Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Fragile

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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

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0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 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, Universal 490 473-2 Argentina 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
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Australia 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
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Club, Tri) Nothing Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
CIDD 8091, 490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Dig) Island Records, Nothing Records CIDD 8091, 490 473-2 UK 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
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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) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, MP, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RP) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
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0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
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0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Tri) 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, Promo, TP) Not On Label (Nine Inch Nails Self-released) none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
490 474-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass) Nothing Records 490 474-4 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
490 474-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass) Nothing Records 490 474-4 Poland 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
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
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, Interscope Records 490 473-4 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
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490 473-4 (47) Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records 490 473-4 (47) Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
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490473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Universal Music, Interscope Records 490473-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
C231447 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album, Club) Nothing Records, Interscope Records C231447 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904731 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album) Nothing Records 0694904731 US 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album) Nothing Records 490 473-1 Europe 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
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, Red) Nothing Records (4), Interscope Records (2) 490 473-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
UICY-91221/2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE, SHM) Universal International, Nothing Records, Interscope Records UICY-91221/2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
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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, RP, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Island Records 490 473-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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490 473-1 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4), Interscope Records (2) 490 473-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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h4pI

h4pI

April 27, 2016
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 0694904731
Can anyone confirm if this is a 2 "pocket" gatefold cover or 3 "pocket" (i.e one for each lp)?
DsonyaChin

DsonyaChin

April 6, 2016
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 0694904731
This pressing is the way to go. No surface noise, floor rattling bass response. This is one of those instances where the vinyl outshines the CD hands down. The CD sounds great, the LP sounds amazing!
dimitri.berenger

dimitri.berenger

January 28, 2015
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 490 473-1

Fantastic pressing, this album on vinyl is simply a must-have.
Lennie690

Lennie690

October 4, 2014
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Unofficial, Red, 490 473-1
Typos on A1 and A4
Should be "Somewhat Damaged" & "The Wretched"
PearlNIN10

PearlNIN10

July 3, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 0694904731

Im looking forward to joining you, stand out on vinyl!
makisgroove

makisgroove

April 25, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 0694904731
So dark & futuristic, some times insane & bizzare .... listen to it after World War III !!
Greg_Reason

Greg_Reason

December 26, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732

Those who would bemoan this album's variety and perceived lack of impact seem to suffer from having short attention spans and a dislike of creativity in music. Reznor worked for years on The Fragile, assisted by an extremely talented group of people (My Bloody Valentine's mix engineer Alan Moulder and Pink Floyd's co-producer Bob Ezrin among them) to make this an album that could compete with The Downward Spiral. The hard work paid off in spades. While TDS is cold, stark and abrasive, The Fragile is lush, atmospheric music on a grand scale. Near every track on the album is bathed in sonic manipulations of almost ridiculous detail, leading to the discovery of new layers and instrumentation even after ten years of listening. It's true, this is not Industrial music, but then very few "Industrial" groups fit the classification as determined by Throbbing Gristle, inventors of the term. This is Reznor at his most defiantly artistic and one could reasonably argue that he has never been this creative since. An essential album and a high-watermark in a remarkably solid discography.
kafkonia

kafkonia

March 11, 2010
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732

I'm surprised to see people criticize this album for "inconsistency." It's true that its immediate predecessor, _The Downward Spiral_, had a more uniform emotional feel to it -- but I hardly think that's a good thing. Indeed, while I enjoyed TDS and respect it for what it is, I find it hard to listen to these days because it *is* so emotionally uniform; its bleakness, anger, and angst give it a very adolescent feel. On the other hand, The Fragile, while far from perfect, is a more mature record, and in my opinion signifies the beginning of Trent Reznor's maturation -- a transitional phase bookended by The Fragile on one end and With_Teeth on the other, and ultimately leading to the masterpieces of Year Zero and Ghosts I-IV.
Dimitri_Ostrovitch

Dimitri_Ostrovitch

January 2, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732

The Fragile is the most ambitious NIN's work until now yes, clearly because of the expectations put on Reznor after his smashing downward spiral, I even remember him joking with Bowie in an interview about how crappy the fragile was going to be...high pressure indeed put you in a position where u need to be ironical to relax & take a deep breathe. The Fragile is a good album, but failed to reach the quality of its predecessor. Here are the flaws : perfection doesn't exist at the plural and the idea of the 2 cds set was bad in all cases : if all the good songs are collected in one cd, the other one is pointless, and if the good songs are scattered on the two cds, it's just irritating to swap from one to other. Plus the abundance of tracks here almost hide their relevance. But the most serious flaw here is the mix of too different emotions, I mean a song like "we're in this together" is an ovni, I still hardly believe this is actually a NIN song, it's so joyful and irrelevant to the general mood of the album, one thing that indeed made the success of TDS is definitely the consistency : from the scratch to the end, its all dark, dirty, angry and desperate...
Finally Reznor sometimes completely mess up, the "nanana" vocals on "the day the world went away" and on "even deeper" are a bit ridiculous, and the melody of "the big come down" as well, not to mention some fillers here and there (complication, underneath it all)
If you don't know NIN, it's better to begin with his best effort, that is "the downward spiral".
That being said, The fragile is a solid good album I still enjoy hearing.

key tracks : the wretched, the great below, the mark has been made, starfuckers & ripe with decay (that last one is completely underrated, it's maybe the only track that hasn't been rearranged on the remix.nin.com site besides)
realmdemagic

realmdemagic

October 26, 2007
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732

The Fragile is the most brilliant and ambitious NIN album to date. Every single NIN record is top notch and easily accessible. However, this is the record that makes Trent shine. His other albums seem to contained within one particular tone or mood. The Fragile changes styles and moods track to track. One minute you'll be listening to a soft atmospheric ballad, and the next you may find yourself dancing to disco type beats. Industrial roller coasters may take you through a mess of noise core and you may find yourself puzzled with weird arrangements. This album combines the sound of past and future NIN records and has more of a personal, human based lyric style. Key tracks: The Great Below, Into the Void, Ripe, Just Like You Imagined, The Fragile, We're In This Together. 5/5