Closer To God (halo)

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Closer To God (also known as Halo 9), released on May 30, 1994, is a remix compilation released to promote the song "Closer" from the album The Downward Spiral.

The "Thrust" remix of "Closer" was intended for this release, but was left off. Trent Reznor would later release it for free on The rest of the remixes from Closer To God are also available there. Another mix that didn't make the cut was released on the unofficial download-only compilation Uncoiled, and later released commercially (but also still unofficially) on Recoiled.

Track Listing

Closer To God is available for download on iTunes and Amazon MP3



This version incorporates tracks from both UK EPs, sharing cover image with first and subtitle with second.

  1. "Closer To God" - 5:05
  2. "Closer" (Precursor) - 7:16
  3. "Closer" (Deviation) - 6:15
  4. "Heresy" (Blind) - 5:32
  5. "Memorabilia" - 7:21
  6. "Closer" (Internal) - 4:15
  7. "March Of The Fuckheads" - 4:43
  8. "Closer" (Further Away) - 5:45
  9. "Closer" - 6:26


     A  "Closer"
     B  "March Of The Pigs (live)" (from the music video)




Released in a digipack format with space for two CDs. Titled "Closer" on outer package, but Further Away on the CD art.

  1. "Closer" - 6:26
  2. "Closer" (Deviation) - 6:15
  3. "Closer" (Further Away) - 5:45
  4. "Closer" (Precursor) - 7:16
  5. "Closer" (Internal) - 4:15
12" Vinyl

Released in a slightly oversized cardsleeve with room for part 2.
     A1  "Closer" (Deviation) - 6:15
     A2  "Closer" (Further Away) - 5:45
     A3  "Closer" - 6:26
     B1  "Closer" (Precursor) - 7:16
     B2  "Closer" (Internal) - 4:15

Closer To God UK part2

"Closer to God"


Released in a slimline case with different artwork from Part 1.

  1. "Closer To God" - 5:05
  2. "Heresy" (Blind) - 5:32
  3. "Memorabilia" - 7:21
  4. "March Of The Fuckheads" - 4:43
12" Vinyl

Released in thinner cardsleeve for integration into part 1.
     A1  "Closer to God" - 5:05
     A2  "March Of The Fuckheads" - 4:43
     B1  "Heresy" (Blind) - 5:32
     B2  "Memorabilia" - 7:21


The cover art is frequently misattributed to Russell Mills, as he created the art for all other releases from The Downward Spiral period. It was actually done by photographer Joseph Cultice, though he is uncredited on the packaging.[1]

Album Credits (track numbers as in US edition)

  1. Trent Reznor, Sean Beavan, Brian Pollack
  2. Coil, Danny Hyde
  3. Jack Dangers, Craig Silvey
  4. Dave Ogilvie, Anthony Valcic, Joe Bisara
  5. Trent Reznor, Robin Finck, Sean Beavan, Chris Vrenna, Brian Pollack, John van Eaton, Sugar and his friend
  6. Bill Kennedy, Scott Humphrey, John "Geetus" Aguto, Paul Decarli, Eric Claudiex
  7. Adrian Sherwood
  8. Bill Kennedy, Scott Humphrey, John "Geetus" Aguto, Paul Decarli, Eric Claudiex
  9. Trent Reznor, Flood, Alan Moulder

  • 1–4, 6–9 written by Trent Reznor ©1994 Leaving Hope/TVT Music, Inc., ASCAP. All rights reserved
  • 5 written by David Ball and Mark Almond ©1981 Phonogram Ltd. (London)
  • 9 taken from The Downward Spiral ©1994 Interscope Records.

External Links

Previous release - "The Downward Spiral" Halo number: 9 Next release - "Further Down The Spiral"