"20 Ghosts III" is the twentienth track on 2008's Ghosts I–IV.
- Ghosts I–IV
20 Ghosts III
This is the only known version. A low pulsing synth and electronic kicks start the song, followed by short distorted guitar segments. Loud static and guitar riffs enter a call-and-response. In the middle section, when the synth and electronic kicks are the only instruments playing, a piece at a much more upbeat pace and different key begins to fade in, as if an entirely separate song is playing over the original. It breaks down into a bright piano solo as the original synth bassline is decimated, and fades out underneath, leaving the piano to end the song.
"20 Ghosts III" has never been played live.
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.