Nine Inch Nails ‎– The Downward Spiral

Nothing Records ‎– intd-92346, Interscope Records ‎– intd-92346, TVT Records ‎– intd-92346
NIN – halo eight
CD, Album, Slipcase

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1 Mr. Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
2 Piggy 4:24
3 Heresy 3:54
4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
5 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
6 Ruiner 4:58
7 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
8 I Do Not Want This
Drums [Performance] – Stephen PerkinsDrums [Treatment] – Flood, Trent Reznor
9 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanFeaturing [Steakhouse] – Tommy LeeGuitar [Additional] – Danny Lohner
10 A Warm Place 3:22
11 Eraser 4:53
12 Reptile 6:52
13 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
14 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor

Companies, etc.



Halo 8

Issued in a slipcase that contains a 28 page booklet and a slimline jewel case with a slimline insert. Some copies have a 'Parental Advisory' sticker with the catalog number 'intd/c-92346' on the slipcase. From the outside this release looks like that one, which contains a CD with an additional BMG catalog number.

Studios: Le Pig of Beverly Hills, The Record Plant, A&M Studios.
Mastered at Futuredisc.
Management for Conservative.

Booklet: © 1994 Leaving Hope/TVT Music, Inc., ASCAP.
Slimline: © 1994 TVT/Interscope Records.
CD: ℗ 1994 TVT/Interscope Records.
Slipcase: ℗&© 1994 TVT/Interscope Records.

Printed in USA.
Manufactured and distributed in the United States by Uni Distribution Corp.

The sample that starts off "Mr. Self Destruct" is from George Lucas' movie "THX 1138".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 0694 92346 2 1
  • Barcode (Text): 606949234621
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): INTD92346 A606162e
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L771
  • Other (Variant 1): MFG BY ITNT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): INTD92346 A60704Kf MFG BY UNI
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L771


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August 28, 2015
Trent's best album by a country mile. Outstanding journey into human frailty, self loathing, pain, hate and triumph perfectly encapsulated. Was groundbreaking and still remains a tour de force musically regardless of what genre ppl choose to hate this album upon. Essential.


December 31, 2007

This album is what started my obsession with music. I was so blown away, that I rushed to the store to buy all of the singles, albums and remix albums. It took me a while to adjust to other types of music, because the world of NIN is hard to leave once imprisoned inside of it. Most of the other music of the time seemed uninteresting, since this was very exotic and dense. This started my craze of audio production, which took me to college and from there to two degrees. This is required listening in the field of audio producers. It is considered one of the best engineered albums of all time, right next to Sgt Peppers and Dark Side of the Moon. A great collection of songs. Second only to The Fragile. 5/5