NIN Free Ghosts Download


Ghosts I-IV was released 6:00 p.m. PST March 2, 2008 via a four volume collection of 36 untitled instrumental tracks, nearly two hours of music, recorded over a 10-week period last fall.

Ghosts I-IV was conceived as an experiment: Following the conclusion of 2007's Year Zero album, alternate reality game and touring campaign, Trent Reznor enlisted Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder with help from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew and Brian Viglione to create spontaneous, impulsive soundtracks to daydreams with no agenda or release date, only a self-imposed 10-week time limit. Rob Sheridan collaborated with Artist in Residence (A+R) to create the accompanying visual and physical aesthetic.

The end result is a wildly varied body of work released in its entirety with no label-imposed limitations--musical, physical or otherwise.

Ghosts I-IV is available in the following configurations:

Ghosts I - The first 9 tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection available as DRM-free MP3s (320kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged) including complete 40 page PDF. Also includes the digital extras pack - various wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.

$5 DOWNLOADGhosts I-IV - All 36 tracks in a variety of DRM-free digital formats (320 kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged; FLAC Lossless; Apple Lossless) including a 40 page PDF. Also includes the digital extras pack - various wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.

This version is also available from the Amazon MP3 store.

$10 2XCD SET
Ghosts I-IV - 2 audio CDs in a gatefold digipak package with a 16-page booklet. To be shipped TBD. Includes immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in same choice of formats as $5 Download option. Download will include the 40 page PDF and the digital extras pack - various wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.

This configuration will be released to retail April 5 in Australia and Japan, and April 8 in North America, the UK and most European territories.

Ghosts I-IV - Hardcover book holding 2 audio CDs, 1 data DVD of all 36 tracks in multi-track format (in .wav files readable by Mac and Windows), and Blu-ray disc featuring stereo recordings in high-definition 24 bit 96Khz with exclusive slide show. Includes immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in all formats and with all extras mentioned above. Also includes 48-page hardcover of photographs by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan. Discs and art book both housed in fabric slipcover.

Ghosts I-IV - Contains all elements from deluxe package, along with exclusive 4XLP 180-gram vinyl set, and two limited edition Giclee prints available exclusively in this package. Disc book, art book, and prints are all housed in a fabric slipcover. 4XLP vinyl set comes in its own fabric slipcover. INCLUDES immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in all formats and with all extras mentioned above. LIMITED TO 2500 PIECES, NUMBERED AND PERSONALLY SIGNED BY TRENT REZNOR.

A $39 4X vinyl version will be available at retail April 8.

More volumes of Ghosts are likely to appear in the future.

[Published on: 3/4/08]

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pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/4/2008 05:24PM
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manlejo starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/4/2008 05:46PM
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Though inconsistent at times, Trent Reznor has proved to be one of the greatest artists of our time. Currently downloading, gosh I do ever so love free music straight from artists!

RothburyWithCheese starstarstar Tue 3/4/2008 10:02PM
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Potatohead starstarstar Wed 3/5/2008 08:45AM
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It's cool that NIN did the free download and all, and I've liked their music in the past...but I downloaded these tracks, and couldn't wait for them to be over...they are boring...only good if you like ambient music. It's nice to be able to get a real feel for the album before going and buying blindly withouth knowing if you will like it or not...and this is sit-down concert material for sure.

mfgoof Wed 3/5/2008 08:55AM
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Michael Savage is the worst poster ever. I make dumb comments sometimes, but he's just asenine. I've heard some of this and it's actually pretty cool. It's like an industrial jam session, like Surrnder to the Industrial Air if you will. Michael Savage might be the only one wishing "I want to fuck you like an animal" was a lyric in all songs. Adrian Belew is sick...period.

hnkscrpio Wed 3/5/2008 09:11AM
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Sweet, keep bringin the free music. I think Fragile is definitely my favorite album from NIN. This sounds like it is gonna be a lot like that, and I will second that Adrian Belew is a nasty ass man, come back King Crimson.

manlejo Wed 3/5/2008 10:40AM
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I have to agree with potatohead to an extent- very ambient. Good for riding my bike on a rainy day, though.

spun'dun'git'r Wed 3/5/2008 12:54PM
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these tracks are pretty digable. i never got too into nine inch nails, so this is a lot different than other stuff i've heard but i might start checkin em out a little more. and i too will give mad props to adrien belew.

icculus2811 starstarstarstar Wed 3/5/2008 03:20PM
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Yo, I just listened to one of the tracks and I'd definitely put down $5 to hear the rest, even if you listen to it once as background music, its worth it. Plus I think it'll make kick-ass bgm for some slide shows...

hnkscrpio Thu 3/6/2008 10:38AM
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Just finished listening to it. I thinks it's pretty cool. Some of the tracks are real real ambient, but some are more up beat. Icculus2811 said it absolutely perfectly. Kick ass background music.

lexslamman starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/8/2008 02:38PM
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I have to say I am very impressed. With the exception of Year Zero I've never been a huge fan of Reznor's lyrics (though his music is mindblowing from the Purest Feeling demos up through the present), so an instrumental album was a long time coming. Ambient, ominous sounds along with the always impeccable production make Ghosts I-IV a must have for any fan of progressive modern music. Trent Reznor is totally at the top of his game right now. I would love to see NIN do a few summer music festivals in the coming years - they would certainly jive with the festival audiences better than Tool.

GammaJamma starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/10/2008 02:47PM
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I'm a long time fan who has ben turned off by With Teeth and some of Year Zero. Trent's instrumentals have always been my faves, the first nine songs are trippy as hell and i love it. Can't wait to download the rest. I think a few tracks should have been used in Niggy Tardust, Methinks Saul could have had some lyrical fun with these. I agree with lexslamman, Trent is on the top of his game.

Benjamin Human starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/15/2008 02:03PM
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Benjamin Human

This set of instrumentals is AWESOME! It plays like Reznor says, "a soundtrack to daydreams."