12/13/2007

Source A:
DAT --- DPA 4061 > MPS6030 > Sony PCM-M1 (Oade Mod II) @ 48 kHz
Transfer: DAT-M > Tascam DA-20 > Coaxial > Audiophile 24/96 > Goldwave (resample) > CD Wave > WAV
Location: Floor / Front of Stack - Left / Approx: 10' from speakers
Taper: Galen
Gen: Master Recording
MP3 Sample; Stinkfist (entire song):  Right click & save
Scan of Set List :  Click Here

Notes: Having flown from where I live in the car-State the previous day & having spent the good portion of the day engaged in penny slots, alcohol consumption, trying to figure out what place had the best lobster bisque with fellow taper Geordy & a fella named Carlos and otherwise bumbling around in a state of over-stimulation via the sights of the fake city formed by the Mob; somehow, we all made it into the 2,400 capacity, sold-out performance of the second to last night of Tool's tour leg for the 10K Days album. I stood FOS on the left; Geordy stood FOS on the right. The idea was to put together a mix of Left (my source) + Right (Geordy's source) in each channel.  Unfortunately, this was unable to occur do to some unforeseen technical issues. My particular spot was not only the closest I've ever been at a Tool show but the recording came out fantastic. To my ears, what is on my master is exactly what I heard while at the show. This is possibly one of my personal best Tool recordings as well. Audio; very pleased with. However, the performance was unfortunately lackluster. MJK did not scream, at all, during Stinkfist, Rosetta Stoned & on other songs restrained his voice to the Nth degree. It seemed that Adam, Justin & Danny basically reacted the same. One some level, yeah, they were a well-oiled machine making music on the other hand, at times, the lack of energy was palpable. That's not to say that this is a bad performance, really, it's not. It's just not as good as a performance as night 2 was. As it is, it is what it is, Tool are what they are. Although it would have been interesting to hear the set list posted by Blair as a mocking-f**k you-to-fans in the end why would Tool do anything but the same, exact set that they played since 2006?

DAT:

Time:
1:53:47


<bass drone>
Jambi

"Good Evening"

Stinkfist
46&2
Schism
Rosetta Stoned
Flood
Wings For Marie
10,000 Days
Lateralus

"Thank you very much for coming out. See some of you again tomorrow night. Have a good night, drive safely. Peace out."


Vicarious