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Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile download
Performer: Nine Inch Nails
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: The Fragile
MP3 album size: 1460 mb
FLAC album size: 1022 mb
Style: Alternative Rock, Industrial, Ambient
Released: 1999


Underneath It All2:48
Into The Void4:51
Even Deeper5:47
Somewhat Damaged4:31
Just Like You Imagined3:49
The Wretched5:25
Starfuckers, Inc.5:02
The Frail1:54
The Big Come Down4:14
No, You Don't3:35
La Mer4:37
Where Is Everybody?5:42
The Day The World Went Away4:33
The Great Below5:17
The Mark Has Been Made5:17
The Way Out Is Through4:19
We're In This Together7:16
I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally4:15
The Fragile4:35
Ripe (With Decay)6:34


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0694904732Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Tri)Nothing Records, Interscope Records0694904732US1999
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490 473-2, CIDD 8091Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig)Nothing Records, Island Records490 473-2, CIDD 8091Europe1999
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig)Nothing Records, Interscope Records490 473-2Taiwan1999
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig)Nothing Records490 473-2Europe1999
MVCT-30001/2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig)Nothing Records, Interscope RecordsMVCT-30001/2Japan1999
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig)Nothing Records490 473-2Europe1999
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Dig)Universal Music, Interscope Records490 473-2South Korea1999
0694904732Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, EDC)Nothing Records, Interscope Records0694904732US1999
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490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, SME)Nothing Records, Interscope Records490 473-2Australia1999
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490 474-4, 490 475-4Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCass)Nothing Records, Nothing Records490 474-4, 490 475-4Poland1999
490 474-4Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCass)Nothing Records490 474-4Europe1999
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490 473-4Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCass, Album)Nothing Records, Вирджиния Рекърдс490 473-4Bulgaria1999
06069 490473-4Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCass, Album)Interscope Records06069 490473-4Philippines1999
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490 473-4 Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCass, Album)Nothing Records490 473-4 Mexico1999
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C231447Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCass, Album, Club)Nothing Records, Interscope RecordsC231447US1999
ILPST 8091, 490 473-1Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Album)Island Records, Nothing RecordsILPST 8091, 490 473-1UK1999
490 473-1Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Album)Nothing Records490 473-1Europe1999
0694904731Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Album)Nothing Records0694904731US1999
ILPST 8091, 490 473-1Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo)Island Records, Nothing RecordsILPST 8091, 490 473-1UK1999
490 473-1Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Unofficial)Nothing Records , Interscope Records 490 473-1Europe1999
490 473-1Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Unofficial, Red)Nothing Records , Interscope Records 490 473-1Europe1999
490 473-2, IND-90473Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Nothing Records, Interscope Records490 473-2, IND-90473South Korea1999
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B0025682-01, 00602557142778Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def)Nothing Records, Interscope RecordsB0025682-01, 00602557142778Europe2017
B0025682-01Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(3xLP, Album, RE, RM, Def)Nothing Records, Interscope RecordsB0025682-01US2017
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album)Nothing Records, Universal490 473-2ArgentinaUnknown
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, RP, Tri)Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Island Records490 473-2EuropeUnknown
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, RP, Tri)Nothing Records, Interscope Records490 473-2EuropeUnknown
490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Tri)Nothing Records, Interscope Records, Island Records490 473-2EuropeUnknown
0694904732Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Unofficial)Nothing Records 0694904732RussiaUnknown
CIDD 8091/490 473-2Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Unofficial)Interscope Records CIDD 8091/490 473-2BulgariaUnknown
0694904732Nine Inch Nails The Fragile ‎(2xCD, Album, Unofficial)Nothing Records 0694904732EuropeUnknown

