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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral download album

  • Performer: Nine Inch Nails
  • Title: The Downward Spiral
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: APE MMF DTS AIFF WMA VQF VOC
  • Released: 1994
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Industrial, Downtempo, Experimental
  • MP3 album: 1345 mb
  • FLAC album: 1968 mb
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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral download album

It was released on March 8, 1994, by Nothing Records and Interscope Records. Conceived after the 1991 Lollapalooza festival tour, recording for the album took place throughout 1992 and 1993 in Los Angeles. The album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor and Flood.

Nine Inch Nails second full-length studio album, The Downward Spiral (aka Halo 8) was created as a partially self-biographical tale about a man who was on a ‘downward spiral’ through depression to suicide. As with Halo 5, the album was recorded at 10050 Cielo Drive, the site Sharon Tate’s murder by the ‘Manson family’ in 1969. The house was converted into a record studio that Reznor called ‘Le Pig’, referencing when Susan Atkins wrote ‘Pig’ in Tate’s blood on the front door of the house. While I was working on Downward Spiral, I was living in the house where Sharon Tate was killed.

Complete your Nine Inch Nails collection. This is the second studio album from Nine Inch Nails and their most commercially successful. It reached number 2 in the Billboard Top 200 and produced four singles: "March of the Pigs", "Closer", "Piggy" (radio only), and "Hurt" (radio only). Album sales: 4,000,000 First release date: March 1994.

While a trademark of Nine Inch Nails always has been loud, explosive bursts of noise combined with softer, more ambient textures, here the whole album is imbued with such a sense of otherworldly fear and menace that it seems at times as if Reznor must at times be close to a grand implosion such are the full scale and power of the emotions. Although The Downward Spiral is splenetic and furious, everyone can identify with it on some level. We may not like to admit it, but the way in which we propelled this album into the upper echelons of popular culture speaks louder than our words.

By March 8, 1994, Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails cohorts finally released The Downward Spiral. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, bested only by Soundgarden's Superunkown in its opening week. But it didn't have a hot song right out of the gate.

Listen free to Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (Mr. Self Destruct, Piggy and more). Halo 8" of the official Nine Inch Nails halo releases, it is a concept album detailing the destruction of an undisclosed man; from the beginning to his climatic suicide  . To record the album, Reznor rented the house located at 10050 Ciel. iscover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

The Downward Spiral (also known as Halo 8) is Nine Inch Nails' second studio album, though it is largely considered the third major release after the Broken EP, which consisted of entirely new material. It was released on March 8, 1994. A collection featuring remixes from The Downward Spiral was released as Further Down The Spiral on June 1, 1995.

Album · 1994 · 14 Songs. When Trent Reznor submitted The Downward Spiral to Interscope Records cofounder Jimmy Iovine, he offered an apology. Sorry, Reznor remembered saying in a 2016 interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Mr Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
4:30
2 Piggy 4:24
3 Heresy 3:54
4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
5 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
6:13
6 Ruiner 4:58
7 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
5:31
8 I Do Not Want This
Drums – Stephen PerkinsEffects [Drum Treatments] – Flood, Trent Reznor
5:41
9 Big Man With A Gun
Guitar [Additional] – Danny LohnerMixed By – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanOther [Steakhouse] – Tommy Lee
1:36
10 A Warm Place 3:23
11 Eraser 4:53
12 Reptile 6:51
13 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
3:56
14 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor
6:14

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Pig
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – A&M Studios
  • Mastered At – Future Disc

Credits

  • Edited By [Continuity] – Charlie Clouser, Chris Vrenna, Trent Reznor
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Alan Moulder, Bill Kennedy, Brian Pollack, Chris Vrenna, John Aguto, Sean Beavan
  • Management – John A. Malm Jr.*
  • Mastered By – Tom Baker
  • Mixed By – Alan Moulder (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 13)
  • Other [Assistance] – Chris Vrenna, Maise
  • Painting [All Paintings] – Russell Mills
  • Producer – Flood (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7, 10 to 12), Trent Reznor
  • Sampler [Additional Sampling], Sound Designer – Chris Vrenna
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Performer – Trent Reznor

Notes

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

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category 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
A4 92346 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(Cass, Album, Sli) Interscope Records A4 92346 Canada 1994
UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Japan 2006
ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Island Records , TVT Records , Interscope Records ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 UK 2009
UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Japan 2007

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Mr. Self Destruct
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Alan MoulderGuitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
4:30
2 Piggy
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
4:24
3 Heresy
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
3:54
4 March Of The Pigs
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
2:58
5 Closer
Drum Programming [Special Hi-Hat Programming] – FloodEngineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
6:13
6 Ruiner
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
4:58
7 The Becoming
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan MoulderGuitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2006] – Flood
5:31
8 I Do Not Want This
Drums [Drum Performance] – Stephen PerkinsEffects [Drums Treaments] – Flood, Trent ReznorEngineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
5:41
9 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanGuitar [Additional Guitars] – Danny LohnerProgrammed By [Steakhouse] – Tommy Lee
2:18
10 A Warm Place
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
3:23
11 Eraser
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
4:53
12 Reptile
Engineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
6:52
13 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy KubiszewskiEngineer [Mixing] – Alan Moulder
3:56
14 Hurt
Drums – Chris Vrenna
6:15

