Nine Inch Nails released a four volume collection of 36 instrumental tracks through their website last night (March 2).
Entitled Ghosts I-IV, the tracks are now available on the band’s official website NIN.com, with nine tracks that will form an album available free to download.
Ghosts was recorded during an impulsive ten week recording session last year with the help of longtime NIN and now Arctic Monkeys producer Alan Moulder, NIN touring keyboardist Alessandro Cortini, King Crimson‘s Adrian Belew and Dresden Dolls and Jesse Malin drummer Brian Viglione.
Speaking on the website, Reznor states that the 36 tracks were: “The result of working from a visual perspective – coating imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams”.
Ghosts I-IV is available in different download and physical packages, including a deluxe four 180-gram vinyl set numbered and signed by Reznor.
A double CD set will be released in retail outlets in the UK on April 8.
Full details of all the variations are below.
Ghosts I – The first 9 tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection available as high-quality 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.
Ghosts 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.
$10 2 CD 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.
$75 LIMITED EDITION DELUXE PACKAGE:
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.
$300 ULTRA-DELUXE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE:
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 4 x vinyl version will be available at retail at a later date.