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Текст песни: She shines in a world full of ugliness She matters when everything is meaningless Fragile, she doesnt see her beauty She tries to get Fragile is the third studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released as a double album on September 21, 1999, by Nothing and Interscope Records. It was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and longtime collaborator Alan Moulder. It was recorded throughout 1997 to 1999 in New Orleans. Looking to depart from the distorted production of their previous record, The Downward Spiral 1994, the album features elements of ambient and electronic music, alongside the. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Nine Inch Nails. The Fragile - Album minutiae: - The CD version consists of 23 tracks as listed in the master release branch. The LP version includes two additional tracks: 10 Miles High and The New Flesh. A Fragile Tribute: Various Artists Reworked the Nine Inch Nails' album The Fragile. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Track List:Left 00:00 Somewhat Damaged Alternate Version 05:22 The Day The World Went Away 10:52 The Frail Alternate Version 12:47 The Wretched 18: Fragile. Nine Inch Nails. Released September 21, 1999. The Fragile Tracklist. Somewhat Damaged Lyrics. The Fragile Halo 14 is the third studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on September 21, 1999, by Interscope Records. A double album, it was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Alan Moulder. The album features a rich array of electronic beats, ambient noise, and heavy guitar. Listen free to Nine Inch Nails The Fragile Somewhat Damaged, The Day the World Went Away and more. 23 tracks 102:31. The Fragile also known as Halo 14 is a concept double album by American Industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails, released in 1999 on Reznor's Nothing Records. The album is Nine Inch Nails' fourth major label release and the fourteenth halo. Album 1999 23 Songs. The Fragile. Fortunately, The Fragile lives up to its title once the first disc is over. There are some detours into noisy bluster some, like the Marilyn Manson dis Starfuckers, Inc. work quite well but they're surrounded by long, evocative instrumental sections that highlight Reznor's gifts for arrangement. Whenever Reznor crafts delicate, alternately haunting and pretty soundscapes or interesting sonic juxtapositions, The Fragile is compelling. Songs in album Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile Right 1999. Nine Inch Nails - The Way Out Is Through. Nine Inch Nails - Into The Void. Nine Inch Nails - Where Is Everybody . Nine Inch Nails - The Mark Has Been Made. Nine Inch Nails - Please. Nine Inch Nails - Starfuckers, Inc. Nine Inch Nails - Complication. Nine Inch Nails - I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally. Nine Inch Nails - The B

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Listen to music from Nine Inch Nails like Closer, The Hand That Feeds & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Nine Inch Nails. Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN stylized as NIИ, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band until the official addition of English musician read more. Nine Inch Nails. Biography by Neil Z. Follow Artist. Industrial dance music's most popular band, led by Trent Reznor and his gift for cathartic songwriting and pulverizing productions. Read Full Biography. Overview . Biography . official video channel for nine inch Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN stylized as NIИ, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band until the official addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016. Reznor recorded the band's debut album, Pretty Hate Machine 1989, while working overnight as a janitor at a Cleveland recording studio. After feuding with the label TVT Records about. Nine Inch Nails classic first record, produced by Trent Reznor with Flood, John Fryer, Keith Leblanc and Adrian Sherwood. Tracklist . Head like a hole. Terrible lie. Down in IT. Something I can never have. Down In It. The first music released by Nine Inch Nails. Reproduced and remixed by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc. Down in IT skin. Down in IT shred. Down in IT singe. More info . Nine Inch Nails, Soundtrack: Man on Fire. Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. The band released two influential albums during the 1990s-The Downward Spiral 1994 and The Fragile 1999-and has record sales exceeding 20 million copies worldwide, with 10 million sales certified in the United States alone. 2019 FYRE: Величайшая вечеринка, которая не состоялась Documentary performer: CORONA RADIATA, DEMO 1, 09 GHOSTS I, DEMO 3, WHILE I'M STILL HERE, BLACK NOISE. 2018 Tiger Trap Short performer: 999,999, Corona Radiata Mister Lee Remix, Discipline. Most popular albums by Nine Inch Nails: Nine Inch Nails. Pretty Hate Machine 2010 Remaster. Synthpop Industrial Electronic Rock. The Fragile Left. The Fragile Right. The Downward Spiral. Industrial Rock. With Teeth. Not The Actual Events' Out Now. Nine Inch Nails straddles a wide range of many styles of rock music and other genres that require an electronic sound, which can often cause drastic changes in sound from album to album. However NIN albums in general have many identifiable characteristics in common, such as recurring leitmotifs, chromatic melodies, dissonance, terraced dynamics and common lyrical themes. Nine Inch Nails is most famously known for the melding of industrial elements with pop sensibilities in their first albums


Anyone else have comments of the pressing quality? I had one of these years ago & it WAS quite noisy, on all sides. Yes even after cleaning on an Okki Nokki...Are there actually clean sounding copies out there as well?
All new mixes, this sounds great. The separation and clarity is quite something.I'd recommend buying this even if you don't like NIN XD
Did I mention that this album sounds incredible? No? Ok, it sounds incredible.
