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Tool - Lateralus Album Mp3

Tool - Lateralus Album Mp3
Performer: Tool
Title: Lateralus
Genre: Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Prog Rock
Released: 2001
MP3 album szie: 1132 mb
FLAC album size: 1875 mb

Tracklist

Mantra1:12
The Patient7:13
Parabola6:03
Triad8:46
Eon Blue Apocalypse1:04
Faaip De Oiad2:39
Disposition4:46
Lateralus9:24
Parabol3:04
Ticks & Leeches8:10
Reflection11:07
The Grudge8:36
Schism6:47

Versions

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Short intro

Lateralus is the third album by the band Tool. The album was subject to a great deal of both fan and critical anticipation, at the time of its release. Ænima the bands previous album had been a commercial and critical success, but plans for a follow-up album had been delayed for nearly half a decade due to legal struggle between Tool and its label Volcano Records. In 2000, Maynard Keenan released his first album for his side project A Perfect Circle, which while successful, only caused more fervor for the next Tool album. It was named album of the year by Kerrang in 2001 and appeared on many best of lists for best albums of the 2000s. Lateralus Q&A. Tool - Lateralus 2001. Black then white are all i see in my infancy. red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me. lets me see. as below, so above and beyond, I imagine drawn beyond the lines of reason. Push the envelope. Lateralus ˌlætəˈræləs is the third studio album by American rock band Tool. It was released on May 15, 2001 through Volcano Entertainment. The album was recorded at Cello Studios in Hollywood and The Hook, Big Empty Space, and The Lodge, in North Hollywood, between October 2000 and January 2001. David Bottrill, who had produced the band's two previous releases Ænima and Salival, produced the album along with the band. Lateralus is the third studio album by American rock band Tool. The album was released on May 15, 2001, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. On August 5, 2003, Lateralus was certified double platinum by the RIAA. On August 30, 2004 the album was certified Silver by the BPI for sales of 60,000 in the UK. Lateralus was ranked 123 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Listen free to Tool Lateralus The Grudge, Eon Blue Apocalypse and more. 13 tracks 78:51. Lateralus pronounced lætərˈælɪs is the third studio album by American alternativeprogressive metal band Tool. Album 2001 13 Songs. The trademarks of their next two decades are born here on their third album-a spiral of math and science themes, brain-melting time signatures, shifting rhythmic interplay, expanding song lengths, tumbles of drums, and the metaphysical artwork of Alex Grey. Undertow, Tool's 1993 debut LP, took studio skill and over-trained chops to metal with aplomb. But with popularity and praise, Tool's shadowy tongue-in-cheek turned into the simple biting of tongues. xC6nema spiced their sound with electronics and industry, as was the trend at the time. Now, with the early new century demanding opuses, Tool follows suit. The problem is, Tool defines opus as taking their defining element wanking sludge and stretching it out to the maximum digital capacity of a compact disc. So much of Tools third full-length studio album - five years in the waiting, due in part to extended legal turbulence - makes so little sense at first. But that is one of Lateralus most endearing qualities: It rolls out its pleasures and coherence slowly, even stubbornly. Most of the so-called new metal has the dramatic heft of thin air. The prolonged running times of most of Lateralus thirteen tracks are misleading the entire album rolls and stomps with suitelike purpose. In The Grudge 8:34, Schism 6:43 and Lateralus 9:22, the episodic swerves are compressed under single titles. Other numbers run together like connective tissue. Anyway, this is Tool's 3rd full, proper album counting the '92 Opiate EP as an EP and Salival as a stopgap, rather than a real album. Their previous albums were Undertow in '93 and Aenima in '96. Lateralus was released in May 2001, so it took them a while to make although obviously it wasn't the full five years - Maynard was busy recordingtouring APC, etc. Anyway, on to the tracks 1 - The Grudge 8:36 This is a slow burning track, driven mainly by the percussion and Maynards mantra-like vox

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Reviews: (222)
Ka
Ka
The gatefold is a beautiful art display and the pictures on the discs are really cool. I have listened to this album as a stream and in iTunes so I know the music, the background noise, pops and ticks are way off the scale on this album. Track 1 is unlistenable, and that is saying a lot compared to some of the public library records that I have and are more listenable. The music and the lyrics are top-notch, I respect Tool immensely but this is a collectable curiosity only due to the fine pictures and the poor quality of the pressing.
Monin
Monin
Looks cool, but sounds horrible. It's not even a bad bootleg level: pops and clicks are all over the place, even skips, sound is shallow and lifeless. I guess it can only satisfy a hardcore fan
Netlandinhabitant
Netlandinhabitant
only on picture disc? those picture discs sound quite similar to flexi discs in my opinion. they look great but "normal" pressings sound better.
Tujar
Tujar
Fake copies do exist . The BOOTLEG version Has no matrix Etching in the dead wax and the Dead wax is not correct as well. The dead wax goes way more on the image.
Painshade
Painshade
What a blasphemy to mutilate such a record with these pictures.
Arador
Arador
Finally got this home to my proper TT, aaaaand its skips during apocalypse and patient. To be clear this is the CB version, Really is a shame as this is the most expensive single album in my collection that isn't a deluxe edition or otherwise. Gonna have to live with it until the guys at tool decide to release a proper black vinyl release (That's happening, right?). The rest of the album sounds really good for a picture disk, pretty comparable to standard vinyl. As mentioned in other reviews, there is quite a bit of surface noise, but that's to be expected. However the packaging is really well done, holographic cover and gatefold, and the sleeves are really cool, although I would have appreciated something poly lined for the price I paid. The records were a bit hard to pull out from their sleeves as well, plus there's TONS of static electricity on the record itself.
Cordanius
Cordanius
I'm just going to come out and say that I'm less than happy with this disc set... I know that picture discs can sound kinda bad and have issues but I was really hopeful that a band like Tool would focus on quality here. Sadly this isn't the case... Skips, pops, cracking all over the place and this was on the first play fresh out of the sleeve. I love the artwork and the packaging is great but I didn't buy this just to look at it. From this point on I'm going to follow my gut and stay away from picture discs whenever possible.
Cozius
Cozius
If anyone has a copy of this blue bootleg, please reach out to me. I would like to have one in my Tool collection.
