Nine Inch Nails ‎– Not The Actual Events

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Tracklist

Branches/Bones 1:46
Dear World, 4:06
She's Gone Away 5:59
The Idea Of You 3:27
Burning Bright (Field On Fire) 5:49

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) The Null Corporation none UK, Europe & US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(5xFile, AAC, EP, 256) The Null Corporation none USA & Canada 2016
none Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(5xFile, FLAC, EP, 24b) The Null Corporation none US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(5xFile, MP3, VBR) The Null Corporation none US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(5xFile, WAV, EP, 230) The Null Corporation none US 2016
B0026566-01 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(12", EP, Blu) The Null Corporation B0026566-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557530919 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(12", EP, Red) The Null Corporation 00602557530919 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B0026566-01, B0026566-01ST02 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(12", EP, Red) The Null Corporation, The Null Corporation B0026566-01, B0026566-01ST02 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557534320 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(CD, EP) The Null Corporation 00602557534320 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B002656502, B002656502ST1 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(CD, EP) The Null Corporation, The Null Corporation B002656502, B002656502ST1 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
B0026565-02 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(CD, EP) The Null Corporation B0026565-02 US 2017 Sell This Version

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MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

November 18, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Red, B0026566-01, B0026566-01ST02

Oh ya this sounds good. There are some complex and intertwining sounds on this thing yet it comes across crystal clear. The vocals are recorded kinda low and are a tad bit compressed, I think in part due to the many effects used. I actually think Reznor uses compression as a production tool so don't be surprised in the varying clarity of parts of the songs. This is why you must play this record loud as the sticker suggests because everything becomes more transparent then and the little nuances can be heard, there's all these little sound effects here and there that really add to the awesomeness of these tracks. Great recording. Super happy with the dense, intricately layered beats. What a great musical experience, there's so much to be revealed in this music. The drums sound killer too. I don't know how he does it. 10/10.
GarionOrb

GarionOrb

September 21, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01

This is a superb pressing...as expected. Trent Reznor says that this vinyl is the way this album should be heard, and he wasn't kidding! Truly amazing. My copy had the black powder on it (only a thin, thin layer), but if you house the sleeve in the plastic cover it comes with you shouldn't have an issue with it. The entire EP is on the A-side, while the B-side contains backwards versions of "Hurt", "The Downward Spiral", and "Reptile". They are based off the 2017 Definitive Edition of The Downward Spiral vinyl, so even though they're backwards they still sound incredible!
BRXAN

BRXAN

September 12, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 5xFile, MP3, EP, 320, none
I am totally floored by this release, and yes I found it really bizarre with the last three tracks from TDS in reverse on the B-side.
Skott

Skott

September 8, 2017
edited 3 months ago
referencing Not The Actual Events, 5xFile, MP3, EP, 320, none
Wow. Been waiting a long time for another NIN album that I instantly love from first song onward... waited to listen to this album until I got the vinyl version of the album (which I feel is a great pressing regardless of a previous review) and I love it from the first song onward... haven't felt that since The Fragile. Totally impressed and I've been a fan since '92. Glad to see Trent is killing it again. Not saying albums after The Fragile weren't good, just lacking imho. But they had awesome elements and told great stories when listened in entirety w/o skipping through tracks. And am very glad to these getting vinyl releases and the represses he is putting out! Trent has been my favorite producer for about 25 years so I'm a lifelong fan and may have a biased opinion. But, I say if you are a fan of NIN you should buy the vinyl and listen to it from start to finish. LOUD! It's imperative to listen LOUD!
minusthesnake

minusthesnake

September 2, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01
Nice pressing but WAY too quiet. I know the EP says "Made to Be Played Loud" on the sticker, but you actually have to turn your system all the way up just to hear it at a nice volume.

The reverse tracks on the b-side are a nice and very weird touch.
salvobeta

salvobeta

August 30, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01
Haha yeah, that was fun. Side B is the last 3 tracks of TDS played in reverse. I'm pretty certain it comes from the 2017 remaster too.
loganryansmith

loganryansmith

August 26, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01

No bells and whistles with this release but the sound is phenomenal. Great pressing.
Seirius

Seirius

August 26, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01
Would it be worth creating a separate release for the pressings that come with the red on blue/ blue on red lyric sleeves?
jeremy.newbound

jeremy.newbound

August 24, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01
Pretty sure this is a misprint and should not contain 3 songs from TDS played in reverse...
tomnewton1983

tomnewton1983

August 24, 2017
referencing Not The Actual Events, 12", EP, Blu, B0026566-01
Mine didn't arrive in a plastic sleeve and YES the powder on the outer card sleeve does smudge and was all over my fingers. Mine has a big blood stain on the reverse too.