Nine Inch Nails Reschedule Live CD And Video For January
launch.com - 11/01/2001

(11/1/01, 1 p.m. ET) -- Nine Inch Nails have pushed back release of Nine Inch Nails Live: And All That Could Have Been until January 22 of next year. It was originally set for release December 4. The title will be released as a CD, DVD, and VHS.

The rescheduling is due to production delays in the DVD mastering process. The project has been in the works for more than a year. NIN mastermind Trent Reznor told LAUNCH the long delay of the project was due to the independent nature of the set.

"We edited all the film, mini-DV ourselves and learned how to mix in surround and set the studio up in surround," he said. "So it took time and probably wasn't the most time efficient situation, but we did learn a lot from the process. And I think it has a home-made quality to it that's interesting that we wouldn't have gotten if we went to a film company just to do it."

Reznor revealed to LAUNCH that despite the video and the CD having the same track list, each will feature different versions of the songs. "Well the original idea, I thought the DVD speaks for itself, it's video image and surround audio," he said. "We decided to release it on CD format, just the audio portion rather than it just be, 'Here's the sound from the DVD that suffers because you don't have the visual to go with it.' We did alternate mixes for CD that were better performances as opposed to the ones that were better visual than audio performances."

The collection was filmed on Nine Inch Nails' last tour, Fragility v2.0, and it features "The Wretched," "Head Like A Hole," "Wish," "Closer," and "Starf--kers Inc.," among others.

-- Darren Davis, New York