11/17/2007

Source A:
Solid State Recorder --- DPA 4061 > 9V BattBox > Line In > Edirol R-09 (24 bit, 48 kHz)
Transfer: R-09 > PC (remastering) > .WAV > FLAC (16/44.1) > SD card reader > Wavelab 3.04a (EQ, compression, normalize, resampling, dithering) > CD Wave Editor for tracking
Location: Right front corner of stage (Justin's side), 17 rows up (Section 124, Row 17, Seat 6)
Taper: Adam / pessimisticoptimist
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes - Taper: My 39th TOOL show... 28th attempt at taping them... and it looks like the last one for awhile. A couple of things to note... They opened the show with a little video tease from the (at the time) unreleased Vicarious DVD... that blue and white TOOL logo that flashes on your screen when you play the DVD. They also used the menu still shot during the intermission/set break. Other than that there was nothing too different about this show. It was nice hearing Flood again after so long. Enjoy!
Notes - Galen: This source may, possibly, be one of the better sounding recordings from the final leg of the 10K Day tour. I'm not throwing that around loosely for the hell of it. Other than some hoot-n-and-holler-in the source captures a rather raw but polished performance of Tool. Maybe it is my attention span (or lack thereof) but I did not detect any inconsistencies with the performance of the band or any technical issues with the recording. Vocals are spot-on in the mix, the guitars are balanced with the bass & Danny has not sounded so good... well... maybe a bit less of the drum solo? Other than that, this is a wonderful listen. Go for it.

Maynardism: "Good evening New Orleans. So what's new? Ready to go big or go home?"