Nine Inch Nails Has Two Top Debuts, DVD Is Number One
launch.com - 01/30/2002

Nine Inch Nails owns the top two debut albums on this week's Billboard 200 album chart. Nine Inch Nails released two versions of And All That Could Have Been. The deluxe audio version of the live album, which includes the "deconstructed" EP Still, debuted at Number 26, and the single disc release version debuted at Number 37.

If Soundscan (the company that tallies record sales) combined the numbers for the audio two releases, And All That Could Have Been would have debuted at Number 12, with sales of approximately 61,400 copies.

In addition, the DVD version of And All That Could Have Been debuted at Number One on the Billboard DVD Music Video chart.

Reznor told LAUNCH the DVD and live album project marks the end of an era for Nine Inch Nails. "I think that from looking at this footage and working on this project I'm proud of what we've done and I'm proud to present it now this way," he said. "And I'm also able now to feel like to this phase of Nine Inch Nails there's closure to it, and it's time to move on to whatever the next thing is. And it's almost like a grieving process in that because there's a lot of things I really like about the way we've toured and the songs we've played, but I think also we've kind of... It's run its course."

Fans who only want the "deconstructed" companion disc Still or who only bought the DVD or single disc version without the EP can order it through the Nine Inch Nails website.

-- Darren Davis, New York