Source B:
Hi-Mini Disc --- Danish Pro Audio 4061 > Sony MZ-RH10 (HiSP mode)
Location: Middle left of floor, 13 rows back (Section 11, Row M, Seat 15)
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Transfer: Sony MZ-RH10 > SonicStage (USB cable) > Wavelab 3.04a (EQ, compression, normalize) > CD Wave Editor
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Notes - by: Taper: I wasn't quite in the sweet spot, and I think it shows a little bit. The vocals just aren't as up close and clear as I would like them to be. Still, I think the omni mics performed pretty well in this situation. Cardioids might have been a better choice in this spot, though. The crowd was pretty irritating for most of the show. There were people climbing behind me with a large beer in each hand throughout the show, it seemed. They would step on the seat wrong and fall, spilling beer all over me and themselves. As soon as Stinkfist started, I had a guy and girl standing up right behind me, IN MY OWN SEAT. I think I must have looked like I was ready to kill them, because they left pretty quickly. Also, the crowd rushed the front twice during this show... bowling over some poor security woman. This is why I hate seats on the floor. Anyway... despite all this, I still managed to get a recording with only minor "local" crowd noise... most of it is just ambient noise from the crowd in general. Very lucky I'd say. I should note that there is a small portion of 10,000 Days that is "fixed" using another source. That source is "Sonic Studios[DSM-6S/L] > Sonic Studios[PA-6LC3(-45)] > Edirol R-9 (24/44.1)" I just had to do this because of the interruption caused by a security woman yelling at several people down my row to put their cigarettes out. She basically leaned right in to my mics. Ah well... The highlight of the show was definitely Wings for Marie/ 10k Days. After seeing 7 shows this year, and having one show "postponed" (Sept 12th, San Antonio) this was my last chance to see them on this tour. Enjoy!
Notes - by: Galen: Coming off of a cancelled gig form 9/12 & a less than spectacular performance from 9/11, Tool was sounding at least how they should. MJK had some minor vocal issues throughout but this was not too bad. The bass hit right throughout, Adam's guitar-work was very smooth as Danny's drumming was both tactile and sublime. Although there is a layer of audience chatter throughout this recording it is by no means as bad as it possibly could have been. Strong recording of a performance that although rough at the edges delivers the magic that those in-tune with the nuances of Tool recognize. This is perhaps the best source for this performance to show. 10K Days is particularly strong.

Maynardism: "Let's make this quick, I really have to piss. I'm not kidding. We're going to do half a song then I gotta go. Literally. I have to return some video tapes."





CD 2

01. Maynard's bladder problem (1:09)
02. Lateralus (10:19)
03. keyboard interlude (3:04)
04. Vicarious (8:25)
05. Ænema (7:06)

CD 1

01. intro (2:37)
02. Stinkfist (7:01)
03. The Pot (7:55)
04. 46 and 2 (6:41)
05. Jambi (9:13)
06. Schism (8:04)
07. Lost Keys/ Rosetta Stoned (16:17)
08. Wings for Marie (6:47)
09. 10,000 Days (14:06)