Radiohead this week confirmed the rumored reissue of its landmark 1997 album “OK Computer.” Title “OKNOTOK,” the new edition will feature the original album, eight B-sides and the previously unreleased “I Promise, “Lift” and “Man Of War.” In addition, the original album tracks on “OKNOTOK” are remastered from the initial analog recordings. And yes, the release will commemorate the 20th anniversary of “OK Computer.”
A boxed set edition will include, according to a press release:
a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK COMPUTER containing three heavyweight 180 gram black 12″ vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than thirty artworks (many of which have never been seen before) and full lyrics to all the tracks (except the ones that haven’t really got any lyrics). Under this weighty tome are yet more surprises: a notebook containing 104 pages from Thom Yorke’s library of scrawled notes of the time, a sketchbook containing 48 pages of Donwood and Tchock’s ‘preparatory work’ and a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by the band, taken from OK COMPUTER session archives and demo tapes.
Digital formats, double CD and triple 180g LP versions of the 23-track album will be released widely June 23. The boxed set will ship in July.
THE SPINTO BAND’S ‘NICE AND NICELY DONE’ GETS 10th ANNIVERSARY TREATMENT
On June 16, Bar/None will release a double-LP version of The Spinto Band’s “Nice And Nicely Done,” the Delaware indie pop group’s 2005 label debut. The deluxe vinyl release will include the original album and 12 previously unreleased songs.
According to a press release, “Discussions are underway for tour dates celebrating the tenth anniversary of ‘Nice And Nicely Done.'”