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Remix album by Nine Inch Nails
Released November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length71:16
Label Interscope
Nine Inch Nails chronology
Year Zero
(2007)
Year Zero Remixed
(2007)
Ghosts I–IV
(2008)
Halo numbers chronology
Halo 24
(2007)
Halo 25
(2007)
Halo 26
(2008)

Year Zero Remixed (stylized as Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D) is the third remix album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on November 20, 2007 in the United States, [1] and on November 26, 2007 in the United Kingdom. It features remixed versions of tracks from the band's previous studio album Year Zero ; these remixes were created by various producers and recording artists.

A remix album is an album consisting of remixes or rerecorded versions of an artists' earlier released material. The first act who employed the format was American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. As of 2007, the best-selling remix album of all time was Michael Jackson's Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix (1997).

Industrial rock music genre

Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock project

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, founded in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

Contents

This album was the last Nine Inch Nails album to be released by Interscope Records; it fulfilled the band's contractual commitments to the company, leaving Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor to proceed as a "totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label". [2]

Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. It was originally founded in late 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff and allowing artists and producers complete creative control. It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded, and achieved profitability in 1993. Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.

Versions

The album was released in three formats: digital download, CD/DVD-ROM combo, and triple vinyl. [3]

Music download digital transfer of music from an Internet-facing computer or website to a users local desktop computer

A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a home computer, MP3 player or smartphone. This term encompasses both legal downloads and downloads of copyrighted material without permission or legal payment. According to a Nielsen report, downloadable music accounted for 55.9% of all music sales in the US in 2012. By the beginning of 2011, Apple's iTunes Store alone made US$1.1 billion of revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal year.

The digital download and CD releases feature the same track listing. The iTunes version lists the album title as Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D, using the letter I in place of the numeral 1 when compared to the album's cover art. [4]

iTunes Store digital media store

The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. that opened on April 28, 2003, as a result of Steve Jobs' push to open a digital marketplace for music. As of January 2017, iTunes offered over 35-40 million songs, 2.2 million apps, 25,000 TV shows, and 65,000 films. When it opened, it was the only legal digital catalog of music to offer songs from all five major record labels. As of June 2013, iTunes Store possessed 575 million active user accounts, and served over 315 million mobile devices, including Apple Watches, iPods, iPhones, Apple TV and iPads.

The bonus DVD-ROM included with the CD release contains multi-track files from the entire Year Zero album in GarageBand and Ableton Live formats, as well as a demo version of the Ableton Live software, and 44100 Hz WAV-format files of the album's individual track portions, for use in any non-linear music editing software such as Cakewalk Sonar or Pro Tools.

<i>Year Zero</i> (album) album

Year Zero is the fifth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released by Interscope Records on April 17, 2007. Frontman Trent Reznor wrote the album's music and lyrics while touring in support of the band's previous album, With Teeth (2005). In contrast to the introspective style of songwriting Reznor has used on other albums, Year Zero is a concept album that criticizes contemporary policies of the United States government by presenting a dystopian vision of the year 2022.

GarageBand Software application for OSX.

GarageBand is a line of digital audio workstations for macOS and iOS that allows users to create music or podcasts. GarageBand is developed and sold by Apple Inc. for macOS, and is part of the iLife software suite. Its music and podcast creation system enables users to create multiple tracks with pre-made MIDI keyboards, pre-made loops, an array of various instrumental effects, and voice recordings.

Ableton Live

Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for macOS and Windows. In contrast to many other software sequencers, Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering, as shown by Ableton's companion hardware product, Ableton Push. It is also used by DJs, as it offers a suite of controls for beatmatching, crossfading, and other effects used by turntablists, and was one of the first music applications to automatically beatmatch songs. The current version of Ableton is "Ableton Live 10". Ableton is available in three versions. Intro, standard, and suite. The latest major release of Live, Version 10, was released on February 6, 2018.

