Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ is released as a special deluxe edition, packaged in a casebound album, inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France.
Featuring 32 pages of artwork, the 11-track album will be pressed to two heavyweight vinyl records, will include a double compact disc featuring two extra tracks and a piece of a Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session going back to the band’s 2000 album ‘Kid A’. Also includes a digital download code.
The band explain about the piece of recording tape: “This is a piece of a Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session. The tape degrades over time and becomes unplayable. We thought rather than it ending up as landfill we would cut it up and make it useful as a part of the special edition. A new life for some obsolete technology… Each loop contains about ¾ of a second of audio – which could be from any era in the band’s recording past going back to ‘Kid A’. You may have silence, you may have coloured leader tape, you may have a chorus… It’s a crapshoot.”
Burn The Witch
Desert Island Disk
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
True Love Waits