Tool (2)Lateralus

Label: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 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue, 180g
Style:Prog Rock, Heavy Metal


A1The Grudge
A2Eon Blue Apocalypse
A3The Patient
C1Ticks & Leeches
Electronics [Machines]Statik (4)
D3Faaip De Oiad

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Issued in a gatefold sleeve with hype sticker on shrink wrap.

This is the first official vinyl release of unknown quantity. There is a secondary version following: Tool (2) - Lateralus
Both are nearly identical in packaging, except the first issue has a duller holographic sheen. 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

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Lateralus (CD, HDCD, Album, Misprint)Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional61422-31160-2 CDUS2001
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Lateralus (CD, HDCD, Album, Misprint)Volcano (2), Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional9210132 CD, 9210132, (7) 9210132 CDEurope2001
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Lateralus (CD, HDCD, Album, Misprint)Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional61422-33017-2 CDCanada2001
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Lateralus (CD, Album, HDCD, Repress)Volcano (2), Tool Dissectional61422-31017-2 CDCanada2001



  • revelry1973's avatar
    Edited 11 days ago
    Wow lots of complaints on here. I must have got a good copy. Mine is pretty quiet and does sound great!

    Maybe the later ones sounded like crap. This one is pretty quiet. Not too bad. Great mastering. Even in quiet parts it sounds great. Lots of space between instruments and everything sounds huge! Seek out a good one. Maybe some day we will get a remaster but these discs are Uber cool and sounds great to these ears and I have a ton of really crappy modern disks. I think Chris Bellman mastered this and it is killer. All though it says Gateway Mastering which is Bob Ludwig’s place, so maybe it was Bob. I also like disposition at the end of side B and sounds killer!!!!! Ticks and leaches oh my!
    • WookSlayer's avatar
      I bought this early on and it sounds pretty damn good for any pressing, much less a picture disc. Maybe subsequent pressings have been sub par but I have one from the first rip and it plays well.
      • ironchefchris's avatar
        An amazing album slapped onto a trash pressing. All for show, absolutely no go. Skip it unless ya wanna frame it for some Tool art around your listening room. I need this thing re-worked and properly pressed for vinyl. Listen to it on spotify through phone speakers for a better experience. Only being sort of sarcastic.
        • AphexRyan's avatar
          Edited 3 months ago
          Picture discs are terrible. How is there not a clean copy of this album. Its really disappointing
          • AntiWanklerot's avatar
            Edited 5 months ago
            Wow, quality is awful. Cracks and pops are louder than the music at times. Picture disc is cool, but not worth the quality, or lack of, in the sound.

            • CarsonClark's avatar
              Do not waste your money on this. The picture discs both look really cool but the vinyl is very scratchy. It is a gimmick. Save your money and put it towards a copy of Fear Inoculum which is audiophile level production. I wish the same level of mastering and vinyl quality was used for Lateralus. Again, this is a waste of money. Eye candy, not ear candy.
              • reecewg's avatar
                I am going to also chime in and say the picture art really gets in the way of the sound quality of this amazing album. Also I find it weird that Disposition is the 8th track. I really wish Tool would re-release this album on black vinyl and the correct track listing order.
                • ArbuesKike's avatar
                  I bought one from Amazon some time ago. I returned it after listening to a couple of songs. Awful sound quality
                  • Jawn_Weest's avatar
                    I bought mine in 2005. It sounds great. 10 words 10 words
                    • Jawn_Weest's avatar
                      I bought mine in 2005. It sounds great. 10 words 10 words


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