05.20.2006

Source C:
Hi-Mini Disc --- Danish Pro Audio 4061 > Sony MZ-RH10 (HiSP mode)
Location: Rear floor, stage right, under the balcony (Orchestra, Row P, Seat 15) /
Image: Click HERE
Dissemination: Contact taper HERE
Transfer: Sony MZ-RH10 > SonicStage (USB cable) > Wavelab 3.04a (EQ, compression, normalize) > CD Wave Editor
Taper:
Adam
Gen: 0 from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - by: Taper: Not the ideal seat for taping with omni mics... under the balcony. Cardioids would have been the way to go, although sitting on the floor was a better sonic experience than the previous two theater shows I had just seen, May 8th in Dallas and May 19th in New York, where I had balcony seats. It's notable to mention that most of Stinkfist and 46 and 2 are missing due to taper stupidity. I checked my levels once Stinkfist started and then tucked the recorder away, only to pull it out near the end of 46 and 2 and realize that it was turned off. I had forgotten to set the "hold" button, so it shut off in my pocket. Ah well... you can't win 'em all. There's some ambient crowd noise here as well, which usually bugs the hell out of me, but this time I think I actually caught something kinda cool. The guy next to me was apparently a brand new TOOL fan. By brand new, I mean it seems like he had never even heard TOOL before this show. You can hear his amazement and reaction to certain parts of songs, like he had never even heard them before. You can also pick out some of the conversation going on between the newbie and his friends that gave him the ticket. "How many songs did it take to make you a fan?" "Oh man, it took like... two!" Still not a bad recording though, I'd say. I also managed to grab a few decent pictures at this show as well... despite security's best attempts to stop photo-taking. They can be found at: http://flickr.com/groups/toolshed/ Enjoy!
Notes - by: Galen: It's amazing how different seat locations can drastically change the overall sound in a recording from one night to another. Unlike the previous nights attempt, the taper pulled off a very nice ambient recording that captures the good parts of a ravenous crowd full of Tool fans that is also a fine capture of how, I bet, Knobby heard it this night. Clean (conservatively) and in balance throughout - finally a good sounding capture. I tell you, it's not the tapers on this leg but the old theatres & the issues permeated throughout most sources of omni microphones. Although this is an incomplete source due to issues mentioned above by the taper, it could be a hell of a lot worse than it is. Amusingly, the MK4 source for this show is also slightly incomplete. It's almost as if the planets were attempting to screw up all excellent tapes from this performance. Or maybe it was the crowd. Or the tapers. Or maybe the presence of the Fox that doubles as a ninja? All in all, a delightful capture of a rough performance with minimal variance in the set. It's difficult to determine if this is technically the best source for this performance in regards to overall sound but it is clear this is definitely a fine listen.

Maynardism: "Thank you very much for letting us borrow your city. Bagles on the square; those who know - know. Those who don't sorry. Pull it together people, it's your town. Cinnamon raisin bagel on the square. Shh. Had enough? That was... that was lame. Had enough?"

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Sober (6:09)
02. Lateralus (12:09)
03. keyboard interlude (4:03)
04. Vicarious (8:31)
05. Ænema (6:56)

CD 1
Time:
48:36

01. <bass intro> (2:25)
02. Stinkfist (1:13)
INCOMPLETE
03. 46 and 2 (1:28)
 INCOMPLETE

04. Jambi (7:57)
05. Schism (8:49)
06. Eon Blue Apocalypse > The Patient (10:11)
07. Lost Keys (4:56)
08. Rosetta Stoned (11:34)

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Sober (6:09)
02. Lateralus (12:09)
03. keyboard interlude (4:03)
04. Vicarious (8:31)
05. Ænema (6:56)

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Sober (6:09)
02. Lateralus (12:09)
03. keyboard interlude (4:03)
04. Vicarious (8:31)
05. Ænema (6:56)

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Sober (6:09)
02. Lateralus (12:09)
03. keyboard interlude (4:03)
04. Vicarious (8:31)
05. Ænema (6:56)

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Sober (6:09)
02. Lateralus (12:09)
03. keyboard interlude (4:03)
04. Vicarious (8:31)
05. Ænema (6:56)

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Sober (6:09)
02. Lateralus (12:09)
03. keyboard interlude (4:03)
04. Vicarious (8:31)
05. Ænema (6:56)

CD 2
Time:
37:50

01. Intension - short (0:57)
02. Right in Two (8:59)
01. Merkaba (3:18)
02. Sober (6:00)
03. Lateralus (12:03)
04. keyboard interlude (3:38)
05. Vicarious (7:53)
06. Ænema (8:58)

CD 1
Time:
48:36

01. <bass in
tro> (2:25)
02. Stinkfist (1:13)
INCOMPLETE
03. 46 and 2 (1:28)
INCOMPLETE
04. Jambi (7:57)
05. Schism (8:49)
06. Eon Blue Apocalypse > The Patient (10:11)
07. Lost Keys (4:56)
08. Rosetta Stoned (11:34)