The records are packaged so that two of them are crammed inside one larger pocket, I would prefer if it was like Before The Flood is, where each record gets its own pocket
I can't write much that hasn't already been written about Trent's criminally underrated magnum opus, The Fragile.Criminally overlooked and underrated upon its release, The Fragile is a masterclass of subtlty, ferocity, and nuance, all co-existing within the same universe and to thrilling effect.Dense and sometimes overwhelming, this set contains some of Trent's most ambitious, challenging ideas, and songwriting, encapsulated within a slick, highly detailed, and dramatically textured soundscapes. The Fragile rewards multiple casual and repeated listenens with enough detail to frequently warrant new sonic discoveries.Which leads me to the's outstanding. No, it's better than outstanding. It's absolutely breathtaking. It's dead quiet. It's flat. It's rich. Separation is absolutely outstanding. An excellent reference LP. This album/pressing earns highest recommendation.
If anyone has a copy of this for sale PLEASE let me know and I will send direct PayPal payment
"Fragile" is the industry friendly NIN record. I cant stand "Starfuckers" and the only dope thing's about "Fragile" is that Dr.Dre got a mixing credit on "Deeper" and the verse featured on "The Day The World Went Away". Needed more lyrics on this one, too polished for my ears , this does not feel like the same NIN from the first two records and that probably has to do with the multiple lineup changes. "The Fragile" is further proof that not every legendary act can pull off the runtime of a double-album, especially when some of their songs instrumental distortions can be so unpleasant to the ears and drawn-out on even just a single.
Not sure what you are talking about but, this album is actually really good from start to finish though starfuckers could have been left off, its a good song it just doesn't mesh well with the album as a whole.
Everyone should proceed vinyls on the same way like Dr. Reznor does! Breathtaking cover and inside art+bootleg, 180g black vinyls, bad ass sharp and clean recording, amazing mastering. When I am listening to this recordings I just want to replace my speakers immediately because they are just not enough for these "heights"... you just want to upgrade straight away:D to get all the details. Nice one
Wow, this is such a great pressing. M vinyl is nice and quiet, and I didn't even give a clean yet! Songs are rich and sound is vivid. Layers exposed that I didn't notice on the cd pressing. I am also glad that he included 'The New Flesh', which wasn't on the CD pressing but was included on the original vinyl version. Definite must have.
Oh Trent, where's the 5.1 surround mix you said had been completed back in 2014? Do we have to wait till 2019 for an epic 20th-anniversary reissue? We'll see.
November 2019 here... nothing but soundtracks on the pipeline so far
Awww man, I just received my copy from but there were 2 copies of disk #1 and no disk #2. Album was still sealed.This one had the Nothing Records sticker on the outside, B0025682-01.Edit:Ok so I returned the wrong one and ordered it again, this time it had the Interscope Records sticker on the outside and disk 1,2 and 3 were all present.
The fact that it doesn't have (With Decay) holds me back from wanting this more than it probably should... I know that applies to all the pressings for The Fragile on vinyl, but I was hoping this one would at least be different. There's no similar problem with the Definitive/any press of The Downward Spiral, is there?
Be careful with these original pressings of The Fragile: Crackling and pops may be persistent on these editions. This is almost fatal for such a dynamic record. My copy, while well produced, crackles and pops through all six sides of playback despite multiple spinwashes to clear blemishes. If buying an unsealed OG copy of the Fragile, make sure you ask your seller for a sound review beyond a visual grading.
I can confirm some of this comment with a copy I just got. NM-looking discs, cleaned 'em three times (VPI), still some residual noises in the quiet parts. I wouldn't characterize it as crackles and pops on mine, more like static and hiss. Not constant. BUT! Man these songs sound MASSIVE on this 20-year old vinyl. I am not gonna complain about some low-hanging, sporadic b/g noise. It's an amazing master job and the album sounds incredible. (Starfuckers is still cringe-worthy and shoulda been cut, because it's a petty/pissy outlier with bad lyrics that totally doesn't fit with the rest of the songs ... but besides that, 4 stars! LOL!)
My copy came with the same hype sticker as this release:
This is a phenomenal pressing, but not the best in my collection. The claims below saying it is quiet is not entirely accurate.A deep clean, brand new and cleaned stylus, storage in anti-static sleeves, and a de-static of the record immediately before playback did not eliminate the pops and cracks. It's not super noticeable when listening with speakers. But when using headphones? It's noticeable. Listen on speakers for an ideal experience.
Absolutely fantastic job, well deserving of the so called definitive edition.
This is hands down the best sounding record in my 300+ (and always growing) collection! Reznor did a killer job on this. It's exciting to finally be able to own The Fragile on vinyl and I couldn't be more ecstatic with how well this definitive edition came out. Your ears can tune into every layer on every track perfectly with this super clean sounding remaster, making this an incredibly rewarding listen.
digytal soul
Has anyone had issues with their copy being slightly off-pitch?
