In March I blogged about how a hardcore group of NIN fans were creating an edited DVD release from many gigs of raw high-def live concert footage that Trent Reznor made available.
The fruits of that labour are finally ready for the tasting. Several versions of video were released for torrenting on Christmas Day, with more to come. Here’s the current release schedule, with descriptions from the site:
- December 25th, 2009 – “The Gift” – full show created from source released by NIN, professionally edited, color corrected and authored.
- January 25th, 2010 – “Extras” – behind the scenes footage, alternative visuals, interviews and a lot more – a hell of a lot more.
- February 25th, 2010 – “Las Vegas” – full show consisting of material recorded solely by fans at the Las Vegas performance on 13th December, 2008. DVD 2 will be solely created from material “leaked” from someone who, um, maybe knows the band rather well. Our wonderful copyright laws written before the internet and before, well, 8 track cassettes are hardly flexible enough to deal with this arrangement, so we’re politely asking them to look the other way while we get on with this.
It’s really good to see that this wasn’t just a pipe dream: a forward-thinking artist and tech-savvy, obsessive fans have produced something quite cool. I’m friends with some of those obsessives, so I applaud their mania.