Five songs are exclusive to the vinyl pressing, including the Switch remix of "Capital G", which was previously released on the "Capital G" single; and two different mixes of "Vessel". The LP was pressed on triple 180 Gram virgin vinyl at Nashville's historic United Record Pressing and features a triple gatefold jacket. The Saul Williams remix of "Survivalism" (previously featured on some editions of the "Survivalism" single) and the shortest of Bill Laswell's three remixes of "Vessel" are not included on the vinyl.

Capital G single

"Capital G" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their fifth studio album, Year Zero (2007). It was released on June 11, 2007 as a limited-edition nine-inch vinyl in the United Kingdom, serving as the album's second and final single.

Survivalism (song) single by Nine Inch Nails

"Survivalism" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their fifth studio album, Year Zero (2007). It was released as the album's lead single. The single was released digitally on the iTunes Store on March 13, 2007, and the CD and vinyl singles were released internationally on April 2, 2007.

Bill Laswell American musician

William Otis Laswell is an American bass guitarist, record producer, and record label owner. He has been involved in hundreds of recordings with many collaborators from all over the world. His music draws from funk, world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles. He has played or produced hardcore punk and heavy metal.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
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The A.V. Club B− [5]
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NME 7/10 [6]
Pitchfork 5.8/10 [7]
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The Village Voice Favorable [9]
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Year Zero Remixed received generally positive reviews. Virgin Media's review described the album as "a real cornucopia of treats" and "[h]ighly recommended." [10] Pitchfork's review, however, criticized the album, writing that it "lacks cohesion and is predictably spotty." [11] The Toronto Star , making note of the remix artists, stated, "Year Zero Remixed enlists a commendably eclectic assortment of artists", further commenting, "The results are an intriguingly cerebral hodgepodge" with the largest selling point being the bonus DVD-ROM disc. [12] The Denver Post mused that "perhaps it's the best remix outing of Reznor's career." [13]

Track listing

CD/DVD and digital download

No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Gunshots by Computer" Saul Williams 1:43
2."The Great Destroyer" Modwheelmood 4:19
3."My Violent Heart"Pirate Robot Midget2:34
4."The Beginning of the End" Ladytron 4:20
5."Survivalism" (Survivalism_Tardusted)Saul Williams4:19
6."Capital G" (Capital G: Phones 666 Revolutions) Phones 7:26
7."Vessel" Bill Laswell 6:10
8."The Warning" (The Warning: Real World Remix)Stefan Goodchild feat. Doudou N'Diaye Rose 3:43
9."Meet Your Master" The Faint 3:35
10."God Given" Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 4:27
11."Me, I'm Not" Olof Dreijer 14:00
12."Another Version of the Truth" Kronos Quartet and Enrique Gonzalez Müller4:25
13."In This Twilight" Fennesz 4:37
14."Zero-Sum" Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 5:38
Total length:71:16

Vinyl

(Note: One of the discs is single-sided.)

Side A
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Gunshots by Computer" a.k.a. "Hyperpower! (Gunshots by Computer)"Saul Williams1:43
2."The Great Destroyer"Modwheelmood4:39
3."My Violent Heart"Pirate Robot Midget2:34
4."The Beginning of the End"Ladytron4:21
5."Capital G" a.k.a. "Capital G: Epworth Phones 666 Revolutions"Epworth Phones7:26
Side B
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."The Warning" a.k.a. "The Warning: Real World Remix"Stefan Goodchild feat. Doudou N'Diaye Rose3:44
2."Meet Your Master"The Faint3:35
3."God Given" Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 4:28
4."Vessel [Mix 1]"Bill Laswell9:23
Side C
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Capital G" Switch 5:00
2."Me, I'm Not"Olof Dreijer14:01
Side D
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."The Good Soldier" a.k.a. "The Good Soldier: (Friend or Faux 001)" Sam Fog of Interpol 8:05
2."Vessel [Mix 2]"Bill Laswell12:58
Side E
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Capital G"Ladytron5:04
2."Another Version of the Truth"Kronos Quartet and Enrique Gonzalez Müller4:25
3."In This Twilight"Fennesz4:37
4."Zero-Sum" Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 5:39
Total length:101:16

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