Source B:
iRiver --- Core Sound Binaurals > Core Sound Battery Box (with bass roll-off) > iRiver H140 (Rockbox) / 44.1 kHz
Dissemination: Master > iRiver H140 (Rockbox) > USB > HDD > Adobe Audition 2.0 > Normalize > CD Wave > Tracks split > WAV > FLAC Frontend Level 8 > FLAC
Location:  In line with right stacks, about 25 feet back
Taper:       Ben - list
Gen:          0 Gen from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - by: Taper: Wore the mics wrong way round so I swapped the channels in Audition. Now all the screamers and talkers are on the right side, where they're supposed to be.
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.

Notes - by: Galen / Recording: Now I believe that the taper of this show (& 3 other shows from this leg of the tour) was + should be very happy about the way this recording came out. The first two recordings simply were warm-ups for how his setup should work. Unlike other shows, the bass is very clean, clear, concise & enjoyable. The guitar is really warm & the drums/cymbals sound like an accurate representation of the performance & I assume that is what the taper was going for. Nicely done. It is definitely worth a note that it sound like MJK's vocals fade a little bit during RS. Weird; right before Adam's guitar solo on the same tune. As it is, of course there are some people singing along, enjoying the band & some other, random assorted noises from the crowd but then again those things are going to happen. The taper appears to remain focused throughout the show though (i.e.: little phasing, little movement). All in all, a very nice job in regards to taping. This is something that, I think, will get a lot of replay on your system.

Maynardism: "Good evening silly English Types-ah"




Time: 94:36
Setlist / Quote:

Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Forty Six & 2
Right In Two