Year Zero Remixed

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Year Zero Remixed
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Remix album by Nine Inch Nails
Released November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 71:16
Label Interscope
Nine Inch Nails chronology
Year Zero
(2007)Year Zero2007
Year Zero Remixed
(2007)
Ghosts I–IV
(2008)Ghosts I–IV2008
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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.

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 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB−[5]
Kerrang!3/5 stars
NME7/10[6]
Pitchfork5.8/10[7]
The Second Supper4/5 stars[8]
The Village VoiceFavorable[9]
Virgin Media4/5 stars[10]
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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[edit]

CD/DVD and digital download[edit]

No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Gunshots by Computer"Saul Williams1:43
2."The Great Destroyer"Modwheelmood4:19
3."My Violent Heart"Pirate Robot Midget2:34
4."The Beginning of the End"Ladytron4:20
5."Survivalism" (Survivalism_Tardusted)Saul Williams4:19
6."Capital G" (Capital G: Phones 666 Revolutions)Phones7:26
7."Vessel"Bill Laswell6:10
8."The Warning" (The Warning: Real World Remix)Stefan Goodchild feat. Doudou N'Diaye Rose3:43
9."Meet Your Master"The Faint3:35
10."God Given"Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert4:27
11."Me, I'm Not"Olof Dreijer14:00
12."Another Version of the Truth"Kronos Quartet and Enrique Gonzalez Müller4:25
13."In This Twilight"Fennesz4:37
14."Zero-Sum"Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert5:38
Total length:71:16

Vinyl[edit]

(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 Gilbert4:28
4."Vessel [Mix 1]"Bill Laswell9:23
Side C
No.TitleRemixer(s)Length
1."Capital G"Switch5:00
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 Interpol8:05
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 Gilbert5:39
Total length:101:16

Charts[edit]

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". NIN.com. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D by Nine Inch Nails". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ The A.V. Club review
  6. ^ NME review
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ The Second Supper review
  9. ^ Cummings, Ray (2007-11-27). "Remixes From the Masses". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  10. ^ a b Robertson, Alex. "Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero Remixed Review". Virgin Media. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  11. ^ Dombal, Ryan (2008-01-03). "Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero Remixed". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  12. ^ Rayner, Ben (2007-11-20). "A cerebral hodgepodge". The Star. Toronto. 
  13. ^ "CD reviews". Denver Post. 2007-12-02. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums – Week Commencing 3rd December 2007" (PDF). ARIA Charts (926): 6. December 3, 2007. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
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