We recently brought you the news that Nine Inch Nails fans were working on a concert DVD for the band's recent live performance of The Downward Spiral.
Now, Nine Inch Nails have announced that the fan-driven project is complete, and it's available as a free download.
The Downward Spiral: Live was "recorded, edited, produced and released by nine inch nails fans with in no affiliation with nine inch nails or webster hall" - but here's Nine Inch Nails' announcement for the release:
On the recent Wave Goodbye tour, we were unable to professionally film the band’s performance of The Downward Spiral at Webster Hall, due to exorbitant fees requested by the LiveNation venue. Our open camera policy, however, remained in tact, and as soon as the show ended, fans took matters into their own hands, organizing online to track down everyone who had filmed HD footage of the show. Now, only two months later, the group has released a polished, edited, downloadable DVD of the full Downward Spiral performance from Webster Hall. The entire thing has been recorded, edited, and distributed entirely by fans, and it’s the latest example of the amazing things fans will do when their creativity isn’t limited by outdated, misguided restrictions.
You can watch The Downward Spiral: Live in HD on YouTube, download it via torrent as a burnable DVD or get an iPod/iPhone-friendly video.
Do you think this is the future of concert films?
NIN is one of the VERY FEW bands that realize that their FAN are on their side. While other bands treat their Fans like consumer pigs who just want to steal from them.
26-Oct-09 03:48 AM
Just watched this last night, and wow - this looks better than most band sanctioned efforts... even better than the last NIN DVD/BluRay. It's nice that it's available in so many formats too.
28-Oct-09 09:53 AM