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Time Warner
  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited
  • Distributed By – Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nothing Records
  • Copyright (c) – Nothing Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Interscope Records
  • Copyright (c) – Interscope Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – TVT Records
  • Copyright (c) – TVT Records
  • Pressed By – Digital Audio Technologies Australia
  • Copyright (c) – Leaving Hope Music
  • Copyright (c) – TVT Music, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Le Pig of Beverly Hills
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – A&M Studios
  • Mastered At – Future Disc

Credits

  • Booking – Artists & Audience, Gerry Gerrard
  • Design [Package] – Gary Talpas
  • Edited By [Continuity] – Charlie Clouser, Chris Vrenna, Trent Reznor
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Alan Moulder, Bill Kennedy, Brian Pollack, Chris Vrenna, John Aguto, Sean Beavan
  • Engineer [Live Audio Engineering], Coordinator [Live Audio Coordination] – Sean Beavan
  • Legal – Michael S. Toorock
  • Lighting, Set Designer – Jan Pieter Nipius*, Roy Bennett
  • Management – Conservative*, John A. Malm Jr.*
  • Management [Merchandise] – Jerry Long
  • Management [Nothing Records] – Tony Ciulla
  • Management [Publicity] – Formula*, Sioux Zimmerman
  • Management [Road Management] – Mark O'Shea
  • Mastered By [Mastering] – Tom Baker
  • Other [Assistance] – Chris Vrenna, Maise
  • Painting [All Paintings] – Russell Mills
  • Photography By – David Buckland
  • Producer [Production] – Flood (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7, 10 to 12), Trent Reznor
  • Production Manager [Live] – Kevin Lyman, Ray Woodbury
  • Sampler [Additional Sampling], Sound Designer [Sound Design] – Chris Vrenna
  • Written-By, Arranged By [Arrangement], Performer [Performance] – Trent Reznor

Notes

This is one of the 2 first Australian versions. This one HAS a 'Digital Audio Technologies Australia' logo on the disc.
There is also a slight colour variation between the 2 versions.

Has track time errors starting from 'A Warm Place' to 'Hurt'. Affected tracks do not play at their beginnings when selected individually, but disc plays and flows correctly as a whole.

CD kept in slimline jewelcase with insert. This plus a booklet are all housed inside a card slip-case.

halo eight

[Disc Face]
℗ & © 1994 Nothing/TVT/Interscope Records. All rights reserved
All rights of the manufacturer and the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised performance, broadcasting, leasing and copying of this disc prohibited. Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Music Australia Pty. Ltd. A Time Warner Company.

[Booklet]

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

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

Publicity for Formula
Booking for Artists & Audience

We miss you Jeff Ward

© 1994 leaving hope/tvt music, Inc. ASCAP.
654492346-2

[Slipcase]
Nothing/TVT/Interscope Records. Manufactured and Distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation. 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10019. ℗ & © 1994
Nothing/TVT/Interscope Records. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A. Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by federal law and subject to criminal prosecution. 654492346-2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 6544-92346-2 0
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2661
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MASTERED AT DISCTRONICS ✳ ✳ 6544923462 ✳ ✳ #01
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category 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
A4 92346 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(Cass, Album, Sli) Interscope Records A4 92346 Canada 1994
UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Japan 2006
ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Island Records , TVT Records , Interscope Records ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 UK 2009
UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Japan 2007

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Mr Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
4:30
2 Piggy 4:24
3 Heresy 3:54
4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
5 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
6:13
6 Ruiner 4:58
7 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
5:31
8 I Do Not Want This
Drums [Drum Performance] – Stephen PerkinsDrums [Drum Treatments] – Flood, Trent Reznor
5:41
9 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanFeaturing [Steakhouse] – Tommy LeeGuitar [Additional Guitars] – Danny Lohner
1:36
10 A Warm Place 3:22
11 Eraser 4:53
12 Reptile 6:52
13 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
3:56
14 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor
6:13

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – TVT Records
  • Copyright (c) – TVT Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Interscope Records
  • Copyright (c) – Interscope Records
  • Copyright (c) – Leaving Hope Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – TVT Music, Inc.
  • Glass Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Pressed By – Allied Record Company
  • Record Company – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Recorded At – Le Pig Of Beverly Hills
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – A&M Studios
  • Mastered At – Future Disc