Almost certainly just your turntable, but I can check my copy if you want
If your player is belt driven you may need to change your belt
Nasty bump on the first side of disk one gutted apart from that sounds amazing far better than orig.
Is there a specific difference between this (USA) and Europe versions ?
As others have mentioned, the mastering sounds incredible on this reissue and the vinyl is very clean and quiet. On my copy, Disc 2 has a bit of a warp near the outer edge causing the cartridge to shake significantly and creating a popping sound for the first 30 seconds or so of The Way Out Is Through. I saw one other comment below with a similar issue. Not sure if this is a defect related to the pressing, or if it's just the copy I bought. Anyone else have this issue?
got mine today and she looks great, no warp on mine
grand star
"Definitive" is the ONLY way to describe this version of the album. Flawless pressing, gorgeous artwork, and the definition of what a remaster should be. Now to find a sleeve that fits it's gargantuan size.
The pixels on the waterfall image is really disturbing my eye. Only mine? I think they fucked up this picture, really.
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The first vinyl issue from 1999, the waterfall image was pure and clean, without the pixels.
It's supposed to be like that. The original waterfall image is on Deviations 1 if you're curious.
This is how the artwork was intended to be for this album.
The “definitive” reissues are some of the best sounding records in my collection. Stunning detail and high quality overall.
The remaster job is absolutely impeccable. Thought it was odd that this album needed a remaster but I'm truly blown away by how damn beautiful a job Trent did at it. Indeed, some of the more subtle layers are further brought out, but the quality itself is even more immaculate. The surface noise is one of the quietest in my collection with exception of some pops at the tail end of The Great Below leading into the run out groove.On a side note, as fantastic a pressing it is, there's some subtle, constant popping on Side D, particularly on The Way Out is Through. Dunno if it's the vinyl or part of the songs, cos there's some layers that are really brought out on some of these songs but dunno if the popping noises are part of the songs. Also, although I understand that the tracklist is staying true to its original vinyl release, I still really wish the Decay part of Ripe was added back on because that vinyl side could easily fit it on; I also kinda wish Ripe ended with a locked groove because that also really would have worked.
I ordered The Fragile Deviations, and it arrived just wrecked from Sandbag. Very heavy creasing near 3 of the 4 corners. No padding inserts used. Interesting to learn it's a persistent problem. Credit to NIN customer service for refunding me in full, and actually refusing to accept the record back. Do contact customer service if you have trouble.
Anyone found an outer sleeve that fits this fat triple gatefold?
Mine is just a fat normal gatefold not a triple gatefold?
looks like amazon has a double thick sleeve that fits 1-1/4" thick box sets......comes in pack of 25 though.......think i only have about 4 things that would fit. maybe split with some others ????
I just got some box set sleeves. A little bigger than I would like but fits everything the way I store.
Sounds amazing. The definitive remaster is very well executed. The subtle layers of orchestration that made me originally fall in love with this album when I first heard it on headphones have been brought slightly more to the foreground to shine. Sounds full, punchy, layered and well balanced.
Oh my gosh don't pay these wild prices for this!!! It will be back up on their web store. Great pressing also.
You have probably seen by now, but yes, along with src, amazon, and soundstage to name a few other places. I think shops are starting to receive orders now too so you could even find them abroad.
Is that a sure thing? I really want a copy!
My favorite album of all time! This pressing sounds fantastic, but is a tad lower quality than Broken, The Downward Spiral and Deviations 1. My copies of those 3 albums are all flawless. I've gone through two copies of The Fragile, because Sandbag damaged my first copy by shipping it poorly, and both copies of all 3 discs have a few flaws. Just some hiss and crackle during the quieter moments, and a few pops here and there. Nothing outrageous, but definitely noticeable compared to the other 3 flawless reissues.Still I highly HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking to own this album on vinyl.
I'm currently waiting on my THIRD copy. The first one had tons of surface noise on "La Mer" and "The Great Below". The second had some sort of funk stuck right to the record (ironically, also on "La Mer"). I said screw Sandbag and ordered it from Amazon, which mercifully is now selling the Definitive Edition!
I really wanted this, but the ridiculous price and even more ridiculous shipping costs changed my mind.And it's still expensive here. Pass.
Amazon has this for pre-order for $30 brand new. The release date for the reissue is November 17, 2017.
Sounds bloody amazing, ordered all the new pressings and i cant believe the sound.
Anyone compared this new reissue to the original? Im listening now and the reissue sounds absolutely great...just wondering how it stacks up against the original?
