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Belisha Beacon

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  1. For what it's worth it was commonly discussed around the time of Hail to the Thief that I Will and Like Spinning Plates were sort of each other reversed. You may be making a new and more specific point than this that I am not following, but I just thought I'd mention that, in case you were not aware. I think I tried reversing LSP and came out with something that sounds like this but of course it's a lot clearer with just the stem. It is interesting to hear the links between these new versions too. Someone said I think that verse 1 of the "Why Us" version is the vocal melody of I will, reversed, which makes sense...they scrapped it when making LSP and then it returned "the right way around" in the following sessions.
  2. This is wonderful stuff. I've had a great time working my way through each room whilst on a long train journey with the laptop this morning. Worth having a screenshot of the map handy e.g. on your phone so you can keep track of where you've been and where you are still to visit. In advance I'd have taken another hour of out takes and probably said don't worry about the art... but the "experience" is really superb. I'm so impressed I might spend £95 on a Radiohead teapot to say thanks.
  3. Anyway seen their "Scarry" book yet? Website says mine is "paid" and "fulfilled" beneath the shipping address) but no sign of it. One other person i've spoken to has also not received it. I guess they may not have been pressed to be delivered in the same timeframe as the main release but they could make it a lot clearer. The product description on the order page actually says "fulfilled Sep 09". What is fulfilled if not "delivered to your door, sir"?
  4. Confirmed. I now have my red vinyl in hand. Details: Double sided front cover. Barcode stickers on both sides. Three slots, one in each "front cover" and another in a central slot (not the correct technical term) so four large visible panels of artwork in the case itself, plus front and back of each vinyl sleeve. No tracklisting anywhere inside apart from on the discs themselves. The credits around recording etc are on one side of the extra disc sleeve. This refers to Kid Amnesiae rather than Amnesia. Presumably an intentional but odd inconsistency. Pull / Pulk revolving titles. Kid A and Amnesiac are named as such on the vinyl with no reference to Kid Amnesia(e). Kid A and Amnesiac have sides One and Two, the extra disc (Kid Amnesiae) has sides X and Y. Smaller 7" vinyl sized labels as mentioned earlier in the thread. Will upload a picture or two if I can.
  5. Whilst there is some topical interest in old radiohead... Anyone still listening to these? I never got through all of it but I think I picked out the highlights everyone discussed. Did anyone cut away the nonsense and duplication and make a compilation of the must listen tracks e.g. a double album or something? If so what was the tracklisting? Might even do one myself if anyone cares but wiser folks might do better than me.
  6. Excellent that'll save a completist a few quid. The red vinyl may arrive today. My actual plan B if there were two covers was to buy the black vinyl with the "other cover" in a real music shop at some stage. Surely the sleeve etc will be identical between red and black vinyl at least, it's just different discs and different catalogue numbers.
  7. Has anyone got their hands on a physical copy of the album yet? Interested to know if CD / vinyl have either the Kid A or the Amnesiac cover ... or if it's both and it is reversible. Difficult to tell from the photos in September.
  8. TL is nice!.....to the wrong ageing musicians Thank you to those that shared the ZIP this is great to hear, you'd made at least one old fan happy. People on Atease helping each other in 2021 who'd have thunk it? Nice to see the mood a lot more positive on this thread the last 24 hours! From what i've heard so far LSP is great, and I'm not surprised nobody guessed Pulk was True Love Waits for 20 years. Who'd have ever guessed they'd try mashing up a delicate slow guitar piece into wild choppy electronica.
  9. I was at the Roundhouse on the 27th, i was sat down but in a slightly restricted view seat, let me see if I have any video, if still helpful.
  10. https://www.royalalberthall.com/about-the-hall/news/2021/november/in-pictures-letters-live-makes-a-triumphant-comeback-to-the-royal-albert-hall-with-its-biggest-line-up-ever/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e-newsletter&utm_term=nov-4-2021&utm_content=version_A&emailsource=63652 "And the night is kicked off in style by none other than @thomyorke, with his first performance since the pandemic. He plays a brand new song called Safe in the Knowledge from his new band The Smile. We have chills."