Hunaya
Hunaya
Packaging is very nice. But that's where it stops. Picture discs just don't, and will never sound great compared to non picture discs. Sad really cause I love this album. Worth having to me just cause it looks so great.
post_name
post_name
Very attractive editing, although the low quality inner covers are too thin and too flexible.The sound quality seems to me to be superior to that of the CD, but with some noise and crackling on my at least. Overall I liked it a lot.I was able to buy the American version in Europe for a good price. € 32.89
Cointrius
Cointrius
Bought a copy in the Netherlands, counterfeit or not the pressing is well done with good sound quality
Jusari
Jusari
Horrible bootleg. It sounds like a bad MP3 rip pressed on low quality vinyl. It even has 3 seconds of silence between Parabol and Parabola. Unacceptable!The cover art is printed from a low resolution picture with clearly visible pixels and/or blur.The only reason for getting this is as a joke or if you get it for free. Personally I keep this to remind me not to buy bootlegs.
Thozius
Thozius
Have to go with 6/10. I've also got "10,000 days" from the same pressing and it sounds way better than this.The mix and the pressing are both substandard. Especially the A side. Something went terribly wrong there, However I do not regret buying it, it is a beatiful thing to have in your collection
Jode
Jode
Still waiting for the remasters, supposedly this is from digital source? CD is awesome
CopamHuk
CopamHuk
meh, as much as the packaging and the picture vinyl are eye catching, sorry, this is not my cup of tea, if only tool could hear our thoughts, oh well. At least I got aenima....
Barinirm
Barinirm
I must say that I’m pleasantly surprised after holding back on buying this for some time due to all negative reviews regarding sound quality. Sure, there are some pops and clicks but overall the surface noise is minimal and not worse than any black LP i own. I had a great time listening to this record and noticed no excessive noise even during the quiet parts.Artwork is beautiful on both the gatefold and the discs. Sound is full and enjoyable.Stored in inner sleeves with anti-stat inserts. Discs have not been cleaned.
Nikobar
Nikobar
I agree with you there. For a picture disc it could be way worse. Sure I get a little bit of noise or some crackles or pops sometimes. But nothing really serious that takes away from the enjoyment of listening to this record. Overall I would say the sound is amazing and the mastering is quite good. Some people are just anal as fuck.
Winawel
Winawel
Jesus, this is crackle pop city.. I was excited to give it a listen but I just turn off my TT and decided to listen to it on Tidal instead now that they have their stuff up online. It's a sad excuse of a release. I will probably avoid any more picture disc records from now on.
Gaeuney
Gaeuney
I've just listened to the first disc... So far so good, sounds good for picture discs even there's noise in the background, you can hear it on the quiet parts. I do not find the packaging excellent as the sleeves are too small for the records imo. There is also a white halo on 2 sides, don't know if it's normal...Beside that i'm happy with my purchase but i can't understand why they don't released it on black vinyls...
Pruster
Pruster
This release sounds okay, I guess. There's some noise but nothing that destroys how listenable it is. I'd recommend cleaning it. The visual aspect of this release is pretty high-quality, though; nice, colorful gatefold and beautiful discs. If you can find a decent-priced copy then by all means, feel free to pick it up.
Thetalune
Thetalune
I hope now that Fear Inoculum is coming out that they give Lateralus a proper vinyl release. This picture disc may look cool, but it sounds like wet hot garbage. Like other picture discs, it has constant noise and lots of pops and clicks. A total shame.
Vudozilkree
Vudozilkree
Agreed. I'm finally listening again now for the first time in several years because I'd given up; but I also didn't have a record washer back then, so I just ran it thru a few times.MUCH better, but Eon Blue & Patient are still very noisy; even a straight-up skip during Patient.Tons of distortion in the louder parts, too... Oh well. I can at least deal with this for now until that proper reissue comes out... (Right guys? That's happening, right?!?)
Hiclerlsi
Hiclerlsi
Not bad for a picture disc but quite a few pops in my copy and has one spot where it skips. You kinda just need to get lucky when buying this one, just hope your copy is good. mines not bad, but definitely wish it was betterHopefully, they just release it on 180g black vinyl, that'd be much better.
Saintrius
Saintrius
I have bought a bunch of these pictures discs because I'm a crazy fan, I guess. I opened and played all of them and the reissue with the etched "CB" signature is way better then the first issue. The reissue with the etched "CB" signature has some static noise but if you clean it well you can eliminate most or all of the surface noise. You need some luck with your press, but after some "work" you can have a great sound out of this reissue picture disc. I would even go as far as to say this is the best sound on any picture disc I know. Since they are still affordable I can only recommend it. Make sure you get the reissue version with the etched "CB" signature. Good luck!
Modar
Modar
Cruisn I have bought a bunch of these pictures discs because I'm a crazy fan, I guess. I opened and played all of them and the reissue with the etched "CB" signature is way better then the first issue. The reissue with the etched "CB" signature has some static noise but if you clean it well you can eliminate most or all of the surface noise. You need some luck with your press, but after some "work" you can have a great sound out of this reissue picture disc. I would even go as far as to say this is the best sound on any picture disc I know. Since they are still affordable I can only recommend it. Make sure you get the reissue version with the etched "CB" signature. Good luck! What's the barcode number on your copy? The one on Amazon is 61422-3116-1 LP
porosh
porosh
From the text above: This is the first official vinyl release of unknown quantity.and still this is a Re-Issue?
SlingFire
SlingFire
It's because it wasn't released on the original street date.
Original
Original
what's the point of 180g on a picture disc? lol
doesnt Do You
doesnt Do You
None whatsoever. But hipsters were led to believe that 180 gram means quality, they fell for it, labels picked up on that, saw an opportunity to make records more expensive, hipsters didn't seem to have a problem with it, and now we're in this room.
betelgeuze
betelgeuze
There's some surface noise throughout this (not just on the painted bits, I think the black sections of the picture discs have a kind of lacquer on them), but its not intolerable at all. This sounds better than the CD, imho. Solid bass, crystalline hi-hats – clear instrument separation, sounds great cranked up. If I'm being picky in general, why put Mantra on side A when there's clearly enough room on Side B to accomodate it? Applies to all pressings. Second point, despite the tracklisting above – this press is the standard Lateralus VINYL track order, which is to say Disposition is on Side B just after Parabola, before Side C opens with Ticks. This is reflected in the packaging liner notes too, I have no idea why the tracklisting given on this page suggests that Disposition precedes Reflection (as it quite frankly, should). Anyway. A good press, if you can tolerate a teeny bit of surface noise and having to switch the LPs to get a complete 'journey of the wounded healer' experience.
Winotterin
Winotterin
The surface noise on a picture disc will be uniform, independent of the "painted bits", because the pictures cover the entire surface. On top of them, it's pressed a layer of plastic sheet, where the grooves actually are.
Jaiarton
Jaiarton
no sticker on my version; + + A10 CE34901 IFPI LB41 61422311602 [Sonopress logo]
Amhirishes
Amhirishes
Tell me, please, how is the sound in this edition?I really want to have this album on vinyl, but I doubt whether to take it, because this is a picture disk, and they usually sound bad.
