De este disco, como de todos los de TOOL podemos hablar horas, pero esta vez pondre una fuente, Wikipedia para que vean mas o menos como esta el rollo del Arte del disco, que viene con un par de lentes para poder ver las imagenes estereoscopicas que vienen en el.
Imagenes en estereo. no me creen, comprenlo! vale la pena solo por las fotos, pero con cada cancion, pagarias 3 o 4 veces mas lo que vale en realidad el Cd.
The CD packaging for 10,000 Days consists of a thick cardboard-bound booklet partly covered by a flap holding a pair of stereoscopic eyeglasses, which can be used to view a series of images inside (including, for the first time since Undertow, an individual portrait of each band member). Viewed with the glasses, the artwork produces an illusion of depth and three-dimensionality. Alex Grey, who created a majority of the album art for Lateralus and its accompanying video "Parabola", reprised his role for 10,000 Days. The CD face itself is decorated with stylized eyes, arranged in a seemingly logarithmic spiral towards the center (adapted from a previous Alex Grey painting, Collective Vision). As with Tool's other albums, the lyrics are not printed within the artwork; vocalist Maynard James Keenan has instead released lyrics for previous Tool albums online following their respective releases; however, it is unknown if this trend will continue. As of August 2008, the official lyrics of only seven of the songs have been released: "Jambi", "Rosetta Stoned", "The Pot", "Wings For Marie (Part 1)", "10,000 Days (Wings Part 2)", "Vicarious" and "Right In Two".
On May 5, 2006, the band's official webmaster hinted that "the four individual photos [of the band members] can be used as the pieces of a kind of puzzle", but the puzzle and its meaning "will just be another nut to crack."
On February 11, 2007, Adam Jones, art director and guitarist for the band, received the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for his work on the 10,000 Days packaging.
Sobre las posibles explicaciones a las canciones de este disco:
- Jambi is an Indonesian province in Sumatra, which was once part of the powerful Melayu Kingdom. Legends state that it was ruled by a rich sultan who lived an opulent lifestyle; this legend may be the one referred to in the song's lyrics.
- Marie is the middle name of Keenan's deceased mother, Judith Marie Garrison. As Keenan explains in his commentary on A Perfect Circle's aMOTION DVD, she suffered a stroke that left her partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound. The length of time between the paralysis and her death was 27 years, or approximately 10,000 days. Prior to her death, during their 2002 tour, the band debuted an instrumental portion of "Wings for Marie"; the finished song contains lyrics referring to a funeral service and the song ends with the sound of a casket closing. Both songs, "Wings for Marie" and "10,000 Days", were written for his mother.
- In a Guitar World interview, Jones confirmed that the title of "The Pot" was a reference to an idiomatic term for hypocrisy (i.e., the "pot calling the kettle black").
- The Lipan are an Apachean people, also known as the "tall grass people".
- On April 7, 2006, the official Tool website specifically mentioned Albert Hofmann, the "father" of LSD, and stated that he first synthesized the drug on that date in 1938. Past communiques from the same source used the words "blame Hofmann" as a catch phrase, and report that "Lost Keys" was the working title for "Wings for Marie/10,000 Days".
- 'Rosetta Stoned' is a play on the Rosetta Stone, an ancient Egyptian tablet that formed the basis of modern hieroglyphic translation. The theme of the song is centered around the main character who, while under the influence of the psychedelic drugs DMT and MDMA, is abducted by extra-dimensional aliens. The aliens give the man a message for all of mankind but he is unable to remember or understand his experience. Contact with alien entities as well as an inability to understand the experience is common with heavy DMT usage.
- 'Intension' is commonly defined as 'intensification'; however, it may also mean "a strenuous exertion of the mind or will". In logic, it means "the sum of all possible attributes in a term". In the study of evolution, it can refer to the process of interbreeding. In language, words lose all meaning unless 'intension' of some sort is applied.
- 'Viginti tres' means 'twenty-three' in Latin.