I had the original. I personally thought it sounded better and the music had much more essence. This reissue is recorded quiet, I find I have to turn my volume much higher than usual.
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Ok. I compared them the other day. I think the remaster sounds a little deeper and levels to things i’ve never heard in it. I’d say definitely worth getting. Plus, Trent oversaw this whole project, rather than it just being pushed by the labels he was tied to back in the day.
it's louder. that's the only difference in these re-releases and people seem to be creaming in their pants over it.... lol nin fans.
I plan to do a comparison as soon as mine arrives. I'm curious myself.
Why are sellers asking $90 here when they're still half that on the NIN web store?
That's exactly what I'm thinking. They're doing it for the other new pressings too haha
Are there any information if these reissues will hit the regular shops/mailorders etc. (in Europe) or are these NIN store/mailorder exclusives?
All the 2017 Definitive Editions, the two latest EP's, the soundtrack albums, AND the supposed "limited edition" Deviations 1 are now on both Amazon and In Amazon's case, some are cheaper than they were on!
Available for pre order now from various German distros:
I just read info from a friend who runs a record shop in europe that its listed on their record distribution list that the whole NIN catalog has a record store release date for Nov.10-17 2017.
I'd hope that'd be the case. It'd be a lot easier to be able to order from Amazon (I always have quite a bit of money from gift cards saved up), or just go to my local record store and pick them all up at once.
No info yet, but highly unlikely Interscope would let these be exclusive to the NIN store (or that Trent would want that), as they'll sell significantly more copies in stores and on Amazon. My guess is that because of the pressing delays, the entire first pressing was used to fill orders from the official store and once they can get more made, they'll start shipping them out to retail.
Jesus Christ this sounds amazing. What a monster of a remaster/repress.
The Fragile by NIN: a journey any audiophile must go to. What a wonderful pressing! Listen closely.... It is filled with dynamics, punchy but not exaggerated bass, little elements that are not heard on the CD, very quiet reissue. NOTE: it has been sold out on their website.
Sold out now on NIN's store. Hope this is only temporary because it's my favorite album of Trent's and I lagged on grabbing it due to finances.
Odd that deviations was sold out, and then when I checked the site yesterday, fragile was sold out but deviations was back on sale. At least I have another chance to maybe get deviations.
The spine of this album is huge - has anyone found sleeves that will fit it??
I used a "Midwest Music Source" 12 3/4 x 12 3/4 sleeve and it fits perfect.
Will need a box set sleeve of some kind. I had a random zip lock bag that was what a stack of my normal sleeves came in, I'm currently using that until I find something more suitable. Ya, this thing was massive.
Like a lot of people, I've been waiting a long a time for a reissue of this album, and it did not disappoint in the least. Sounds absolutely unreal. Really cool booklet with a foreword From Bob Ezrin included as well. Learned some things about the album that I didn't know before. Definitely a must have for any NIN fan.
Same procedure as with Deviations - cover bent. Contacted Sandbag Helpdesk, they even promised to send me a new sealed vinyl set - let's wait and see!
Received my preorder today. Running it through the 1st play. So far it sounds simply amazing.
They boast "meticulously prepared" on the hype sticker, in regards to the remaster and pressing, I can agree. The audio is meticulous on the vinyl. However the packaging is where this falls short. Horrible LP cover, cheaply made. Though the LP comes direct from the band, carefully packed, the LP sleeve corners are easily dinged/bent. Disappointing they dropped the ball when it came to housing the vinyl. They could/should have used tip-on sleeves or sturdier covers. In a few years the spines on these LP's will be tearing, even careful audiophiles copies.
Trent may have spared no expense on the pressing and remastering, but he completely dropped the ball with the crappy packaging of the artwork and sleeve. ALL the new reissues suffer from this carelessness, meaning that the original pressings are *still* the definitive versions when it comes to the overall experience. Trent tried to call his shot with these, but whiffed big time on the packaging. He basically went against his own vinyl creed, which is rather embarrassing.
Even worse- the shrink wrapping from the factory really mashed the right open edge of the sleeve. It makes the whole package kinda wedge shaped and crushed. And that's BEFORE it gets shipped. I'm still gonna buy Year Zero when it gets reissued but with reservations...
Here is a rip I did with 1962 Empire 298 Turntable, 1965 HH Scott LK-60 and Denon DL-110 cartridge of "Somewhat Damaged" with this vinyl in case you need some convincing. Can rip a few other select tracks if you want to know how it fairs up to IGD.
