––Original Score Features Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross––
–Additional All-Star Soundtrack Features Iconic Music Of The Vietnam Era–

–10-Part Series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Premieres September 17 on PBS Stations Nationwide–

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will begin airing on PBS on September 17, 2017, will be accompanied by two companion soundtracks to be released on September 15, 2017, Universal Music Enterprises announced today.

THE VIETNAM WAR – ORIGINAL SCORE BY TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS will feature over 90 minutes of new, original music on 2CD and 3LP, written and recorded by Academy Award-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. In addition, THE VIETNAM WAR – THE SOUNDTRACK includes many of the iconic songs representing the era, including 38 tracks on 2CD chosen from the 120 tunes featured in the film. The soundtrack will include: The Beatles; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Rolling Stones; Bob Dylan; Jimi Hendrix; Buffalo Springfield; Simon & Garfunkel; Janis Joplin; Phil Ochs; The Temptations; Barry McGuire; The Byrds; Otis Redding; The Animals; Santana; Marvin Gaye; Nina Simone; The Temptations; Booker T. and the M.G.s; Pete Seeger and more.

“The Vietnam War era produced some of the greatest, most impactful music ever recorded. We are grateful that so many artists from the period wanted to be part of the film and now the soundtrack. We were equally fortunate to have had the tremendous honor to work with Trent and Atticus. Their original score beautifully complements the music from the time. And we are absolutely thrilled that our audiences will now have the chance to own the original score along with some of the best music from the film,” said Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in a joint statement.

Sarah Botstein, the senior producer on the film, said, “We are indebted to a great number of musicians, their families, agents, lawyers, technicians and others, all of whom came together to make it possible for our film to include these extraordinary songs. We can all agree that the music from this time was unprecedented in its originality and impact. We could not have told this story without access to these iconic tunes. Much of this music remains popular among people of all ages, and it was a true privilege to put the music in its historical context and understand why it continues to resonate today.”

“We are honored to work with Ken, Lynn, Sarah, Trent, Atticus and all of the artists who contributed music to the film and the soundtrack. Each piece of music was chosen after careful deliberation as each song transports you to a specific time, sets the tone, and connects you to that moment,” adds Bruce Resnikoff, President/CEO, UMe.

In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.

Over the course of several years, Burns, Novick and producer Sarah Botstein shared with Reznor and Ross raw interview footage and scenes from rough cuts of the film, and suggested a range of feelings they hoped the music would evoke — rage, courage, sadness, fear, chaos, loss, love, sacrifice, aggression, loneliness, anxiety. They also provided a collection of sound effects from the era for the composers to work with.

“We are incredibly honored to be a part of this project. With ‘The Vietnam War,’ Ken, Lynn and Sarah have created something of vital importance. To bear witness to their process was immensely inspiring.”
“The sheer scale of the project combined with the magnitude of the subject matter was initially daunting for us, but the commitment, care and reverence they displayed made the experience deeply satisfying on many levels,” said Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross in a joint statement.

Accompanying the series will be a companion book, written by Geoffrey C. Ward, with an introduction by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf, Burns’ longtime publisher.

THE VIETNAM WAR will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19, 2017 from PBS Distribution at shopPBS.org.  The DVD and Blu-ray extras include a 45-minute preview program, two special segments on the contemporary lives of two of the program’s participants, and deleted scenes. The series will also be available for digital download.

Funding for THE VIETNAM WAR is provided by: Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society:

THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward. Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.

For images and additional up-to-date information on this and other PBS programs, visit PBS PressRoom at pbs.org/pressroom.

THE VIETNAM WAR – ORIGINAL SCORE BY TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS
CD 1

1. Less Likely
2. Four Enclosed Walls
3. The Forever Rain
4. Remnants
5. Other Ways To Get To The Same Place
6. Torn Polaroid
7. Before Dawn
8. What Comes Back
9. Justified Response
10. Counting Ticks

CD 2

1. A World Away
2. The Right Things
3. Passing The Point
4. Strangers In Lockstep
5. Before And After Faith
6. The Same Dream
7. Haunted

THE VIETNAM WAR – THE SOUNDTRACK
CD 1

1. A HARD RAIN’S A-GONNA FALL – Bob Dylan
2. HELLO VIETNAM – Johnnie Wright
3. IT’S MY LIFE – The Animals
4. EVE OF DESTRUCTION – Barry McGuire
5. TURN! TURN! TURN! (TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON) – The Byrds
6. MASTERS OF WAR – The Staple Singers
7. MUSTANG SALLY – Wilson Pickett
8. SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN’ – Howlin’ Wolf
9. BACKLASH BLUES – Nina Simone
10. THE SOUND OF SILENCE – Simon & Garfunkel
11. ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS – Bob Dylan
12. AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG – The Temptations
13. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
14. I’M A MAN – The Spencer Davis Group
15. GREEN ONIONS – Booker T and The MG’s
16. STRANGE BREW – Cream
17. WAIST DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY (Live) – Pete Seeger
18. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE – Procol Harum
19. THE LORD IS IN THIS PLACE – Fairport Convention
20. FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH – Buffalo Springfield

