Tool (2) ‎– Ænima

Zoo Entertainment ‎– 72445 11087 1, BMG ‎– 72445 11087 1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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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
Keyboards – David Bottrill
B3 Hooker With A Penis 4:34
B4 Intermission
Organ – Eban Schletter
B5 Jimmy 5:24
C1 Die Eier Von Satan
Vocals – Marko Fox
C2 Pushit 9:56
C3 Cesaro Summability 1:26
C4 Ænima 6:40
D1 (-) Ions 4:00
D2 Third Eye
Synthesizer – Chris Pittman*

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Release has printed labels, although very faint.
Side A ends in a locked groove.
Recorded at Ocean Way, Hollywood, California & The Hook, North Hollywood, California.
Mixed at Larrabee, North Hollywood, California.
Mastered at Gateway Studios, Portland, Maine.

This jacket has smaller "TOOL AENIMA" and "Zoo" logos.
Its barcode is larger and has a VERY faint catalog number on the bottom of the spine (it may be hard to see.)
Back bottom reads:
"The BMG and Zoo Entertainment logos are trademarks of BMG Music • ℗ © 1996 BMG Music • All Rights Reserved • Manufactured and Distributed by BMG Entertainment, New York, NY • Printed in U.S.A. • 72445-11087-1"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 1422-31087-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout: 72445-11087-1-A1 RE1
  • Matrix / Runout: 72445-11087-1-B1 RE1
  • Matrix / Runout: 72445-11087-1-C1 RE1
  • Matrix / Runout: 72445-11087-1-D1 RE1

Other Versions (5 of 98) View All

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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April 17, 2019

Well, screw it!!! I'm going back on my word in getting this pressing, not only is it (for some reason) cheaper than the other two, but it is the most common one I have seen across the internet. So the only thing that kills me is the cool patterns on the vinyl and the catalg number are hard to see, but really I would care less as long as the sound is good. I rather have this than getting a bootleg or that dumb unofficial press, ughhhh, If your a person that is on there deathbed and selling it cheap, like let me know, K. /: (JOKING)


April 13, 2018
My problem is that this is the right record. Great sound and the pictures I see here with that very thin writing and almost not really see the stuff painted on the labels.. The innersleeves are also same. And I think the ending of sida was strange but can't say if it bgins again at side b. So verythig is good but the problem I have is it is a cut-out record. Ca.1,5 cm thin cut out at the cover.. (Of course the only one of 2 Cut-outs I have must be this album!!) . Anyway if I find it again in my chaos can anybody tell me if this cut-out on the cover is making this perfect album (vinyls are very good) much cheaper? Or let's say if the vinyls are perefct it's just that ugly little cut that kills the cover which is black anyway..How much do I have to pay for such an edition. The cover should be good but otherwise it fits to the ultra thin letters and faint other writing on that album. The other one which is very xpensive looks awesome. I hadn't seen before that the writing and drawing on the labels are clear to read. Looks clean and new but it's a Tool record and I don't know ifthat's a Tool-joke to press it so mysterious to read but otherwise their other album covers are very stylish, so .. Anyway I don't want to buy that for such a price and can't.. I'm glad with the cut out. Btter than nothing at all..


January 24, 2018
When I got this record home and inspected, everything matched except the cat # on the spine. I spent 3-5min looking for it, and was convinced my copy didn't have it. Thank you fils303 for posting pic. I pulled the record out and inspected with a jewelers magnifying glass and a bright flashlight, success! It is VERY difficult to see. Quality pressing, great sound! Plays into locked grove at end of side A, which has been posted, but also plays that sound on lead in to side B.


January 23, 2018
have to go to edit photos and view photo to even see the #s from the pic i put up


January 23, 2018
the spine catalog # is extremely faint. had to hit it with my phone "flash light" to get it to show up. ill fire a pic up. $4.00 find back in the day for me, my sleeve has seen better days but still my best crate treasure.


October 15, 2017
So I just need to know from someone who has an original, does it even sound good? Better than the CD? I'll probably never own this, so I'm wondering if I'm actually missing anything.


July 13, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
i certainly have a copy of this bootleg - - and i have another unopen copy that looks the same. only thing is, from what i can tell the main differences between the bootleg and the original are the stickers on the discs. the open one has black stickers with numbers, but i can't speak for the sealed one. is there any other way to tell the difference? i see no pictures of the spine on this one, for instance (both of mine look the same, so if they're supposed to be different that could be a tell). i've heard there might be a faint number on the spine, but someone in comments mentioned buying an original at a retail store in '96 but there is no spine number on his. any tips identifying this sealed vinyl?


October 18, 2016
Reissue this on vinyl for christ sake....jesus do they do this on purpose?


March 10, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

That extra inner sleeve I had is now gone to a new home. :)


April 6, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Added info/photos to release. Couldn't delete comment.