Jairani
Jairani
I've found people all over the web complaining about the sound of this vinyl. I don't acknowledge what they say. Mine sounds terrific. A bit too low of volume, but it sounds very good
Haralem
Haralem
Okay I checked and it is this version. I would rather listen to the CD than this record. The surface noise is too high and certain parts sound distorted (parts that shouldn't).
Kamick
Kamick
I have a copy that has a lot of surface noise. I don't know which version I have since I haven't checked, but I suspect it is the first one.
blodrayne
blodrayne
Tell me, please, how is the sound in this edition?I really want to have this album on vinyl, but I doubt whether to take it, because this is a picture disk, and they usually sound bad.
Bele
Bele
Track 1 on Disc 1 is horrid, terrible static and distortion. The rest of the sets have some static and background noise, which I can tolerate up to a point, but it is a bit too much for me.
Jube
Jube
The sound quality is quite good, some surface noise but the bass is especially good here.
Tehn
Tehn
Picked up a CB press copy and 3 of the 4 sides are discoloured like a grayish mist instead of black.... Anyone else have this issue?EDIT: Returned to the store and had them check the other copies they had - all with the same issue. It’s almost like the clear wax they used wasn’t crystal clear but a cloudy clear, doesn’t look very nice with the artwork. Bad batch?
Brol
Brol
Can anyone confirm if this is the improved CB version AND also if the track list is the same as the CD or if it’s the vinyl tracklist with Disposition moved to side B?
Quashant
Quashant
EDIT: Sorry this is the one your looking for. https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704
Arlana
Arlana
This version has Deposition on side B. with CB in runouts.
Kage
Kage
noise less than usual on picture vinyls.sounds good .generally pleased.
Lightwind
Lightwind
Why do the majority of Tool vinyl pressings sound so bad?
Shakataxe
Shakataxe
I think I found a version of this (or the purple marbling) this weekend, at a flea market of records in Mexico City called El Chopo. They sold it to me in 1000 Mexican pesos (53 USD). I did not buy it because it was something very strange to me, and not in the best sense. What would you have done?
Kupidon
Kupidon
Um, so there is no way to get a decent sounding vinyl of this because somebody thought it was a great idea to put a picture on the damn vinyl
Faugami
Faugami
This was my first album of Tool. Great great album. Masterpiece.
lucky kitten
lucky kitten
Skips so much. Sounds great, but skips. What do I do?
Ballalune
Ballalune
Hmm... brand new, this record doesn't sound too great. Lots of pops and background noise. The record probably had enough static to power a small neighborhood (thanks Colorado winter!). I don't have a cleaner handy that I can use, but I may drop it by a record store to see what they can do. This is the CB version.Still, one of my favorite Tool albums and a really cool looking picture disc.
Nagis
Nagis
Haha, I live in Houston, TX and I had to pry the records out of their sleeves, there was so much static! I put them in MoFi master sleeves...hopefully that'll help.
Meztisho
Meztisho
Just how limited is this a million per territory. LOL
Washington
Washington
My copy has some pops , but not really annoying . But I wasn't expecting much from a picture disc ! still a Good Buy , At least The (Stoughton) Jacket is Amazing.....
virus
virus
If your copy has lots of pops and skips two things 1. clean it VERY well 2. try using a DJ cart with tracking force in the 2g-3g range. This combo eliminates much of the noise and prevents skips IME.
Morlunn
Morlunn
These are the exact steps I take before playing any record, new or used, and am able to circumvent most complaints I read on here.
olgasmile
olgasmile
Compared to the older picture disc this seems to play a ton better. I've only had two sets to compare so very limited sample size.
Breder
Breder
I actually think this sounds amazing (mine is the CB-pressing) and not only in a Picture Disk context - I can really recommend it!! I give it a rating of 5 stars soundwise (but it might be somewhere between 4-5..) - I play it on a fairly solid old vintage pioneer pl-630 with an ortofon 2M blue PU.. Does anybody know when this CB-pressing is from? I guess it's after the 2005 press mentioned via link in this CB-press.. Cheers!
Qucid
Qucid
My copy is super clean FWIW. Sounds like a remaster.
Mr.Death
Mr.Death
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
allegro
allegro
I would like to know if this version has the holographic cover or is that only the 2005 release? Thanks
Virn
Virn
yes it is the holographic cover. Withe eyes right? because my copy has the eyes.
Arcanefire
Arcanefire
Im pretty sure all versions of this record have a hoographic cover.
Ventelone
Ventelone
Listening to physical copy now, Havent noticed much in the way of noise or distortion/ mastering issues.
Landamath
Landamath
Now that I double check, you're right, I have the other version.
Malodred
Malodred
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
Browelali
Browelali
Chris Bellman improved the mastering, but, it's still a picture disc. My copy sound really good until side 4. Crackle from hell at the lead-in. It's a shame. Just give me a clean, black vinyl version.
DART-SKRIMER
DART-SKRIMER
The one I have Is terribly noisy. Hopefully the rumors of remastered reissues will be true. I’ve bought it twice, the other one is worse. It’s used as wall decor.
LadyShlak
LadyShlak
Same experience for me. Mind sharing how you've used it as wall decor? I've used the 12x12 frames before but am considering slicing the gatefold up to get the most out of the artwork and slapping it on the wall. Overall kinda a bummer but I did do my research heading in so knew my odds on a good copy were not great.
Rainpick
Rainpick
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
TheMoonix
TheMoonix
The remastering sounds fairly great in my opinion. floor noise is present in this edition, but is practically non audible while louder passages play. I love a lot how the cymbals are very clear (not the case in many other vinyl i own). If you can find a copy of this that is not the picture disc option i would say you would be extremely pleased.
Zololmaran
Zololmaran
Is there any reference to the label Zomba apart from the shrink? I got the disc without the shrink.
Cerana
Cerana
Zomba is listed in fine print on the back cover as the manufacturer.
Xal
Xal
I have exactly this version, but I bought it in MARCH 2012.Mine could be the Zomba version just like that one: https://www.discogs.com/fr/Tool-Lateralus/release/10315855 but there is no mention of the label name Zomba. It is absolutely identical to the version above. I guess the Zomba version differs only with the shrink (and I don't have it).
Otrytrerl
Otrytrerl
In which country did you bought this? Are you sure with the date?
Qusicam
Qusicam
Even after a clean and storage in an anti-static sleeve, it still sounds horrendous. It's worth it for the collector, but not the listener.
Yojin
Yojin
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
Cells
Cells
Well I'm very unhappy to say that mine 2lp picture disc doesn't work well at all. That's a pity for such a nice release. Maybe next one will be better.
