Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994) [Deluxe DCD Edition 2004] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994) [Deluxe DCD Edition 2004]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD/DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:05/64:26 mins | Scans included | 6,78 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 65:05 minutes | Scans included | 2,8 GB

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, Trent Reznor’s classic album receives the deluxe edition treatment. This double set is presented in surround sound SACD hybrid format. Bonus disc features 13 extra tracks – remixes, b-sides, demos and non-album tracks.

The Downward Spiral positioned Trent Reznor as industrial’s own Phil Spector, painting detailed, layered soundscapes from a wide tonal palette. Not only did he fully integrated the crashing metal guitars of Broken, but several newfound elements — expanded song structures, odd time signatures, shifting arrangements filled with novel sounds, tremendous textural variety — can be traced to the influence of progressive rock. So can the painstaking attention devoted to pacing and contrast — The Downward Spiral is full of striking sonic juxtapositions and sudden about-faces in tone, which make for a fascinating listen. More important than craft in turning Reznor into a full-fledged rock star, however, was his brooding persona. Grunge had the mainstream salivating over melodramatic angst, which had always been Reznor’s stock in trade. The left-field hit “Closer” made him a postmodern shaman for the ’90s, obsessed with exposing the dark side he saw behind even the most innocuous façades. In fact, his theatrics on The Downward Spiral — all the preening self-absorption and serpentine sexuality — seemed directly descended from Jim Morrison. Yet Reznor’s nihilism often seemed like a reaction against some repressively extreme standard of purity, so the depravity he wallowed in didn’t necessarily seem that depraved. That’s part of the reason why, in spite of its many virtues, The Downward Spiral falls just short of being the masterpiece it wants to be. For one thing, fascination with texture occasionally dissolves the hooky songwriting that fueled Pretty Hate Machine. But more than that, Reznor’s unflinching bleakness was beginning to seem like a carefully calibrated posture; his increasing musical sophistication points up the lyrical holding pattern. Having said that, the album ends on an affecting emotional peak — “Hurt” mingles drama and introspection in a way Reznor had never quite managed before. It’s evidence of depth behind the charisma that deservedly made him a star.


Disc 1 #01. Mr. Self Destruct
Disc 1 #02. Piggy
Disc 1 #03. Heresy
Disc 1 #04. March Of The Pigs
Disc 1 #05. Closer
Disc 1 #06. Ruiner
Disc 1 #07. The Becoming
Disc 1 #08. I Do Not Want This
Disc 1 #09. Big Man With A Gun
Disc 1 #10. A Warm Place
Disc 1 #11. Eraser
Disc 1 #12. Reptile
Disc 1 #13. The Downward Spiral
Disc 1 #14. Hurt

Disc 2 #01. Burn – Soundtrack Version (Explicit)
Disc 2 #02. Closer (Precursor)
Disc 2 #03. Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
Disc 2 #04. A Violet Fluid
Disc 2 #05. Dead Souls
Disc 2 #06. Hurt (Quiet)
Disc 2 #07. Closer To God
Disc 2 #08. All The Pigs, All Lined Up
Disc 2 #09. Memorabilia
Disc 2 #10. The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)
Disc 2 #11. Ruiner – Demo
Disc 2 #12. Liar – Reptile Demo
Disc 2 #13. Heresy – Demo



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