07/09/2007

Source A:
Hi-Mini Disc --- Audio Technica 853S > Mini Battery Module SP-SPSB-6 + Core Sound Cardioids > 3 wire battery module >> Sony MZ-N1
Transfer: analog out > CD Wave > WAVELABS > FLAC
Location: (info not provided)
Taper: bobcat
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: I used a double stereo connector and thought id try recording this with both sets of mics i own. I had some techinical (sic) issues with my mini disc for the first 20 minutes or so..i fixed that up as best as possible which took me too much time. u can hear it but its nothing super bad. other then that its a pretty good pull using two sets of mics with a dual stereo jack is the way to go. :)
Notes - Galen: Hmm. Yeah well, retrospectively, I should have gone to this gig. Could have had a floor ticket (I pulled it up when they went on sale) but decided against driving another (total) 10 hours to>from where I live to Hamilton, ON for a 5th Tool show in the span of 11 days. I even checked a few other occasions & was able to score even halfway decent tickets in the stands. However, I decided to not do it. And then look what happens, they bust out the intro to Passage to Bangkok, play Flood & add a cover from The Kids In The Hall series. WTF? Ah well. This recording is quite interesting. The taper used a technique called "real-time matrix" via using two different microphones at the same time. The end result of this is a different sound that basically blends both microphones together. I, myself, have been doing the same type of taping since 2005 (but not for Tool) & it is actually a little bit more of a challenge simply because you end up with more variables to consider. Regardless, nicely done to the taper. As of 08/2007 there are *no* other "real-time matrix" recordings known to exist, thus, this is a first for the Tool live recording community (if I am wrong, please point me towards correcting my assumption). Now there are some technical issues that occur throughout the recording, on + off again. I noticed a couple microphone issues in regards of phasing & at least a few examples of a channel-drop (i.e.: one mic became louder than the other, than a shift back to how it was prior). All in all though... a very pleasant (and unique) capture of one of the more pleasurable (and unique) setlists from this leg of the tour.

Maynardism:
"Good evening. As you all know, it is Danny Carey's birthday & he showed up for work."

Setlist

<bass drone>
Jambi
**
(w/Passage To Bangkok - intro)
Stinkfist

46&2
Schism
Rosetta Stoned
Flood - (intro)
Most Days It's Dark / Death Lurks
Flood

Wings For Marie (Pt 1)
10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)
Lateralus
Vicarious