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'''''Closer To God''''' (also known as '''''[[Halo numbers|Halo 9]]'''''), released in on May 30, 1994, is an EP a [[Remixes|remix]] compilation released to promote the song "[[Closer]]" from the album ''[[The Downward Spiral (halo)|The Downward Spiral]].'' The UK releases do not bear a halo number. The "[[Closer#Closer (Thrust)|Thrust]]" remix of "Closer" was intended for this release, but was left off. [[Trent Reznor]] would later release it for free on [[remix.nin.com]]. Another mix that was released on the unofficial download-only compilation ''[[Recoiled#Uncoiled|Uncoiled]]'', and later released semi-officially on ''[[Recoiled]]'', may have originally been planned for release on ''Closer To God''.
==Track Listing==
===US===
====CD====This version incorporates tracks from both UK EPs, sharing cover image with first and subtitle with second.# "[[Closer#Closer To God|Closer To God]]" - 5:05# "[[Closer#Closer(Precursor)|Closer]]" (Precursor) - 7:16# "[[Closer#Closer (Deviation)|Closer]]" (Deviation) - 6:15# "[[Heresy#Heresy (Blind)|Heresy]]" (Blind) - 5:32# "[[Memorabilia]]" - 7:21# "[[Closer#Closer (Internal)|Closer]]" (Internal) - 4:15# "[[March Of The Fuckheads]]" - 4:43# "[[Closer#Closer (Further Away)|Closer]]" (Further Away) - 5:45# "Closer" - 6:26 ====Cassette==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A&nbsp; "Closer" - 6:25<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B&nbsp; "[[March Of The Pigs (song)#March Of The Pigs (Video Version)|March Of The Pigs (live)]]" (from the music video) - 3:12
===UK===
The UK release was labeled as ===="Closer"=========CD=====Released in a digipack format with space for two CDs. Titled "Closer" on outer package, but ''Further Away'' on the CD art.# "Closer" - 6:26# "Closer" (Deviation) - 6:15# "Closer" (Further Away) - 5:45# "Closer" (Precursor) - 7:16# "Closer" (Internal) - 4:15=====12" Vinyl=====Released in a slightly oversized cardsleeve with room for part 2.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A1&nbsp; "Closer" (Deviation) - 6:15<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A2&nbsp; "Closer" (Further Away) - 5:45<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A3&nbsp; "Closer" - 6:26<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B1&nbsp; "Closer" (Precursor) - 7:16<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B2&nbsp; "Closer" (Internal) - 4:15 [[Image:Closerpart2.jpg|thumb|''CloserTo God'' and split UK part2]]===="Closer to God"=========CD=====Released in a slimline case with different artwork from Part 1.# "Closer To God" - 5:05# "Heresy" (Blind) - 5:32# "Memorabilia" - 7:21# "March Of The Fuckheads" - 4:43=====12" Vinyl=====Released in thinner cardsleeve for integration into two partspart 1.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A1&nbsp; "Closer to God" - 5:05<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A2&nbsp; "March Of The Fuckheads" - 4:43<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B1&nbsp; "Heresy" (Blind) - 5:32<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B2&nbsp; "Memorabilia" - 7:21=====12" Promo Vinyl=====&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A1&nbsp; "Closer to God" - 5:25<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A2&nbsp; "Closer" (Precursor) - 7:16<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B1&nbsp; "Closer" (Deviation) - 6:15<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B2&nbsp; "Heresy" (Blind) - 5:38<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C1&nbsp; "Memorabilia" - 7:21<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C2&nbsp; "Closer" (Internal) - 4:15<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C3&nbsp; "March Of The Fuckheads" - 4:44<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;D1&nbsp; "Closer" (Further Away) - 5:44<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;D2&nbsp; "Closer" - 6:25
====Part 1==Artwork==Released in a digipack format with space The cover art is frequently misattributed to [[Russell Mills]], as he created the art for two CDsall other releases from ''The Downward Spiral'' period. It was actually done by photographer Joseph Cultice, though he is uncredited on the packaging.[http://popispersonal.tumblr.# "Closer"# "Closer" (Deviation)# "Closer" (Further Away)# "Closer" (Precursor)# "Closer" (Internal)com/post/14215317379]
====Part 2====In an interview with ''Revolver'' magazine[https://www.revolvermag.com/culture/millipedes-manson-see-intimate-photos-nine-inch-nails-downward-spiral-era], Cultice elaborated on the photo shoot that resulted in the halo's cover:Released in <blockquote>"I never shot still lifes of bugs before. But I'd assisted a slimline case guy named Hans Neleman, who was lighting things with mirrors and little teeny hot lights and featured laying things between layers and layers of glass — that's like coffee and milkshakes and snot and dirt and stuff from the street. On this one the bug is right on top and sharp, but all that stuff below is different artwork from Part 1layers of junk on the glass.# "Closer To God"# "Heresy" (Blind)# "Memorabilia"# "March Of Remember that movie ''Interview With a [sic] Vampire''? It had just finished wrapping … The Fuckheads"guy that brought the bugs was part of the company that did all the animal wrangling for ''Interview With a [[Category:NIN Discography]sic]Vampire'' — all the alligators and all that. He brought boxes and boxes — like Ikea clear boxes — filled with millipedes and cockroaches. We shot like 50 different pictures of bugs, and this is the one that turned out to be the cover. Trent was there the whole day, because he wanted to hang out with the bugs."</blockquote>
==Album Credits(track numbers as in US edition)==#[[Trent Reznor]], [[Sean Beavan]], [[Brian Pollack]]#[[Coil]], [[Danny Hyde]]#[[Meat Beat Manifesto|Jack Dangers]], Craig Silvey#[[Dave Ogilvie]], Anthony Valcic, Joe Joseph Bishara (misspelled as "Bisara")#Trent Reznor, [[Robin Finck]], Sean Beavan, [[Chris Vrenna]], Brian PolalckPollack, John van Eaton, Sugar and his friend
#Bill Kennedy, Scott Humphrey, John "Geetus" Aguto, Paul Decarli, Eric Claudiex
#[[Adrian Sherwood]]
#Bill Kennedy, Scott Humphrey, John "Geetus" Aguto, Paul Decarli, Eric Claudiex
#Trent Reznor, [[Flood]], [[Alan Moulder]]<br>
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*1–4, 6–9 written by Trent Reznor ©1994 Leaving Hope/[[TVT Records|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]].===Cassette Credits===*"March Of The Pigs" (live) from Side B: Trent Reznor, Robin Finck, Chris Vrenna, [[Danny Lohner]], [[James Woolley]] ==External Links==*[http://nincatalog.com/closer-to-god/ ''Closer To God'' at nincatalog.com]*[http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb%5Fnoss%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dnine%2520inch%2520nails%2520closer%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=thniinnawi-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957 ''Closer To God'' at Amazon] *[http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574848848&toolid=10001&campid=5336384580&customid=&icep_uq=nine+inch+nails+closer&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg ''Closer To God'' at eBay] [[Category:NIN Discography]] {{Halo|number=9|before=[[The Downward Spiral (halo)|The Downward Spiral]]|after=[[Further Down The Spiral]]}}
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