Not The Actual Events (also known as Halo 29) is the second proper EP from Nine Inch Nails. It was released digitally on December 23, 2016, though pre-orders through nin.com allowed for a download one day early. This is the first release to include Atticus Ross as an official member of NIN.
- "Branches/Bones" – 1:46
- "Dear World," – 4:06
- "She's Gone Away" – 6:00
- "The Idea Of You" – 3:27
- "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)" – 5:50
The EP was first acknowledged by Trent Reznor on December 17, 2016 in a post on nin.com:
"It's an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make. It's an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story".
In addition to a wide digital release, the EP was offered through nin.com in two other formats. One was a single-sided vinyl, and the other was a digital + "physical component for you to deal with" version with further details not yet known.
The cover artwork harks back to that of And All That Could Have Been and Still. There are seven known variants, including the final version.
Alternate artwork #1 - Origin: Instagram
Alternate artwork #2 - Origin: Facebook
Alternate artwork #3 - Origin: Embedded in first 2016 digital files
Alternate artwork #4 - Origin: Apple Music
Alternate artwork #5 - Origin: Embedded in corrected early 2017 digital files
Alternate artwork #6 - Origin: hidden in nin.com website
- Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
- Mix: Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross
- Track 3 + Mariqueen Maandig
- Track 4 + Dave Grohl
- Track 5 + Dave Navarro
- Mastering: Tom Baker at Baker Mastering
- Engineering: Dustin Mosely, Jun Murakawa, Chris Richardson, Chris Holmes
- Art Direction: John Crawford
- Additional Design: Corey Holms
- Special Packaging: Jeff Anderson (Artist In Residence)
- Management: Silva Artist Management
All songs written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
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