Year Zero Remixed

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Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D
Year Zero Remixed
Remix album by Nine Inch Nails
Released November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
Recorded 2007
Genre Industrial rock, electronica, industrial hip hop, post-industrial, electronic rock
Length 71:16 (CD/DVD)
101:16 (vinyl)
Label Interscope – HALO 25
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)
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Year Zero Remixed (styled as Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D) is a Nine Inch Nails remix album released on November 20, 2007 in the United States,[1] and on November 26, 2007 in the UK. 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.

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]

Versions[edit]

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

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]

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.

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.

Track listing[edit]

CD/DVD and digital download[edit]

No. Title Remixer(s) Length
1. "Gunshots by Computer"   Saul Williams 1:43
2. "The Great Destroyer"   Modwheelmood 4:19
3. "My Violent Heart"   Pirate Robot Midget 2:34
4. "The Beginning of the End"   Ladytron 4:20
5. "Survivalism" (Survivalism_Tardusted) Saul Williams 4:19
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 Müller 4:25
13. "In This Twilight"   Fennesz 4:37
14. "Zero-Sum"   Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 5:38

Vinyl[edit]

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

Side A
No. Title Remixer(s) Length
1. "Gunshots by Computer" a.k.a. "Hyperpower! (Gunshots by Computer)"   Saul Williams 1:43
2. "The Great Destroyer"   Modwheelmood 4:39
3. "My Violent Heart"   Pirate Robot Midget 2:34
4. "The Beginning of the End"   Ladytron 4:21
5. "Capital G" a.k.a. "Capital G: Epworth Phones 666 Revolutions"   Epworth Phones 7:26
Side B
No. Title Remixer(s) Length
1. "The Warning" a.k.a. "The Warning: Real World Remix"   Stefan Goodchild feat. Doudou N'Diaye Rose 3:44
2. "Meet Your Master"   The Faint 3:35
3. "God Given"   Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 4:28
4. "Vessel [Mix 1]"   Bill Laswell 9:23
Side C
No. Title Remixer(s) Length
1. "Capital G"   Switch 5:00
2. "Me, I'm Not"   Olof Dreijer 14:01
Side D
No. Title Remixer(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 Laswell 12:58
Side E
No. Title Remixer(s) Length
1. "Capital G"   Ladytron 5:04
2. "Another Version of the Truth"   Kronos Quartet and Enrique Gonzalez Müller 4:25
3. "In This Twilight"   Fennesz 4:37
4. "Zero-Sum"   Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert 5:39

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
The A.V. Club (B-)[6]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars
NME 7/10 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media (5.8/10.0)[8]
The Second Supper 4/5 stars[9]
The Village Voice (favorable)[10]
Virgin Media 4/5 stars[11]

Year Zero Remixed received generally positive reviews. Virgin Media's review described the album as "a real cornucopia of treats" and "Highly recommended."[12] Pitchfork Media's review, however, criticized the album, writing that it "lacks cohesion and is predictably spotty."[13] 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.[14] The Denver Post mused that "perhaps it's the best remix outing of Reznor's career." [15]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[16] 183
UK Albums Chart[17] 160
The Billboard 200[18] 77
Alternative Albums[18] 13
Rock Albums[18] 19
Dance/Electronic Albums[18] 1
Tastemakers Albums[18] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2007-10-09). "Post-Interscope, Reznor Focusing on New Album". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2007-10-08). "Nine Inch Nails Celebrates Free Agent Status". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero Remixed". yearzero.nin.com. Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  4. ^ "iTunes Store: Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D". Apple Inc. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  5. ^ Year Zero Remixed at AllMusic
  6. ^ The A.V. Club review
  7. ^ NME review
  8. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  9. ^ The Second Supper review
  10. ^ Cummings, Ray (2007-11-27). "Remixes From the Masses". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  11. ^ Virgin Media review
  12. ^ Robertson, Alex. "Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero Remixed Review". virginmedia.com/music/reviews. Virgin Media. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  13. ^ Dombal, Ryan (2008-01-03). "Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero Remixed". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  14. ^ Rayner, Ben (2007-11-20). "A cerebral hodgepodge". The Star (Toronto). 
  15. ^ "CD reviews". Denver Post. 2007-12-02. 
  16. ^ "French albums chart" (in French). lescharts.com. 
  17. ^ "Chart Log UK: Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Zobbel. 2007-06-16. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D [CD/DVD] - Nine Inch Nails". Billboard. 

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