Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Fragile

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The Fragile - Album anecdotes:

- The CD version consists of 23 tracks as listed in the master release branch.
- The LP version includes two additional tracks: "10 Miles High" and "The New Flesh". The last song, "Ripe" misses the second section called "(With Decay)" present on CD, mainly due to media limitation reasons. Additionally, there are different intros and outros between the songs on LP. Some songs have longer intro, such as "La Mer", clocking at 5 minutes, against a shorter version on CD.
- The Cassette version places a secondary section called "(+Appendage)" after the song "Please". This was exclusive to this format, until the release of "The Fragile Deviations 1", in 2016.
- The Fragile Deviations 1 is related to this release as being a full instrumental take on leftover studio material and alternate versions, expanded to 37 tracks in totality.

Tracklist

Left
Somewhat Damaged 4:31
The Day The World Went Away 4:33
The Frail 1:54
The Wretched 5:25
We're In This Together 7:16
The Fragile 4:35
Just Like You Imagined 3:49
Even Deeper 5:47
Pilgrimage 3:31
No, You Don't 3:35
La Mer 4:37
The Great Below 5:17
Right
The Way Out Is Through 4:19
Into The Void 4:51
Where Is Everybody? 5:42
The Mark Has Been Made 5:17
Please 3:32
Starfuckers, Inc. 5:02
Complication 2:32
I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally 4:15
The Big Come Down 4:14
Underneath It All 2:48
Ripe (With Decay) 6:34

Versions (63)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails Halo Fourteen(Cass, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 (27/2) Nine Inch Nails The Fragile (2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 (27/2) Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎– Right(CD, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label (Nine Inch Nails) none US 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, CIN) Nothing Records 0694904732 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, CMC) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Club, Tri) Nothing Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Cre) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2, CIDD 8091 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Nothing Records, Island Records 490 473-2, CIDD 8091 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Nothing Records 490 473-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
MVCT-30001/2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Nothing Records, Interscope Records MVCT-30001/2 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Nothing Records 490 473-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Universal Music, Interscope Records 490 473-2 South Korea 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, EDC) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, EMI) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, MP, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Mat) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
CIDD 8091, 490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, PMD) Island Records, Nothing Records CIDD 8091, 490 473-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, PMD) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
MVCT-30001/2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Promo, Dig) Nothing Records MVCT-30001/2 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RP, SME) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, SME) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
006949047320 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records 006949047320 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Uni) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4), Interscope Records (2) 0694904732 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Motor, Universal none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCDr, Promo, TP) Not On Label (Nine Inch Nails Self-released) none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
490 474-4, 490 475-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass) Nothing Records, Nothing Records 490 474-4, 490 475-4 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
490 474-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass) Nothing Records 490 474-4 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0694904734 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904734 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Вирджиния Рекърдс 490 473-4 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
06069 490473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Interscope Records 06069 490473-4 Philippines 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-4 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-4 (47) Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records 490 473-4 (47) Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
IND-90473 490 473-4 490 474/5 CS 8011, CS 8011 490 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Universal Music, Interscope Records, Nothing Records IND-90473 490 473-4 490 474/5 CS 8011, CS 8011 490 South Korea 1999 Sell This Version
0694904734 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904734 US 1999 Sell This Version
490473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Universal Music, Interscope Records 490473-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-4 Thailand 1999 Sell This Version
C231447 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album, Club) Nothing Records, Interscope Records C231447 US 1999 Sell This Version
ILPST 8091, 490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album) Island Records, Nothing Records ILPST 8091, 490 473-1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album) Nothing Records 490 473-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0694904731 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album) Nothing Records 0694904731 US 1999 Sell This Version
ILPST 8091, 490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo) Island Records, Nothing Records ILPST 8091, 490 473-1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4), Interscope Records (2) 490 473-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Unofficial, Red) Nothing Records (4), Interscope Records (2) 490 473-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-2, IND-90473 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(CD, Album, Promo) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2, IND-90473 South Korea 1999 Sell This Version
UICY-91221/2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE, SHM) Universal Music, Nothing Records, Interscope Records UICY-91221/2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-6161/2, UICY 6161/2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RE, Dig) Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records UICY-6161/2, UICY 6161/2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-91221/2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RE, SHM) Universal Music, Nothing Records, Interscope Records UICY-91221/2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(25xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) The Null Corporation none US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(25xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) The Null Corporation none US 2016
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(25xFile, WAV, Album, RE, RM) The Null Corporation none US 2016
B0025682-01, 00602557142778 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Nothing Records, Interscope Records B0025682-01, 00602557142778 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B0025682-01 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def) Nothing Records, Interscope Records B0025682-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Universal 490 473-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RP, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Island Records 490 473-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RP, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Island Records 490 473-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4) 0694904732 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CIDD 8091/490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Interscope Records (2) CIDD 8091/490 473-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4) 0694904732 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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anthonysoltani

