Fifty-one months after Lateralus' original release in CD format, Tool is ready to release a double vinyl four-picture disc edition of Lateralus. Each side contains a different picture and is packaged in a plastic gatefold with a holographic foil. Sony. 2005.
The materials used to create picture discs and color vinyl are not the same as traditional vinyl. Picture discs will have an inherent surface noise in playback. Picture discs will generally not have the same sound quality as black vinyl. Also LPs require cleaning prior to each play due to the mid 20th century mechanical technology that LPs are.