Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Fragile

Label:
Nothing Records ‎– 0694904732, Interscope Records ‎– 0694904732
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NIN – halo fourteen
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2 × CD, Album, Tri-Fold Digipak
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Left
1-1 Somewhat Damaged
Written-By, Guitar [Additional] – Danny Lohner
4:31
1-2 The Day The World Went Away
Backing Vocals [Backing Chants - Credited To The Buddha Debutante Choir] – Christine Parrish, Fae Young, M. Gabriela Rivas*, Heather Bennett, Judy Miller, Martha Wood, Melissa DaigleBacking Vocals [Backing Chants] – The Buddha Debutante ChoirVocals [Additional] – Kim Prevost
4:33
1-3 The Frail 1:54
1-4 The Wretched 5:25
1-5 We're In This Together
Drums [Chorus] – Jerome Dillon
7:16
1-6 The Fragile 4:35
1-7 Just Like You Imagined
Guitar [Additional] – Adrian Belew, Danny LohnerPiano – Mike Garson
3:49
1-8 Even Deeper
Backing Vocals – Barbara Wilson, Di Coleman, Elquine L. Rice, Gary L. Neal, Leslie Wilson, Rodney Sulton, Stefani Taylor, Terry L. Rice, Traci Nelson, Tracy HardinMixed By [Assistance] – Dr. DreWritten-By, Drum Programming, Synthesizer [Additional] – Danny Lohner
5:47
1-9 Pilgrimage
Choir [Chanting] – The Buddha Boys ChoirPercussion [Additional Marching] – Steve DudaTrumpet – Cherry Holly
3:31
1-10 No, You Don't 3:35
1-11 La Mer
Cello – WillieDrums – Bill Rieflin*Vocals – Denise Milfort
4:37
1-12 The Great Below
Effects [Atmospheres] – Charlie ClouserGuitar [Ambiences] – Danny LohnerGuitar [End Melodic] – Adrian Belew
5:17
Right
2-1 The Way Out Is Through
Piano – Mike GarsonWritten-By – Charlie Clouser, Keith Hillebrandt
4:19
2-2 Into The Void
Backing Vocals – Kim PrevostDrum Programming – Charlie Clouser
4:51
2-3 Where Is Everybody?
Guitar [End Melodic] – Adrian Belew
5:42
2-4 The Mark Has Been Made 5:17
2-5 Please 3:32
2-6 Starfuckers, Inc.
Choir – The Buddha Boys ChoirVocals [Chanting - Credited To The Buddha Boys Choir] – Adam Persaud, Clint Mansell, Doug Idleman, Eric Edmonson, Keith Hillebrandt, Marcus London, Nick Scott (3), Nigel Wiesehan, Steve DudaWritten-By – Charlie Clouser
5:02
2-7 Complication
Guitar [Additional] – Danny Lohner
2:32
2-8 I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally 4:15
2-9 The Big Come Down 4:14
2-10 Underneath It All 2:48
2-11 Ripe (With Decay)
Piano – Mike GarsonViolin – Steve Duda
6:34

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Notes

Supplemental drum recording at Electrical Audio.
Mastered at Precision Mastering.
Recorded and mixed at Nothing Studios, New Orleans.

℗&© 1999 Interscope Records. Printed in the U.S.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 06949 04732 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Left, Variant 1): 11950 4 0694904742
  • Matrix / Runout (Left, Variant 2): 11950 6 0694904742
  • Matrix / Runout (Right, Variant 1): 11951 2 0694904752
  • Matrix / Runout (Right, Variant 2): 11951 4 0694904752
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 65) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCDr, Promo) ABC Music none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
none Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(25xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) The Null Corporation none US 2016
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Club, Tri) Nothing Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904734 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCass, Album) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904734 US 1999 Sell This Version
0694904732 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album, Uni) Nothing Records, Interscope Records 0694904732 US 1999 Sell This Version

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tarboy999

tarboy999

September 16, 2020
edited about 1 month ago

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 4 months ago
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

radi0

radi0

December 4, 2018
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.
astroman722

astroman722

November 19, 2017
I ordered The Fragile Deviations, and it arrived just wrecked from Sandbag. Very heavy creasing near 3 of the 4 corners. No padding inserts used. Interesting to learn it's a persistent problem. Credit to NIN customer service for refunding me in full, and actually refusing to accept the record back. Do contact customer service if you have trouble.
Nintari

Nintari

April 1, 2017
The Fragile is the 1990's equivalent of Roger Water's The Wall. It's a concept album, so if you're looking for a typical singles based effort, look elsewhere. Like The Wall, the listener is meant to take a journey through both discs and experience, sonically and emotionally what Trent was going through during this period of his life. To skip through songs or pass them by is to cheat yourself of the entire story. Would you skip chapters in a book? No? Then you shouldn't skip tracks while listening to The Fragile. Taken as a whole, this record may very well be Trent's master work. I give it 5/5.
DjHadaVerde

DjHadaVerde

December 21, 2016
Don't cry, my friends, for the fucking speculators. PRESALE of REISSUE in spring 2017 of this one and many other from NIN. :D
https://uk-store.nin.com/products/the-fragile-2017-definitive-edition?variant=32957614158
Remember: vinyl records are for listening NOT FOR COLLECTING OR PAYING HUNDRED DOLLARS for a fucking used vinyl record.
boxenstien

boxenstien

December 16, 2016
REISSUE REISSUE REISSUE REISSUE!!!!! ! NIN.COM NIN.COM NIN.COM NIN.COM
discogscide

discogscide

July 28, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
Ignored this album for a _LONG_ time and realized how stupid I was.
I will rank this one as one of the more remarkably Nine Inch Nails masterpieces.
Yes, it's pretty long, some songs are unnecessary even.
Let's put this way: The "Left" CD is by itself good enough to sport an evolution from The Downward Spiral.

The "Right" CD starts pretty okay with a few slips along the way.
This is a must have. The masterpieces here are "The Frail / The Wretched", "La Mer (The Sea) / The Great Below", with some catching tunes like the opening track "Somewhat Damaged" and the splendid "Just Like You Imagined".
JuPR94

JuPR94

June 19, 2016
This album really need a good vinyl reissue... I'm surprised there's even no unnoficial/bootleg releases
harmonigimp

harmonigimp

May 7, 2016

I just bought a copy of this in a used music store. Did it originally come with a slipcover?