01.31.07

Source B:
Hi-Mini Disc --- Sony ECM-MS907 > Sony MZ-NHF800
Taper: Phil M.
Gen: 1st from Master
Trade: Contact taper
MP3 Sample:
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Notes - Galen: It is amazing how different taping locations can make a great deal of difference from one venue to another. This source, compared with the 01/25/2007 source, has a much greater presence, attention to detail & overall clarity to it. Same equipment as well. Although there are occasional microphone movements (phasing) and the occasional shrieking female voice, all in all, it would be very difficult for anyone to pull off a better sounding recording with this particular source info combination. Tool appeared to be in a more energetic mood this night - which they should as this as a headline performance not associated with the BDO Festivals. Without delving too much into the intricacies of the recording it should be noted that the taper picked up a good deal of the soundscapes leading from one composition to another. The guitars are mostly sharp & MJK's vocals are surprisingly clear throughout the performance even on more difficult songs such as Rosetta Stoned (i.e.: songs where there usually are issues in the recording). The bass 'issue' (common in many a recording) is not actually an issue this evening as the levels seemed to be pretty decent throughout - although, like usual, MJK's vocals could have been turned up a couple levels. All in all, good capture of a solid performance.

Maynardism: "What up?"

CD 1
Time:
50:03
Setlist / Quote:

<bass intro>
Stinkfist
Forty Six & 2
Jambi
Schism
Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned

CD 2
Time:
49:36
Setlist / Quote:

Wings For Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious
Ænima