Looks like we’ve got a double dose of Nine Inch Nails news today: Trent Reznor this afternoon announced the band’s landmark 1989 debut Pretty Hate Machine will be reissued next month on CD, vinyl and digital formats, newly remastered “for a greatly improved sonic experience.”
The reissue is due out Nov. 22 packaged in a “reinterpreted” version of the original artwork (which can be seen above), although Reznor — who reports personally oversaw the remastering with Tom Baker — did not reveal a tracklist or indicate whether it’ll be a 2CD set like the 2004 deluxe reissue of The Downward Spiral. The pre-order page on Amazon.com, however, indicates it will be a single-disc release.
Acknowledging his long struggle to regain the rights to Pretty Hate Machine, Reznor writes in a brief announcement on NIN’s official site: “It’s been an interesting trip watching the fate of this record float from one set of hands to another (a long and depressing story), but it’s finally wound up in friendly territory, allowing us to polish it up a bit and present it to you now. We had fun revisiting this old friend, hope you enjoy.”
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