05/19/2007

Source A:
Solid State Recorder --- Sound Professionals Premium AT Slimline Cardioids (3-Wire Hyperplane mod) > Hyperplane 3-Wire Mini Battery Box > Sound Professionals 1/8" variable stereo attenuator cable > M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96 (@24/48)
Transfer: USB > WAV > Wavelab (mastering) > CD Wave (splitting) > FLAC
Location: (info not provided)
Taper: Karl Frinkle
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes: Who doesn't love a very ambient, crisp, clean, polished & otherwise pleasant live Tool recording? Anyone... Bueller? MJK's vocals are not completely buried in the mix, Adam's steady shredding correlates well with Justin keeping the time so Danny can do what he does best (next to flawlessly?). One of the best things about this source is that the taper was able to pick-up the ever-so difficult to capture 'Nard sound-effects during Rosetta Stoned (provided as sample). Yes, other sources do pick up the effects, however, not to the same effect here - no pun intended. Although there are the obvious Tool-ed-up-screamers in the venue they, fortunately, sound miles away thanks to something the taper did. Magic or Majic? Not sure. All in all, this source stands out for it's quality & should find it's way onto your CD player soon. Nicely done SpecialK. Now depending on how you look at it, the performance was either interesting as they extended parts of selected songs (i.e.: Lost Keys, Stinkfist) & performed for nearly 2 straight hours. Other people would think that is kind of a cop-out & would rather have heard more, shorter songs.

Maynardism:
"Hello, drunk Assholes. Seriously though. Seriously. How are you doing tonight? Sounds more like Kansas than Oklahoma."

CD 1
Time:
59:54

<bass drone>
Jambi
Stinkfist
46 & 2
Schism
Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Right in Two

CD 2
Time:
50:23
Wings for Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus