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Tool - Opiate mp3

Tool - Opiate mp3 Performer: Tool
Title: Opiate
Style: Hard Rock
Category: Rock
Date of release: 17 Sep 1996
Country: US
Label: Zoo Entertainment
Catalog number: 72445-11027-1
Size MP3: 1597 mb
Size FLAC: 2707 mb
Rating: 4.3


3Part Of Me3:17
4The Gaping Lotus Experience2:16
6Jerk-Off (Live)4:22
7Cold And Ugly (Live)4:10


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
72445-11027-2Tool Opiate ‎(CD, EP)Zoo Entertainment72445-11027-2US1992
61422-31027-1Tool Opiate ‎(12", EP, RE)Volcano 61422-31027-1USUnknown
61422-31027-2RD5Tool Opiate - 21st Anniversary ‎(CD, EP, Ltd, RE, V.3)Tool Dissectional61422-31027-2RD5US2013
72445-11027-2Tool Opiate ‎(Cass, S/Sided, EP, Whi)Zoo Entertainment72445-11027-2US1992
61422-31027-2RD3Tool Opiate - 21st Anniversary ‎(CD, EP, Ltd, RE, V.1)Tool Dissectional61422-31027-2RD3US2013


  • A&R, Product ManagerKevin Coogan, Matthew Marshall
  • Art DirectionAdam Jones
  • Artwork [All 3-d Art]Adam Jones, Cam, Fred Stuhr
  • Design, GraphicsCam De Leon
  • Engineer [Assisted By @ CAN AM Studios]John Jackson
  • Engineer [Assisted By @ Sound City]Jeff Sheehan
  • Engineer, Mixed BySylvia Massy
  • ManagementLarrikin Management, Nikki Brown, Ted Gardner
  • Mastered ByEddy Schreyer
  • Photography ByCharles S. Allen
  • ProducerSteve Hansgen, Sylvia Massy, Tool
  • Technician [Drum Tech]Scott Goldstein
  • Written-ByTool


This is the 1st pressing with Zoo Category 72445-11027-1 printed on back cover, inner sleeve and labels.

PA "Explicit Lyrics" sticker (a bigger one) appears on the bottom right of the front cover and is placed on cover (under shrink).
Sealed in old style with vertical shrink overlap visible on back.
Inner sleeves are printed and contains the Category on front bottom center of sleeve (printed in white).
Labels are also printed but are different ones than on Tool - Opiate
Name of the band and record title appears on spine.

Side B is double cut.

Track B1 and B2 recorded New Year's Eve 91/92 Jellö Loft, Hollywood, CA.

The BMG and Zoo Entertainment logos are trademarks of BMG Music
℗ & © BMG Music.
Manufactured and Distributed by BMG Entertainment
Printed in U.S.A.

Back of sleeve:
℗ © 1992 BMG Music.
Manufactured and distributed by BMG Entertainment.
Printed in the U.S.A.


  • Barcode: 6 1422-31027-1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 72445-11027-1-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 72445-11027-1-B1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
  • Copyright (c) – BMG Music
  • Manufactured By – BMG Entertainment
  • Distributed By – BMG Entertainment
  • Recorded At – Sound City Studios
  • Mixed At – Can-Am Recorders
  • Mastered At – Future Disc
  • Published By – Toolshed Music
  • Published By – EMI Virgin Music


User reviews
I found a copy without the "explicit lyrics" sticker in front cover.Could it have been removed,or were some copies sold without sticker?
Is there 'The Gaping Lotus Experience' as a hidden/unlisted track on this version?
Yes, it is hidden in a reverse groove that plays from the inside (label) edge outwards.
Seem to sound as good as a old Tool album on vinyl ought to sound. The bass grooves all very prevalent and the vocals and symbols are very refined. I actually think it is more balanced then my Undertow reprint. Album wise I would prefer Aenema or Lateralus to be a better option for an introduction to tool. Undertow is a good album but does not have the same continuity and mystery the later albums hold up to in tradition. Reasons to own this album besides for the sake of owning Tools first EP and be a completionist would be the 3 songs on side A. Actually Cold and Ugly had me at Maynord yelling "Throw that bob marly wanabee looking mother***ker out of here". That song ending transitions into Maynord stating how he systematically got rid of termites and cockroach asshole occupants and tears into a very fast "jerk-Off". These 2 Live tracks are very well recorded, mastered and restored. The title track Opiate is just ok in my opinion.