March 1, 1997 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
Taper: Jeff Sebastianelli
: Master Recording or "0" Generation (in WAV)
MP3 Sample: Right click & save

Notes / 2009: Absolutely superb recording - flawless? Close to it, that's for damn sure. Recorded on a 90m DDS tape, the master itself is still in good shape as it is free of deterioration. As I cloned a DAT-1 of this recording I wondered when the last time the master had been played; must have been at least a few years? I would imagine so. One of things I like about this particular set is that they tossed in a little Crawl Away, Jimmy & 4º in one show; something they did not do a lot during this era. Recording is crisp, clean & clear which is a nice match to this stunning performance. I don't know, it seems that Tool was really able to deliver the goods during this era. There is not one slip-up on part of the band, throughout this recording. Highly recommended as a mandatory listen!
Notes / 2001:
Wow. Great, I mean great recording. I am not positive nor do I have really any real proof other than what I hear but I suspect that the same taper of the 11.23.96 show (few others as well) is the same taper as this one. This was most likely taped front of stack as well - CSBs seem to perform supremely under such stress. The sound is very, very clear & I'm sure someone somewhere has said that this recording is sound-board; as it sounds that good. Crowd noise is almost completely lacking - which is a good thing. The performance, well, what can you say? Tool seems to be riding high on a very nice selling album & are playing to packed venues all over the world. They should be playing in top form & they are. In America, rabid fans mosh to the music as college-fans record them. I only hope the taper of this show was utilizing ear-plugs; being FOS. Seriously, this is one show that every Tool fan should enjoy.

Time: 1:51:53

Set list:

(intro music)
Third Eye



"This song is a love song and it goes out to Eric ?Marrow?"

Crawl Away
(w/ extended outro)
After 2nd chorus: "I wish you would be the one to save me from my own decision." (?)


"This is a very special song. It goes out to a very special person. It goes out to Magilla Gorilla's sister, Camilla."

Hidden Lyric (found by Negnosis in 2006): "My dick's too short to push it away"

"Apparently we've released another single. I don't really listen to the radio much, so I wouldn't really know. This is a song about choices."


"This is the last song..."
Crowd: "Nooooooo!!!"
"...on our first album. And I guess there's been some discrepancy about what it's about. Long time ago some people had some moments of clarity and kind of wrote down their concepts or went and talked about them. Concepts having to do with unity, evolving thoughts, choosing compassion over fear, things like that. All kinds of people; Gandhi, Buddha, Krishna, Christ, Mohammed. Those are pretty cool ideas, but then what happened was a bunch of guys who wanted to make a buck got involved and fucked it all up. Never trust an agent. Never trust an agent. They'll fuck up it all."


"Shut up. Okay, one more."