Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor serves as chief creative director for Apple Music. To coincide with today’s launch, he has released never-before-heard instrumental versions of Nine Inch Nails’ 1999 double album The Fragile and 2005’s With Teeth.
“When the service goes live, the first thing I’ve put up is something I couldn’t have done or wouldn’t have done anywhere else,” Reznor told Rolling Stone. The “instrumental-outtakes” compilations play “like a regular album but sound very different without my voice in the way. And there’s different arrangements to certain songs and oddly that makes for a different, complementary music experience. So that’ll be there as soon as you download the app, you’ll see that in, on my Connect page.
Listen to The Fragile outtakes here and With Teeth outtakes here. Note: you must be a member of Apple Music in order to hear them.
Below, watch recent installments of Masterpiece Reviews dedicated to The Fragile.