Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Downward Spiral

Interscope Records ‎– B0011697-01
Back To Black – , NIN – halo eight
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mr. Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
A2 Piggy 4:24
A3 Heresy 3:54
A4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
B1 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
B2 Ruiner 4:58
B3 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
C1 I Do Not Want This
Drums – Stephen PerkinsEffects [Drum Treatments] – Flood, Trent Reznor
C2 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer, Mixed By – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanGuitar [Additional] – Danny LohnerProgrammed By [Steakhouse] – Tommy Lee
C3 A Warm Place 3:23
C4 Eraser 4:53
D1 Reptile 6:51
D2 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
D3 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor

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Comes in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner sleeves, housed in a plastic wallet with sticker attached:
"Back To Black
60th Vinyl Anniversary
Premium Audiophile Pressing On Heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl In All Original Packaging!

℗© 1994 Interscope Records

All tracks ©1994 Leaving Hope Music, Inc./TGH Records, llc., ASCAP.
All rights reserved, used by permission.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31452 21261 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731452212610
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 1, 2): B0011697-01-LP 01A-1 KPG@ATM NIN ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): B0011697-01 LP01-B-1 WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): B0011697-01 LP01-B-1 K1G@ATM ⓤ ⭐︎
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Variant 1): B0011697-01 LP-02-C-¹ KPG@ATM ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Variant 2): B0011697-01 LP-02-C-¹ 1 KM@ATM ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Variant 1): B0011697-01 LP-02-D-1 KPG@ATM ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Variant 2): B0011697-01 LP-02-D-1 KM@ATM ⓤ
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 112) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
intd-92346 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records intd-92346 US 1994 Sell This Version
A4 92346 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(Cass, Album, Sli) Interscope Records A4 92346 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
UICY-91668 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records UICY-91668 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
ILPSD 8012/522 126- 1 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) TVT/Interscope ILPSD 8012/522 126- 1 UK 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal UICY-6160 Japan 2007 Sell This Version


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June 7, 2017

My copy doesn't have the "Back In Black" sticker, bought and sourced from Europe and has no problems whatsoever. The copy was bought in 2016. Side B reveals the records to be the "variant 1". Can anyone confirm which variant was the faulty one?


June 1, 2017

Very Good pressing in my opinion. I dont have any of those problems mentioned below.


November 17, 2016
Does anyone knows if there's a difference in sound quality between the US and Europe versions of the B0011697-01 release? The only difference I have been able to find is the Back to Black sticker.


September 21, 2016
If I'm not mistaken, Trent Reznor reacted on Twitter or somewhere when this version was released saying that he was not behind this reissue. It sounded like if he didn't want us to buy it. Someone remembers this?


August 8, 2016
Not sure if this pressing just sounds rough, or if the album just sounds that way normally. Haven't spent enough time listening to a digital version to compare. Also looking into wether or not Closer ended up being pressed or mixed at a slightly different speed than the original. Something about it sounded off.


December 19, 2015
Bought this same version twice. With first purchase thought it was just a scratch on an otherwise dynamic and beautiful vinyl recording. Both versions purchased on Discogs from two unrelated stores in separate parts of the country. The song 'Hurt' skips and often stops.
Bought & received today, 2nd copy... Identical problem! I'll keep it after this, great song but I have it on digital. Sad, but makes this version unusual.... Surely I'm not the only?


September 10, 2015
Side 2 has WG/NRP in the deadwax for some reason?


August 23, 2015

I don't know if I got a bad print, but I have this back to black version, and it sounds amazing except for side B. Side B is bad. It pops loss a lot. I've read so many good things about this version, so maybe I will pick another up and compare, but my side B is really bad.

Anyone else experience these issues?


April 23, 2015
Is this really rare now? Lowest price is $95...


October 4, 2014
Just picked this up.. and had read very conflicting things about the Back to Black pressings.. glad to see that the people below are enjoying this one.. anxious to get it spinning!