Salival

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Salival
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Box set by
ReleasedDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)
Recorded1992–1998
Venue Salt Lake City, Utah, Portland, Oregon, San Diego, California, Denver, Colorado
Studio
  • The Loft, Hollywood, California
  • Ocean Way, Hollywood, California
Genre
Length73:57
Label
Producer David Bottrill
Tool chronology
Ænima
(1996)
Salival
(2000)
Lateralus
(2001)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 61/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg (CD/VHS) [2]
AllmusicStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg (CD/DVD) [3]
Dotmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Wall of Sound (70/100) [6]

Salival is a live, outtake, and video album, released as a limited edition box set in CD/VHS and CD/DVD formats in 2000 by American rock band Tool. It includes a 56-page book of photos and stills from their music videos.

Contents

Background

The live track "You Lied" is a cover of a song by bass player Justin Chancellor's previous band Peach. The cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" was originally planned to be used for the soundtrack to Private Parts , but Tool subsequently decided against allowing it to be used, leading to criticism from Howard Stern, who had previously endorsed the band. [7]

Salival is the second and final official Tool release (as of 2020) to feature a substantial amount of live material (Tool's other official live release, consisting of songs primarily from Lollapalooza '93, is available on the out-of-print Sober – Tales from the Darkside ). The tracks were recorded from several different shows prior to Salival's release in 2000; however, because the booklet merely lists locations without date information, the exact sources are unconfirmed. Likely candidates for most of the recordings are the 1998 summer tour, [8] [9] [10] though the San Diego recording could be "Third Eye," "Pushit" or "Merkaba" from spring 1997. [11]

Live versions of the Ænima tracks "Pushit" and "Third Eye" appear on this album plus a live version of the Opiate song "Part of Me". The live instrumental song "Merkaba" was originally an intro for "Sober" when played live, however no tracks from Undertow properly appear here in live form. The name "Merkaba" or Merkabah translating to "Mer-Light", "Ka-Spirit", "Ba-Body" is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. A reference to the Merkabah school of Jewish mysticism as it relates to new age meditation. [12] [13] "Message to Harry Manback II", "No Quarter", and "LAMC" were recorded during the sessions for Ænima though they were slightly re-recorded before being released on Salival. [14]

Rumors and leaks

As with other releases, there were rumors during the Salival period. Most notably, the band was said to be breaking up. [15] [16] Maynard James Keenan said, "we mentioned some song titles and some dickhead went out and reserved all of the .com and .org names." [17]

Artwork and packaging

The album is packaged in a black box sized 8.25x6.75x2" featuring the "Salival man" with outstretched arms. It is contained within a translucent slipcase that features the band's logo on the front. The front of the book included with the package has a small glossy square on its front. Upon initial release, the package came with two stickers on the cover; one announcing that the "new studio album" was due to arrive in stores on April 17, 2001, Maynard's 37th birthday, though it was ultimately pushed back to May 15. The other sticker, a Parental Advisory, would be the fourth and last one to appear on a Tool release.

The audio CD portion of the album is contained within a disc tray at the back of the 56-page book, which has similar dimensions to and is only slightly larger than a standard CD jewel case.

Album typos

The first pressings of Salival contain typographical errors, as well as the VHS edition having red tape. Later editions do not have these typos. The following typos are found in the CD booklet.

A typographical error made it into VHS Version 61422-31158-2R; Stinkfist was spelled 'Stinkfest' on the label sticker.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor, unless otherwise noted.

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Third Eye" (live) 14:05
2."Part of Me" (live)
3:32
3."Pushit" (live)
  • Keenan
  • Jones
  • Carey
  • D'Amour
13:56
4."Message to Harry Manback II" 1:14
5."You Lied" (Peach cover; live)Simon Oakes9:17
6."Merkaba" (live) 9:48
7."No Quarter" (Led Zeppelin cover)11:27
8."Los Angeles Municipal Court" (ends at 6:44, a hidden song entitled "Maynard's Dick" starts at 7:09, after 25 seconds of silence) 10:53
Total length:73:57
DVD/VHS
No.TitleLength
1."Ænema"6:39
2."Stinkfist"5:09
3."Prison Sex"4:56
4."Sober"5:05
5."Hush" (DVD version only; not included on the VHS version)2:48
Total length:24:37

Personnel

Tool

Additional musicians

Charts

Chart (2000–2001)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [18] 29
US Billboard 200 [19] 38

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