Source A: Hi-MiniDisc --- Sony ECM-917 > Sony MZ-NH 900
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Notes: In comparison with the majority of recordings from this time period the end-result of this source is less than luxurious. The limitations of the microphones are evident throughout. Although not a "bad" recording that would be for collector's only this is not a great recording. This would be best understood as much below average quality. Not going to say that the performance itself was an inspirational journey to another dimension but the band did seem to be enjoying themselves; an element that is often missing from this era of Tool. I'll tell you what is the best thing about this performance (and recording)... At the end of the tune, the band fucks with noises. The predominant noise is what the band used during the 2001/2002 tour to signal the intermission. Only this time, they tweak it & incorporate it into the structure of Swamp Song for maybe another 5 minutes. Now, that, believe it or not, is why folks listen to hundreds of recordings of this band. For moments of experimental creativity as musicians (among other reasons, of course - like a nice healthy dose of lachrymology).
Maynardism: "Good evening, I've got some good news & some bad news. The bad news is, we don't speak French. The good news is we do speak music. Which translates no matter where you are from."
Forty Six & 2
Wings For Marie