Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral

Label:Interscope Records – B0003739-36
Series:NIN – halo eight DE, Deluxe Edition
SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Stereo, Remastered
SACD, Hybrid, Compilation, Stereo
All Media, Deluxe Edition, 10th Anniversary Edition


The Downward Spiral
1-1Mr Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars]Adrian Belew
1-4March Of The Pigs2:58
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming]Flood
1-7The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar]Adrian Belew
Synthesizer [Arp 2600]Flood
1-8I Do Not Want This
Drums [Drum Treatments]Flood, Trent Reznor
Drums [Performance]Stephen Perkins
1-9Big Man With A Gun
Guitar [Additional Guitars]Danny Lohner
Mixed By [Mixing Engineers]Bill Kennedy, Sean Beavan
Programmed By [Steakhouse]Tommy Lee
1-10A Warm Place3:22
1-13The Downward Spiral3:57
DrumsChris Vrenna
Mixed By [Mix]Trent Reznor
Remixes, B-Sides, Demos, And Non-Album Tracks
Drums [Additional]Chris Vrenna
Producer [Assisted By], Engineer [Assisted By]Leo Herrera
Producer, EngineerTrent Reznor
2-2Closer (Precursor)
RemixCoil, Danny Hyde
2-3Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
Drum Programming [Beats]Kim Bullard
GuitarDave Navarro
ProducerRick Rubin
2-4A Violet Fluid1:04
2-5Dead Souls
Featuring [Assisted By]Chris Vrenna
Performer, Producer, EngineerTrent Reznor
2-6Hurt (Quiet)
RemixTrent Reznor
2-7Closer To God5:06
2-8All The Pigs, All Lined Up7:26
2-10The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)7:33
2-11Ruiner (Demo)
ProducerFlood, Trent Reznor
2-12Liar (Reptile Demo)
ProducerFlood, Trent Reznor
2-13Heresy (Demo)
ProducerTrent Reznor

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This release is similar to this one, with a few differences. This release DOES NOT have the Super Audio CD logo on the discs and the CD matrix codes differ.

Distributed in a fold out digipak with semi transparent, plastic slip cover.

Disc 1 is presented in SACD DSD high resolution stereo, SACD DSD high resolution 5.1 Multichannel Surround Sound and CD PCM stereo.

Disc 2 is presented in SACD DSD high resolution stereo and CD PCM stereo.

Studios: Le Pig Of Beverly Hills, The Record Plant, A&M Studios. 5.1 Mix at the Interscope Studios.
"Burn" recorded at South Beach Studios.

[Back of Double DIgipak & Slip Cover]

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5.1 Mix: James Brown With Trent Reznor
Assistance: Neal Ferrazzani
Studio: Interscope Studios

Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral

High-resolution Mastering: Bob Ludwig for Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

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

We Miss You Jeff Ward

© 1994 Leaving Hope/TVT Music, Inc. ASCAP All rights reserved. Used by permission

[Disc Face, Disc 1]

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℗ © 1994 TVT/interscope records. FBI Warning: Unauthoriszed copying is punishable under federal law. B0003739-360CD01

[Disc Face, Disc 2]

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℗ © 2004 TVT/interscope records. FBI Warning: Unauthoriszed copying is punishable under federal law. B0003739-360CD02

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02498 64728 8
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 Inner Band, Variants 1, 2): IFPI L329
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 Outer Band, Variant 1): IFPI L331
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 Outer Band, Variant 2): IFPI L332
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 Mould Top, Variant 1): IFPI OM30
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 Mould Bottom, Variant 1): IFPI OM31
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 Content Side, Variant 2): IFPI QW2E
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 Label Side, Variant 2): IFPI QW2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1): SUHD-010590A1 1 B04 STLD-010590 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 Inner Band, Variant 2): A02 IFPI L329 STLD-010590 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 Outer Band, Variant 2): IFPI L332 SUHD-010590A1 2
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2 Inner Band, Variants 1, 2): IFPI L328
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2 Outer Band, Variants 1, 2): IFPI L332
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 Mould Top, Variant 1): IFPI OM30
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 Mould Bottom, Variant 1): IFPI OM31
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 Content Side, Variant 2): IFPI QW2E
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 Label Side, Variant 2): IFPI QW2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): SHUD-010600A1 A A01 STLD-010600 A01
  • Barcode (Disc 2 Inner Band, Variant 2): IFPI L328 A01 STLD-010600 1
  • Barcode (Disc 2 Outer Band, Variant 2): IFPI L332 SUHD-010600A1 1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: PRS
  • Other (Disc 1 Catalog Number): B0003739-36CD01
  • Other (Disc 2 Catalog Number): B0003739-36CD02

Other Versions (5 of 156)

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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
Recently Edited
The Downward Spiral (Cassette, Album, SR, ooooooo, Dolby HX Pro, B NR)Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, TVT Records92346-4, 7 92346-4US1994


  • MoonShine_FruitBat's avatar
    I can’t believe people are hunting down the vinyl version of this album when this 5.1 disc is still widely available (with extra content even). There is no better version of this album available. I upgraded my audio set up just for this release. If you dont believe me, David Bowie also recommended this 5.1 disc before he died. If only fans knew how good this sounds, maybe we would get more 5.1 mixes from Trent, but the world is a sad and unjust place (someone recently cussed me out on Reddit for making the same recommendation), so I don’t expect it.
    • GeezrRckr's avatar
      This SACD is a revelation for me. TDL is one of my desert island albums so hearing this in glorious DSD (and with the fine remastering many times remasters are a butchering) is just pure joy. And, yes, the 2nd disc is great too. Some filler, but more than a few essential deep cuts to be sure. I just wished they'd give the same treatment to The Fragile!
      • ount252's avatar
        I just got this and popped it in my SACD player without any expectations. Immediately I was blown away. Holy S*** this sounds amazing. I am very very familiar with this album, and the 2 channel SACD Mix is spectacular and superior to the original cd release in every way. Dynamic range is huge, the clarity is insanely good, and the lows go low without being muddy at all. Easily one of the best sounding recordings in my entire collection. I can't comment on the 5.1 mix as I do not have a 5.1 setup.
        • SpiffyJUNIOR's avatar
          Edited one month ago
          I'd personally argue that this is the best possible version you can get
          • Spatzo's avatar
            It's amazing that most pick this 2 disc set up knowing nothing about the sacd layer. Well, for those interested, it will blow you away. The 5.1 electronic clarity sends shivers up one's spine.
            • e.vondran's avatar
              A wonderful 10th anniversary release. If you don't want to pick up the remastered vinyl or WAVs, then I'd say this your best version of the album to pick up.
              • CyberMonkey's avatar
                It's worth noting that the track lengths of 'Reptile' and 'The Downward spiral' on CD 1 are different to that of the original 1994 release.
                • Fluxx69's avatar
                  Whether you are the owner of the original release or a newbie looking for alittle sonic mayhem in your ear, this is a must have for fans of Nine Inch Nails or just audiophiles out on the hunt for something that sounds out of this world. The packaging is excellently put together, the additional photography is awe inspiring and the remastered album is an aural treat, offering a depth and richness of sound that you suddenly realise isn't on the original release of this amazing album. The second disc is a must have for the hardcore fan and probably not as essential for someone just getting into Nine Inch Nails, but once you get to appreciate the power of The Downward Spiral, you'll be glad that 2nd disc is their to help you dig alittle further down that Nine Inch Nails spiral.



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