Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Fragile

Nothing Records ‎– 0694904731
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Somewhat Damaged
Written-By, Guitar [Additional] – Danny Lohner
A2 The Day The World Went Away
Backing Vocals [Backing Chants] – The Buddha Debutante Choir
A3 The Frail
A4 The Wretched
B1 We're In This Together
Drums [Chorus] – Jerome Dillon
B2 The Fragile
B3 Just Like You Imagined
Guitar [Additional] – Adrian Belew, Danny LohnerPiano – Mike Garrison
B4 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 HardinDrum Programming, Synthesizer [Additional], Written-By – Danny LohnerMixed By [Assistance] – Dr. Dre
C1 Pilgrimage
Choir [Chanting] – The Buddha Boys ChoirPercussion [Additional Marching] – Steve DudaTrumpet – Cherry Holly
C2 No, You Don't
C3 La Mer
Cello – WillieDrums – Bill Rieflin*Vocals – Denise Milfort
C4 The Great Below
Effects [Atmospheres] – Charlie ClouserGuitar [Ambiences] – Danny LohnerGuitar [End Melodic] – Adrian Belew
D1 The Way Out Is Through
Piano – Mike GarsonWritten-By – Charlie Clouser, Keith Hillebrandt
D2 Into The Void
Backing Vocals – Kim ProvostDrum Programming – Charlie Clouser
D3 Where Is Everybody?
Guitar [End Melodic] – Adrian Belew
D4 The Mark Has Been Made
E1 10 Miles High
Mixed By [Reconstructed] – Keith Hillebrandt
E2 Please
E3 Starfuckers, Inc.
Choir [Chanting] – The Buddha Boys ChoirWritten-By – Charlie Clouser
E4 Complication
Guitar [Additional] – Danny Lohner
E5 The New Flesh
F1 I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally
F2 The Big Come Down
F3 Underneath It All
F4 Ripe
Piano – Mike GarsonViolin – Steve Duda

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

The vinyl version of The Fragile features two tracks not available on the CD version: 10 Miles High and The New Flesh. The intro and outros of each sides are different compared with the CD, especially with "Ripe" which does not have the "(with Decay)" section like on the CD.

Including a 24 page colour booklet, containing lyric and credits.

T Reznor ©1999 Leaving Hope Music/TVT Music Inc (ASCAP) administrated by Leaving Hope Music Inc

Tracks A1, B4: T Reznor, D Lohner © 1999 Leaving Hope Music/TVT Music Inc (ASCAP) administrated by Leaving Hope Music Inc/Wish It Away (ASCAP)

Tracks E3, D1: T Reznor, K Hillebrandt, C Clouser © 1999 Leaving Hope Music/TVT Music Inc (ASCAP) administrated by Leaving Hope Music Inc/Hillebrandt/Hypercube Music/Warner Tamerlane Music (BMI)/Quackenbush Music Limited (ASCAP) administrated by Polygram International Music Publishing Inc.
Contains elements from "Shout It Out Loud" performed by Kiss used courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets Inc

℗© 1999 Interscope Records.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 06949 04731 3
  • Barcode (String): 606949047313
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Hand etched): 0694904741 - A I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Hand etched): 0694904741 - B I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Hand etched): 0694904751 - A I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Hand etched): 0694904751 - B I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E Hand etched): 0694904761 - A I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F Hand etched): 0694904761 - B I
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

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
490 473-2 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Universal 490 473-2 Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
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 Canada 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


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January 3, 2017
$150 for this, $45 for the reissue.. jesus christ, that's still insane.


January 2, 2017
Why would anybody pay the astronomical prices for this.
There is going to be a 2017 reissue. It's available for pre order now from the official NIN web store.


December 24, 2016
edited 4 months ago
Just got my NM copy at a bargain cost of $300. The sound is (above the surface noise) superb, and much deeper than the digital copy I own. I feel it's worth the cost considering the availability, the greatness of the music, and the age of the vinyl. $300 is a fair asking price considering the seller paid the ridiculous asking price when it was released ($40). I remember holding this record in the record shop and saying to myself "$40 is too much," so I passed on it... boy am I sorry I did that. Bottom line, I have no complaints about the cost... possibly my favorite NIN album...


November 16, 2016
any copies that arent going for 300-400 fucking dollars!? absurd!


August 7, 2016
edited 8 months ago

In this 4th album release, Trent takes his production skills to the next level and reaches new sonic landscapes while making a perfect album from stem to stern, in a uniquely NIN way. Everything before led to this perfect album and everything after has the sound of being "post Fragile", where he branches into different versions of his trademark sound. This album is the epitome of what pre-y2k era NIN was about, self loathing, thick beats, layers of distorted guitars, industrial synths and neurotic production skills. If ever you can own it on vinyl, do it.


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


April 6, 2016
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!


July 3, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

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


April 25, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
So dark & futuristic, some times insane & bizzare .... listen to it after World War III !!


April 12, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
This for me , is a must have lp . It bridges the gaps between industrial and dance music like no other album has ever done. Musicianship and production that stands head and shoulders above all else, with a fine balance and amazing use of both analogue and digital recording and production techniques. In my opinion , drawing influences from both the techno and drum and bass scene and merging them perfectly with trents own style . Play this album loud , but when you get to b2 .....turn it up and get ready for the kick drum !