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Trent Reznor Wants Pretty Hate Machine Reissue Boycott

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
July 18, 2011
 

Trent Reznor has asked fans to ignore the recent reissue of his Nine Inch Nails album Pretty Hate Machine. A recent Twitter message favored the approach of a boycott.

The messgae at the Trent Reznor Twitter (@trent_reznor) reads "NIN fans, don't waste your money on this version of PHM that was just released." He went on to say "... a record label bullshit move repackaging the old version. Ignore please.

The notes from the catalog release read "US re-release from 2011, very similar to original TVT version. This is not a remastered release."

STREAM: Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine Reissue (full album)

Trent Reznor reissued Pretty Hate Machine in November of 2010, with a fully remastered version titled Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster. It included Queen's "Get Down, Make Love," which was a pretty famous b-side to the 1990 "Sin" single at the time of the album's release.

It was a struggle for Trent Reznor to acquire the masters from Rykodisc Records, who had received them in the demise of TVT Records, the original label to release Pretty Hate Machine.

"UMe and Bicycle Music Group managed to locate the original mixes, so I went in the studio with Tom Baker and remastered it for a greatly improved sonic experience. In addition, Rob reinterpreted Gary Talpas’ original cover to make for a fresh new package," said Trent Reznor when Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster was released.

 
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