Credits

  • Artwork [Package] – Gary Talpas
  • Booking – Artists & Audience
  • Booking [For Artists & Audience] – Gerry Gerrard
  • Design [Package] – Gary Talpas
  • Edited By [Continuity] – Charlie Clouser, Chris Vrenna, Trent Reznor
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Alan Moulder, Bill Kennedy, Brian Pollack, Chris Vrenna, John Aguto, Sean Beavan
  • Engineer [Live Audio], Coordinator [Live Audio] – Sean Beavan
  • Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Alan Moulder (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 13)
  • Legal – Michael S. Toorock
  • Lighting, Set Designer [Set Design] – Jan Pieter Nipius*, Roy Bennett
  • Management – Conservative*
  • Management [For Conservative] – John A. Malm Jr.*
  • Management [Merchandise] – Jerry Long
  • Management [Nothing Records] – Tony Ciulla
  • Management [Publicity] – Formula*, Sioux Zimmerman
  • Management [Road Management] – Mark O'Shea
  • Mastered By [Mastering] – Tom Baker
  • Other [Assistance] – Chris Vrenna, Maise
  • Painting [All Paintings] – Russell Mills
  • Photography By – David Buckland
  • Producer [Production] – Flood (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7, 10 to 12)
  • Producer [Production], Written-By [Writing], Arranged By [Arrangement], Performer [Performance] – Trent Reznor
  • Production Manager [Live] – Kevin Lyman, Ray Woodbury
  • Sampler [Additional Sampling], Sound Designer – Chris Vrenna

Notes

Allied Record Company NON CLUB pressing

Halo 8

Comes in a slipcase that contains a 28 page booklet and a slimline jewel case with a slimline insert. There is often a 'Parental Advisory' sticker on the slipcase.

[Booklet]

Management for Conservative.

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

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

We miss you Jeff Ward

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

[Disc Face]
92346-2
halo eight
℗&© 1994 TVT/Interscope Records. All rights reserved. 92346-2

[Spine] 7 92346-2 / halo eight

[Slipcase]
TVT/Interscope Records. Manufactured and distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation. 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10019. ℗&© 1994 TVT/Interscope Records.
Printed in USA. 92346-2

[J-Card]
Unlike most other pressings, the J card on this version does not have the usual copyright info.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: [Specialty Records Corporation Logo] 3 92346-2 SRC**01 ARC ✳M3 S14
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category 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
A4 92346 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(Cass, Album, Sli) Interscope Records A4 92346 Canada 1994
UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Japan 2006
ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Island Records , TVT Records , Interscope Records ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 UK 2009
UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Japan 2007

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mr Self Destruct
Guitar [Texture Generating Guitars] – Adrian Belew
4:30
A2 Piggy 4:24
A3 Heresy 3:54
A4 March Of The Pigs 2:58
A5 Closer
Programmed By [Special Hi-hat Programming] – Flood
6:13
A6 Ruiner 4:58
A7 The Becoming
Guitar [Ring Mod Guitar] – Adrian BelewSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Flood
5:31
A8 I Do Not Want This
Drums [Performance] – Stephen PerkinsDrums [Treatment] – Flood, Trent Reznor
5:41
A9 Big Man With A Gun
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – Bill Kennedy, Sean BeavanFeaturing [Steakhouse] – Tommy LeeGuitar [Additional Guitars] – Danny Lohner
2:18
B1 A Warm Place 3:23
B2 Eraser 4:53
B3 Reptile 6:52
B4 The Downward Spiral
Drums – Andy Kubiszewski
3:56
B5 Hurt
Drums – Chris VrennaMixed By – Trent Reznor
6:15

Credits

  • Arranged By – Trent Reznor
  • Design [Package] – Gary Talpas
  • Electronics [Sound Design] – Chris Vrenna
  • Engineer [Additional] – Alan Moulder, Bill Kennedy, Brian Pollack, Chris Vrenna, John Aguto, Sean Beavan
  • Mastered By – Tom Baker
  • Painting [All Paintings] – Russell Mills
  • Performer – Trent Reznor
  • Photography By – David Buckland
  • Producer – Flood (tracks: A1-2, A5-7, B1-3), Trent Reznor
  • Sampler [Additional] – Chris Vrenna
  • Written-By – Trent Reznor

Notes

Clear audio cassette in clear case, with insert, sealed inside a stickered, card slip-case.

Gold Stamped impression under cellophane that reads "Lent for Promotional Use Only Any Sale or Unauthorized Transfer is Prohibited and Void Subject to Return Upon Demand by Owner Acceptance of The Record Constitutes Agreement in the Above"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 6544-92346-4 4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category 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
A4 92346 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(Cass, Album, Sli) Interscope Records A4 92346 Canada 1994
UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records UICY-91668, UICY 91668, UICY-6160 Japan 2006
ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Island Records , TVT Records , Interscope Records ILPSD 8012, 522 126- 1 UK 2009
UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal, Nothing Records, TVT Records, Interscope Records, Universal UICY-6160, UICY 6160 Japan 2007




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