06.14.06

Source C: 
DAT --- Danish Pro audio 4061 > MPS6030 > Sony TCD-D100 (Oade Mod)
Location:  In line with right stacks. Hmm. Approximately 30 from back. Not sure.
Taper:       Per (trade, contact him your damn self - figure it out)
Gen:          1 Gen from Master (DAT-1)
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - by: Taper: Some idiot talking during the first song (Me. Hehe)...
Notes - by: Galen / Performance (same blurb as on other sources): In contrast to the previous night, the performance was actually pretty good. MJK seemed quite a bit more into the performance & I suppose the rest of the band felt the same. Excellent version of Stinkfist; this is one of the rare songs that simple never, ever gets old. In my opinion, the performance of Stinkfist, captured on audio, is evidence of why I listen to Tool in the first place. Then, the band gets to The Pot... the crowd realizes this is not the same setlist as the night before! Then, Justin plays the first bar of the song a measure too soon. Ouch! The band recovers for a while, then you listen t the strangely very-echo effect of Rosetta Stoned & you wonder, did it mean to sound like this? What?  However, that was not a mistake, that was what we call improv... right? As it is, Tool of course pulls it off. And that is, IMO, the theme of this performance; the band pulls it off. 100% into the gig? Maybe. But that does not always yield the sweetest of fruit? I'll stop this metaphorical bullshit & say that, long story short: better performance, energy & all together enjoyment than the previous night but that the band simply 'pulled this off' rather than deliver something that may go down in the history books as "legend".

Notes - by: Galen / Recording: I will admit, first & foremost, that I am very biased towards this recording. I am biased because the taper is a good friend of mine & also pulled, IMO, the best source for this show (and he had fun during the performance, imagine that). Of course, we both pretty much use the exact same source information as well.... anyway. I really, really dig this recording. Although the taper had some issues the previous night & this source may have a bit of low-end that knocks your socks off, I think, this source is simply the most accurate representation of the sound available barring an IEM or SBD recording. And I will stand by that statement. Other sources have feeling(s), body & mind however this source has soul. Not many live recordings catapult you backwards in time to a performance where, if you close your eyes, you are "there". Even listening to such staples such as Sober is not a chore, and if you know my preferences for Tool that song is not high up on my "I like hearing list" (perhaps due to the fact that up until the fall US tour 2006 they performed it the majority of the time) (Although, the performance of Sober is amazing with the 'I want , what I want' at the end - stellar). This may not be technically perfect at certain points as there are limited instances of crowd-activity & assorted noise but for pure enjoyment, clarity & fun; this source would be incredibly hard to beat. And, as of 11/2006, that has not occurred. If I may be so bold, this source is not only highly recommended but is a definitive recording for this leg. Nice job Per, thank you so much for the DAT-1. (Note: I cannot guarantee that you would get a similar good rating if you sent me your DAT-1 of X, Y or Z performance, sorry).

Maynardism: "Are there any Irish here tonight? Perfect."

 

 

                                                                                  

Time: 99:00

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Stinkfist
The Pot
Forty Six & 2
Jambi
Schism
Right In Two
Rosetta Stoned
Sober
Lateralus
Vicarious
Ænema