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Halo numbers are the numbers assigned to pieces of the NIN discography in the order that they are released, so that a collection can be neatly ordered, supplied, and bragged about. Halo numbers are sometimes modified for variations of a release, such as the different versions of The Downward Spiral. Some Halo numbers are shared with promotional items; Halo 10 is shared with the "Hurt" and "Piggy" promo CDs and Halo 16 is shared with the "Into The Void" promo CD.

There are four types of Halo:

  • Studio albums(8)
  • Singles/EPs(12)
  • Remix albums(4)
  • Live albums(3).

Contents

Halos

Halo # Name Release Year Album Type Description Find It
01 Down In It 1989 Single/EP First NIN single, teaser for Pretty Hate Machine. Find it on Amazon
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02 Pretty Hate Machine 1989 LP NIN's first major studio release. Find it on Amazon
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02R Pretty Hate Machine 2010 LP A remaster of the original album, with new artwork and packaging by Rob Sheridan, and a bonus 11th track of "Get Down, Make Love". Find it on Amazon
03 Head Like A Hole 1990 Single/EP NIN's second single promotion with studio remixes of "Head Like A Hole", "Terrible Lie", and "Down In It". Find it on Amazon
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04 Sin 1990 Single/EP NIN's third single. Contains alternate mixes of "Sin" and a cover of Queen's "Get Down, Make Love". Find it on Amazon
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05 Broken 1992 EP NIN's second major studio release; initially sold with a 3" mini disc that contained two bonus tracks (later to be tracks 98 and 99 on the CD in some regions, 7 and 8 in others). Recorded in secret so as to evade TVT Records' input. Find it on Amazon
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06 Fixed 1992 Remix/EP A companion CD to Broken. Contains several remixes by industrial pioneers like Coil and J. G. Thirlwell of Foetus. Find it on Amazon
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07 March Of The Pigs 1994 Single/EP Teaser for The Downward Spiral and the first official single from the album. Contains original and remixed versions of the song as well as one TDS b-side, several "Reptile" remixes, and "Big Man With A Gun" (depending on the region). Find it on Amazon
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08 The Downward Spiral 1994 LP NIN's third major release, helping establish the name as an icon in both the music industry and the alternative rock community. Find it on Amazon
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08 DE The Downward Spiral (Deluxe Edition) 2004 LP/Remix NIN's 10th anniversary release of The Downward Spiral CD. The first disc contains the original album digitally remastered in high resolution stereo and digitally remixed and remastered in high resolution 5.1 surround sound (SACD layer), while the second contains digitally remastered b-sides, remixes, demos, and rarities. Find it on Amazon
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08 DVD-A The Downward Spiral DualDisc 2004 LP DualDisc edition of NIN's 10th Anniversary of The Downward Spiral CD. Its CD side contains the remastered album, while its DVD side contains the album upmixed into high quality 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo (in Dolby Digital and MLP lossless), as well as the music videos for "Closer" (director's cut), "March Of The Pigs", and "Hurt", an image gallery, and a discography up to 2004. Find it on Amazon
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09 Closer To God 1994 Single/EP Promotion for one of NIN's most well-known singles. Contains many remixes of "Closer" and other TDS songs as well as a cover of Soft Cell's "Memorabilia". Find it on Amazon
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10/10v2 Further Down The Spiral 1995 Remix/EP A companion disc for The Downward Spiral with alternate interpretations of some TDS songs, including original works by Aphex Twin. Find it on Amazon
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11 The Perfect Drug 1997 Remix/EP An EP with remixes of "The Perfect Drug", originally made for the Lost Highway Soundtrack. U.S. version does not contain the actual title track. Find it on Amazon
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12 Closure 1997 Double VHS/Prototype Double DVD The first NIN live compilation to capture how far the band has come. The first tape contains live concert and backstage footage, while the second contains music videos. The DVD was leaked onto torrent sites around Christmas 2006. Find it on Amazon
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13 The Day The World Went Away 1999 Single/EP First single from and promotional teaser for The Fragile. Includes alternate versions of the title track and "Starfuckers, Inc." as well as a remix of the title track. Find it on Amazon
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14 The Fragile 1999 Double LP NIN's two-disc follow up to The Downward Spiral. One of NIN's most atmospheric, experimental and personal albums to date. Find it on Amazon
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15 We're In This Together 1999 Import Single/EP One of NIN's most potentially optimistic singles to date. Comes as 3 separate CDs that include bonus tracks left off the final studio CD cut of The Fragile (but included on the vinyl release), as well as the full length version of "The Perfect Drug", some remixes, and a mashup. Find it on Amazon
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16 Things Falling Apart 2000 Remix/EP A companion disc for The Fragile containing various remixes and reinterpretations of its songs, an album outtake, and a cover of Gary Numan's "Metal". Find it on Amazon
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17 CD1 And All That Could Have Been 2002 LP/VHS/DVD/Deluxe LP A live album featuring NIN performing during the Fragility Tour v2.0 tour. Deluxe LP comes with the bonus disc Still. Find it on Amazon
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17 CD2 Still 2002 Bonus CD A bonus disc that comes with the Deluxe LP of And All That Could Have Been or separately from nin.com. Contains softer, stripped down versions of various NIN songs, as well as some new material and outtakes from The Fragile. Find it on Amazon
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18 The Hand That Feeds 2005 Single/EP First single and promotion teaser for With Teeth. This is the first song NIN released in "open-source" multitrack format, inviting public remixes. Find it on Amazon
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19 With Teeth 2005 LP NIN's follow-up to The Fragile, focusing more on the rock side of the band and featuring live drumming by both Jerome Dillon and Dave Grohl. Find it on Amazon
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19 DVD-A With Teeth DualDisc 2005 LP DualDisc edition of With Teeth. This release is similar to the DualDisc edition of The Downward Spiral, with the DVD side featuring a 5.1 surround sound mix. Find it on Amazon
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20 Only 2006 Single/EP Second single from With Teeth and NIN's second "open-source" single. Find it on Amazon
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21 Every Day Is Exactly The Same 2006 Single/EP NIN's third single from With Teeth. Includes two versions of the single, two versions of "The Hand That Feeds", and two versions of "Only", one of which was remixed by hip-hop artist EL-P. Find it on Amazon
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22 Beside You In Time 2007 DVD/HD-DVD/BLU-RAY DVD with footage from the "Live: With Teeth" tour and some bonus material. Also available in both of the competing high definition video formats of the time. Find it on Amazon
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23 Survivalism 2007 Single/EP First single and promotional teaser for the upcoming album Year Zero and the third NIN song to be officially open-sourced. Find it on Amazon
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24 Year Zero 2007 LP Nine Inch Nails' last album with Interscope, a highly electronic concept album set in the year 2022. More info at Year Zero Research. Find it on Amazon
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25 Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D 2007 Remix/EP The official remix album for Year Zero. Contains remixes by Saul Williams, Ladytron and Modwheelmood. Includes DVD with the entirety of Year Zero as multitracks. Find it on Amazon
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26 Ghosts I–IV 2008 LP NIN's first independent release. A 36 track instrumental album fully licensed under Creative Commons in several different formats, initially over the internet and then at retail. Ghosts I was released for free on a torrent site. Find it on Amazon
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26 DE Ghosts I–IV 2008 LP A deluxe edition of Ghosts I-IV, featuring the album, a DVD of multitracks for each track including previously unreleased "37 Ghosts" & "38 Ghosts", plus a Blu-ray disc of all 36 Ghosts in high resolution audio accompanied by a slideshow. Find it on Amazon
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26 LE Ghosts I–IV 2008 LP The Limited Edition version of Ghosts I-IV, this release was limited to just 2,500 numbered copies, each hand-signed by Trent Reznor. It has the same details as the Deluxe Edition, but also features the album on vinyl as well as two high-quality giclée prints of images to accompany the album. Find it on Amazon
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27 The Slip 2008 LP Ten track album released for free only through nin.com.
27 CD-LE The Slip CD + DVD 2008 LP Physical form of The Slip, released on 21st July 2008 and limited to 250,000 CDs worldwide. The pack also includes 3 stickers featuring the artwork for various songs on the album. Find it on Amazon
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Strobe Light

