Announced on December 16, 2016, ''The Fragile: Deviations 1'' contains over an hour of alternate versions, instrumental versions, and other unreleased material from ''The Fragile'' on 180 gram vinyl.
A press release announcing ''Deviations 1'' on stated:
<blockquote>"A very special limited edition of ''The Fragile'' is now available for preorder in the NIN store. This unique version of NIN’s classic record was created by Trent Reznor and [[Atticus Ross]] and features 37 instrumental, alternate and unreleased tracks, many of which have never been heard before anywhere."
Reznor explains, '''The Fragile'' occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart. I was going through a turbulent time in my life when making it and revisiting it has become a form of therapy for me. As an experiment, I removed all the vocals from the record and found it became a truly changed experience that worked on a different yet compelling level. ''The Fragile: Deviations 1'' represents Atticus and I embellishing the original record with a number of tracks from those sessions we didn’t use before. The result paints a complimentary but different picture we wanted to share.'
''The Fragile: Deviations 1'' will not be available on any digital services and only available in this format while this limited run lasts."</blockquote>