|Artist: Nine Inch Nails|
|Originally released in 1994, Trent Reznor created THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL as both a concept album and modern day classic. This influential 90’s classic is Trent Reznor’s industrial cum-tragic opera view of the world and the soul’s sonically detailed fall from grace. The Downward Spiral delves into despair and anger with hard guitars and brutal beats.
This SACD/Hybrid DELUXE EDITION of THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL celebrates the 10 Anniversary of the modern masterpiece.
DELUXE EDITION includeds 2 hybrid SACD/CDs: Disc One - The original album in SACD Surround Sound (remixed by Trent Reznor), and newly remastered SACD Stereo and CD Stereo program. Disc Two - Bonus material (13 B-Sides, Remixes, and Rarities) in SACD Stereo and CD Stereo.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor (vocals, various instruments).|
|Additional personnel: Danny Lohner, Adrian Belew (guitar); Flood (synthesizer, programming); Andy Kubiszewski, Chris Vrenna, Stephen Perkins (drums).|
|Engineers: Sean Beavan, Chris Vrenna, Alan Moulder.|
|Recorded at Le Pig, Beverly Hills, California; The Record Plant A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California.|
|THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.|
|"Hurt" was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.|
|This deluxe edition of THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL includes a 13-track bonus disc featuring B-sides, demos, and rarities.|
|Personnel: Trent Reznor (vocals, guitar, electronics); Andy Kubiszewski (drums).|
Producer: Flood; Trent Reznor; Rick Rubin
|Natural Born Killers (Explicit Version)|
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 11/23/2004|
|Original Release Date : 1994|
|Catalog ID : 0003739|
|Label : Interscope (USA)|
|Number of Discs : 2|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Multi|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00602498647288|
- Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Nine Inch Nails achieve a new kind of loud on THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL: accessible hard rock moves overlaid with a scrim of electronic racket...THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL is music the Blade Runner might throw down to: low-tech futurism that rocks...."
- Ranked #11 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
- Rankded #4 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...transfixes you with the heaviest metal, the most trance-inducing rave, and the silliest synth-pop you're ever likely to hear in songs this hummable..."
- Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".
- Included in Q Magazine's Best Gothic Albums Of All Time - "...the migraine masterpiece that catapulted [Reznor] to #2 in the Billboard charts....it's a day at the dentist's: all screeching and pulsing, but sexy with it..."
- Ranked #24 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...This recording, coming some five years after Reznor's full-length debut, [is] a stark expose of the darkest regions of the soul: those places where our personal demons reign, and God feels unwelcome..."
- Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
- "...beneath all that bad attitude and aural aggro lies music of extraordinary insight, intelligence, and, yes, beauty....An astonishing piece of work...."
- Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
- Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
- "Displaying breathtaking invention and variety, it's a deeply textured work..."
- Ranked #98 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "More than a celebration of nihilism,...SPIRAL was an anguished cry for something to believe in."
- 4 stars out of 5 - "Reznor's industrial-blues masterpiece still drips with vileness."
- Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "Trent Reznor orchestrates the terrors of adolescence...with creepy-crawly sounds and a clandestine sense of melody."