1 Ghosts I
"1 Ghosts I" is the first track on 2008's Ghosts I–IV album. It's a slow, piano-oriented piece in a 3/4 time signature and a tempo of 60 BPM.
- Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
- Ghosts I–IV
- The Definitive NIN - Quiet Tracks - online playlist(s); not on original Seed release
- An edit of the song is used in the feature documentary Mourning Son. The film's score is by sometime NIN engineer Michael Tuller (formerly known as Blumpy).
1 Ghosts I
The song begins with a simple piano melody before a medium-pitched droning synth is added in. A higher synth tone later joins in, playing a basic slow melody of sorts. All elements except the piano later drop out, as a lower drone provides a segue into "2 Ghosts I."
"1 Ghosts I" made its debut on the dress rehearsal show of Lights In The Sky Tour, and was played twelve times on that tour, becoming more infrequent as the tour went on.
Differences In Artwork
It should be noted that much of the artwork embedded in the files of the official download of Ghosts I–IV from nin.com are not just cropped versions of the photographs in the PDF. In this case, the two photographs are completely different.