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My advice for Broken is to buy a low priced original without the 7", then add this to your Discogs want list: https://www.discogs.com/Nine-Inch-Nails-Physical-Suck/release/1215353 and be patient.

I was able to get one for $20 to complete the set.

That is a separate release, and is not the same press that came with the Broken EP. Though,it's the same 2 songs.

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I can't comment on any other version, but the 2008 press of The Downward Spiral is one of the best sounding records I own. I would be surprised if any of them sounded shitty to be honest as it is one of the most amazingly well mastered recordings I've ever heard.

That's the Back To Black reissue right?

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No, I have been avoiding listening to the albums at all because then I will want a $200+ album :P

 

Seriously though, The Fragile is a masterpiece.  Some of the others will see this statement as fighting words, but it's leaps and bounds better than anything he's ever done.

 

What stops me from buying an overpriced OG pressing is the knowledge that some day it will be repressed, and the repress will be spectacular.

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No, I have been avoiding listening to the albums at all because then I will want a $200+ album :P

 

Ahhh, that stands to reason.  What happened to me last night, I put on my CD copy of The Fragile and decided I would go look into throwing a bunch of money at the vinyl.  $350... nah... i'm good with my CD for now... hahaha

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Seriously though, The Fragile is a masterpiece.  Some of the others will see this statement as fighting words, but it's leaps and bounds better than anything he's ever done.

 

What stops me from buying an overpriced OG pressing is the knowledge that some day it will be repressed, and the repress will be spectacular.

 

Totally agree The Fragile is a masterpiece, although I personally wouldn't say it's leaps and bounds better than anything NIN has ever done.  It is a VERY close 2nd place for me behind TDS, so close that on some days I may switch it up and say it's my #1.  After TDS and Fragile comes Pretty Hate Machine, With Teeth and then Year Zero in that order to round up my top 5 full-length albums.

 

I reserve leaps and bounds talk for Further Down the Spiral as I believe it is far and away the best of the 3 remix albums.  :)

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I've never heard an original pressing of TDS, but i know my 2008 (i think) black vinyl reissue sounds damn good.  Actually it's probably in my top 10 records in my collection as far as SQ goes.  The last pressing of it i believe was on a pic disc (yuck).

 

1994 Promo 2XLP. Sounds too good. I've got one.

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We're likely getting a best of at some point this year. At some point they'll have to put out the Fragile reissue Trent's been threatening since 09. He's tweeted a few times about how great the surround sound is on it so that's done. 

But yeah they need to put out Further Down the Spiral and All that Could have been with a still 10 inch.

gratuitous NIN shelf porn:

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I think the production holds up very well on TDS, especially once you've heard it in surround sound. Hard to go back when an album so layered, one that suits surround so well, gets such a well done 5.1 mix. Trent and JB really did this one perfectly. The sawing sound at the end of Closer, starts in the front right and sweeps counter clockwise around the room (works very well if you have good surround speakers capable of hitting 80Hz cleanly, I have floorstanding towers for rears), magnificent!

I don't think The Fragile has been shelved, TR's last bit of info on it said he was deciding just how much effort to put into all the extra bits and pieces he's come across. Let me see if I can find exactly what he said...

February 2014: Yeah, we've done a lot of the work for that. Really what it's come down to is with all the other stuff going on, the Fragile thing in particular, I want to make sure I get it right. You know, we've mixed everything in surround, it sounds amazing, we have a great package ready to go. I just stumbled across 40-or-so demos that are from that era that didn't turn into songs, that range from sound effects to full-fledge pieces of music, and I kind of feel like - something should happen with that.

And I think it has something to do with that package, and I just need the bandwidth to kind of calmly think about it, and decide how much effort I want to devote into that and what to do with it. I have a lot of ideas that could eat up immense amounts of time and I'm trying to weigh out - just think it through. I don't want to pull the trigger on something and go, 'Man, I should have done it in this way.' And I just haven't had a chance to be in a calm place where I can think it through completely and make that decision.

I hope it comes in a variety of packages. I'll buy whatever version I need to in order to get Alan Moulder's 5.1 mix, which I presume will be on a Blu-ray, and for sure will pick up the vinyl release as well.
 

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Maybe a stupid question but: has "And All That Could Have Been" been ever released on vinyl? I love this concert.

 

I would love to see this reissued if only for the bonus disc. That has some of my favourite NIN material on.

 

Don't think I would bother with With Teeth even if reissued. But I would be very tempted by The Fragile. Got a free copy of TDS (The Music on Vinyl issue) a couple of years ago. Not bad for free, but wouldn't spend the time or resources getting an original.

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