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Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral [Deluxe Edition] [PA] [Remaster] [Slipcase]

Audio Samples

>Mr. Self Destruct
>Piggy
>Heresy
>March of the Pigs
>Closer
>Ruiner
>Becoming, The
>I Do Not Want This
>Big Man With a Gun
>Warm Place, A
>Eraser
>Reptile
>Downward Spiral, The
>Hurt
>Burn
>Closer (Precursor)
>Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
>Violent Fluid, A
>Dead Souls
>Hurt (Quiet)
>Closer to God
>All the Pigs, All Lined Up
>Memorabilia
>Downward Spiral, The (The Bottom)
>Ruiner - (demo)
>Liar - (demo)
>Heresy - (demo)

Track List

>Mr. Self Destruct
>Piggy
>Heresy
>March of the Pigs
>Closer
>Ruiner
>Becoming, The
>I Do Not Want This
>Big Man With a Gun
>Warm Place, A
>Eraser
>Reptile
>Downward Spiral, The
>Hurt
>Burn
>Closer (Precursor)
>Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
>Violent Fluid, A
>Dead Souls
>Hurt (Quiet)
>Closer to God
>All the Pigs, All Lined Up
>Memorabilia
>Downward Spiral, The (The Bottom)
>Ruiner - (demo)
>Liar - (demo)
>Heresy - (demo)

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, Trent Reznor's classic album receives the deluxe edition treatment. This double set is presented in surround sound SACD hybrid format. Bonus disc features 13 extra tracks - remixes, b-sides, demos and non-album tracks. Universal.

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.54) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (3/24/94, p.92) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Nine Inch Nails achieve a new kind of loud on THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL: accessible hard rock moves overlaid with a scrim of electronic racket...THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL is music the Blade Runner might throw down to: low-tech futurism that rocks...."

Spin (9/99, p.124) - Ranked #11 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Spin (12/94, p.76) - Rankded #4 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...transfixes you with the heaviest metal, the most trance-inducing rave, and the silliest synth-pop you're ever likely to hear in songs this hummable..."

Q (7/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".

Q (12/99, p.171) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Gothic Albums Of All Time - "...the migraine masterpiece that catapulted [Reznor] to #2 in the Billboard charts....it's a day at the dentist's: all screeching and pulsing, but sexy with it..."

Alternative Press (7/95, p.82) - Ranked #24 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...This recording, coming some five years after Reznor's full-length debut, [is] a stark expose of the darkest regions of the soul: those places where our personal demons reign, and God feels unwelcome..."

Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Musician (5/94, p.72) - "...beneath all that bad attitude and aural aggro lies music of extraordinary insight, intelligence, and, yes, beauty....An astonishing piece of work...."

Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "Displaying breathtaking invention and variety, it's a deeply textured work..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.54) - Ranked #98 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "More than a celebration of nihilism,...SPIRAL was an anguished cry for something to believe in."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Reznor's industrial-blues masterpiece still drips with vileness."

New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "Trent Reznor orchestrates the terrors of adolescence...with creepy-crawly sounds and a clandestine sense of melody."

Album Notes

Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor (vocals, various instruments).

Additional personnel: Danny Lohner, Adrian Belew (guitar); Flood (synthesizer, programming); Andy Kubiszewski, Chris Vrenna, Stephen Perkins (drums).

Engineers: Sean Beavan, Chris Vrenna, Alan Moulder.

Recorded at Le Pig, Beverly Hills, California; The Record Plant A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California.

THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.

"Hurt" was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

This deluxe edition of THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL includes a 13-track bonus disc featuring B-sides, demos, and rarities.

Personnel: Trent Reznor (vocals, guitar, electronics); Andy Kubiszewski (drums).



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