Brakree
Brakree
The sound is actually really good, especially for a picture disc. The downside with this pressing is mine was full of pops and crackles the first time I played it, and I clean all of my albums before ever get played. I cleaned the records a couple more times and the pops have gone down significantly, but still enough there to drive me nuts. There seems to be more pops than some of my 50 year old albums that look like they’ve been thrown down a gravel road. Hopefully a few more times cleaning the discs a few for times will make this enjoyable to listen to. Overall minus the pops and crackles, and if I can get rid of them, this is a great album of course, and I think it sounds pretty good.
Wenyost
Wenyost
Yes, I have experienced the same thing - but I've also found that playing an album several times can actually help quite it down - especially with my MoFi Original Master Tape pressings.
Fearlesssinger
Fearlesssinger
This has some good sound for a picture disc. washing it a few times will get rid of the tics or jumps if your pressing has any. Make sure to get the Chris Bellman cut. The first pressing is so ****** (Well with my experiences with it anyway). All new pressings you see in shopShould be a CB cut for the person asking below. i have bought 3 looking for a good pressing and all have CB in the wax.
Xirmiu
Xirmiu
I have this release...Soundquality 5/10, at the first spin I thought my record player was broken, like speed went up and down but in fact it is the record.
Ynneig
Ynneig
I have the same issue with my copy. The audio quality is fairly ok, give it a 7. Though the pressing is poorly done , elliptic at times makes it out of tone. Hard to ignore.
Manarius
Manarius
I only had side 1 and side 2 spinning, indeed side 2 is better. I never tried the second disc because of the sound quality. But a nice pair of vinyl ( to hang on the wall )
Marige
Marige
You are correct, there is a problem with the speed in this mix, it's subtle but it ruins it when you notice it.There is unfortunately also a compressor used in the mix, making weird volume bumps from track to track.Also the mix is a little bit too heavy on the bass.If you can get the real Lateralus picture disc, go for it, the sound is fantastic. This here is nice to look at, but the tempo swings ruin it.5/10 seems correctEDIT: It seems the tempo swings are only on disc 1, side 1 - you agree?
Fiarynara
Fiarynara
ppl with these for sale sealed... is there a way to know you have a "cb"?
Fog
Fog
I want to know this too! I have an original press of this and it sounds awful. Really want to know if this is actually a different pressing and if it sounds significantly better than the OG! Gimme the info somebody!!
Hanad
Hanad
Just added a pic with initials, etched in all sides of my copy.
Enone
Enone
The CB appears only as a signature beside the etched runout in the deadwax area, maybe difficult to get it visible but each side bears it.The first records are clearly different from this later one and have no additional signature - you can also check this thread i started when i was wondering about: https://www.discogs.com/de/forum/thread/367465#3407615
Brajind
Brajind
I just acquired a copy mine has a "cb" on side D. I didn't really investigate too much into the other 3 sides... my question though... this "cb" is rather hard to notice... I'm wondering if they aren't all "cb" and people just don't know where to look... any thoughts?
Togar
Togar
Found this release at a local recordshop but since it's not an Official Release, I'm afraid it will be mediocre sound qualityCan anyone give us some insight about this press, please? Much appreciated.
Zahisan
Zahisan
Kidding? The official Lateralus first pressing picture disc sounds awesome?
Kefrannan
Kefrannan
The official pressing already sounds bad, so I can't even imagine how awful a bootleg would sound. Don't buy it.
Jark
Jark
Have to admit I was worried when I bought this how it'd sound but am pleasantly surprised with it. Not hearing any of the reported issues with the picture disc.
lacki
lacki
Really happy with mine. Was so worried due to bad reviews, but seems like they got a hand on it now. There are definitely some pops and noise, but it's overall pretty well pressed. No skips or any problems playing it back, and I'm not exactly on a high quality rig that might be able to handle a worse for wear record.
Usaxma
Usaxma
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
Siramath
Siramath
Picked up a copy on eBay a while back from a fella from Germany some years ago. Claimed to be a limited lateralus tour edition also promo befor released actual album. I have no way of proving that and over the years it looks to be possible counterfeit.
Mautaxe
Mautaxe
You are right. It's too obvious. I wrote my earlier post before doing proper research...
Bludworm
Bludworm
It definitely, certainly is a counterfeit, beyond any doubt. Tracks are ordered like the CD because it's ripped from the CD.
misery
misery
I doubt if this is really a counterfeit. I bought my copy new from a record store - one of Germanys oldest and most experienced dealers no less, who got this through his regular distribution network, not out of some dodgy source. Also, pressing quality and sound on my copy are both excellent.
Nten
Nten
Really disappointed with mine. Sound Quality is not very good. Also had a milky stain under the clear vinyl. Oh well. Still a great album.
Ieregr
Ieregr
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
Bralore
Bralore
Skeptical at first because of the picture discs, but this latest pressing sounds just wonderful. Pick this up now if you've been on the fence about it, who knows how long this run will stay at a good price.
Tiainar
Tiainar
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
Contancia
Contancia
Full album remasters coming soon hopefully as confirmed by Danny: https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/tool-are-planning-to-remaster-and-reissue-all-their-albums-for-vinyl-release/
fr0mTheSkY
fr0mTheSkY
i have this one http://www.soundstagedirect.com/Tool-Lateralus-(Picture-Disc)-ZOO-31160.shtml which vesion is it? I don't see any version with Label - Zoo.
Xangeo
Xangeo
Now that the Chris Bellman pressing has been split into a separate entry Tool (2) - Lateralus - it would be interesting to see which of the quality reviews refer to which pressing.
Uleran
Uleran
Having read poor reviews for the sound quality of the picture-disc version of this album, I thought I would try this unofficial release. This bootleg pressing sounds like trash (I wish I had saved my money and paid attention to the review by  fjosh below). Sounds like a poorly encoded MP3 file, reminiscent of the days of limewire. Completely unlistenable - I turned this off immediately. Do yourself a favour and plug in your iPod instead.
Gelgen
Gelgen
Limited edition... how much? 50 000 copies? 100 000 ?
Llallayue
Llallayue
Been playing mine semi-regularly for six months and other than slight crackling between a few tracks, my copy sounds awesome. Sound really jumps off the record. People with skipping and awful sound should return their albums or properly configure their platters.
ME
ME
Is your review for this 2005-press or the CB-press here (https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/10346704)?
