February 27, 1997
cu.org DAT-1 clone
Source B: DAT --- Core Sound Binaurals > Sony TCD-D8 (Oade Bros Mod II) @ 48 KHZ
Position: Front of Stack, Right
Transfer: DAT-M > Tascam DA-20 > coax > Audiophile 24/96 > Sound Forge > WAV (transfer by cu.org/GSP)
Taper: Jeff Sebastianelli
Gen: Master Recording or "0" Generation (in WAV)
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes / 2009: This recording, I think, is kind of down-played in regards to what it is a taper sets out to do; accurately record the performance. Not only did this taper record an incredibly strong performance by Tool but the quality, sound quality, is amazing. It really is. on a personal level, the tapers' 11/23/96 recording & this capture are why I purchased CSB mics years ago. I taped at least a hundred shows with those mics & unfortunately only came close to a capture like this only once or twice. This recording, without a doubt, should be in your collection & is so good, in fact, that you should burn it to CD & listen to it in your vehicle or around the house as you do this or that. Superb, superb, superb. I wish that I would have had the opportunity to thank the taper for this excellent capture.
Notes / 2003: Not trying to go far but -- this is a beautiful recording. One of the better clearest recordings of H I've heard in a long, long time. Nice recording. Super clear, balanced & is superb - hard to go any farther than that. Being able to hear the nuances of the songs & the talent of this band in such a bright & clean recording is very rare. The taper was definitely at the front-of-stack, most likely whatever side wasn't full of people yelling Maynard. This is the same taper as the individual who recorded the 11.23.96 show. Unlike that one, this Some people may, one day, claim that this is a sound board recording, once the source information is lost forever. But that's ok. It really is hard to get a very bad recording with CSBs unless you are a bit away from the speakers. But if you can just take in the show at the front of the stack, standing there - you will get a nice recording. This is no exception. Tool sounds very nice this night & completely in balance. One of the best recordings from 1997 or from any other year. Towards the latter part of 2003, a newly remastered-transfer by the taper surfaced. The new transfer, to me, sounds cleaner & better than the old transfer. IMO, this is one recording to look for. There are other transfers (not from master) that have slightly different disc times as well... CD 2 of a 2003 transfer has a time of 17:45 whereas CD 2 of an unknown but more common rip has a total time of 37:01.
"Welcome to the war zone"
"I know this is - this is kind of a long shot, but if some of you would just bare with me; is there anybody here from the United State Military Academy Prep School? Because if you are, your not supposed to be. You are in big trouble. If you are, this song goes out to you" <Intolerance>
"This song goes out to my very close friend, Tim Colliante" <H>
(standing around after show, walking out of venue, talking to people)