Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Downward Spiral

Interscope Records ‎– B0025683-01, Nothing Records ‎– B0025683-01, Interscope Records ‎– B0025683-01ST02, Nothing Records ‎– B0025683-01ST02
NIN – halo eight
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Definitive Edition


A1 Mr. Self Destruct
A2 Piggy
A3 Heresy
A4 March Of The Pigs
B1 Closer
B2 Ruiner
B3 The Becoming
C1 I Do Not Want This
C2 Big Man With A Gun
C3 A Warm Place
C4 Eraser
D1 Reptile
D2 The Downward Spiral
D3 Hurt

Companies, etc.



Gatefold sleeve.

Definitive Edition 2017.

Sticker on plastic wrap:

The definitive vinyl edition of The Downward Spiral, meticulously prepared by Trent Reznor and NIN Art Director John Crawford. Remastered 2017 audio on 180-Gram Vinyl, remastered artwork and more.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker Text): 0602557142785
  • Matrix / Runout (A): B0025683-01-LP01-A R1 HALO-8-A GOLDEN JG -42091- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (B): B0025683-01-LP01-B R1 HALO-8-B GOLDEN JG -42091- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (C): B0025683-01-LP02-C R1 HALO-8-C GOLDEN JG -42092- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (D): B0025683-01-LP02-D R1 HALO-8-D GOLDEN JG -42092- P. USA


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December 19, 2017
I just picked this up for €25 in a bricks-and-mortar record shop, happy early Christmas to me!


December 10, 2017
One of the greatest albums ever made. This pressing is of the highest quality and is absolutely essential. The sound quality is incredible, the LPs and inserts are like a trip down memory lane. I might buy another copy just because I love it so much. It is incredible.


December 6, 2017
The sound is just perfect with this pressing. A must have.


November 20, 2017
Can't say enough good things about this and the other reissues, no problems with mine whatsoever, I don't have any other pressings to compare it to, but to my ears this is perfect, worth every penny


November 17, 2017
Mine copy is made in EU. And not include white inner sleeve. only color sleeve.
Does anyone have the same ?


November 13, 2017
Is "Reptile" intro cut and added at the end of "Eraser" like in Back To Black edition?


August 29, 2017
edited 4 months ago
I ordered 3 of the def editions (DS, Broken, Fragile) and, like a lot of others I waited since December of last year to have the order fulfilled. Worth the wait? Depends on your level of patience. I'm a pretty patient fellow, so a definitive "yes!" from me.
My records, packaging, everything came immaculate - no surface noise (well DS is the only one I've listened to all the way through), none of the glue problems, nothing missing, bent, torn, or broken (except the album of that name). I'm not discounting that people have had the problems they say - companies use crap mailers, glue can be shoddy, postal employees handle stuff without care. However, I'm not so sure this is indicative of the release but just outliers (although it would suck to be that outlier). Because we all know there are pressings which are infamously crap all around. Unless I was totally lucky, I don't think these are in that category.
My records sound awesome and dead quiet. For that one turd who copy and pasted the same summary in each of the release pages about lousy packaging: I don't know what trailer park meth you've been smoking but your mind is beyond faded. The details are great, all the card stock, materials, and printing are of the highest quality. I almost feel like you're sitting on old copies of these albums and want to junk the new ones to keep the others values high - I don't know, but you're way off base.
I don't give one fractal of a f--- if these are the "definitive" (hipster turd voice activated) versions or not. They're awesome, def or otherwise.
Quick tip if you're having glue troubles: don't settle for tape. Take a glue stick and a toothpick. Use the toothpick to accurately and conservatively apply glue from the stick wherever the glue is coming undone. Always works for me.
Bottom line: if you like these albums and don't have a copy: cop 'em.


August 26, 2017
Having compared this to the Back to Black cut by Kevin Gray, I find the Back to Black to be superior over this new 'definitive' edition.


August 26, 2017

Definitive version sounds amazing. Sounds like a perfect pressing of the flac version. Can tell Reznor took the time to make these versions great. Packaging was alright; same as other versions except it came with a little booklet describing the making of the album and the state of music at the time. I thought the book was well done; didn't care for the spare printed sleeves, felt kinda cheap and useless. All in all it is what it set out to be; the "definitive" version of their best album.


August 23, 2017
anyone else getting an error message when they try to download the files?