SkroN
SkroN
Great album, mine got also a lot of surface noice, specially noticeable on the more silent parts, but nevertheless a great album and still enjoyable. One thing though. WHY separate Disposition and Reflection? I loved that transition!UPDATE: Just cleaned it on all 4 sides, sounds wonderful now, just a few pops here and there, but there was a notorious improvement. (cleaned with micro fiber brush + anti-static fluid by Audio-Technica)
Orevise
Orevise
I believe due to the combined length of the songs, they wouldn't fit on the records without being rearranged
Vivados
Vivados
To a picture disc can I clean it with a goat hair brush or is it more delicate?
Rko
Rko
The only Tool album which lives up to their reputation. I never understood why Aenima is regarded as a masterpiece. I always thought it was pretentious. Lateralus might also be pretentious, but it's also deep and psychedelic. Regarding this pressing, I have an early one and it sounds good for a picture disc. Very minimal surface noise. And although I am not a fan of these things, I have to admit that it looks really great and adds to the overall vibe. A classic.
Adrierdin
Adrierdin
Newer copies of these might be better but while the album is amazing, my copy from around 2 years ago has SO MUCH SURFACE NOISE. especially on side B. seems like the luck of the draw with this one, still an amazing album worth owning.
Garr
Garr
As some users have mentioned, I bought this record based off of the beautiful artwork by a really rad artist (Alex Grey - definitely worth a Google) and knowing there may be some surface noise and other nasty things to ignore.However, I was pleasantly surprised at just how clean the pressing really was. Very very little surface noise (a couple of pops.. mostly on inner tracks) and excellent dynamic range. I've listened to the CD and digital versions countless times.. and can definitely say I was not let down by this vinyl release, if not actually impressed!
Gavinranadar
Gavinranadar
Just gave my copy a spin none of the problem reported in the other comments. Little to no surface noise. The mastering is fantastic also.
Rolorel
Rolorel
good album. surprisingly doesn't sound bad. It's funny because i got this at FYE. I hate them but i could nt resist
Anararius
Anararius
I have no problem with this Dissectional release. It is quieter than cd version but I feel like that is intentional and needed as Tool continuity is often done best with quiet tapestry layers ramping up for the best parts.
Quinthy
Quinthy
Best analog version of this record. Beats the bootlegs and the picture disks any day.
Paster
Paster
I just bought a brand new copy and am not experiencing any skipping. There is a little bit of fuzz but you can only hear that on parts of the song that are quiet. Art is awesome though, and its a great album.
Ferne
Ferne
I bought this almost exclusively for the artwork, not expecting much regarding sound quality, after reading all the bad feedback. I have to say I'm really surprised by how good this sounds. It has some noise and minor pitch-issues, but not nearly as bad as I was expecting. No skips, and the louder parts sound badass. This is my favorite album of all time, and I might actually prefer this over the digital release.
Unereel
Unereel
This is kind of bizarre but my copy sounds excellent... I wasn't expecting much given the many negative reviews. However, my copy has minimal surface noise and everything is crisp and clear... I have a modest setup as well. Using the AT-LP 120 with an Ortofon 2M Red. No skipping whatsoever.
Zetadda
Zetadda
I just get my brand new copy and I have to say the sound is pretty clean, there is a very slight sound "far away" due to picture disc but nothing annoying i have to concentrate to ear it, all faces sounds allright, no skips at all. Great listen for me I was expecting something worst.
Molace
Molace
This sounds like it was sourced from a mediumish bitrate lossy codec. I could pick it out from the HDCD blind 100% of the time, money on the table. Unfortunate but I'll keep going through the different bootlegs until I find one that sounds good.
Gavirgas
Gavirgas
Does this sound better compared to the picture disk? I'm thinking about grabbing it.
Yramede
Yramede
On my copy Disc 1 has more ticks and higher noise floor than Disc 2. The actual music sounds great on both discs but the noise is pretty distracting on the quieter parts of Disc 1. Disc 2 is a really great listen for me. Any one else find that one disc is noisier than the other?
Qulcelat
Qulcelat
Does anyone know how many of this "limited edition" were printed? I still see these new all over the place for quite cheap. Wonder if they printed tens of thousands and still called it "limited" or if people stay away cause of the notorious quality it seems to be labeled with. I have not heard this version so I cannot comment but seems like a limited edition of a Tool Picture disc would be sold out quickly and not available en masse for retail or lower 11 years later
ACOS
ACOS
A notoriously awful picture disc pressing. Most picture discs sound like absolute garbage and this is unfortunately true for this album as well. Until there is a PROPER vinyl pressing, I recommend saving one's $$$, as this is simply not worth it due to the extremely poor quality.
Steelraven
Steelraven
It is a picture disc. Many skips but I was able to get most out. Has a fuzzy sound typical of a picture disc and is at times downright scratchy & poppy. I may have gotten a bum copy, but the metal & sound is huge despite this. Buy at your own risk.
Inth
Inth
hey there, may I ask how you got rid of the skips?
Zorve
Zorve
amazing album but I have to say, the art on the picture disc is amazing
Anarahuginn
Anarahuginn
I couldn't go back and edit my last post, but this shows pics of the differences in deadwax size. https://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/367465#3407615
Lo◘Ve
Lo◘Ve
Anyone else that has seen the 2 DIFFERENT masters of this release? May be the reason some complain about the noise floor, and others don't. The original (earlier?) press has very little deadwax compared to the "other" original. Seems to me there is 2 separate masterings. Why else would the deadwax be a different size?
Tejora
Tejora
I purchased my third copy of this few days away, also still sealed from a shop. Hopefully i did so, by knowing about the variance of quality, to get an accurate pressing. And, as well, to see what version it may be thats for sale in 2016 and, to respect the salesman, "is still available and still sells well".It is the "RM" version. First partial listening: sound quality and background noise is nearly the same like the "RM" version i hold in hand while submitting this, took pictures of and asked in the forum for but which i soon gave away to a friend.Track A3 isn't that terrible like my first "RM" copy sounded but the heavy parts are distorted as well and in fact cannot be enjoyed. When producing this second issue something must went wrong while transfering this title. All the rest seems fine so far - this is not a junk product!But at least, after hearing and handling three copies of this, i have to say none of them gives the really vinyl sound people like me search and pay for, and to make matters worse, one or both of these two (of 2) official vinyl-pressings in fact should!An other essential difference in manufacturing between the two versions i found affectes the labels surface. Beside both versions bear no typicial info on them but are just black labels the "Original" seems to be dragged in circles, the "RM" not. You can see this on the images i uploaded in the thread.For me, what could be an explaination, there was a first, more carefully produced issue in 2005 thats off, maybe due to its initial limitation. Then, and what ever on earth the responsibles let decide to do so, they went away from using the very maximum of a 12inch surface which results in a maximun of space between the grooves and made four completely new stamps using the LP-standard to continue pressing the album on vinyl, probably in much more quantity - but pic-discs, covers, inners, etc. are absolutely same. I also bet all the signed copies are the "Original".Today i would vote for splitting this: on discogs these two versions should have their own entries each. Like Pearl Jams No Code album came with different inners only and has their own entries -> https://www.discogs.com/de/master/view/115933People cannot identify a version on such records untill breaking the seal, checking medias runout section, ...else. Esp. buyers and sellers of "SS" copies have this little problem in the marketplace.Best regards
Helldor
Helldor
I haven't seen the first (called "original") version yet, but in the picture in which he shows the differences between those 2 masterings, I clearly identified my version as the second one. It has the same bigger runout area and deadwax on it. I am also dissatisfied with its errors, as it has a lot of unclear parts where the music skips. The music quality itself is good though.
