Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Fragile

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The Fragile - Album minutiae:

- 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 (66)

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
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 (27/2) Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-2 (27/2) Mexico 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
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
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, 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
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, PMD) 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
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
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4) none Russia 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) ABC Music 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, 490 475-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass) Nothing Records, Nothing Records 490 474-4, 490 475-4 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
490 473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Вирджиния Рекърдс 490 473-4 Bulgaria 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
06069 490473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Interscope Records 06069 490473-4 Philippines 1999 Sell This Version
0694904734 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904734 US 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
0694904734 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904734 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
490473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Universal Music, Interscope Records 490473-4 Russia 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
490 473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 490 473-4 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
C231447 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album, Club) Nothing Records, Interscope Records C231447 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
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) 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) 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-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
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0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RE, Tri) Nothing Records 0694904732 Canada 2014 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 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def) Nothing Records, Interscope Records B0025682-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
B0025682-01, 00602557142778 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def) Nothing Records, Interscope Records B0025682-01, 00602557142778 Europe 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
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, RE, Tri) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 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, 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, 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
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Nothing Records (4) 0694904732 Europe 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

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jasonbum

jasonbum

October 15, 2020
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01

One of the best albums I've ever heard. This vinyl is completely insane! Can't put it in words.
ScottishLad

ScottishLad

September 25, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01
I listened to this album (which turns 21!) and it is remarkable. Each of the definite editions sounds superb, but this really sounds crisp and loud. The bass is remarkable and a triumph for fans. One of my favorite albums so I'm biased, but it sounds really amazing. If you have good equipment, slap this record on and play it loud.
tarboy999

tarboy999

September 16, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732

The Downward Spiral is undeniably Trent's masterpiece, but I actually prefer this album. The left side is better, filled with masterpieces, but the album is amazing the whole way through.
tobymessy

tobymessy

July 2, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing The Fragile, 2xCD, Album, Tri, 0694904732
Still reeling from the downward spiral 25 years later, I finally took the plunge with this album. Boy does it deliver. Well Disc one does. More melodious, textured but totally rocks out. I don’t think I could get bored with this album for a long while.

... until disc 2. Trent you need things called songs mate. This sounds like Nitzer Ebb.

Just winding you up. They sound like a night on the tiles with Clive Barker

Where s Captain Oakie - he could have done some real destruction with this album

Redpanzer

Redpanzer

June 26, 2020
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01
I bought the fragile 2cd the day it was released and have loved this album for a long time. This pressing is the BEST I have ever heard it sound. Killer pressing, no issues—this is exceptional!!!
Tongue_Druid

Tongue_Druid

March 29, 2020
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, 0694904731
Anyone else have comments of the pressing quality? I had one of these years ago & it WAS quite noisy, on all sides. Yes even after cleaning on an Okki Nokki...
Are there actually clean sounding copies out there as well?
ccvamps

ccvamps

January 10, 2020
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01, 00602557142778

All new mixes, this sounds great. The separation and clarity is quite something.
I'd recommend buying this even if you don't like NIN XD
kraaaamer

kraaaamer

November 4, 2019
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, B0025682-01, 00602557142778

Did I mention that this album sounds incredible? No? Ok, it sounds incredible.
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 about 1 year ago
referencing The Fragile, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def, 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.