October 28, 2006

Hot dang! Audio from Trent Reznor’s Saturday set at the Bridge School Benefit 2006

Well, my trolling through the world of the internet has finally yielded a good quality recording of one of Trent Reznor’s sets at the recent Bridge School Benefit show.

You need to hear his face-melting set; you can read my review here. I reiterate my unbridled desire for Trent to embark on a small-venue tour with these kinds of acoustic reinterpretation of his songs, because they seriously blew my mind.

NEW FILES! Updated 11/2, good quality. #2 and #3 are especially recommended. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find #9, “Hurt,” which was a popular one, so I have re-upped the link to the older, lower-quality version of Hurt from the last set I discovered.

The Frail
Something I Can Never Have
La Mer
Adrift and At Peace
The Fragile
Right Where It Belongs
Hurt (lower quality)

Simply amazing.

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  • “Hurt” is expired…all the rest I could get. Any chance of a repost of “Hurt”? Pretty please?

    Bubba — October 29, 2006 @ 10:38 am

  • pretty please from the uk for hurt as well

    matt — October 29, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

  • AND repost the Zip file. The download limit has been reached. Have been looking for this since I read about it here last week!

    Anonymous — October 29, 2006 @ 1:08 pm



    Anonymous — October 29, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

  • Thank you TONS for the re-up of “Hurt!”

    Bubba — October 30, 2006 @ 5:41 pm

  • FYI – Pearl Jam’s two sets are up at pearljambootlegs.blogspot.com

    Anonymous — October 30, 2006 @ 10:42 pm

  • oh my god! can you re-post pleeeeeease!?!?!? i’ve been dying to hear this and the links aren’t working :(

    Anonymous — October 31, 2006 @ 6:41 am

  • I’d love to comment on the music, but DAYUM! He looks better now than he ever has!

    Anonymous — October 31, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

  • Thanks for posting these!
    If you want to see the video clips about them I blogged the YouTube links here.

    Bonnie — November 2, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

  • Thanks for this set, Heather. You’ve inspired me to post an old NIN show this weekend.

    J — November 3, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

  • Thanks for the download – I had one of the early, inferior versions on my blog. I hope this one truly does sound better.

    DaddyRich — November 6, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

  • Wow! I’d been looking for these files! Is there a torrent somewhere? Otherwise I’ll be back this evening when I get home from work to dl them all! :-)

    P.S. Those aren’t Spiral images are they?

    Justin — November 10, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

  • THANKS! Amazing show! I’m a huge Pearl Jam fan, but I think Trent stole the show! What a great weekend of music!

    Sennin — November 11, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

  • Thank you Heather…and I much agree with your comment on his touring with this format. It would be brilliant.

    Anonymous — November 15, 2006 @ 4:37 am

  • Egads! I’ve been looking and now, here they are. Thank you, thank you, thank you… Off to listen right now.

    ChrisClark — November 30, 2006 @ 9:33 am

  • Thank you for posting this. I’ve been anxious to hear some more acoustic Trent ever since the Still CD which is by far one of my favorites in the NIN catalog.

    n0deal — December 6, 2006 @ 6:27 am

  • You freaking Rock!

    Thank you so…

    CaTMoThEr — December 19, 2006 @ 5:07 pm

  • thank you so much for this.

    cheese_procedure — January 30, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  • Score! I’ve been looking everywhere for these. Thanks!

    xsweartolistenx — February 22, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

  • Thankyou so very much for posting the links to Trents Set. The acoustic-versions (especially “right were it belongs”!) are real treasures!

    Beside this, the artists and all the other people that support this school have my biggest respect.

    best wishes from Germany,

    pelloquin@gmx.de — May 28, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

  • In 4 words
    “I Fucking Love you”

    Anonymous — September 19, 2007 @ 8:31 am

  • Amazing, just amazing… I just can’t understand why Trent’s set wasn’t included on the Bridge School Benefit compilation. Big thanks to you for finding it and sharing!

    Hellburger — December 25, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

  • I only just stumbled onto these recordings…a year and half later! Up until now I’ve had to suffer the youtube posts getting my fix of these amazing renditions! Thank you for posting these much better quality recordings! Was this performance ever put on DVD/CD release by the Bridge School? I’ve seen all of the raw tapings – but it would be amazing to have this for my collection! Checked the Bridge School website and can’t find any details – except for a compilation of artists – which I understand Trent Reznor’s performance did not make the cut for some reason! So any info that you know of would be terribly appreciated!

    He’s an amazing man!

    Rebecca — February 2, 2008 @ 7:29 am

  • Bless you for finding these. I have been searching for them.Wow just WOW!

    Anonymous — October 6, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

  • I listened to these links over and over and downloaded them to my computer a few years ago. My computer that has the files has since mostly broken, so finding these again is like finding your true love all over again. Ha. Amazing, I’m so happy they are still up and working. Thank you.

    Biacofsky's Blog — November 10, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

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