Kinashand
Kinashand
I really can't believe they altered the tracklist for this pressing. The whole album could have fit comfortably on two LP's in the same order as the CD. Plus, the choice of the picture disc is annoying. This album is so unbelievably good that it deserves to have a legitimate, exceptional vinyl pressing. I wish I could afford to license it and have it pressed my way. People could actually enjoy this album on their turntables then. The overall mastering and cutting isn't bad but there are some issues with the playback due to the picture material and honestly, the altered track order makes me sick. You don't rip the first song in a triptych of songs away from the other two songs that make up the trio. And with the legitimate pressings of Ænima (you know, their other masterpiece) being so incredibly difficult to come by on vinyl, especially for any sort of reasonable price, the high availability of this album could have satiated those who are Tool fans and vinyl enthusiasts by being the classic, near-perfect Tool album that we could actually get our hands on and enjoy. But instead we get a MASSIVE, EXPENSIVE pressing of an amazing album.... on fucking picture disc... with an altered tracklist that actually actively hurts the flow of the album. They need to stop getting overly creative with pressings and just make quality lacquers with orginal/analog master sources and press to high quality vinyl material. And no, it does NOT need to be on 180-200 gram LP's. What a shakedown and huge waste of material.
Hanelynai
Hanelynai
Reading through the recent comments on this album makes me realize, I either got a killer clean copy; or most people out there need to look into a better turntable. I'm going with the killer clean copy for now.
Vaua
Vaua
Same here !! The statement here that all pic.discs sound crap is just plain wrong. Ppl need to check their stylus or ears.
Mala
Mala
My copy also sounds absolutely awesome, to the point of being one of the best sounding records I own... and I own a LOT of records.
romrom
romrom
I bought this vinyl set and received two of the same discs in my sealed package. Meaning both discs only play C and D sides of the album, both sleeves are exactly he same. All upc and etchings are legitimate... Is this just an u lucky error - has anyone else had this issue?
Delan
Delan
I found a copy in my local second-hand music shop, and it unfortunately had the same problem.
Yllk
Yllk
No reasonable amount of counterweight will get this record to play without skipping for me. It's a gorgeous looking pair of discs but dammit guys the music comes first. Noise floor and clicks I can deal with, but missing several seconds worth of music periodically? I guess the vinyl goes on the wall and I listen to the CD.
I love Mercedes
I love Mercedes
Adjust the counterweight on your tonearm if possible. Either that, or get a better turntable.
Bearus
Bearus
My copy doesn't make sense. In all respects (jacket, sleeves, runout etchings, picture disc art) it is the official release. However, it has a sticker on the back with the 61422-31160-13 bar code, which is the Volcano-Dissectional bar code pertaining to the unofficial release. Perhaps this is a later pressing? It sounds completely fine, not like a picture disc and no horrible noise floor issues.
Ganthisc
Ganthisc
Mastered from a CD and sounds like it. Mine came sealed and was cleaned before playing yet still has clicks and pops on the run-in of both sides and at random points through the songs.
Brightfury
Brightfury
Nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. Minor crackles in places? Yes. Excessive levels of surface noise? Hardly. Mixing and mastering are both well-done; more lively than the flatter response the old HDCDs had. The latter would still win out for me tbh, but this *is* a nice analog edition, more so considering the alternate options (or lack thereof).
Unsoo
Unsoo
mine also has unacceptable levels of surface noise and pops in the softer sections of music , i don't think it's the pictures on the records causing this as the parts of the record that have no picture sounds worse than the picture sections . also i have many other picture discs that sound much better than this .might just send it back and buy the standard black vinyl version.
Nothing personal
Nothing personal
There are no standard black vinyl edition of this album...
Wanenai
Wanenai
Love Tool and love the art but the floor noise is present.
Androrim
Androrim
Laterelus is a pretty surface, noisy pressing in the quiet parts, but I believe that this is a general problem with picture discs. I love it anyway.
Fegelv
Fegelv
I haven't listened to my copy in ages, but I don't remember it being awful at all. Picture Discs are notoriously awful for sound in my experience, which is why I try to avoid them at all costs. Maybe I got lucky and managed to snag a good copy of this...
Dangerous
Dangerous
I was not lucky to get a good copy of this
Akir
Akir
Does anybody know how many copies were pressed in this issue? Now 5430 people claim to have this release, so I'm wondering how many copies of this particular release are out there.
Daigami
Daigami
This pressing sounds so badWhats going on with Tool vinyl editions? :(
Gorisar
Gorisar
I have the picture discs and they sound terrible. I never play it and it's too bad.They look cool but they really should release a black audiophile pressing of this album!
Hulbine
Hulbine
I bought it 5-6 years ago, listened to it 3-4 times. This copy (the picture disc, the "original" one) stays there, in the "T" on the shelf, lonely...without turntable's needle on it. I don't know why I never listened to it again......one of the records that I forgot...too easily.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
i remember i had this three or four years ago, it was purchased on amazon (sealed) and was returned after a week or so: what really made me crazy to the point to return it, was the needle that skipped all over the place! if you want to own a nice looking tool picture disc, then go for it, your eyes will surely thank you.but if you want it to enjoy the sound too, do yourself a favor: save money and avoid it!!
Moronydit
Moronydit
I really love Tool and Lateralus! It is a masterpiece of an album. My issue is with this vinyl pressing in particular. 1. The packaging was really tight and I feel I'm going to scratch the disc every time I put it in and take it out2. The smell..... really, it smelled weird when I first opened it3. The art. Tool is known for having really surreal amazing art and I feel, besides the main sleeve, it's very much lacking. This could have benefitted from clear vinyl or something rather than the black4. The grooves are really shallow, which I feel leads to constant skipping5. No labels or even a track listing.. come on Tool. As much as I love the contents of this album the vinyl "Limited Edition" Feels like a cheap facsimile rather than a premium.
