New album to get standard vinyl release next month and deluxe edition in September featuring a piece of actual master tape.
As well as the standard edition, the album will also be released as a special deluxe edition, presented in a casebound album inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique in France. This edition will be shipped in September.
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.
As they explain:
"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. We have copies. Don’t worry."
Via Vinyl Factory