anthonysoltani

August 7, 2019
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01

The records are packaged so that two of them are crammed inside one larger pocket, I would prefer if it was like Before The Flood is, where each record gets its own pocket
kraaaamer

kraaaamer

August 7, 2019
edited 2 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0025682-01, 00602557142778

I can't write much that hasn't already been written about Trent's criminally underrated magnum opus, The Fragile.

Criminally overlooked and underrated upon its release, The Fragile is a masterclass of subtlty, ferocity, and nuance, all co-existing within the same universe and to thrilling effect.

Dense and sometimes overwhelming, this set contains some of Trent's most ambitious, challenging ideas, and songwriting, encapsulated within a slick, highly detailed, and dramatically textured soundscapes. The Fragile rewards multiple casual and repeated listenens with enough detail to frequently warrant new sonic discoveries.

Which leads me to the pressing...it's outstanding. No, it's better than outstanding. It's absolutely breathtaking. It's dead quiet. It's flat. It's rich. Separation is absolutely outstanding. An excellent reference LP.

This album/pressing earns highest recommendation.
kyler.booth

kyler.booth

July 6, 2019
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Unofficial, Red, 490 473-1
If anyone has a copy of this for sale PLEASE let me know and I will send direct PayPal payment
DJCVR

DJCVR

June 1, 2019
edited 4 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01
"Fragile" is the industry friendly NIN record. I cant stand "Starfuckers" and the only dope thing's about "Fragile" is that Dr.Dre got a mixing credit on "Deeper" and the verse featured on "The Day The World Went Away". Needed more lyrics on this one, too polished for my ears , this does not feel like the same NIN from the first two records and that probably has to do with the multiple lineup changes. "The Fragile" is further proof that not every legendary act can pull off the runtime of a double-album, especially when some of their songs instrumental distortions can be so unpleasant to the ears and drawn-out on even just a single.
artoology

artoology

March 31, 2019
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0025682-01, 00602557142778

Everyone should proceed vinyls on the same way like Dr. Reznor does! Breathtaking cover and inside art+bootleg, 180g black vinyls, bad ass sharp and clean recording, amazing mastering. When I am listening to this recordings I just want to replace my speakers immediately because they are just not enough for these "heights"... you just want to upgrade straight away:D to get all the details. Nice one
sanch818

sanch818

February 18, 2019
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01

Wow, this is such a great pressing. M vinyl is nice and quiet, and I didn't even give a clean yet! Songs are rich and sound is vivid. Layers exposed that I didn't notice on the cd pressing. I am also glad that he included 'The New Flesh', which wasn't on the CD pressing but was included on the original vinyl version. Definite must have.
radi0

radi0

December 4, 2018
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732
Oh Trent, where's the 5.1 surround mix you said had been completed back in 2014? Do we have to wait till 2019 for an epic 20th-anniversary reissue? We'll see.
rbakelaar

rbakelaar

November 29, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0025682-01, 00602557142778
Awww man, I just received my copy from Amazon.co.uk but there were 2 copies of disk #1 and no disk #2. Album was still sealed.
This one had the Nothing Records sticker on the outside, B0025682-01.

Edit:
Ok so I returned the wrong one and ordered it again, this time it had the Interscope Records sticker on the outside and disk 1,2 and 3 were all present.
SedrickWilhelm

SedrickWilhelm

November 28, 2018
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01
The fact that it doesn't have (With Decay) holds me back from wanting this more than it probably should... I know that applies to all the pressings for The Fragile on vinyl, but I was hoping this one would at least be different. There's no similar problem with the Definitive/any press of The Downward Spiral, is there?
oblique_strategy

oblique_strategy

October 18, 2018
edited 12 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 0694904731
Be careful with these original pressings of The Fragile: Crackling and pops may be persistent on these editions. This is almost fatal for such a dynamic record. My copy, while well produced, crackles and pops through all six sides of playback despite multiple spinwashes to clear blemishes. If buying an unsealed OG copy of the Fragile, make sure you ask your seller for a sound review beyond a visual grading.