Mikarr
Mikarr
Bootleg all the way..
Undeyn
Undeyn
Thanks a lot, I will wait for s proper release
Dyni
Dyni
Can anyone help? Official or a bootleg?
Ironfire
Ironfire
Ok, this is not a review of the music on the album, just the packaging of this particular release. Also it is my own personal opinion.I was genuinely quite excited for this when I bought it online, but feel pretty underwhelmed by it.First of all the limited release tag – not a major gripe but I bought this new from a major online record store, considering it was released in 2005, so perhaps not so limited. I am not suggesting I would want it to be limited; I would probably have had to pay quadruple than what I did if it had been. However slapping a ‘limited edition’ tag on any record makes it instantly more desirable to fans and collectors, which means in this case attaching that particular label seems somewhat disingenuous.Secondly, the art work. You can’t really escape from the fact that although the geometric type design it is quite eye catching, it is just one small and quite simple image repeated, this in contrast to the intricate artwork to be found in the CD packaging. I like the metallic finish which looks cool when it catches the light but as the phrase goes ‘all that glitters is not gold’. The art work on the discs makes you question why they bothered to go for picture discs at all as it seems more than 50% of each disc is just dead space.Thirdly the quality of materials used. I like the thick gatefold sleeve but the inserts are black and white copies of the cover artwork with some additional technical information printed on the back and seem to be made of cheap almost magazine like paper, in my copy they also smell funny.Fourthly the sound quality, I am no expert here, but on my particular copy, straight from the sleeve to the deck, there seems like a lot of background noise to the extent you feel distracted from the music and are left sitting there why am I not just listening to the CD? So to check I wasn’t just imagining it or that it wasn’t my equipment, I put on another brand new record I purchased at the same time (Metallica – Garage Inc.) and the difference was quite striking.I wish I had had a look on discogs before I bought it, I guess there are reasons why there are so many cheapish copies on sale. All of this is of course in contrast to the high quality of packaging production and audio quality to be found on the CD.Or is it just me?
Trash
Trash
Mine sounds fine but I'd have preferred labels on the discs. There is very little to tell the discs apart. I can never find the side/song I want, it's a pain in the hole.
Anarus
Anarus
Yeah there's a lot of noise. I would've preferred a normal pressing instead if picture discs, but hey, this is the only thing they released.
artman
artman
Is this an official release or a bootleg? I think my local store has one, but am on the fence about actually buying it. I do want proper analogue quality music and not a CD (or vinyl) rip.
Ann
Ann
I've had mine for several months now and have played it about half a dozen times. It sounds great each and every time.It's also very nice to just look at.
Kirizius
Kirizius
Why is this press not listed among all the other Lateralus albums? Just purchased this. The catalog # pulls it up on Discogs, but it's listed separately from all the other Lateralus albums?
Freighton
Freighton
got mine today, sounds amazing
Tygrafym
Tygrafym
Got mine today definitely doesn't sound right
Umi
Umi
Yeah mine sounds awful !
Chilldweller
Chilldweller
I have a signed one for sale. Not fake, bought it myself from the toolarmy.com website - still have the confirmation email. It's signed by all band members BEFORE pressing, so the signatures are etched in the disc
Monn
Monn
Do you still got the copy for sale? Cheers, Hans.
Teonyo
Teonyo
Dude, do you still have that for sale? Send me an email.. would love to see pics and hear more about it! [email protected]
Grokinos
Grokinos
This is one of those 300 copies signed ?
AGAD
AGAD
"It exist two pressings with same artwork, only the clear vinyl media surface show statable differences." I'm not exactly sure what this sentence means either.
Rarranere
Rarranere
Picture discs are just a piece of cardboard with a picture on it sandwiched between two clear record halves. They mean that the actual grooves look different on each pressing.
Sudert
Sudert
Has anyone found out what partially mixed actually means?
Akinohn
Akinohn
My copy sounds absolutely pristine, cleaner than even some of my regular black vinyl (namely All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone).
greatest
greatest
I got my copy third party off Amazon from importcds. It wasn't sealed, pretty beat up inner sleeves and huge corner bend.
Gogal
Gogal
When did you buy your copy? I'm wondering if it's either sheer luck of the draw or press runs. I had two back in June 2013. Bought one fresh and sealed, returned it for another, then returned that one. Both copies sounded equally bad, mostly during The Grudge. It started off sounding great, then it tapered off as soon as the breakdown hit. Just noise noise noise. During the scream, it was no distorted that it sounded like my speakers had blown. I do remember the rest of the album sounding quite nice, though, but I couldn't justify keeping it knowing the first side sounded so bad, although now I'm considering taking the plunge again...
Quphagie
Quphagie
How limited is this release? It's from 2005 and I see mint copies for sale everywhere for around 30 euros. Has there been a repress or are there fake copies going around?
DrayLOVE
DrayLOVE
So it's called limited as a sales trick. They do it all the time.
DireRaven
DireRaven
I guess it is not very limited... they are still being pressed I think. Either that or they just made a huge amount during production.
Tisicai
Tisicai
Despite the amount of bad reviews on the sound quality I am surprised with my copy. There are quite a few pops but surface noise is not bad at all and the mix is Way more of a full sound than I was expecting. I actually have heard way worse mixes on some of my other (non pic disc) records.
Yar
Yar
Dispite the negative reviews on the sound quality of this picture disc I purchased it anyway, and to my surprise it sounds amazing. Very little to no surface noise at all. Even the passages between songs are quiet. I'm not sure what these people are talking about. Great purchase. A+
Ubranzac
Ubranzac
i owned a copy of this s*tty picture disc: i still remember how it sounds bad as it looks good, avoid it!!!
Kiutondyl
Kiutondyl
Partially Mixed, whats that means?
Уou ll never walk alone
Уou ll never walk alone
This purchase was a pretty big letdown. Noisy even after cleaning. I would pay double for a non-picturedisc version of this album.
Chillhunter
Chillhunter
I'd say the quality of this pressing is pretty much unacceptable. Looks great, sounds like the North Sea during a storm with some music on the background. Exaggerating? Yes...a little, not much.
Modred
Modred
you are correct!!!
Akisame
Akisame
My pressing of Var. 1 has this weird pitch effect on Side C (Title track) as when the needle passes over the picture it sounds like the song speeds up slightly, i have a few friends who also have copies that does not do this. It's unfortunate because it is probably the best song on the album. Other than that i have no noise issues others are talking about.
Ballazan
Ballazan
What does it mean when the release says "partially mixed"? my copy is pretty noisy, f#ckin picture disks..
