Nine Inch Nails: August 26, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

August 27, 2009

[all photos on this page by Dave Pecoraro]

Last night was the final NYC show “ever” for Nine Inch Nails. The last song was an appropriate cover of the Pere Ubu classic “Final Solution” where NIN were also joined by Bauhaus’s Peter Murphy for the second straight night. “Final Solution” contains the lyric “guitars gonna sound like a nuclear destruction” which could accurately describe the sonic wall of sound that NIN produced last night. In what was clearly the best sound quality we have ever heard at Terminal 5, NIN vibrated throughout the cavernous venue with unmatched energy and intensity and ignited the oppressively packed and overheated crowd, who sang along in unison to nearly every number. There seemed to be no posers or yappers at this concert, only the diehards. Throughout the over two and a half hour set, the NIN setlist covered all aspects of their catalog from the very early (“Head Like a Hole”, “Terrible Lie”) to the latest (2008’s “1,000,000”) — all performed with the same level of conviction.

This recording is a true collaboration. I began recording from the perfect location with prime equipment, about two-thirds of the way back on the floor directly in front of the soundboard. As the heat and pressure of the crowd overwhelmed me halfway through the set, I had to leave for some air. Acidjack was standing next to me also recording, and his superb capture provides the second half of this recording. A seamless crossfade was applied and we challenge any listener to locate the exact point where the two nearly identical outstanding recordings were patched. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Nine Inch Nails
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Directly in Front of Soundboard
Center Floor (both recordings)

DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (first half) +
DPA 4061s > Edirol R-09HR (second half)
24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample, crossfade, EQ to first half) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 2:34:37]
01 Pinion/Somewhat Damaged
02 Wish
03 Last
04 Sin
05 March of The Pigs
06 Something I Can Never Have
07 Piggy
08 Metal
09 Terrible Lie
10 Head Down
11 Burn
12 Gave Up
13 La Mer
14 The Frail/The Wretched
15 Non-Entity
16 Gone, Still
17 Lights In The Sky
18 The Downward Spiral
19 1,000,000
20 Survivalism
21 The Good Soldier
22 [banter – band introductions]
23 Dead Souls (Joy Division)
24 Hurt
25 [encore break]
26 Suck
27 Down In It
28 The Hand That Feeds
29 Head Like A Hole
30 [second encore break]
31 Reptile
32 [Peter Murphy introduction – banter]
33 A Strange Kind Of Love/Bela Legosi’s Dead (Peter Murphy solo)
34 Final Solution (Pere Ubu) (with Peter Murphy)

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21 Responses to Nine Inch Nails: August 26, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. August 27, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for the recording ! Have been reading about the last U.S. shows, would’ve been incredible. We saw them here in February (Australia) – truly amazing band / great live sound + lights show. FTW !

  2. Jennson
    August 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Thank you for recording this! Tuesday was phenomenal and I was sorry to not have been able to go see Mew open for them on Wednesday. I never saw them perform before, but was soo glad to have been able to be a part of this. I’m truly sad to see him retire the NIN touring band.

  3. August 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

    i was at the show the previous night. it was a gloriously hot and sweaty night. when trent was talking about bringing out to stage someone he opened for a band in the early 90’s, i thought perry farrell was gonna roll up. not really a fan of bauhaus, so it was a little disappointing, but that’s the ONLY thing i could ever complain about during the course of the near flawless high energy performance. great recording once again!!!!

  4. Reuben
    August 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I was there on 26th (day before my 20th birthday) and it phenomenal. The hottest show I had ever attended, but it was worth it. Even though I’m not a fan of Murphy, his glorious entrance and encore performance made up for anything. To those who do not know, Peter Murphy was lowered upside down from a chain to perform “Reptile.” Mind-blowing.

  5. Jason
    August 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the killer audio! I’m going to the Wiltern and Echoplex shows and the wait is killing me. This will tide me over!

  6. August 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I caught the Austin show on this tour. Have a great weekend.

  7. chris
    August 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I will find the edit eventually!

    Thanks for recording this gents!

  8. August 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you! I can’t wait to listen. I failed to get tickets to the Chicago shows, so I will console myself by listening to this.

  9. greg
    August 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    wow! this is great! saw the show at bonnaroo this summer which was originally supposed to be the last US show. Phenomenal live performance they put on! Very excited to have this audio.

  10. Scott
    August 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Excellent recording, was upset I couldn’t go but this is almost as good!!!

  11. CharlesV
    August 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Was at the bower show, but glad to have a record of the tour… You tagged the other covers, so you might also put down that Suck is a cover of a track from Pigface, though included as a hidden track on broken…

  12. August 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    558 (!!) photos of this show posted here:
    by one of our readers. Thanks!

  13. Eric
    August 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    It’s been a while since I kept up with these guys and I had no idea this was their final tour. I missed the new york concert and I do regret missing it. I’ll definitely be checking out the live mp3’s on here and thanks again to the people that recorded!

  14. alex brsdy
    August 31, 2009 at 11:13 am

    this is epic. thank you!

  15. Matt
    August 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the recording !! Can’t beleive there gonna stop touring :(

  16. Dave Vea;
    September 3, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Holy S**t. This sounds FANATASTIC. Just like being there again. Are you game for us possibly using this audio for a multi cam mix that I and others are working on? Please email me if you have any problem with this. It would be free distribution and credit would be given. Cheers.

  17. Choam Nomsky
    September 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Anybody have a link to a bootleg of the Bowery Ballroom show?? Thanks!

  18. A Person Who Doesn't Usally Post This Kind of Stuff
    September 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I also wen’t to the 8-25-09 show. I also brougt a banner. Unforantelty mine was not nearly as personal. Mine Just read NIN.

  19. Will
    October 2, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I was at this show, and this is the best recording I have heard for this show. Thanks a bunch

  20. Patric
    November 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks for this and for all the effort you obviously put into your articles and recordings.

  21. Cregeur
    December 22, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Thanks man. I was at this show- a real blessing. I only got into them heavily in the last year or so of their live playing. Was able to catch them four times, this being one.

    Very, very grateful, thanks for allowing me to relive this show even better.

    I’ll always remember this night. Come down and back to reality during “Something I can Never have” was mindblowing.

    Ah. Again, thanks.

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