Coachella Festival

Source B:
Danish Pro Audio 4060 (9V BatBox > Line In) > Sony PCM-M1 > DAT Master (Maxell 90m DAT @ 48k)
Dissemination: DAT Master (Maxell 90m DAT @48k) > Fostex D5 Master Recorder > Tascam CD-RW5000 (AES/EBU out > Coax in) > CD > Peak 4.0 ( Extraction, Normalize, Tracking, Fades ) > AIFF > FLAC (level 7) > Torrent / Dimeadozen.org (05/2006)
Taper:      BoldCaptain
Gen:         1st from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - by: Taper: While this set does sound phenomenal there are two caveats, the first being the loss of about 20 seconds of Eon Blue (less was actually lost, but to make the edit transparent four bars were edited out) and the second consists of an "interruption" at the beginning of track 8, or more like a short conversation, that when examined closer, became too uncanny to to leave out.
Notes - by: Galen: From the sources I've heard thus far, this is one of the Coachella best of the sources. The crowd is not completely out of control; yes, there are screamers but overall the taper got a little lucky... until a friend or security guard gets a bit sassy. However, the recording itself is as clear, concise & clean as possible. As for that, there are no complaints in anyway, shape, or form. MJK's vocals are prominent throughout this recording, something that the majority of the mini tour recordings do not have going for them. Definitely one for your ear.
Notes - by: onebear:
It's really great to hear some new live recordings with Tool it has been so damn long, way to long. And very interesting to hear the new tracks played for the very first time. The guys already seem to by comfortable playing them live; I guess the rehearsals on various sound stages in Burbank before playing at Coachella paid of. Thisí is a solid recording and it should be with that kind of equipment. Itís definitely the best source from this show I have heard so far. It captures Toolís performance great and I have already heard it several times; get this recording in your collection. Thereís a bit of talking on the recording but what can you expect at a festival. The taper is told by security to move away from the speaker during Lateralus because heís blocking the sound for the rest of the crowd, so I guess he was right in front of the stack. The first 20 seconds of Eon Blue Apocalypse is missing and thereís an interruption at the beginning of Lateralus.
Notes - by: Buffalobossie: Their first show in three and a half years: you would expect it to be a good one. And it is a good one. Not their best performance ever, by far, but a good one. The performance itself is fairly solid. The band shows that they're rested and capable of playing very well because of that. Their playing is very tight andd they've certainly got this material practiced down to a T. This recording is the first stellar FOS tape of the 10,000 Days tour. Karl Frinkle's tape of this show is actually quite comparable in sound quality. However, Karl's tape is lightly distorted at loud parts and appears to have slightly more crowd presence, making this one the overall winner between the two. There's some phasing here and there but nothing too major, although wearing headphones, it might mess with your ears a few times. The taper mentions that a little bit of Eon Blue Apocalypse was damaged, so to make it transparent, he cut about 20 seconds out. On a casual listen I didn't notice the cut, so I think it was done well.A wonderful little exchange is also preserved on this tape. This is probably my favorite exchange I've heard on a recording. Before Lateralus somebody (A security guard or staff member I'm assuming) yells at an audience member (quite possibly the taper):

Security: Don't block the speaker!
Guy: Do you think one person's body would make any difference to that sound?
Security: It would!
Guy: Really?
<...A few minutes later...>
Security: Don't block the speaker! Don't go up there!
Guy: I'm not going to block the speaker!
Security: Okay
Security: Any more peoples gonna block the speaker, that's not cool. You're stealing from everyone else!

I had to laugh out loud at these exchanges! Especially since this tape is obviously FOS, the guy who keeps getting yelled at is likely the taper. Well worth having, overall.

  Time: 77:14

Setlist / Quote:

'Good evening hippiieees! I smell Pertouli!'

The Pot

'Welcome to our first show in many years. We want to keep it down a notch, make it all small and intimate, invite a few friends. Welcome. But you, dude, need to put your fucking clothes back on, you're buming me out. Got lost on the way to Burning Man.'

Forty-Six & 2

'New album comes out tomorrow at midnight. I know you fuckers all downloaded already. Do me a favour, I'm trying to buy... this gold nugget shaped like a piece of popcorn for a ring. So, I need you to buy a bunch of records so I can afford that. Big ol' gold nugget. Like 4 of them. Then when I hit you in the face for taking my photo it will look like somebody had hit with a bowl of popcorn. Help me out will ya? I'm destitute.'

Eon Blue Apocalypse
The Patient

''Get out your calculators!"
'Had enough? Good. Because we've come here to scissor, paper, rock you. I wrote that. Single.'


'I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. I hope you all got a chance to go in the VIP tent. Of course you all did, right? It's fucken LA, everybody's a fucken VIP. Can I get a witness?'