In an article from Spin Magazine, it explains that in this varying version, dubbed ‘Audiophile Edition’, you will hear different sounding tracks than on a regular album.
The band’s Tumblr stated
For the majority of people, the standard version will be preferable and differences will be difficult to detect. Audiophiles with high-end equipment and an understanding of the mastering process might prefer the alternate version
Sounds pretty cool, except getting the high-end equipment.
If you want to read more about it go to this Spin Magazine article.
(h/t @SpinMagazine on Twitter)
Here, also, is one of my favorite Nine Inch Nails songs:
- NEWS: Nine Inch Nails to release alternate “audiophile mastered version” of ‘Hesitat ion Marks’ (thefreeformfilter.wordpress.com)
- Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks – album stream (theguardian.com)
- Nine Inch Nails Masters ‘Hesitation Marks’ in 2 Ways (hailthehero.com)