Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Downward Spiral

Interscope Records ‎– B0011697-01, Nothing Records ‎– B0011697-01
Back To Black – , NIN – halo eight
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mr. Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
A2 Piggy 4:22
A3 Heresy 3:54
A4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
B1 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
B2 Ruiner 4:56
B3 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
C1 I Do Not Want This
Drums [Drum Performance] – Stephen PerkinsEffects [Drum Treatments] – Flood, Trent Reznor
C2 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer, Mixed By – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanGuitar [Additional] – Danny LohnerProgrammed By [Steakhouse] – Tommy Lee
C3 A Warm Place 3:22
C4 Eraser 5:51
D1 Reptile 5:54
D2 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
D3 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor

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Comes in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner sleeves, housed in a plastic wallet with sticker attached:
"Back To Black
60th Vinyl Anniversary
Premium Audiophile Pressing On Heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl In All Original Packaging!

Adrian Belew appears courtesy of Caroline Records
Stephen Perkins appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Nine Inch Nails live: 1994-1996 Robin Finck, Danny Lohner, Chris Vrenna, James Wooley

Thankyou: Interscope, Jimmy Iovine; Silvia Garcia; Susie Tallman; Peter Christopherson; Rick Rubin; Missy Worth; Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson; Brian Liesegang; the temporarily displaced Richard Bugg; Coco-Puff; Scott Hasson, Mark Tindle, Mike Morongell, Shelly Yakus and A&M; Cally, Jamie Spencer, Marc Marot, Chris Blackwell and Island UK; Paul Connolly; Alex Kochan; Ian Flooks; Mark Blasquez; Sean Wihelmsen and Nadine's; Opcode Systems; Pat Stolpz, Martin Arthurs and Amek; Joseph Cultice; Handy Andy; Marina Chavez; Walter Cessna; Tina Montalbano; Carol Davis

We miss you Jeff Ward

℗© 1994 Interscope Records

All tracks ©1994 Leaving Hope Music, Inc./TGH Records, llc., ASCAP.
All rights reserved, used by permission.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31452 21261 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731452212610
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 1): B0011697-01-LP 01A-1 KPG@ATM NIN ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): B0011697-01 LP01-B-1 WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Variant 1): B0011697-01 LP-02-C-¹ KPG@ATM ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Variant 1): B0011697-01 LP-02-D-1 KPG@ATM ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 2): B0011697-01-LP 01A-1 KPG@ATM NIN ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): B0011697-01 LP01-B-1 K1G@ATM ⓤ ⭐︎
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Variant 2): B0011697-01 LP-02-C-¹ 1 KM@ATM ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Variant 2): B0011697-01 LP-02-D-1 KM@ATM ⓤ
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts): ⓤ
  • Other (On Sticker): B2BSTK ST01
  • Other (On Sleeve 1): B0011697-01 EV01
  • Other (On Sleeve 2): B0011697-01 EV02
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 143) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
92346-2, 7 92346-2 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Atlantic, Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Atlantic 92346-2, 7 92346-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
IS 2509 TP Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Pin) Not On Label (Nine Inch Nails) IS 2509 TP UK 1994 Sell This Version
CID 8012/522 126-2 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album, Sli) Island Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records CID 8012/522 126-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7314522126-2, 97314522126-2 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album, RE) Nothing Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, Island Records, Universal 7314522126-2, 97314522126-2 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
654492346-2, 6544923462 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral(CD, Album, Sli) Warner Music Australia, Warner Music Australia, Nothing Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Interscope Records, TVT Records, TVT Records 654492346-2, 6544923462 Australia 1994 Sell This Version


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February 7, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Really noisy. Lot of hum and thumping sounds between tracks and at low parts of songs. And no, it’s not my “rig”. This release is not audiophile at all.


August 14, 2018
Had it and listened to it many times over the years. Got rid of it recently because i still have the original lp. Because i can compare the two - the original far outweighs this reissue. By far.


August 24, 2017

I beg to differ on everyone's opinion about this pressing. Mine is quiet, sounds really good and with no problems whatsoever. Sometimes (might not apply all the time) people tend to blame the sound of an album when they do not realize its their rig that might be the problem. You do not need a $10,000 rig to tell, just a good pair of ears and a decent stereo and phono stage. Check your rig before judging about the sound quality of a reissue. This one sounds excellent.


June 7, 2017

My copy doesn't have the "Back In Black" sticker, bought and sourced from Europe and has no problems whatsoever. The copy was bought in 2016. Side B reveals the records to be the "variant 1". Can anyone confirm which variant was the faulty one?


June 1, 2017

Very Good pressing in my opinion. I dont have any of those problems mentioned below.


November 17, 2016
Does anyone knows if there's a difference in sound quality between the US and Europe versions of the B0011697-01 release? The only difference I have been able to find is the Back to Black sticker.


September 21, 2016
If I'm not mistaken, Trent Reznor reacted on Twitter or somewhere when this version was released saying that he was not behind this reissue. It sounded like if he didn't want us to buy it. Someone remembers this?


August 8, 2016
Not sure if this pressing just sounds rough, or if the album just sounds that way normally. Haven't spent enough time listening to a digital version to compare. Also looking into wether or not Closer ended up being pressed or mixed at a slightly different speed than the original. Something about it sounded off.


December 19, 2015
Bought this same version twice. With first purchase thought it was just a scratch on an otherwise dynamic and beautiful vinyl recording. Both versions purchased on Discogs from two unrelated stores in separate parts of the country. The song 'Hurt' skips and often stops.
Bought & received today, 2nd copy... Identical problem! I'll keep it after this, great song but I have it on digital. Sad, but makes this version unusual.... Surely I'm not the only?


August 23, 2015

I don't know if I got a bad print, but I have this back to black version, and it sounds amazing except for side B. Side B is bad. It pops loss a lot. I've read so many good things about this version, so maybe I will pick another up and compare, but my side B is really bad.

Anyone else experience these issues?