"'Strobe Light' was announced on April Fools' Day 2009. The only real clue to this album being a prank is that it was not assigned a Halo marking, as it would have been Halo 28. As part of the joke, the album was said to have been produced by Timbaland and feature special guest singers such as Jay-Z and Fergie.

"Halo-less" Official Releases

  • Head Like a Hole UK 12" vinyl release (1990)
  • Into The Void (1999)
  • The Hand That Feeds - DFA mixes 12"
  • Capital G (2007)

Promotional Releases

Promotional singles released to radio:

Seeds

Seed numbers are used to catalog promotional releases that come directly from NIN, in a similar manner to the Halo numbers. The bootleg three-disc "Definitive NIN" collection was released via BitTorrent

NIN Seeds
Seed # Name Release Year Description
01 Collected 2005 DVD in card sleeve, sent out in the post via nin.com and given away at GameStop stores to promote With Teeth. Includes discography and clips of music videos.
02 The Definitive NIN - The Singles 2006 Uploaded to The Pirate Bay, features NIN's singles from Pretty Hate Machine through to With Teeth and later expanded to go up to The Slip. Only available as a torrent. Includes artwork.
03 The Definitive NIN - Deep Cuts 2006 Uploaded to The Pirate Bay, features non-single songs from NIN's back-catalog, originally up to With Teeth and later expanded to go up to The Slip. Only available as a torrent. Includes artwork.
04 The Definitive NIN - Quiet Tracks 2006 Uploaded to The Pirate Bay, features quieter songs from NIN's back-catalog, originally up to With Teeth and later expanded to go up to The Slip. Only available as a torrent. Includes artwork.
05 Lights In The Sky 2008 Free download from lightsinthesky.nin.com to promote NIN's 2008 tour, includes a song from each supporting act on the upcoming tour and one NIN song.
06 NINJA 2009 Summer Tour EP 2009 Free download from ninja2009.com to promote NIN's 2009 tour. It includes new music from Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction and Street Sweeper. The new songs by NIN are the long awaited studio recordings of "Not So Pretty Now" and "Non-Entity" which were both created some time during the With Teeth era.

Null numbers

Releases from The Null Corporation that are not affiliated with How To Destroy Angels or Nine Inch Nails are assigned Null Numbers in the same system.

Null Corp
Null # Name Release Year Description
01 The Social Network Soundtrack 2010 Digital, CD, BD and Vinyl release
02 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack 2011 Digital, CD, and Limited edition Vinyl release

External Links

The following websites attempt to document every version of every NIN release: