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on 16 January 2015
Some really good moments, but then some not so good! I really like their reinterpretation of "Gave Up" and the 2 mixes of "Eraser" are more different than the Amazon samples would indicate (the Baby Alarm mix is far more dubby with some loops of hard percussion). "The Downward Spiral" focuses more on dub sections and "everything's blue/mushroom blue" lines, which I have only heard snippets of before on bootleg releases, so new territory there.

One low point for me was the sombre keyboards in the first part of "Closer", which clash completely key-wise with the vocals and various samples! So much so that that may be why this 'fuller' version didn't make the "Further Down.." EP at the time. It is still a good longer version once they fade from the mix, with extra vocal treatments and drop-outs, so doesn't seem like the previously released remix with just 2 minutes of the same bolted on!

Very oddly the meagre credits mention Peter and Danny, as creating the tracks, but no credit to Trent atall (or anyone else who may have helped with the original songs)....hmmm.

I did initially steer clear of this release as it felt like it was only semi-official, but managing to pick up a new sealed vinyl copy in a local sale I am very pleasantly surprised at the pressing quality (very clean, if mastered a little murkily in places for my taste) and most of the material on show. Yes, I agree its pushing it to call it an LP, as with only 5 tracks (1 song remixed twice, taking up one side) it's really an EP - many 12" singles are similar length these days, and at a much lower price.

However if you liked "Further Down..." then this will definitely appeal, and I found spotting the samples used later by Coil in their final albums (and even Electric Sewer Age's "Bad White Corpuscle" project - aka Danny Hyde) quite enjoyable, rather than an annoyance. Sort of like family friends, or pretty strange relatives!

Nice to have a glossy picture inner-sleeve too.
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on 5 April 2014
On my first listen to this i kind of thought that this was only something that nerdy collectors like me would want to own and love. Having since listened to this several times, I believe that this is a fabulous stand-alone album that can be listened to without seeking the threads of the original songs all of the time. Obviously they are in there (as it is a remix album), but my own view is that the NIN element to this is secondary and it could/should be enjoyed for its own rich and complex sounds. I like it more and more on every listen (though Spotify). I use Spotify as my music auditioning-platform and will likely buy this as a CD or FLAC/ALAC download if available. Sorry Amazon - but would never pay to down-load your poor quality mp3 files again.
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on 4 October 2014
great package
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on 3 December 2015
fantastic
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on 18 March 2014
A very overpriced effort from COIL that seems to reek of cashing in with the original members unable to protest having departed this earth. For NIN obsessives this may be worth the investment but for anyone else it remains a mere oddity. Perhaps COLD SPRING would be better of re-releasing the entire COIL back catalogue for a new generation than pointless money grabbing opportunities...
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on 25 March 2014
COIL WILL NOT BE GETTING THE MONEY FROM THIS CD-THEY ARE BOTH DEAD-GET IT RITE--SOMEBODY WAS SELLING COIL/NIN MASTER TAPES IN AUCTION ON Ebay BUT THEY Disappeared fom sale-THEY WOULD NOT BE RE-LEASED WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION-COS IT IS HIS MUsICK so HIS MONEY=TRENT
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on 15 May 2014
No disappointment here. Its taken a long time to finally get released but this still sounds fresh, exciting and innovative. Will satisfy fans of both bands. Buy it now.
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