Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral

Label:Interscope Records – B0025683-01, Nothing Records – B0025683-01, Interscope Records – B0025683-01EV01, Nothing Records – B0025683-01EV02
Series:NIN – Halo Eight
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Definitive Edition, 180g
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Industrial Metal, Industrial, Alternative Rock


A1Mr. Self Destruct4:13
A4March Of The Pigs2:59
B3The Becoming5:31
C1I Do Not Want This5:41
C2Big Man With A Gun1:37
C3A Warm Place3:23
D2The Downward Spiral3:58

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  • Lacquer Cut ByJG*


Definitive Edition 2017 :

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.

Gatefold sleeve
Comes with a big 12 pages printed booklet.
Printed inner sleeves with lyrics.
Download card included

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker Text): 0602557142785
  • Matrix / Runout (A): B0025683-01-LP01-A R1 HALO-8-A GOLDEN JG -42091- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (B): B0025683-01-LP01-B R1 HALO-8-B GOLDEN JG -42091- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (C): B0025683-01-LP02-C R1 HALO-8-C GOLDEN JG -42092- P. USA
  • Matrix / Runout (D): B0025683-01-LP02-D R1 HALO-8-D GOLDEN JG -42092- P. USA

Other Versions (5 of 175)

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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



  • Batwingsforever's avatar
    Edited 6 months ago
    Got a third copy of this today (because this is my favourite album of all time so why not).

    What looked as scatches (same spot as usual) on both lp yet again this time however, it was just dirt.

    It seems like this problem could be a result of the way it is packaged (very tight and the sleeves are extremely tight with tip having an inner overlap which i bet is causing the hairlines).
    Needless to say, i must have opened it before it would have done any damage.

    Don't leave these sealed. As soon as you get it open it to see if your lps are scratched.

    Besides that issue - everything is perfect. I never commented on the sound, etc - all of which blow the original US pressing i had out of the water. This release is perfect, aside from potential scratches. I appreciate staying true to how the original 94 release was but i feel like the sleeves could have had more give to them so the LPs would not be at risk of being damaged.
    • Batwingsforever's avatar
      Edited 7 months ago
      Buyer beware:
      Bought a copy today - hairline scratches same spot both lps.
      Returned for a replacement - same issue.
      Returned again for a replacement - same issue.
      Returned for refund.
      I have a copy of the first run of this - both LPs were immaculate.
      For 50 dollars, i expect them to be free of issues.

      UPDATE: went to another local shop got one, same issue. Returned and got a replacement. Major dirt but was able to clean it off.

      No idea what the issue is with this latest run but for crying out loud. This is not what i expected from an NIN release.
      • jc_lienard's avatar
        Nothing more than the best album of the year 94 ....the sound is even rawer than the cd edit.... a pure gem in a f.....g presentation
        • chrisw78's avatar
          This is back in stock at multiple shops. Just got mine from NTX Vinyl. $40
          • BartTro's avatar
            Edited one year ago
            Terrible packing. Where are the f*****g antistatic sleeves?
            Both LP's are full of scratches and packing marks. :(
            • thanato0o0s's avatar
              Who's better than NIN for mastering? It's a delight. Packaging's greats, as always. Included a nice article about the impact of this album. Wonderful.
              • mr.pnoman's avatar
                Holy shit this pressing is unreal. I finally picked up a copy…just finished listening to the becoming and my mind is blown. Anyone else have that reaction? I’ve heard this album so many times but it really comes to life with this pressing. Wow.
                • deathtopixies's avatar
                  Grabbed a copy from the UK NIN store. Warped (the joy of ordering records in summer), but tracks just fine. No audible issues. As others have said, the mastering is absolutely off the charts. It's a shame that buying one of these is still such a pain in the ass, but it's also absolutely worth the trouble.
                    • Rushfan123's avatar
                      Anyone wanna sell me the black shrinkwrap sticker? I threw mine away by accident XD


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