Thank you for the upload. Interesting to hear it right after listening to my FLAC of the original CD pressing, bought the day of release. Sounds much drier, more organic--a strange thing to say about (IMHO) one of the greatest openers in the history of electronic music. But I like it. Looks like I'm gonna have to order it.
And here is The Wretched to give you a better idea of IGD: Still pretty good IMO.
Received mine yesterday. Quality is excellent. Well worth the price.
Anybody have any feedback on how this version sounds? Quality?
It's sourced from the original record or Tape. Therefore it cannot sound as good as an original copy sourced from the master. I had one copy, the wax looked great, but the print quality was not as crisp and sharp as the original as it was based on scans not the original grafic data. What annoied me the most was, that the stickers from the original were printed on the sleeve. So avoid this trash, go for the original reissue LP -
I can understand the sticker shock, but I also understand why it's priced this way. This is the first pressing and to a collector, especially if sealed, is of tremendous value. Beyond that, I am unaware of the quantity that were released for the first press, but I would presume there weren't many. Not shameful at all imo; it's a market and people will charge what either the market will bear or what they personally value the item at; supply and demand.
Shameful that people sell these for $$$'s to people who seriously enjoy and want to to collect the music. Ironic they complain about reissues bringing their prices down. Really? It's the only way for some people to get the music they love. Affordable.
The Fragile is the 1990's equivalent of Roger Water's The Wall. It's a concept album, so if you're looking for a typical singles based effort, look elsewhere. Like The Wall, the listener is meant to take a journey through both discs and experience, sonically and emotionally what Trent was going through during this period of his life. To skip through songs or pass them by is to cheat yourself of the entire story. Would you skip chapters in a book? No? Then you shouldn't skip tracks while listening to The Fragile. Taken as a whole, this record may very well be Trent's master work. I give it 5/5.
I see no improvements over the original 1999 record.Listening with Sennheiser headphones, looks like nothing has been changed but compressed a little more. But to my taste, I prefer the original issue.With all respect I have for Trent Reznor, he will excuse me... Seems to be a guy that should understand about the loudness war - but these reissues are louder.Actually, Deviations 1 is a more interesting project because of alternate mixes.
$150 for this, $45 for the reissue.. jesus christ, that's still insane.
Repress is repress & the original stays original......forever! Very simple...
The $150 is the seller asking price AFTER the news of a repress. This WAS selling for a median price of $272 before....$45 for a 3 LP album with the profits going to the artist instead of some second hand seller isn't bad at all IMO...I pre-ordered the $45 repress without a blink of an eye, but that's just me. Can't wait to have this on vinyl!
Why would anybody pay the astronomical prices for this.There is going to be a 2017 reissue. It's available for pre order now from the official NIN web store.
Why would anybody pay the astronomical prices for this.There is going to be a 2017 reissue. It's available for pre order now from the official NIN web store.
Small Black
I'm not sure what's more obnoxious, the asking prices here, Trent's asking prices, or Trent's remaster values.
nah, there is a B-sides album AS WELL as the normal album.
Why would anybody pay the astronomical prices for this.There is going to be a 2017 reissue. It's available for pre order now from the official NIN web store.
Having heard both this OG press and the remastered 2017 release, people are suckers for paying these high prices for this OG release.
Just got my NM copy at a bargain cost of $300. The sound is (above the surface noise) superb, and much deeper than the digital copy I own. I feel it's worth the cost considering the availability, the greatness of the music, and the age of the vinyl. $300 is a fair asking price considering the seller paid the ridiculous asking price when it was released ($40). I remember holding this record in the record shop and saying to myself "$40 is too much," so I passed on it... boy am I sorry I did that. Bottom line, I have no complaints about the cost... possibly my favorite NIN album...
Reissue is due in Spring 2017 according to the official site.
Don't cry, my friends, for the fucking speculators. PRESALE of REISSUE in spring 2017 of this one and many other from NIN. :D Remember: vinyl records are for listening NOT FOR COLLECTING OR PAYING HUNDRED DOLLARS for a fucking used vinyl record.
any copies that arent going for 300-400 fucking dollars!? absurd!
he just announced reissues of broken, the downward spiral and the fragile. (and a special alternate instrumental redone version of the fragile.) these prices are going to come way down because people won't buy them anymore. they'll just wait for the reissues. that's great for people who don't have originals, but for someone like me, who bought it on day one, it's sad. it was one of my most highest-priced records, too. oh well... at least i'll finally have broken.
Keep an eye on ebay. Auctions tend to bid up to $200 but sometimes less and usually not much more. As of right now that's just the market value for it. Price has been crawling up for years, $200 used to be overpaying, now it's a good deal. What's worse is that the bootlegs often go for more.
