Over The Rainbow Mix or On The Road Mix (OTRM)

Last Updated: 02/2008

Riding high on the success of Ćenima & the 1996 North America leg, Tool took their powerful headline tour to Europe & the land down-under. To much critical acclaim, the band performed to relatively packed-venues on a consistent basis while performing their music how they decided to, not by what was considered marketable, trendy, cool or insert-euphemism-here. During this era, MJK adopted several alter-egos on stage such as the Geisha, the woman & the blue man (and on some occasions Justin would also paint himself blue). The songs from Ćnima are exceptionally fresh during these tour-legs and are mix-matched with classics such as Crawl Away, Intolerance, Sober & the Over The Rainbow Mix (OTRM) of Prison Sex (extended verse - they began performing it in 1996). Although the setlists up to the Lollapalooza performances were relatively stable, the setlists from the traveling festival that helped bring Tool into the spotlight in 1993 varied quite a bit... there are some excellent performances during this time period as well. For many collectors, enthusiasts and random passive-aggressive fans of Tool, this era is not only worth exploring - it is worth immersing yourself in the recordings.
Notes on live recordings/sources:
The overwhelming majority of live Tool recordings on this site are sourced from CD, cassette or DVD/VHS usually sourced from the taper or a verified, definitive low generation copy - as noted - and not from various downloaded material. The recordings found on this site, unless noted, are not sourced from FLAC, SHN,  or sourced from downloaded video files. Please note that this holds true to ~the 10K Days era. From 2006 on, virtually all recordings of Tool have been released via various torrents. All recordings found on this site have as much legitimate source & lineage history as possible. You can not download any complete recording on this site; only 1 minute (or less)  MP3 samples are provided to give the collector a reference for the source. This entire website is for referential & archival use only & in no way is to be used for commercial gain of any kind. 

Definitive Recordings:
02.14.97 - Paris, France @ Elysee Mondaytmatre (DAT / 2CD)
02.23.97 - London, England @ The Astoria Theatre (DVD / 2CD  
07.11.97 - New York City, NY, USA @ Randall's Island (lollapalooza) (CD)