Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Perfect Drug (Versions)

Nothing Records ‎– IND-95542, Interscope Records ‎– IND-95542
CD, EP, Digipak

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1 The Perfect Drug (Meat Beat Manifesto)
Engineer – Josh T. RobertsRemix – Meat Beat ManifestoRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Jack Dangers
2 The Perfect Drug (Plug)
Remix – PlugRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Luke Vibert
3 The Perfect Drug (Nine Inch Nails)
Engineer, Mixed By – Brian PollackRemix – Keith Hillebrandt, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor
4 The Perfect Drug (Spacetime Continuum)
Remix – Spacetime ContinuumRemix [Recreated By] – Jonah Sharp
5 The Perfect Drug (The Orb)
Engineer – Andy Hughes (2)Remix – The Orb
6 The Perfect Drug
Engineer – Dave "Rave" Ogilvie*Engineer [Assisted By] – Brian PollackMixed By – Alan MoulderProducer – Trent Reznor

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Released in a 4-panel digipak with a white tray.

1: Engineered at Toast Studios, S.F.
3: Engineered and mixed at Nothing Studios, New Orleans.
6: Taken from the Nothing/Interscope release Lost Highway IND/C-90090. Courtesy of Nothing/TVT/Interscope Records.

© 1997 Leaving Hope Music/TVT Music (ASCAP), D. Lohner.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

©&℗1997 Interscope Records. Distributed by the local BMG Company. A unit of BMG Entertainment.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 06949 55422 4
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 606949554224
  • Other (Distribution code, F:): BM 620
  • Label Code: LC 6406
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS S-8121/ IND95542 A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L024
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0729
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0793
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0718
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0761
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0788

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INTDM-95007 Nine Inch Nails "The Perfect Drug" Versions(CD, Single, Dig) Nothing Records, Interscope Records INTDM-95007 US 1997 Sell This Version
INT5P-6069 Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug(CD, Maxi, Promo) Nothing Records INT5P-6069 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDBMGS(WS)637 Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug Versions(CD, Maxi, Sli) Nothing Records, BMG Records Africa (Pty) Ltd. CDBMGS(WS)637 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
INT8P-6164, INT8P-6165, INT8P-6166 Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug - Versions(3x12", Promo) Nothing Records, Nothing Records, Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Interscope Records INT8P-6164, INT8P-6165, INT8P-6166 US 1997 Sell This Version
INTDM-95007 Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug - Versions(CD, Dig) Nothing Records INTDM-95007 Canada 1997 Sell This Version

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December 31, 2007

Just when one thought NIN couldn't get any more exotic with remixes, this release proved to be the cherry topper. None of the remixes show and any relation to each other and most of the lyrics are absent. The flow of the songs make it seem as if one is listening to a forty minute musical acid trip. I'm a big fan of this single, but it may not be for everyone. Foreign versions include the original track and the vinyl version includes an exclusive mix by Aphrodite. 4/5


March 23, 2004

Releasing this single after 2 years of silence simultaneousely delighted and surprised fans - d'n'b beats was something new in NIN style. But Trent proved that he's unconformistical musician and doesn't afraid of experiments.
Meat Beat manifesto track let me down - nothing more than boring, standard d'n'b. Next Plug mix is more interesting, but still nothing special. At last Reznor himself helps the situation and adds his own great remix, which is for me the best thing on the whole CD. Rushing, hard track - one of the best experimental d'n'b I've ever heard. Jonah Sharp's work is also very good - number 2 on the single. But The Orb remix is the greatest disappointment - some boring spacey sounds and nothing more. Undisputely the worst track.
For the dessert we get original version of the titled track, which was first NIN song I've heard and till today is still one of my favourites. It contains varieties of music styles (fast d'n'b beats, guitar riffs and even ballad at the end), mixed into really great song. Brilliant.