Early Waffle
Maybe a long shot, but if anyone happens to have the outer paper sleeve to this that you are willing to sell I'd buy it.
So how exactly can you tell the counterfeits from the originals? They both have the same barcode and "label code" right? Is the only reason this is still readily available (still at high prices) because of counterfeits?
So far, all the counterfeits have their hype stickers actually printed on the jackets. They both show on the backside of the cover (with the flowers), right underneath the words THE FRAGILE. So a good way to tell is if those are present AND it appears no longer shrink wrapped.
Checking this out, myself. I think the gatefold and booklet might be the tell (?). There's a European pressing on eBay right now that cites gatefold + booklet. I don't see mention of this for the other European pressing listed on Discogs.
In this 4th album release, Trent takes his production skills to the next level and reaches new sonic landscapes while making a perfect album from stem to stern, in a uniquely NIN way. Everything before led to this perfect album and everything after has the sound of being "post Fragile", where he branches into different versions of his trademark sound. This album is the epitome of what pre-y2k era NIN was about, self loathing, thick beats, layers of distorted guitars, industrial synths and neurotic production skills. If ever you can own it on vinyl, do it.
Ignored this album for a _LONG_ time and realized how stupid I was.I will rank this one as one of the more remarkably Nine Inch Nails masterpieces.Yes, it's pretty long, some songs are unnecessary even.Let's put this way: The "Left" CD is by itself good enough to sport an evolution from The Downward Spiral.The "Right" CD starts pretty okay with a few slips along the way. This is a must have. The masterpieces here are "The Frail / The Wretched", "La Mer (The Sea) / The Great Below", with some catching tunes like the opening track "Somewhat Damaged" and the splendid "Just Like You Imagined".
This album really need a good vinyl reissue... I'm surprised there's even no unnoficial/bootleg releases
I just bought a copy of this in a used music store. Did it originally come with a slipcover?
Can anyone confirm if this is a 2 "pocket" gatefold cover or 3 "pocket" (i.e one for each lp)?
There are two pockets. One for two records, another for one record and the insert.
This pressing is the way to go. No surface noise, floor rattling bass response. This is one of those instances where the vinyl outshines the CD hands down. The CD sounds great, the LP sounds amazing!
just one girl
Fantastic pressing, this album on vinyl is simply a must-have.
Typos on A1 and A4Should be "Somewhat Damaged" & "The Wretched"
Im looking forward to joining you, stand out on vinyl!
Wild Python
So dark & futuristic, some times insane & bizzare .... listen to it after World War III !!
Those who would bemoan this album's variety and perceived lack of impact seem to suffer from having short attention spans and a dislike of creativity in music. Reznor worked for years on The Fragile, assisted by an extremely talented group of people (My Bloody Valentine's mix engineer Alan Moulder and Pink Floyd's co-producer Bob Ezrin among them) to make this an album that could compete with The Downward Spiral. The hard work paid off in spades. While TDS is cold, stark and abrasive, The Fragile is lush, atmospheric music on a grand scale. Near every track on the album is bathed in sonic manipulations of almost ridiculous detail, leading to the discovery of new layers and instrumentation even after ten years of listening. It's true, this is not Industrial music, but then very few "Industrial" groups fit the classification as determined by Throbbing Gristle, inventors of the term. This is Reznor at his most defiantly artistic and one could reasonably argue that he has never been this creative since. An essential album and a high-watermark in a remarkably solid discography.
I'm surprised to see people criticize this album for "inconsistency." It's true that its immediate predecessor, _The Downward Spiral_, had a more uniform emotional feel to it -- but I hardly think that's a good thing. Indeed, while I enjoyed TDS and respect it for what it is, I find it hard to listen to these days because it *is* so emotionally uniform; its bleakness, anger, and angst give it a very adolescent feel. On the other hand, The Fragile, while far from perfect, is a more mature record, and in my opinion signifies the beginning of Trent Reznor's maturation -- a transitional phase bookended by The Fragile on one end and With_Teeth on the other, and ultimately leading to the masterpieces of Year Zero and Ghosts I-IV.
