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Halo 25: Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D

Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D (pronounced as Year Zero Remixed; also known as Halo 25) is the title of a release by Nine Inch Nails. It was leaked to P2P and torrent sites on November 14, 2007, and released in the US as a digital download and a CD/DVD-ROM on November 20, 2007, in the UK on November 26, 2007, and as a 3-disc vinyl set. (NOTE: The vinyl edition was not released in the UK due to packaging issues.) The album contains remixes from artists that Trent Reznor contacted and asked to do remixes, as well as a fan remix. "My Violent Heart: Pirate Robot Midget" is a fan remix that initially appeared at ninremixes.com, but Reznor was so impressed by it that he asked for permission to add it to Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D.

Tracklisting

Digital Download

  1. "Gunshots By Computer:" Saul Williams
  2. "The Great Destroyer:" modwheelmood
  3. "My Violent Heart:" Pirate Robot Midget
  4. "The Beginning Of The End:" Ladytron
  5. "Survivalism:" Saul Williams
  6. "Capital G:" Epworth Phones
  7. "Vessel:" Bill Laswell
  8. "The Warning:" Stefan Goodchild featuring Doudou N'Diaye Rose
  9. "Meet Your Master:" The Faint
  10. "God Given:" Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert
  11. "Me, I'm Not:" Olof Dreijer (Olaf Dreiser)
  12. "Another Version Of The Truth:" Kronos & Enrique Gonzalez Müller
  13. "In This Twilight:" Fennesz
  14. "Zero-Sum:" Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert

As of November 20, the album is not available on iTunes UK.

Vinyl

The vinyl edition is a 3-disc set in a six-panel gatefold jacket with accompanying insert.

Side 1

  1. "Gunshots By Computer:" Saul Williams
  2. "The Great Destroyer:" modwheelmood
  3. "My Violent Heart:" Pirate Robot Midget
  4. "The Beginning Of The End:" Ladytron
  5. "Capital G:" Epworth Phones

Side 2

  1. "The Warning:" Stefan Goodchild featuring Doudou N'Diaye Rose
  2. "Meet Your Master:" The Faint
  3. "God Given:" Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert
  4. "Vessel (Mix 1):" Bill Laswell

Side 3

  1. "Capital G:" Switch
  2. "Me, I'm Not:" Olof Dreijer

Side 4

  1. "The Good Soldier:" Sam Fog
  2. "Vessel (Mix 2):" Bill Laswell

Side 5

  1. "Capital G:" Ladytron
  2. "Another Version Of The Truth:" Kronos & Enrique Gonzalez Müller
  3. "In This Twilight:" Fennesz
  4. "Zero-Sum:" Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert

CD/DVD-ROM

  1. "Gunshots By Computer:" Saul Williams
  2. "The Great Destroyer:" modwheelmood
  3. "My Violent Heart:" Pirate Robot Midget
  4. "The Beginning Of The End:" Ladytron
  5. "Survivalism:" Saul Williams
  6. "Capital G:" Epworth Phones
  7. "Vessel:" Bill Laswell
  8. "The Warning:" Stefan Goodchild featuring Doudou N'Diaye Rose
  9. "Meet Your Master:" The Faint
  10. "God Given:" Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert
  11. "Me, I'm Not:" Olof Dreijer
  12. "Another Version Of The Truth:" Kronos & Enrique Gonzalez Müller
  13. "In This Twilight:" Fennesz
  14. "Zero-Sum:" Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert

The CD/DVD-ROM set is packaged in a six-panel gate fold Digipak and contains an insert. The DVD-ROM contains multitrack files from every track on Year Zero with files formatted for Apple GarageBand, Ableton Live (both PC and Mac), the demo edition of Ableton Live (both PC and Mac), and 16-bit, 44K WAV files for use with any audio-editing program.

Album Credits

  • All tracks (except "Vessel") mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA. "Vessel" mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio NYC.

  • Art direction and "The Poisoned Sky" by Rob Sheridan.
  • "The Scorched Earth" by Hydraulx. Artist Matthew Santoro.

Interscope Records, 2200 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Manufactured and distributed in the united states by Universal Music Distribution.
© 2007 Interscope Records. All rights reserved.

Cover Art

The cover art was posted on NIN.com on August 15, 2007. It should be noted that the cover art for Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D is similar to the cover art for the Capital G promo.

Although there doesn't seem to be anything hidden in the cover art, a closer look at the inner booklet of the CD/DVD shows the phrase "WE DESERVED BETTER THAN THIS" scrawled on an abandoned house in a polluted wasteland. It is unknown if this is part of the ARG or leads to new websites.

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