Source A: Analog --- Sony Cassette Recorder TCS-580V (built-in mic)
Gen: 1st from Master
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: Classic and complete recording. Duncan released this on TDN in the form of MP3 a few years ago, incomplete versions have been traded out, MP3 versions, fade-in/fade-out between tracks versions, incorrect track and source information versions and random, 'skippy' versions. This, however, is just as it should be; complete and remastered. The sound is extraordinarily nice; very impressive for the technology used to record this show. No swirls, brick-walls or anything like that. Low crowd noise, considering. Something funny is: "1, 2, 3 --- get yer kit off!" & "butt-fucking, butt-fucking"! & "play the fucking music"! Don't know what I'm talking about, I won't ruin it for you then. It all adds to this recording...
Notes: by - Ryan A: The complete, unedited show of one the classic & most intense Tool gigs of all time.
The recording equipment was a bit primitive and the speed on the source tape runs a bit slow, but once you get into this thing, it doesn't matter. (EDIT: a remastered version by the taper has since been released). Tool always plays London so well. The ebb and flow of Tool and the audience here was tremendous. You need to see the video to understand. It is what Tool was in the Undertow era. It is the kind of ritual atmosphere (aggressive yet cathartic and healing) they created in concert during that period, - different from the Aenima, Lateralus and 10k Days era shows. The highlights are too numerous. Bottom? - Does it get much more intense than that? This is still my favorite reading of No Quarter they've ever done.