Tool (2) ‎– Lateralus

Volcano (2) ‎– 61422-31160-1 LP, Volcano (2) ‎– 61422-3116-1 LP, Tool Dissectional ‎– 61422-31160-1 LP, Tool Dissectional ‎– 61422-3116-1 LP
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue, 180g

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Comes in a gatefold sleeve. This is the first official vinyl release.

This release is identical to Tool (2) - Lateralus in packaging. The discs differ in the following manner:
The runout information is different. This edition does not have an etched "CB" signature.
The centre areas (where centre labels would normally be) have a "handmade" look to the markings where on the other edition they contain numerous concentric circles.

250-300 copies were hand-signed by all four band members and sold through the band's website.

On the rear of the gatefold:
℗ & © 2000 Volcano Entertainment II, L.L.C.
Manufactured in the United States by Zomba Recording Corporation
Printed in the United States.

On the discs:
℗ & © 2001 Tool Dissectional, L.L.C. / Volcano Entertainment II, L.L.C.

On the inner sleeves:
℗ & © 2003 Tool Dissectional, L.L.C. / Volcano Entertainment II, L.L.C.
Manufactured in the United States by Zomba Recording Corporation.

Catalog numbers:
61422-3116-1 LP is on the rear of the gatefold.
61422-31160-1 LP is on the inner sleeves.

Track D3: Art Bell excerpt courtesy of Premier Radio Networks, Coast to Cast A.M. with Art Bel

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on the back): 6 14223 11601 3
  • Other (Sticker on the front): 31160-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 61422311601-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 61422311601 B RE·1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 61422311601-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 61422311601-D RE·1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 60) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
61422-31160-2 CD Tool (2) Lateralus(HDCD, Album, M/Print) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional 61422-31160-2 CD US 2001 Sell This Version
82876 53645 2 Tool (2) Lateralus(HDCD, Album, RE, Pla) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional 82876 53645 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
61422-31160-2 CD Tool (2) Lateralus(HDCD, Album, RP) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional 61422-31160-2 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
ZJCI 14003 Tool (2) Lateralus(HDCD, Album, M/Print) Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional ZJCI 14003 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
9210134, Z-1020501 Tool (2) Lateralus(Cass, Album) Volcano (2), Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional, Tool Dissectional 9210134, Z-1020501 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version


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June 29, 2018
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.


April 25, 2018

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.


September 4, 2017
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.


September 3, 2017
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.


August 15, 2017
edited 11 months ago

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.


June 10, 2017
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.


June 4, 2017

Limited edition... how much? 50 000 copies? 100 000 ?


May 28, 2017

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.


May 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

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)


May 22, 2017
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.