Trent Reznor: 'Don't Buy Bulls--t Reissue'

The undustrial metal leader told fans not to buy the new "Pretty Hate Machine" reissue, calling it "a record label bulls--t move'.

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Trent Reznor has told Nine Inch Nails fans not to buy the new "Pretty Hate Machine" re-issue. The release itself comes with a disclaimer saying the reissue is "very similar to original TVT version. This is not a remastered release," according to Spinner. Speaking on his twitter account, Reznor said: "Don't waste your money on this version of PHM that was just released," adding that it was "a record label bulls--t move repackaging the old version. Ignore please." Apparently the album was given an authentic re-mastering treatment by Reznor himself and engineer Tom Baker, adding a cover of the Queen b-side "Get Down, Make Love". Meanwhile, Reznor was pleased to tell fans about the arrival of Spotify in the US, tweeting "Finally! I've been using this for a while and it's great."

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    Soundservant
    I guess if a fan wants to buy the original album but can't find it but sees this "reissue" in the store it wouldn't be wrong to buy it since it sounds similar? Seriously Trent, just take my money.
    scithe37
    Anybody else realize that UG labels Trent Reznor was an "undustrial metal leader" on the main news page?
    Salvo416
    luckily for me I bought the album before the remastered came out. Love every second of it!
    Shayne777
    some people are really dumb there are 2 re-issues recently out now for PHM the remastered one Trent did and a record label re-issue of it without remastering to make money off of what Trent is doing
    TomWhaley
    zn-1 wrote: I'd rather listen to the original version than a remastered edition.
    I'd rather listen to the one with the tighter, more full and better quality sound.. but hey, that's just me....
    TomWhaley
    I'm a little confused... I bought it when it came out (in November) and it sounds great. Whatever. Good album regardless
    bladerunner110
    jsspang wrote: A. The cover of get down make love is from 89 and it sucks.
    What. It's really good, actually. Just listened to it. I mean, of course it's not as good as the original version, but it's still really good .. he managed to cover a song without totally copying it. That's a cover, IMO. Most covers are terrible because they don't break the mold. This is a class cover.
    RKOStyles
    Why did he wait to mention this now, when the reissue came out in November?
    Deftonly
    the article is misleading. the "authentic re-mastering treatment by Reznor himself" is a previous release.
    spoksbeard
    mot7 wrote: zn-1 wrote: I'd rather listen to the original version than a remastered edition. this
    BUt the *actual* remaster from last year was by reznor himself. He wouldn't have released that version if he didnt think it was better than he did first time.
    zn-1
    I'd rather listen to the original version than a remastered edition.
    Draconis93
    Wakisazhi wrote: Soundservant wrote: I guess if a fan wants to buy the original album but can't find it but sees this "reissue" in the store it wouldn't be wrong to buy it since it sounds similar? Seriously Trent, just take my money. The thing is he wouldn't be receiving your money if you bought the reissue, it would all be going to the record company instead. At least thats what I got out of it.
    Partly true. Trent left the record company that released PHM, and has been releasing his albums independently ever since Year Zero I believe.
    Kelicon
    Offworld92 wrote: And this is one of the very long list of reasons why I love Trent Reznor.
    couldn't have said it better myself
    Offworld92
    jsspang wrote: A. The cover of get down make love is from 89 and it sucks. B. If this is true then why was Reznor promoting it on his own site November of last year, why is he selling "new" PHM merchendise on his website. This is some stupid ploy by reznor. Disappointing comming from the guy who gave us the Year Zero experience, told us to steal his music, and gave us the slip saying "this one is on us"
    Lol, that was a legit reissue. There is a new reissue that just came out, and it is identical to the original. The reissue that came out last year had different packaging and was remastered and everything. This one that just came out is bullshit. Kind of UG's fault for not giving the full story in their stories.
    jsspang
    A. The cover of get down make love is from 89 and it sucks. B. If this is true then why was Reznor promoting it on his own site November of last year, why is he selling "new" PHM merchendise on his website. This is some stupid ploy by reznor. Disappointing comming from the guy who gave us the Year Zero experience, told us to steal his music, and gave us the slip saying "this one is on us"
    Rimfrost
    But i want the original version of Pretty Hate Machine, screw you Trent im giving you my money! :p
    Wakisazhi
    Soundservant wrote: I guess if a fan wants to buy the original album but can't find it but sees this "reissue" in the store it wouldn't be wrong to buy it since it sounds similar? Seriously Trent, just take my money.
    The thing is he wouldn't be receiving your money if you bought the reissue, it would all be going to the record company instead. At least thats what I got out of it.
    bladerunner110
    I REALLY want to hear that Queen cover, though. One of my favorite Queen songs next to Hammer to Fall. :O
    bladerunner110
    T3HM3T4L wrote: I'm quite confused right now: So we have a re-issue that has a disclaimer it's not the remaster, but he DID make a remaster. It's just that this release isn't it?
    Yeah. My head hurts thinking about it.
    T3HM3T4L
    I'm quite confused right now: So we have a re-issue that has a disclaimer it's not the remaster, but he DID make a remaster. It's just that this release isn't it?
    mot7
    zn-1 wrote: I'd rather listen to the original version than a remastered edition.
    this
    valeriazane
    I think we can all relax. I just browsed through nin.com, and there is no such report or comment from Reznor anywhere regarding the remaster - and he updates that site himself, and regularly. I have serious doubts about the validity of this report. I say buy away