CD 2

1. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT – Bob Dylan
2. PIECE OF MY HEART – Big Brother & The Holding Company
3. MAGIC CARPET RIDE – Steppenwolf
4. THE LETTER – The Box Tops
5. BAD MOON RISING – Creedence Clearwater Revival
6. SOUL SACRIFICE – Santana
7. TELL THE TRUTH – Otis Redding
8. OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE – Merle Haggard
9. THE THRILL IS GONE – B.B. King
10. PSYCHEDELIC SHACK – The Temptations
11. OHIO – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
12. GET TOGETHER – The Youngbloods
13. GIMME SHELTER – The Rolling Stones
14. TAIL DRAGGER – Link Wray
15. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL – Ray Charles
16. WHAT’S GOING ON – Marvin Gaye
17. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER – Simon & Garfunkel
18. LET IT BE – The Beatles


Photo by Amanda Hatfield

FROM BROOKLYN VEGAN:

Trent Reznor and co. were in fine form, and really looked and sounded right at home on the small club stage. Though NIN clearly have the stage presence, fanbase, and timeless material to headline festivals with ease, they really seemed like they were built to rock small rooms at the Webster Hall show. They were tight as all hell, kept the stage banter to a minimum, and really meant business.

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FROM STEREOGUM.COM:

Though the configurations of the band have changed to fit the mood of the album Reznor is supporting (sometimes it’s a lean four-person attack unit, sometimes it’s an expansive configuration out to recreate his moody soundscapes in detail), the Nine Inch Nails live experience is remarkably consistent. I’ve never seen them be less than very good, and when they’re truly on, it’s about as intense and transportive as arena-sized rock can get.

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FROM VULTURE.COM:

The Nine Inch Nails’ icon on his new music, the future of streaming, and his tortured past.

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The two originally got together to “explore their shared love of industrial drones and expansive electronics,” and recently announced a collaborative project.

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Clive Barker has penned a Nine Inch Nails inspired comic for the new issue of Heavy Metal Magazine, on stands now.

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With our political norms crumbling, our social fabric fraying, and our planet literally on fire, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind is back to make sense of it all.

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“For most though, it’s about that cathartic release of anger and emotion that comes with live music. And NIN remains, without question, the most cathartic live music experience there is.”

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from esquire.com:

“Five minutes spent on Trent Reznor’s loud, mournful wailing. A song that might as well have been written for Laura Palmer. “I can’t remember what she came here for,” he sings. “She’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away.” Lynch pulls focus on the heart of his story in this moment before whisking us into a nightmare past. Laura Palmer is the heart of it all. She is a vision of innocence corrupted, molested and killed by her father. Her spirit in gold, gifted to the world, like some celestial force for an enduring good in all the madness.”

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The Nine Inch Nails performed at the old Roadhouse in Twin Peaks

 

TRENT REZNOR REVEALS THAT NOT THE ACTUAL EVENTS BEGAN A TRILOGY OF EPS THAT CONTINUES THIS YEAR.

Nine Inch Nails have announced a new EP, which will arrive this year “before the first shows” of their planned tour dates.

READ MORE AT PITCHFORK

Nine Inch Nails will be making a rare 2017 appearance performing in Sacramento Saturday October 21st with A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, EODM and more. Manson the next night! http://smarturl.it/NINAS

The nin.com store is back up and running with our new partner Sandbag. We’re sorry for any issues you may have encountered in the past and are committed to making this experience excellent. (Note: if you are a vinyl customer with an open order and did NOT receive an email from us regarding your order, CLICK HERE)

New to the store: Prick vinyl reissue, Lost Highway vinyl

Coming soon to the store: Quake vinyl reissue, ███ ███████E, Patriots Day vinyl

 

Get an advance look at the film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Coming to PBS in September, The Vietnam War features a new score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross.

HBO will debut the four-part documentary, The Defiant Ones, on July 9th.

Telling the story of the improbable partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, the film features interviews with Trent Reznor, Eminem, Tom Petty, Nas, Bono, Bruce Springsteen and many other artists who have worked with and been influenced by the pair.

The music was composed by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross and Claudia Sarne.

More at www.defiantones.com

As part of Tony Hawk’s curation of Depeche mode’s facebook page, Trent writes about the early inspiration and influence Depeche Mode had on him as an artist.

