Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral

Label:Interscope Records – B0025683-01, Nothing Records – B0025683-01
Series:NIN – halo eight
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Gatefold, Definitive Edition, 180g
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Industrial Metal, Industrial, Alternative Rock


A1Mr. Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars]Adrian Belew
Producer [Production]Flood
Producer [Production]Flood
A4March Of The Pigs2:59
Producer [Production], Drum Programming [Special Hi-Hat Programming]Flood
Producer [Production]Flood
B3The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar]Adrian Belew
Producer [Production], Synthesizer [ARP2600]Flood
C1I Do Not Want This
Drums [Drum Performance]Stephen Perkins
Effects [Drum Treatments]Flood, Trent Reznor
C2Big Man With A Gun
Engineer [Mixing Engineers]Bill Kennedy, Sean Beavan
Guitar [Additional Guitars]Danny Lohner
Programmed By [Steakhouse]Tommy Lee
C3A Warm Place
Producer [Production]Flood
Producer [Production]Flood
D2The Downward Spiral3:58
DrumsChris Vrenna
Mixed By [Mix]Trent Reznor

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Issued with two printed inner sleeves, both of which contain lyrics and credits, with artwork on their flip-sides. Also includes a 12 page printed booklet and a download card of the album.

Definitive Edition 2017.

℗©2017 Interscope Records.
All tracks ©1994 Leaving Hope Music, Inc. / TGH Records, LLC, ASCAP.

Studios: Le Pig of Beverly Hills, The Record Plant, A&M Studios.
Remastered at Baker Mastering, Los Angeles, California.
Vinyl mastering: John Golden at Golden Mastering.

Adrian Belew appears courtesy of Caroline Records.
Stephen Perkins appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Hype sticker on plastic wrap:
The definitive vinyl edition of The Downward Spiral, meticulously prepared by Trent Reznor and NIN Art Director John Crawford. Remastered 2017 audio on 180-GRAM VINYL, remastered artwork and more.

halo eight
Original relese date: March 8, 1994

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, on sticker): 6 02557 14278 5
  • Barcode (Scanned, on sticker): 0602557142785
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): B0025683-01-LP01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): B0025683-01-LP01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): B0025683-01-LP02-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): B0025683-01-LP02-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B0025683-01-LP01-A R1 HALO-8-A GOLDEN JG -42091- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B0025683-01-LP-01-B R1 HALO-8-B GOLDEN JG -42091- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): B0025683-01-LP02-C R1 HALO-8-C GOLDEN JG -42092- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): B0025683-01-LP02-D R1 HALO-8-D GOLDEN JG -42092- P. USA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Other (On barcode sticker): B0025683-01ST02
  • Other (On sleeve 1): B0025683-01 EV01
  • Other (On sleeve 2): B0025683-01 EV02

Other Versions (5 of 170)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Downward Spiral (LP, Picture Disc, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release)Nothing Records (4)522 126-2 PLP1994
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The Downward Spiral (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Island Records, TVT Records, Nothing RecordsILPSD 8012, 522 126-1UK1994
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The Downward Spiral (2×LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold)Nothing Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, TVT RecordsSTPR 5509, PR 5509US1994
The Downward Spiral (CD, Album, Slipcase)Nothing Records, Island Records, TVT Records74321 19348 2Europe1994
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The Downward Spiral (Cassette, Album, SR, ooooooo, Dolby HX Pro, S NR)Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, TVT Records92346-4, 7 92346-4US1994



  • Ajmoore2201's avatar
    Is it the case that the US copies have poly-lined sleeves and the EU copies come in the cardboard sleeves? Bought an EU copy but had to return it due to scuffs and this white dusty residue that was on the lp's. Are the US copies better?
    • AndresCadavid's avatar
      To every one trying to sell this over priced are insane and They should be taken to jail for such ignorance and stay locked there until they learn a lesson.
      • poolguy34's avatar
        To the guy trying to sell this for $169.99. Your nuts. Just scored this for $37.99 on Amazon.
        • ulooklikeifeel's avatar
          Anyone get an oversized punch hole on disc one? I’ve gone through two copies with the same issue.
          • GenoCyboPunx's avatar
            This landmark album hit like the perfect storm for me. Innovative, unlike anything I ever heard and smack dab during the peak of my defiant teenage years. Needless to say, I played the shit out of it over many years and then I shelved it. I didn't think I needed this vinyl. Was I wrong. It's like I'm revisiting a long lost friend, hearing new nuances and having a renewed reverence for this masterpiece. Era defining album that has aged incredibly well. They gave this reissue the love it deserved. Unquestionable 5 stars.
            • theshape_1's avatar
              Finally nabbed a copy of this classic album on vinyl. No major complaints whatsoever. I do wish that when these reissues are referred to as definitive, the LPs would come in poly lined inner sleeves though. I appreciate the reproduction of the printed inner sleeves, but the edge of the records ripped through the edge of both of them. Outside of that, this package is near perfect. 🤘
              • auto_tone's avatar
                Impeccably good pressing, so much detail and the mastering sounds great. As someone who has listened to the Downward Spiral religiously for over 10 years, this is my new favorite way to hear it.
                • dk2852's avatar
                  Great pressing, way better than the CD, almost as good as SACD. Quite, crisp, dynamic, everything you want in a record.
                  • TheVainPrince's avatar
                    Sounds absolutely amazing!! THIS is how it should be heard. If you can swing it, BUY THIS ALBUM!!!! Worth every cent.
                    • jbmorgan's avatar
                      Blown away by this pressing. After getting into the band 6 months ago via spotify, it feels like I'm hearing the album for the first time.


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