Tool (2) ‎– Ænima

Classic Records ‎– 72445 11087
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Test Pressing, 200g


A1 Stinkfist 5:11
A2 Eulogy 8:29
A3 H. 6:03
A4 Useful Idiot 0:39
B1 Forty Six & 2 6:03
B2 Message To Harry Manback 1:53
B3 Hooker With A Penis 4:34
B4 Intermission 0:56
B5 Jimmy 5:24
C1 Die Eier Von Satan 2:17
C2 Pushit 9:56
C3 Cesaro Summability 1:26
C4 Ænema 6:40
D1 (-) Ions 4:00
D2 Third Eye 13:47

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For the official release in 1996, Classic Records (unknown to almost anyone) pressed the original vinyl release of "Ænima" for Zoo Entertainment. This 200g test pressing was cut from the original metal parts by RTI intended for a re-release (which fell through) back in 2002 when Classic Records began pressing vinyl on 200g.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
61422-31087-2 Tool (2) Ænima(CD, Album, Mul) Zoo Entertainment 61422-31087-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
61422 31087 1 Tool (2) Ænima(2xLP, Album, Gat) Zoo Entertainment 61422 31087 1 US 1996 Sell This Version
72445-11087-1, 72445 11087 Tool (2) Ænima(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Zoo Entertainment (3), BMG (2) 72445-11087-1, 72445 11087 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Tool (2) Ænima(15xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) RCA Records Label none 2019
72445-11087-1 Tool (2) Ænima(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Zoo Entertainment (3) 72445-11087-1 Europe 2014 Sell This Version

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June 7, 2018
Does anyone have an idea of how many of these are floating around?


June 28, 2017
I'd just like to comment on whether or not Test Pressing were sealed by Classic Records.I have purchased a number of Test Pressing from Classic Records. I some of them bought them directly from Classic Records. Every single one has been sealed in a loose polyvinyl bag. Does this make sense? Yes, it does. Classic would usually make available their test pressing. They sold them directly on their website. As well as single albums, they would also sell box sets of various records. The boxes were printed with catalog numbers with an sheet listing the contents with the TP catalog numbers of each record. Each TP was sealed. The one I own is RCA NX6. It's mostly Classical recordingd and a Duke Ellington record. The exterior of the box had an RTI TP label that were normally applied to a vinyl record. There are two lines on this exterior label, Date and Matrix Number. The Date is listed as CLASSIC RECORDS. Printed above the Matrix Number line is Test Pressing Box Set and below is RCA NX6. Clearly RTI packaged the box for Classic as there are no logo on the packaging other than RTI. The paper insert had mailing instructions printed on the sheet with Physical and Post Office Box addresses of Classic Records.


March 1, 2017
I own this and can tell you from experience that this is without a doubt not a bootleg. I own a 1st pressing and the sound quality on this is unmatched. It is also not unusual for quality records to seal their test pressings as all of my classic record test pressings are sealed as well.


December 4, 2016
I have one but haven't listened to it yet. But I read some pressings are missing "Forty Six & 2" - true?


March 11, 2016
So, by my understanding, these are test pressings of a reissue that was supposed to happen in the early 2000's that for some reason got completely cancelled/scrapped. What doesn't make sense is that these are sealed. As far as I know, test pressings don't come sealed. I could be wrong, I dunno. But I'm definitely on the fence for this release. Is this a remaster of an original pressing that was supposed to happen? Who knows.


January 24, 2016
I agree. Different deadwax, sealed bag, and there are several of these popping up claiming to be /20


November 21, 2014

This is a bootleg. They keep filtering out. If it was cut from the original metal parts the matrix etching would match one of the official pressings. It doesn't match any


July 8, 2014

I don't understand why they would seal a Test Pressing. Surely the idea of a test pressing is to hear it?