05/22/2007

Source B:
Hi Mini Disc --- DPA 4061 (matched pair) > CSBB > Line In > Sony MZRH10 (HiSP mode)
Transfer: Sony MZ-RH10 > SonicStage (USB cable) > Wavelab 3.04a (EQ, compression, normalize) > CD Wave Editor > FLACfrontend
Location: Section 102, Row 15, Seat 22 (Right side off of Justin's corner of the stage, straight up in line with the front row of floor seats)
Taper: Adam / pessimisticoptimist
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: It was nice returnin to the same city where I first saw TOOL 10 years ago... ah the memories. This turned out to be a pretty cool seat, because I was still in a sweet spot for the speakers, but was higher and able to see the visuals on the stage better, as well as being able to look out to the left to watch the lasers better. I really enjoyed this show.Also note, Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn from King Crimson appeared onstage for the extended Lateralus. Enjoy!
Notes - Galen: This is one of those odd recordings where at times it seems like you are sitting, with ears bleeding, next to the stacks & other times the ambience/vibe of the audience is almost tangible. Some crowd chatter but not too much mixed with something that seems to have been a rather professional performance of the band. Honestly, I often need to just skip over Wings for Marie/10K Days but something kind of gripped me when I heard the song. Tool nailed this somber, beautiful, depressing & spiritual song during this performance. Of course I tend to focus on the performances I, myself saw, & would like to think they were special & maybe a couple were but this... this is one of the best performances of the cornerstone of Tool's 2006 release. Clear vocals, balanced guitars with a bass that hits so nicely it's like being slapped in the face with the lingerie of a Victoria's Secret model.

Maynardism:
"Good evening"

CD 1
Time:
60:49
<bass drone>
Jambi
Stinkfist
46 & 2
Schism
Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned
Right In Two

CD 2
Time:
60:24
Wings for Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus