A couple days ago Tool shared that they would be releasing an ultra-deluxe LP pressing of Fear Inoculum. There will be a limited number of these available and they will be autographed by the band. Per Tool’s Instagram post, which you can find below, they have shared:
“There’s some late breaking news from the band. Having just received their personal allotment of the forthcoming (TBA) FEAR INOCULUM ULTRA DELUXE LP, they were inspired to offer for sale this very limited number of advance pressings to TOOLARMY VIP PACKAGE holders (taking advantage of their early merch access) beginning with tonight’s show in Philadelphia and extending to the remaining shows in Elmont, Newark, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and so forth, or until there are no more available (prior to the worldwide release that’s projected for sometime in April). Furthermore, these early vinyl arrivals (only a tour item for the time being) have been AUTOGRAPHED, adding a personal touch to the cover imagery. The package contains 5 discs of industry best 180g vinyl, with audio tracks on one side and etched art on the reverse of each side of the disc. Though the quantities are very limited, should there be any remaining copies, they will be made available to concert goers at the general merch booth.”
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The initial catch to this ultra-deluxe edition was its price tag of $810. However, it looks like Tool have dropped the price of this limited LP pressing. What will it cost you to pick this up now? $750.
That’s still pretty demanding, and it looks like the set may maintain a high price tag wherever you search for it. There are other copies of this set appearing on eBay, with prices ranging from $510 to $2400.
In other Tool related news, the band also announced a special edition re-imaging of their EP Opiate, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary soon.
Words by: Michael Pementel