Source C: Hi-Mini Disc --- SP-CMC-1 (AT829) Cards > SP-8 > Sony MZ-M100 (PCM)
Transfer: Hi-MD-M > Sony RCDW500C CD Recorder
Location: Sec. 209, Row B
Gen: 1st Gen
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: A good if not above average recording. The vocals are very clean, the bass is pure, guitars are loud, bass is crisp & the drums are mixed correctly. I suspect that many collectors/fans will find this source to be absolutely delightful. If you listen intently, the mid-range is virtually not-present. The bass hits very nice & there is not the low-end "dump" that effected so many recordings during the 2006 mini tour... you know, where the bass reverberated throughout the old-venues wrecking havoc on so many recordings that turned out "ok" instead of "sweet". In my opinion + the point I am trying to make here is that this very good source would've been a better choice given the conditions of the mini tour versus the US Arena Tour. The fact is, the bass was not as intense & MJK's vocals were up more in the mix during this leg of the tour. To me, this source is lacking in bass, at least the type of bass that is normal in a recording, and the mids are almost non-existent. Some may have the feeling that this is a great recording. I agree this is quite good & the opinion I give is simply that... based on listening to & taping Tool for X amount of time, consistently. Also, take note that MJK misses one of the last few lines of Ænema.
Setlist / Quote:
"Lighten Up. Here we are in Mich...again."
Forty Six & 2
Wings For Marie
"Ohio was louder. Fuck, even Kansas was louder. I thought I was in Detroit."
"Thank you, good night."
"Anyway. Gotta wrap this up. I've got a bunch of internet porn I've got to get back to."