The Fragile is the most ambitious NIN's work until now yes, clearly because of the expectations put on Reznor after his smashing downward spiral, I even remember him joking with Bowie in an interview about how crappy the fragile was going to be...high pressure indeed put you in a position where u need to be ironical to relax & take a deep breathe. The Fragile is a good album, but failed to reach the quality of its predecessor. Here are the flaws : perfection doesn't exist at the plural and the idea of the 2 cds set was bad in all cases : if all the good songs are collected in one cd, the other one is pointless, and if the good songs are scattered on the two cds, it's just irritating to swap from one to other. Plus the abundance of tracks here almost hide their relevance. But the most serious flaw here is the mix of too different emotions, I mean a song like "we're in this together" is an ovni, I still hardly believe this is actually a NIN song, it's so joyful and irrelevant to the general mood of the album, one thing that indeed made the success of TDS is definitely the consistency : from the scratch to the end, its all dark, dirty, angry and desperate...Finally Reznor sometimes completely mess up, the "nanana" vocals on "the day the world went away" and on "even deeper" are a bit ridiculous, and the melody of "the big come down" as well, not to mention some fillers here and there (complication, underneath it all)If you don't know NIN, it's better to begin with his best effort, that is "the downward spiral".That being said, The fragile is a solid good album I still enjoy hearing.key tracks : the wretched, the great below, the mark has been made, starfuckers & ripe with decay (that last one is completely underrated, it's maybe the only track that hasn't been rearranged on the site besides)
The Fragile is the most brilliant and ambitious NIN album to date. Every single NIN record is top notch and easily accessible. However, this is the record that makes Trent shine. His other albums seem to contained within one particular tone or mood. The Fragile changes styles and moods track to track. One minute you'll be listening to a soft atmospheric ballad, and the next you may find yourself dancing to disco type beats. Industrial roller coasters may take you through a mess of noise core and you may find yourself puzzled with weird arrangements. This album combines the sound of past and future NIN records and has more of a personal, human based lyric style. Key tracks: The Great Below, Into the Void, Ripe, Just Like You Imagined, The Fragile, We're In This Together. 5/5
In this fourth production Nine Inch Nails accentuates the heaviness of the guitars giving them a typical treatment and the electronic textures are really amazing. In all the songs they put him that atmosphere of madness, whose theme "Into The Void" it summarizes the personal vision of Trent Reznor. I consider "The Fragile" is one of the most experimental/atmospheric works in NIN's history.
This for me , is a must have lp . It bridges the gaps between industrial and dance music like no other album has ever done. Musicianship and production that stands head and shoulders above all else, with a fine balance and amazing use of both analogue and digital recording and production techniques. In my opinion , drawing influences from both the techno and drum and bass scene and merging them perfectly with trents own style . Play this album loud , but when you get to b2 .....turn it up and get ready for the kick drum !
I am completely disappointed with "The Fragile". It has nothing of the devastating impact and touching humanity of the previous works, nor of their originality. This double CD monolith is much boring and uninteresting. A real pity. And, please, stop calling "industrial" this music... on "The Fragile" Nine Inch Nails play some kind of alternative rock thing, which has nothing to do with real disturbing, harsh and uncompromising industrial music.January 2013: I'm adding some further commentary upon having listened to "The Fragile" again after more than 10 years since its release. This double album has its moments and is surely an avantgarde rock opus to be reckoned with. Instrumental tracks are rich and offer the best in terms of listening experience, whereas the songs with vocals ("We're In This Together Now", "Starfuckers, Inc.") are more into heavy rock, lacking however the electronics and "industrial" elements that made NIN's previous releases so original and intriguing.Much less surprising than "The Downward Spiral" or "Pretty Hate Machine", still worth a listening: 3/5p.s: no industrial music here, indeed! ;-)
Being an Industrial lover since 15 years (or possibly even more; i cannot stress enough the fact that albums like this are NOT Industrial, no way.Sure,some kind of alternative rock or whatever, but NOT Industrial.
Received lackluster reviews from those expecting something more along the lines of his earlier work. Fragile takes the NIN sound in a (mostly) new direction, with the exception of a few tracks that have the old vitriol stamped upon them. As for the new sound, we see elaborate sonic textures, intricate crescendos and fades, and all other such manner of subtle music. In some cases, the music approaches genius, and is complemented perfectly with intelligent track layout. On some of the tracks, there is an ambient quality that few artists who dedicate their entire sound to ambient can approach. This sort of genre crossing, mixing, hashing, and destruction is just one of the things that really causes Reznor to stand out as a musician. So, while you probably couldn't form a decent mosh with most of the material on these two CDs, we find something more suitable for a listening party, or a night alone with the lights off and the audio equipment the only extension for the senses. Is this Mr. Reznor's best work? On some grounds it is, on other grounds it fails to reach the same visceral, human level that some of his prior works did. It is debatable which is "better," and no doubt a personal decision. I for one enjoy The Fragile a great deal, and would be hard pressed to choose a best.
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