Tori Texer
Tori Texer
Does anyone else have problems with 1B side?I have two copies of this album. First is 61423311601, second is the same but has RE-1 at the end. And this first has bad 1B side. It has some kind oval tracks or something and it sounds terrible - only this side, other sides are perfect. I clearly see (when I look down on gramophone) how arm is moving not only up & down (normal behavior) but also right and left, making a false sound - really disgusting :/ I bought it in march on amazon.com.
Keth
Keth
Record needles don't typically move up & down, the groove is the same depth all the way round. They zig-zag slightly in the groove (normal behavior). http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/13/Heres-What-A-Records-Groove-Looks-Like-At-1000X-Magnification/
Beazezius
Beazezius
The pressing on that side if off center and sounds like drunken sailors on a tilting ship. The hole is center as the physical edges of the record do not go side to side, only the grooves are off, the other side is probably centered and plays find. Only thing you can do is take string to the edges of where the grooves start to find that sides 'true' center, and to drill another hole.
BlackBerry
BlackBerry
There is absolutely no noise issues for me with this picture disc - on side a. I clean all my records before playing on a PRC-3 and this 2xLP set sounds great once the passages start.
Usishele
Usishele
I hold Variation 1. Is there any difference on sound quality compared to Variation 2?
Llbery
Llbery
It is only subtle. But with the spaced out groves, theoretically it is higher quality. Just very marginal.
Thordigda
Thordigda
just as everyone reviewed here, Laterelus is a pretty surface, noisy pressing. Kinda disappointed (official release sounds like this?) why didn't they press it onto black vinyl? Music is awesome, pressing, not so much.
Simple
Simple
Love this album but very much dislike the pic discs. The playability is piss-poor. Cool as a collector item, I guess, but I intend to try and buy the original black pressing.
Hellstaff
Hellstaff
As far as I know there is no original black pressing. The only official pressings are all on picture discs.
Arryar
Arryar
(almost for) sure it is a cd-sourced bootleg for two reasons: - it has the same track order of the cd edition (see: release/396685)- the official vinyl release (see release/513594) has instead a slightly different tracklist
Snake Rocking
Snake Rocking
I absolutely love Tool, and this album is definitely one of my favorites. The records are pretty noisy, even after using an anti-static brush, but I've just accepted it as part of the aesthetic of listening to this particular record. Amazing album.
Camper
Camper
I have an option to buy a purple version, anyone have any price guidelines?
Ishnjurus
Ishnjurus
"Packaged in a translucent black slipcase over a unique stained jewel case."My copy has the translucent black slipcase, but the jewel case is a regular jewel case housing a transparent tainted plastic booklet and a transparent tainted plastic inlay in the disc tray. Is it the same for everybody else or is mine another version?
Steelcaster
Steelcaster
I have the version mentioned here, but WITH the miss-spell 'Lateralis' on the back of the slipcase. I wonder is my version is yet another issue...I guess not though.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
Notice in on the back of the album where the track-listing is located. What is suppose to be "Lateralus" is spelled "Lateralis". Thus making it a misprint. For those who didn't know.
Xurad
Xurad
Does anyone else have problems with track D1 Reflection?Mine has static/loud noise. All the rest of the tracks are fine. Just wondering if this is a common issue across the board.Thanks
Anayanis
Anayanis
Mine has lots of static all over the disc. I guess it's because of the printed paper inside the vinyl...Kinda sad.
Vijora
Vijora
There is another one like it. Purple marbled with the same track order (same as cd's different from the official picture one).
Yellow Judge
Yellow Judge
Hi Tool and vinyl fans. Recently I bought the tool Lateralus record. When I opened it there was the c/d-side record twice inside. It still was in the original shrink and was sealed.My question: is this a mispress version?
Faezahn
Faezahn
Stuff like this just happens sometimes. If you haven't already send an email to who you bought it from and usually they'll send you a new one
Endieyab
Endieyab
BADASS CASSETTE
Nto
Nto
My copy of this pressing is not a mispress. Just thought I'd share that.
MegaStar
MegaStar
Same here - if what you meant was that track 9 isn't misprinted.After checking elsewhere, this means we've got that version:http://www.discogs.com/Tool-Lateralus/release/4204808
komandante
komandante
Doea anybody know the Etchings on the Record-On side A the only Etching is TOOLP-A00-A or TOOLP-100-A - Thats the side with the Guy on it,there isnt an etching on side B. Who ever has this could you let me know if this is a real copy or a fake.thx
Frosha
Frosha
That's the real deal! TOOLP-100-A on side A and no etching on side B.
Thetalas
Thetalas
Make no mistake, this is, perhaps, the most awesome compilation of music ever created!Tool invites the listener to a journey, an emotional rollercoster. Be prepared, pack your bags and strap in. Let the world go, turn off the lights, put them Sennheiser headphones on, crank that s*it to eleven and Goooooooooo!The structure and mood of the tracks are best described by the middle part - a parabola, an inverse one (a negative K before the x^2 if you know what I mean). Grudge, Patient and Schism deal with the negative spectrum of human emotion, as is charesteristic to tool lyrics, topics about the bad in people is just as pervasive as the mythologically transcendent. Parabola, however, begins the second part of the album, a more energic one, more bright, hopeful, shifting. Lateralus is, in my humble opinion, the best track (just slightly better than the awesome rest though) on the album. In the tradition of the great masters of old (think greek poets), Lateralus is a fractal recreation of the whole album in itself, an odyssey of growth, strife and achievement. Reflection and Triad tie the album up nicely and the silence at the very end serves as a poetical interlude of koanic proportions, the sound of silence, eternal peace.I can say with absolute certainty, that no matter how many times you listen to this album, it will never seem "hear before" and will always calm the mind if not deliver a profound emotional revelation. Nuff said, 6/6
Aloo
Aloo
It is very nice to find something you photoshopped and spent countless hours trying to reproduce the slip cover listed as the official picture for discogs on this album. The music itself is simply breathtaking. I can't wait to listen to it again. Turn off the lights, light some candles, and just lay down and take it in. The important part is to not overthink the album. Don't listen to all of these crazy theories about it. By the end of the album, you'll have the desire to listen again. Recommended 100%.
Perius
Perius
I would say that this album never bored me, not even the first time I heard it. And in fact it only took one time of hearing this album to know that I love it. Not only does this album present a gigantic amount of talent, but it also captivates a whole world of depth in both music and lyrics.
Blackbrand
Blackbrand
At your first listen, the songs might seem chaotic, boring and without any real dynamics, but when you start to understand the songs, this album becomes a gigantic beauty of sound! All the complex arrangements couldn't be better than they are, and all the way through, they seem to keep the listener focused on the music, together with Maynards outstanding vocal peformance! Now thats a great record!