Nine Inch NailsBroken

Label:Nothing Records – B0025684-01, Interscope Records – B0025684-01
Series:NIN – halo five
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, Mini-Album, Etched, 180g
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
All Media, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Definitive Edition
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Industrial, Industrial Metal


Drums [Extra Real Drums]Chris Vrenna, Martin Atkins
A4Help Me I Am In Hell1:55
A5Happiness In Slavery5:21
A6Gave Up
Drums [Extra Real Drums]Chris Vrenna, Martin Atkins
Written-ByA. Ant*
Written-ByPigface, T Reznor*

Companies, etc.



2017 Definitive Edition. Comes with digital download code.
The 12" contains a spiral etching of random lyrics from the songs on the record.

Studios: Hell (New Orleans), Royal Recorders (Lake Geneva), South Beach Studios (Miami Beach), Village Recorder (Los Angeles), A&M (Los Angeles), Pig (Beverly Hills).

12" Jacket has a matte "n" on the front and the inside is white.
7" Paper inner sleeve.

From the hype sticker:
The definitive version of Broken, meticulously prepared by Trent Reznor and NIN art director John Crawford. Remastered in 2016 on 180-GRAM VINYL, with lots of details attended to that you may never notice but we care about.

Halo five
Original release date: September 22, 1992

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, sticker, back of shrink wrap): 6 02557 14279 2
  • Barcode (Sticker (back of shrink wrap) - Scanned): 0602557142792
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): B0025684-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Spiral etched label): B0025684-01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): B0025684-21-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): B0025684-21-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, stamped, 12"): B0025684-01-A R1 - HALO-5-A GOLDEN JG P. USA -41859-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, stamped, 7"): B0025684-21-A R1 - HALO-5-A GOLDEN P. USA -41858-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched, stamped, 7"): B0025684-21-B R1 - HALO-5-B GOLDEN P. USA -41858-
  • Other (Number, sticker, back of shrink wrap): B0025684-01ST02
  • Other (Catalog Number, 12" sleeve): b0025684-01ev03
  • Other (Catalog Number, 7" sleeve): B0025684-21

Other Versions (5 of 123)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Broken (Cassette, EP, Dolby HX Pro)Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records7 92213-4, 92213-4US1992
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Broken (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, Mini-Album, EP, 7", 45 RPM, All Media, Limited Edition)Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Recordsilpm 8004, 514 147-1, IS 552, 864 498-7UK1992
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Broken (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Mini-Album)Atlantic, Atlantic, TVT Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Interscope Records670.8311, 756792213-1Brazil1992
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Broken (CD, EP, Tri-Fold Digipak)Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Nothing Records92213-2, 7 92213-2US1992
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Broken (CD, EP, Jewel Case)Island Records, Nothing Records74321 12044 2Germany1992



  • cartafgrak's avatar
    I don't know about streaming, or if you just listen through laptop speakers or something, but honestly, this version is objectively inferior to the original CD. My record player/speakers/etc. are pretty good, so it's not that. I try to be honest about what I'm hearing, and sometimes CDs do sound better.

    Try A/Bing "Last" and see how that goes. Again, this LP against the CD. The CD is sharp and clear; the LP has the guitar sounding like there's a blanket over the speaker cabinet. The packaging is really nice, and the LP is not terrible, but I cannot agree with all the praise it gets here.

    Yes, it's basically noiseless, and yes, it's cool that it came with a separate 7". But, if you are looking for the best sounding version of this recording, this is not it.
    • rosaiepo's avatar
      Impeccable pressing, not much to be said that hasn’t been already
      • Yeould's avatar
        This remaster just *kills*, definitive for sure. Btw if you get one with a download card that expired in 2019 with a url that doesn't even work anymore, you can still redeem the code at -- I just tried this today (09/30/23) and was able to download mp3/WAV/FLAC no problem.
        • ninjinskie's avatar
          Such an excellent pressing. Extremely lively and dynamic, the booklet and packaging are a treasure, and the bonus 7 inch is handled magnificently.
          • chuckblogsdotcom's avatar
            Edited one year ago
            Agree with most of the others here. Sounds great, interesting to listen to the various layers move in and out. Only thing missing is the patchouli smell the original CD case had. I miss that smell.
            • seancascone's avatar
              the bottom text on the back cover of my copy is sliiiiiightly different (yes i bought from a legit retailer), i think some of the definitive editions are getting represses so this might be the reason as to why
              • jleondude's avatar
                Awesome record. It even has the hidden tracks in a separate 7". Genius!
                • jdavhill's avatar
                  Trent Reznor never disappoints. This was a “meh” streaming EP but on Vinyl it sounds absolutely phenomenal. I’ve never heard these songs sound like this, plus the bonus material included takes it over the top (the 7” with Physical and Suck, plus the booklet). Worth every penny and takes this EP to a new level
                  • three1614's avatar
                    Sounds kinda bad, crackly. A shame as I was expecting gold after all these glowing comments, and the fact that it's pressed at Pallas who are normally pretty good.
                    • Ethereal_Rites's avatar
                      One of the best EP’s ever made! This was a very definitive moment in music history! This LP comes with so many bonuses and it sounds incredible!


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