Tool – Lateralus - 2001 Prog Metal - Sealed Pic Disc 2LP

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Tool  – Lateralus
Tool  – Lateralus - 2001 Prog Metal - Sealed Pic Disc 2LP

Label: Zomba – 0614223116013
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue
SEALED NEW COPY ( no wear to cover_)
"2x Full Color Picture Disc" sticker on front.
Holographic image surrounding covers
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Printed (Sticker)): 6 14223 11601 3
Barcode (Scanned): 614223116013
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 61422-311601-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 61422-311601-B
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): 61422-311601-C
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): 61422-311601-D
Country: Europe
Released: Feb 17, 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Progressive Metal, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, Experimental
A1 The Grudge 8:36
A2 Eon Blue Apocalypse 1:04
A3 The Patient 7:13
A4 Mantra 1:12
B1 Schism 6:47
B2 Parabol 3:04
B3 Parabola 6:03
B4 Disposition 4:46
C1 Ticks & Leeches 8:10
C2 Lateralus 9:24
D1 Reflection 11:07
D2 Triad 8:46
D3 Faaip De Oiad 2:39
Engineer – Vince De Franco
Artwork – Alex Grey
Bass – Justin Chancellor
Drums – Danny Carey
Guitar – Adam Jones
Producer – David Bottrill
Vocals – Maynard James Keenan
"Danny Carey said at the time. “We thought we’d give them two seconds of breathing room.” How generous. It remains one of the longest single albums released on Record
For both the uninitiated and real Tool-heads alike, Lateralus is a lot. Tool in general can be a lot, depending on your patience for supremely talented art-metal weirdos who love dick jokes and videos starring depressed stop-motion humanoids. By 2001, the band had spent a decade inventing and reinventing themselves, and yet we still weren’t any closer to figuring them out. At the very least, you could never fault Tool for being anything other than themselves. But what exactly were they? And what the hell was Lateralus? Well, that’s even harder to pin down.
It’s funny to think that at the time, Lateralus ended the longest drought between albums for the band. Considering the wait times fans have had to endure since its release, five years is a walk in the park, but a lot was happening during those five years. Since the release of 1996’s chart-topping Ænima, Tool had found themselves headlining Ozzfest and winning Grammys. They were involved in a lengthy legal battle with their own label, Volcano Entertainment (“fret for your lawsuit”). They dismissed their long-time manager, who then sued them for commission (“fret for your contract”). They were accused of being sellouts, becoming the bullshit three-ring circus sideshow of freaks they always detested. For a band as obsessed with their image as Tool, Ænima somehow dragged them further into places they didn’t necessarily want to be.
I can imagine how baffling this must’ve been for the band. It’s not as if Ænima — whose song titles included such gems as “Stinkfist” and “Hooker With A P++” — was some sort of play to the mainstream. Their songs had become longer, more meticulous, and more complicated. Fan favorites “Forty Six & 2” and “H.” weren’t exactly Green Day singles. They were labyrinths. On stage, the band slunk further back into darkness. Singer Maynard James Keenan developed a bizarro Peter Gabriel routine involving costumes, drag, and elaborate face paint. He would writhe and wriggle like an alien trying to bust out of its own skin. Meanwhile, the band leaned more into extended jams and technical prowess. Yeah, they were playing Ozzfest during that time-period, but they were worlds away from fellow main-stagers Limp Bizkit and Sevendust. Even Ozzy himself must’ve been babbling more incoherently than normal after sitting through “Third Eye” for 20 tour dates." ( stereogum) 
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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Black