Radiohead announced yesterday the release of their new album, The King of Limbs. If I understand it correctly, the album isn’t officially released until mid-May, yet we will be able to pre-order it now and receive a full digital download this weekend. While they are not allowing us to name our own price this go around they are still being creative and innovative by offering to us the world’s first Newspaper Album, whatever that means.
Here is a list of everything that comes with the Newspaper Album that is priced at $48:
- Two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
- A compact disc.
- Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
- The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
- One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs will receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl.
I’m glad that they are still making actual records and not just a collection of singles and that they are continuing to provide visual art to accompany the music, but this seems a little excessive. Why would you need the compact disc and the vinyl record? Regardless it is exciting to know that I could be listening to a new Radiohead album in less than a week.
Go here if you want to pre-order a premium quality digital download for $9.