06/04/2007

Source A:
DAT --- CA STC-11 >CA STC-9000 (+10db) > Sony PCM-M1
Transfer: Tascam DA20mkII > Waveterminal 2496 >CEP > CD Wave > FLAC
Location: (info not provided)
Taper: TS
Gen / DAT: 1G from Master = DAT-1
Gen / FLAC: 0 from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: I took my sister to this show for a birthday present, which she enjoyed quite a bit. I had borrowed this mic system from a friend for a previous show just to try them out, and, since I hadn't given them back yet, decided to take them to this show (thanks dettam). When we found our seats, we were on the outer part of a row right in front of the stage right stack. I let my sis take the far seat and I took the one next to it. We were directly beside a set of steps that lead to the floor so ushers and security were VERY heavy there all night long. This was a bit unnerving since I couldn't get these mics situated nicely on my collar and had to turn to the old hat ploy. The three people beside me decided to smoke some and almost got caught, which had security come by more often and keep a hard eye on the row I was in. My sister thought I was busted on more than one occasion, esp. when security talks to the people beside me...about a camera (!?). Anyway, that was the nights exploits. The recording came out really nice for the equipment used - I am very pleased with it. This was my only time seeing Tool for the '06-'07 shows, which is not much of a bother as the show was somewhat boring to me, barring a few songs. I still say Vicarious is a horrid closer - they should move it and Lateralus around and it would be a lot better. Oh, I did track the intros to the songs, which accounts for the number of tracks.
Notes - Galen: Ok; listened to the entire DAT the other day &, to my ears, there is a clear difference in quality. I don't care who you are or what you have to say, to me, the DAT versus the FLAC is like shopping at Whole Foods (i.e.: DAT) or shopping at Wal-Mart (FLAC). Wonderful stuff. As long as there are tapers like Travis, Bazille, Bhatia, Paxton (thats me) & other Tool tapers that rely on DAT around - DAT will never be dead.
Notes - Galen: Having known TS for a number of years I would expect nothing but a superb recording to come from his experience at a Tool show. Although, I believe, he has like many become disillusioned by the 10K Days-era of repetitive setlists it is clear that this source is above the norm in regards to quality, re-playback  & definitely should be burned to CD to be taken with you as you drive around your town/city or compound in a rented VW Bus. With little editing, splicing or fretting about 'a perfect result' this source gives an indication of how good the band can sound; a dagger with ragged precision? The vocals are, unlike many sources from this era, in-your-face & crystal clear throughout. The performance of Pushit is of legend & harkens back to the days of pre-10K.

Maynardism:
"Wassup Georgia!" <pronounced: Gaahjaaa, w/southern drawl>

CD 1
Time:
50:17
<bass drone>
Jambi
(-) ions
Stinkfist
46&2
Schism
Lost Keys
Rosetta Stoned

CD 2
Time:
63:42
Pushit
Wings For Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus
Vicarious