Read Trent’s note and the story behind the post here

Trent and Atticus are “performing” nightly at Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem for the next several weeks.  The duo have created arrangements of new and old material specifically to be played via the player piano in the lounge of the hotel nightly at 8PM.  If you’re staying there or in the neighborhood, stop by for a drink.

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EXCERPT

Todd Rundgren is a hero of mine. His records (solo and Utopia!), his songwriting, his production and his musicianship… all played a huge role shaping me into who I am. I still listen to (and study) A Wizard, A True Star and Something / Anything regularly, and I suggest you do, too. Atticus and I sent Todd a wealth of ideas for his new record. He worked on this track and released the “proper” version HERE. We then took what he did and moved it forward (or backward, depending on your perspective) into THIS.
Enjoy-
TR (not Todd Rundgren, the other TR)

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Trent Reznor and Robert Del Naja / photo: getty

 

Both acts along with film composer Hans Zimmer and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will perform pre-recorded gigs in the piano bar of the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem.

The gigs are recorded specifically for the piano which plays along unmanned, much like the piano in in the HBO drama Westworld, to the artist’s live tracks. You can view recent footage of Elton John performing at the venue below.

Last year, Banksy hosted Dismaland—his dystopian amusement park. Run The Jewels, Savages, Pussy Riot, Massive Attack, and others performed at the pop-up park.

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photo: Rahoul Ghose/PBS

 

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers.

Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails singer and Academy Award-winning film score composer with partner Atticus Ross, made the score for the 10-part series that debuts this fall.

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“The Vietnam War,” which premieres in September on PBS, will ultimately feature more than two cumulative hours of original music from Mr. Reznor and Mr. Ross, along with reworked bits from Nine Inch Nails songs and their scores for “The Social Network” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble also contributed music to the documentary, while era-defining hits from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and more will be used as well.

Read more at nytimes.com

 

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After years of waiting, Showtime’s highly-anticipated third season of Twin Peaks finally has a release date: Sunday, May 21st.

As previously reported, some 217 (!) actors are set to appear. Many will be reprising their original roles, including Kyle MacLachlan (FBI Agent Dale Cooper), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), David Patrick Kelly (Jerry Horne), Richard Beymer (Ben Horne), Miguel Ferrer (FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs), Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), Mädchen Amick (Shelly Johnson), Log Lady (Catherine Coulson), Denise Bryson (David Duchovny), Gordon Cole (David Lynch), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), and Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Larence Jacoby).

A number of others will be visiting Twin Peaks for the first time, namely musicians Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Sky Ferreira, Ruth Radelet, and Sharon Van Etten, as well as A-list actors like Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Michael Cera, Monica Bellucci, and Tim Roth.

Read more at consequenceofsound.net

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Late last year, Reznor declared, “New NIN coming in 2016.  Other stuff, too.”  The other stuff amounted to the scores for Nasa’s Juno short film, the climate change documentary “Before the Flood” (featuring the song “A Minute To Breathe”) and the about-to-be-released Peter Berg film “Patriots Day”.  Now just in time he makes good on the Nine Inch Nails side of things.

Not The Actual Events, the new 5 song EP will be released next Friday, 12/23 with preorders live right now.  The EP finds Reznor and now official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s Hesitation Marks and sounding unrecognizable from their current film work.

“It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make” says Reznor.  “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”

Not The Actual Events is self-released and will be available on all digital platforms 12/23.  The NIN store is offering two formats available for pre-order now:  180g 1-sided Vinyl, and a unique limited Digital + Physical Component version.

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.

Trent Reznor and NIN art director John Crawford set out to make the “definitive editions” of all the main NIN releases on vinyl.  Reznor:  “We want to present the catalog as it was intended to be, with no compromises.  That means a careful remastering of the audio from the original sources, a careful and painstaking recreation of the artwork, pristine materials, some surprises and an insane attention to detail that you probably won’t notice… but it matters to us.  No extra bullshit and gimmicks – the “real” records in their truest form available at a reasonable price.”

The first three Definitive Editions (BrokenThe Downward Spiral and The Fragile) are available for preorder now in the NIN store (shipping spring ’17), with the rest to follow in ’17.

A year ago this week, Trent Reznor tweeted, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.” When reminded of this tweet now, though, he’s coy. “Those words did come out of my mouth, didn’t they?” he says bluntly. Then he feigns surprise. “Oh, yeah, it’s December, isn’t it?” He pauses. “Just wait and see what happens.”

Read more at RollingStone.com

From the climate change documentary Before The Flood.

Listen to the 34 song Westworld soundtrack including Nine Inch Nails’ “Something I Can Never Have”

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