  11. An interesting point about live material. I have to say the live factor feels like the missing link from these compilations. We all know how interesting some of these songs were live - at the time and since - they could do something with the IMBW live album, with audio like Berlin or Warrington 2000, even the live video of Canal Plus, which had the purist setlist of only songs from these two albums.... it could almost have been "From the basement" a decade before its time, albeit with an audience. 15 or so tracks filmed by the BBC for the Jools Holland special too. The EMI re-issues had some of that on. do they think concert footage/audio is just for dumping on YouTube during lockdown? Surely it's worth more than that.
  12. Personally I think you did the right thing particularly as it was in the public domain, I wouldn't worry about other people's ability to manage their own expectations. If you'd chosen not to, someone else might have done it the next day anyway. Surely Man-O-War (Big Boots) has been "covered" by the band putting it on OKNOTOK? it was widely known as a 1998 track at the time wasn't, hence it being part of the end of meeting People Is Easy and nowhere in the 1997 minidiscs. I doubt they would take the same song out of the vault again for another re-release. Note as a related point, we know they worked on various songs that we have seen since and they could have given us a taste of the 1999-2001 versions on here, but they haven't. It suggests if a song has been released 5 or even 10 years later they are less interested in showing us the work in progress. e.g. we know in this era they worked on Bombers (4 minute warning), Innocents Civilian (the famous lost tape joke...wasn't that meant to be Sit Down Stand Up?), True Love Waits, Up on the ladder, Lift....what are are getting here is two genuinely unreleased songs and ten alternative versions / offcuts of things from this era.
  13. You asked to have this held up to scrutiny.....I'm not much of this bold LP10 prediction has come true but kudos for putting it out there.
  14. multi post. better say something else. Did anyone pick up the red indie shop-only vinyl? It seemed to be selling out in various places last night. I couldn't get on this board yesterday evening UK time, but it looks like others were posting.
  15. Indeed. It is in the main CD and vinyl packages hitting the high street and the digital download too. So it has the same status as OKNOTOK CD2, rather than the OKNOTOK demos cassette. Except it's ALL new material, to you and me. Someone was asking for the track runtimes - see here. https://www.reddit.com/r/radiohead/comments/pju0xy/kid_amnesiae_runtimes_total_time_3406/ Only 34 mins, does beg the question why they couldn't have included the 7 B-sides on there at least on the CD and digital versions....is it really necessary to be constrained by the length of vinyl in 2021. Anyway i am pretty happy with these sets. Would like a single deluxe set to order like for In Rainbows or AMSP rather than being asked to pick up at least one vinyl, CDs separately and then two different artwork books. And as for £60 on cassettes.....still it's up to me whether to buy it. 1000 kudos to the person that found all the CD3 track names online a few weeks ago - great detective work!
  16. Regarding the board being dead, there was a healthy amount of discussion on here for the 2018 US tour and 2019 OKC leak had loads of discussion (50+ pages). Not as much as the peaks of the past - the board vanishing for three months in 2018 wasn't helpful of course - but enough to be worth visiting. I got standing tickets to 2 US shows thanks to someone on here posting about extras. It's this quiet right now partly because it was impossible to have a sensible discussion for months due to torrents of spam, from bots and real people who were more boring than bots. I don't think having a single mod/"staff" member who doesn't have the time to visit regularly is a healthy way to run a board. if Ade can't can't spare the time anymore then fine but if he's going to keep writing the cheques I'd suggest he should at least take assistance from others when it is offered.
  17. Available on music streaming platforms near you eg Spotify and Apple Music Thom got drunk, pressed x0.5x speed and found an organ. But why?
  18. Just to add my weight to the chorus of thanks. This was becoming such a weird place to even check in on. Bring on some actual Radiohead discussion! Happy Friday!
  19. Over my dead body We don't want the loonies taking over Go to sleep and let this wash all over me walking out in a force ten gale...Blown by the wind....Power cut Disagree. Not every word of the each of these lyrics is cliched, and Scatterbrains are actually a little better than I remembered, but for the guys that gave us the dystopian nightmares and anxiety on stilts on OK Computer this is pretty uninspiring takes on the same thing. Also - you try too hard. One reply is enough.
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