkfist w/a little Satan-ic loop? Who could ask for much more. One of the most interesting performances, no?
Maynardism: "This goes out to those who have reached the benefits of colonic-therapy"
Eon Blue Apocalypse
Die Eier Von Satan