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Notes - by: Galen / Performance: I suppose I was hoping for something more from the band for this show. In 1993, Tool performed to English audiences heavy renditions of their hits to crowds that barely knew who they were. In 1994 they managed to pull out "No Quarter" covers to the same, lucky English audience. In 1997, MJK wrestled a fan to the ground & sat on him throughout the majority of Pushit (this was filmed). In 2001, Tool performed The Patient for the first time, live, outside of rehearsals. In 2002, the band mixed it up quite a bit & did two back-to-back performances of alternate setlists including both Triad & Ticks & Leeches as openers, respectively. In 2006 via the European "mini tour", the setlists were virtually the same as the US performances. You may say what am I complaining about, etc., etc. + blah, blah, blah - however, I simply had different expectations. Perhaps I may have a skewed view of the musicianship of Tool but I expect more out of this truly magnificent band than a mediocre performance with little variance from the setlists. Mix it up. Keep it real. Think that is what a lot of us want. Tool messed up the ending of RS (& MJK's 'interest in the song' seemed lacking). Schism was the most polished; and I wonder is that saying too much? Vicarious sounds quite good; polished but not with a lot of passion. Am not trying to be a critic; however, I am a fan first of all. You know, you are a critic too. We are the critics that the band should care about as who are the folks that practically camp out for tickets, are prepared to get kicked out of our favorite act for taping, buy the band's albums the day of sale boosting them to #1 in 15 countries (reference: 10K Days) & are -well- reading this rant by yours truly? We are. The fan base. Perhaps the militant version of the fan base but fans nonetheless.
Notes - by: Galen / Recording: Ah very nice recording. This goes around as one, big track (i.e.: not split-up at all but I am sure someone sooner or later will split the tracks up so take note of that). The taper of this show, Duncan, upgraded his recording equipment to the lossless methodology as listed above. The results are quite nice. Arguably, the microphones sound cleaner than even on some DAT recordings. The spectrum does seem to be quite a bit wider as far as dynamic range goes; in comparison with even the 05/31/06 Source C; this is worlds apart as far as overall clarity goes. And for picking up the nuances in the music of Tool; this is a very nice recording. For those looking for a rock-solid, intense & clear recording; this may be for you. There is a good possibility that this will end up being the best of the sources to come from this show as well. Time will tell.
Maynardism: "Good evening silly English Types-ah"
Forty Six & 2
Right In Two