Just Like You Imagined

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"Just Like You Imagined"
Song by Nine Inch Nails
from the album The Fragile
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1999
Recorded Nothing Studios
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Length3:49
Label Nothing Records
Songwriter(s) Trent Reznor
Producer(s) Trent Reznor, Alan Moulder

"Just Like You Imagined" is an instrumental by Nine Inch Nails from their 1999 album The Fragile .

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Contents

It features Mike Garson on piano, who is known for his work with David Bowie and The Smashing Pumpkins. Additional layers of guitars are performed by Danny Lohner and Adrian Belew. [1] There is a thick fuzz texture to some of the guitar tracks, while others trigger synth patches rather than traditional guitar sounds. [2] The song's time signature is 4/4 in the intro but once the drums enter it changes to 10/4 (4 + 6).

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