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'''''The Slip''''' (also known as '''''[[Halo numbers|Halo 27]]''''') is the eighth studio album from [[Nine Inch Nails]]. It was released as a free download on May 5, 2008, and
contains the previously released Web-only singles "[[Discipline]]" and "[[Echoplex]]. "
The album is available for download in a variety of formats, including MP3, lossless FLAC and high-quality WAV files. When playing the MP3 files in an MP3 player a different piece of artwork is displayed for each song, [[The_Photography_of_Ghosts_I%E2%80%93IV|as was the case with]] ''[[Ghosts I–IV]]''.
While [[Trent Reznor]] is known for laboring over his music for years at a time, ''The Slip'' was written and recorded in just three weeks.[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/arts/music/08pare.html?pagewanted=all] The album was originally intended to be an EP, but quickly grew to album length.[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/sftw/article1497804.ece]
*High-quality MP3s (87 mb), encoded with LAME at V0, fully tagged.
*FLAC lossless (259 mb)
*FLAC high definition 24/96 (942 mb), better-than-CD-quality 24bit 96kHz audio
*M4A Apple Lossless (263 mb)
*High definition WAVE 24/96 (1.2 gb), better-than-CD-quality 24bit 96kHz audio
The FLAC, M4A and WAVE formats are distributed via torrents through tracker.nin.com. All formats include a PDF file with artwork and credits, all songs include individual track art and lyrics embedded. All files are 100% DRM-free.
''The Slip'' is available as a physical product in CD and vinyl formats. The 6 panel digipak is limited to 250,000 pieces worldwide, each individually numbered, and includes a DVD of NIN performing five live tracks from ''The Slip'' at rehearsals, a 24-page booklet, and an exclusive sticker pack. It was released on July 22, 2008 in the US and Canada, and on July 21, 2008 in the UK and Europe.
Originally, the physical product was intended to be released on July 22, 2008 in the US, Canada, and Japan as a numbered, CD/DVD package, limited to 250,000 units with the UK, Europe, and Australian unnumbered editions to be released on July 21, 2008, with the same content as the North American and Japanese editions. It is not known at this time why the decision was made for the numbers produced to be reduced.
The double gatefold vinyl release contains one 180-gram LP and a 24-page booklet. Unlike the CD release, the vinyl is not numbered. It was released in the US and Canada on august 5th, 2008, and in the UK and Europe on August 4th, 2008.
On July 16, 2008, [[Trent Reznor]] posted two images of the physical product on nin.com. The post was entitled "The Beginning and the End". The first image shows him holding two copies of the album, hiding his face behind them. The second image shows the backs of both CDs. The one in back reads 1/250,000 and the one in front reads 250,000/250,000.
The Limited Edition also comes with three 4" x 4" stickers, each representing one of 9 illustrations to album songs (printed in booklet or individually embedded in distributed media files), with the difference that none of the stickers have the red lines. The stickers appear in consistent order, which allowed community to dub them 1st, 2nd and 3rd sticker packs and create The Slip Owners Database [http://theslip.apocalyptech.com].
The cover of the insert is a new piece of artwork that depicts several light gray lines on a dark background (the same color as the one for 1,000,000). Five lines, two on the ends and three in the middle, all travel straight downward from the top edge to the bottom. Two more lines, in between the three middle and two outside, on each side, start straight downward, then slant inward, then travel straight downward parallel to the other lines before they would intersect the ones in the middle. These lines combined form the usual NIN logo (second "N" being backwards).
====Third Disc & 11th Track====
There was some confusion about the physical release, mostly due to information on Amazon.com (US) and other online retailers. The product description indicated the release included three discs which were rumored to include an unreleased or “hidden disc” of unreleased studio tracks entitled “The Take Over”. Later on, the track listing on the site was updated to show 11 tracks. The 11th track was entitled “Slip”.
All of this was clarified as rumor and error when the official release information was posted on July 21, 2008 at [http://theslip.nin.com/physical/ theslip.nin.com/physical]
#"[[1,000,000]]" - 3:56
#"[[Letting You]]" - 3:49
#"Discipline" - 4:19#"Echoplex" - 4:45
#"[[Head Down]]" - 4:55
#"[[Lights In The Sky (song)|Lights In The Sky]]" - 3:29
[[1,000,000 #1,000,000 (Live At Rehearsals)|1,000,000]]" (Live Rehearsal)#" [[Letting You#Letting You (Live At Rehearsals)|Letting You ]]" (Live Rehearsal)#" [[Discipline#Discipline (Live At Rehearsals)|Discipline]]" (Live Rehearsal)#" [[Echoplex #Echoplex (Live At Rehearsals)|Echoplex]]" (Live Rehearsal)#" [[Head Down#Head Down (Live At Rehearsals)|Head Down ]]" (Live Rehearsal)
B4 "The Four Of Us Are Dying" - 4:37<br>
B5 "Demon Seed" - 4:59