By Zachary Swickey
Fans who have been missing Nine Inch Nails since the group’s retirement (at least from the stage) have been anxiously awaiting details on the upcoming Trent Reznor-helmed score to director David Fincher’s newest labor of love, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The totally badass teaser trailer released earlier this summer features Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) vocally slaying a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” and the fan reactions have been more than positive.
Writing on the Nine Inch Nails website last night, Reznor states, "For the last fourteen months Atticus [Ross] and I have been hard at work on David Fincher’s 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' We laughed, we cried, we lost our minds and in the process made some of the most beautiful and disturbing music in our careers. The result is a sprawling three-hour opus that I am happy to announce is available for pre-order right now. The full release will be available in one week – December 9th."
So in only one week’s time, fans can pick up the digital album version for $12, a fancy high quality download or CD for $14, or they can shell out $300 for the swank deluxe limited edition (of 3,000) that includes: six pieces of vinyl, a metal packaging cover, the autographs of Trent and Atticus Ross, and even an 8gb razor blade USB pendant that is inspired by Rooney Mara’s similar necklace in the film among other things. If you make any pre-orders, you’ll get the killer Karen-O track for download right now.
Not bad deals for three hours of music and in keeping Reznor’s affinity for releasing things gratis, a six-track sampler is available for free download. Some included song titles sound rather appropriate for a dark Fincher film: "Hidden In Snow," "People Lie All the Time," "Please Take Your Hand Away" and "Under the Midnight Sun" to name a few.
Trent Reznor’s debut to the world of scoring – another Fincher-directed masterpiece, "The Social Network" – received amazing reception from critics and fans alike, even picking up an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
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