Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Downward Spiral

Label:
Interscope Records ‎– B0011697-01
Series:
Back To Black – , NIN – halo eight
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mr. Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
4:30
A2 Piggy 4:24
A3 Heresy 3:54
A4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
B1 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
6:13
B2 Ruiner 4:58
B3 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
5:31
C1 I Do Not Want This
Drums – Stephen PerkinsEffects [Drum Treatments] – Flood, Trent Reznor
5:41
C2 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer, Mixed By – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanGuitar [Additional] – Danny LohnerProgrammed By [Steakhouse] – Tommy Lee
1:36
C3 A Warm Place 3:23
C4 Eraser 4:53
D1 Reptile 6:51
D2 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
3:56
D3 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor
6:14

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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!
B2BSTK ST01"

℗© 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

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jaimescreams

jaimescreams

August 24, 2017
I beg to differ on everyone's opinion about this pressing. Mine is quiet, sounds really good and with no problems whatsoever. Sometimes (might not apply all the time) people tend to blame the sound of an album when they do not realize its their rig that might be the problem. You do not need a $10,000 rig to tell, just a good pair of ears and a decent stereo and phono stage. Check your rig before judging about the sound quality of a reissue. This one sounds excellent.
deKassu

deKassu

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?
josepfernandezmarsal

josepfernandezmarsal

June 1, 2017

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

chachimac

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.
maxferl

maxferl

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?
MusicNerdB52

MusicNerdB52

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.
jaffe.signore

jaffe.signore

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?
jforrest1980

jforrest1980

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?
zacksparrow

zacksparrow

April 23, 2015
Is this really rare now? Lowest price is $95...
Ssjm1221

Ssjm1221

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!