As an experiment, I removed all the vocals from the record and found it became a truly changed experience that worked on a different yet compelling level. The Downward Spiral was about peeling off layers and arriving at a naked, ugly end. Yeung of recommended that fans listen to and understand the original album first before delving into Deviations 1. Archived from on October 11, 2013. It was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman and longtime collaborator. It contained instrumentals of every track, with some also being alternate versions see the page for details.
Man, Trent really took his time with this. The album features a rich array of electronic beats, ambient noise, and heavy guitar. That set will only be made available via a one-time vinyl pressing, although it has already leaked at several websites, publically. It would be more than a year before the album was finally released. Several critics noted that the album was seemingly influenced by , , , and music. 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 have a lot of ideas that could eat up immense amounts of time and I'm trying to weigh out - just think it through. It's not rock 'n' roll and it's not classical. Bob Ezrin on Album Sequencing Bob Ezrin posted on about his experience working on The Fragile. I don't want to pull the trigger on something and go, 'Man, I should have done it in this way. 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. Cover image is a waterfall in Iceland and a seashell in the West Indies. Alan Moulder on Songwriting Alan Moulder wrote for the Fragility Tour program about the songwriting process.
And it's all little things, but if you're familiar with the album you'll definitely notice! I noticed how some instruments sounded slightly different. Trent changed it saying 'it was kinda irritating' yet something about it we liked so maybe it fit the music. Because there was so much material to work on we never labored over anything, taking the attitude that if something wasn't happening, or we'd reached a block, we would move on to the next track. Every time we listened back, we got excited, as it was always a lot better than we remembered. I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally 23. It's not 'Let's kill ourselves'; it's 'Let's kill each other'.
During the North American portion of the tour, three tall rectangular screens were lowered mid-set for showing pieces of film. The packaging was created by and. I guess we'll see when it arrives if it is indeed the same. Archived from on July 5, 2014. This version of The Fragile contains all songs in either instrumental or alternate formats, and combines them with newly released songs written and recorded during the sessions for The Fragile. Nine Inch Nails' record label at the time, , reportedly refused to fund the promotional tour following The Fragile's lukewarm sales.
I was probably going to save this for some other announcement, but 's spent a couple of months restoring all the , prepping for a surround mix, and we plan on doing that this spring, and I'm not sure when it's going to come out but it's just something I'd like to get done and there's no record better than that to get surround mixed. So we were literally working round the clock for what turned out to be weeks until we finally nailed it and I was able to go home. Retrieved on August 29, 2009. I've been doing a lot of European press lately and they've been mentioning the various configurations of 'the fragile' and wondering if there was a reason other than to make the hard-core fan buy them all to have some different tracks on them. And I'm afraid to go back to that place because it feels kind of haunting to me, but I'm going to go back.
Although it may not sound like it, most of the album is actually guitar - and that includes the orchestral sounds and weird melodic lines. An unimaginable amount of effort went into that record in a very unfocused way. In support of The Fragile, the reformed for the. Those surfaces can be enticing but since it's just surface, The Fragile winds up being vaguely unsatisfying. Steven Hyden of writes that Reznor developed Nine Inch Nails from its role as a prominent rock act and by the time he finished recording The Fragile, 's overall popularity declined with several of Nine Inch Nails' contemporaries being disestablished or displaced by newer bands. A section within his book Fotografiks reveals that the top section of the is from a photo of a waterfall and the bottom section is from a closeup photo of the inside of a seashell.
Reznor: 'We want to present the catalog as it was intended to be, with no compromises. I was sick for most of that tour and I really don't think it was Nine Inch Nails at its best. I don't want to pull the trigger on something and go, 'Man, I should have done it in this way. Several accompanying recordings were also released, including a remix album, 2000 , a live album, 2002 , as well as an alternate version of the record, The Fragile: Deviations 1 2016. I'm listening to it in a sound studio. Archived from on June 10, 2000.
The Fragile was mixed by Alan Moulder and mastered by Tom Baker. It worked out pretty well just dividing the songs up, but we wanted the A sides of the cassettes to be slightly longer than the B sides so that when the tape flips over you are not in the middle of the first song on that side. Many images that were used in the booklet for The Fragile, as well as the artwork for its associated singles, can be found in the Fotografiks book. It's probably a bleaker album because it arrives back where it starts — with the same emotion. For the vinyl, the decision to move to three discs was based on fidelity. One time we decided to make unusual percussion tracks. It is categorized as an album by 2004 , Edna Gundersen of , and of.