Source D: DAT --- Sony ECM-959 > Sony TCD-D8
DAT: Master DAT > Digital Clone-1
CD: Master > CD
Gen: 1st from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: This has got to be one of the best recordings of 2002 - excellent job to the taper. Clean, clear, enjoyable & excellent capture of Tool at their best. The transition from Flood>Grudge is seamless & this source captures the entire show better than any other recordings. The main issue with this is the bass is thick...I mean thick like maple-syrup but not quite so on the CD version that was not turned into SHN. Really, this is only noticeable when listening to a decent stereo system with bass, headphones - the quality is quite superb. The bass is certainly not muddy but if you want to listen to this on your stereo, you need to do some -db adjustment. However, I think that for some reason, the person who put this to SHN (Sgt. Baker-Frog) somehow made the bass sticky & thick. Listening to this on DAT, everything is remarkably clean & clear - so watch out. High frequencies are quite good - leveled nicely. The instruments are rather crisp/sharp.. For as good the equipment he uses, there are better recordings. Well, wait, I am a little prejudiced as for the most part, listening to front of stack recordings sound better to me, its the closest to SBD you can get sometimes. Some people prefer the more 'live' sounding recordings, that is their taping style & preference. I have mine. As far as 'live' stuff goes, is a superb FOS recording. Whew - this recording just does not get old; that actually says quite a bit. Since there are already a few different rips of this show going around, there is no need for me to confuse things by ripping this to CD.
Maynardism: "Thank you very much John, that was John from Pablo. Thank you very much for coming, thank you for your support. Happy birthday to Dan. Happy birthday to Dan. Happy birthday big asshole, happy birthday to Dan. Twenty-seven. 27. Twenty-seven, his shoes I mean, his shoes are 27"
Intermission / cut