- Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor, Danny Lohner, Jerome Dillon, Charlie Clouser, Robin Finck.
- Engineers: Jon Lemon, Leo Herrera, Paul Forgues.
- Recorded between April & June 2000.
- Personnel: Keith Hillebrandt, Charles Clouser (programming).
- Photographers: David Carson ; Rob Sheridan.
- Unknown Contributor Roles: Robin Finck; Danny Lohner.
- Dispensing with typical live album cliches (exhausting interludes of roaring crowds, lengthy between-song banter), AND ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN is packed tightly, with a set that is distinctly NIN at their best. The 16 tracks mark Trent Reznor and company's first-ever live album release, opening with the stomping "Terrible Lie." A powerful combination of electronic and acoustic percussion adds dimension and raw energy that isn't usually explored in the one-man-band approach to recording NIN albums, especially on "Sin."
- Reznor's vocal delivery is equal parts darkly poetic and at times like spitting razors, conveying all the pain, anger and displacement that NIN fans identify with on such a personal level. "March Of The Pigs" leads into a clever segue of "Piggy," enhanced with a funky shuffle courtesy of drummer Jerome Dillon. Dynamic musical and technological extremes coupled with Reznor's mantra-like choruses make AND ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN a must have for NIN disciples, and an excellent introduction for the curious fan who might otherwise see NIN as only a studio entity.
Rolling Stone (1/31/02, p.52) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A gripping document of NIN's mind-blowing 2000 tour in support of THE FRAGILE....Reznor sounds liberated onstage..."
Entertainment Weekly (2/22/02, p.148) - "...Proves Reznor's studio-sculpted sounds can make the transition with richness intact..." - Rating: B
Q (1/02, p.104) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...[this] ambitous, agonised art-metal is the critically lauded missing link....refreshingly urgent....searing energy and titanic hooks..."
Q (1/02, p.104) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...[this] ambitious, agonised art-metal is the critically lauded missing link....refreshingly urgent....searing energy and titanic hooks..."
Alternative Press (1/1/02, p.73) - 8 out of 10 - "...With this live disc, Nine Inch Nails have arrived at that elusive point where artistic fulfillment and audience expectation coalesce....NIN's ride remains as exhilarating as ever..."