A press release just went out saying that Rykodisc
will be reissuing Pretty Hate Machine on November 22nd, 2005, after being out of print for several years.
Rykodisc got back to us very quickly (Much appreciated!) with some info some people will no doubt be asking for...
Rykodisc licensed 'Pretty Hate Machine' from Prudential, the financial institution that foreclosed on certain TVT catalog assets. (i.e. they did not 'win the auction,' as it were.)
The version of PHM being released in the U.S. on Nov 22 is essentially the same as the original TVT release with a few packaging changes which were approved by Trent and his manager.
And I wasn't going to post this, because I usually know better, but hey, why not -- '[Rykodisk is] very interested in releasing a surround sound version, perhaps with bonus tracks, remixes, and deluxe packaging. We can't guarantee this will happen, but stay tuned...'