Radiohead’s eighth studio album, The King of Limbs was announced today in a typically abrupt fashion by simply posting “Thank you for waiting” on their official website. The album is set to be released this Saturday, costing £6 as an 320kbps MP3 or £9 for an uncompressed WAV.The five-piece from Oxford have decided to move away for the revolutionary pricing model that they introduced in 2007 with In Rainbows, whereby fans were encouraged to pay what they thought was fair. