02.23.97

Source C
:
DAT --- Sony ECM-909 > Sony TCD-D7 @ 48khz
Taper:      Unknown
DAT:        DAT-1 > Digital Clone-2
CD:          ? from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes: To be honest, I really did not think that anyone really, actually had this DAT recording. After receiving, shit, something like 3-4 'DAT' sources of this show (all of which were either Duncan's version or my VHS rip) I gave up & chalked it up as a lost cause. Apparently, I was wrong, a good, very tight DAT exists. This is one of the better DAT recordings from their European tour. Not as clear as the 02.11.97 Paris gig nor as crisp as the 03.01.97 NY show but one is hell of a fine capture of Tool. Definitely the best audio source available for this show. The taper seemed to be rather close to the stacks, very close, maybe even Front Of Stack as there is a very low layer of crowd noise. Currently, this is one of my favorite recordings from '97 to listen to. Maybe it is due to the fact that it took me so long to find an authentic copy but I think a little bit more has to do to the overall quality of the recording & the performance by Tool in general. Really, I would not say that Tool played exceptionally better than any other night, just, this show seems to have a distinct flavor to it. Definitely a nice addition to any collection, that is for sure. Someday, I hope someone will take this audio source & mix it into/onto the DVD of this show that is around - now, that would be excellent. If you or anyone else does that, let me know.
Notes: The above happened - someone mixed this DAT source with the video.

Maynardism:
"That was Heitham, also known as the great pretender. Not the guy on the floor, the guy singing."

 

 

                                                                                  

CD 2
Time:
45:06

Setlist:
Pushit
Merkaba
Sober
Opiate
Ænema
 

CD 1
Time:
55:29


Setlist:
Intro
Third Eye
Stinkfist
46 & 2
Undertow
Eulogy
Crawl Away
H.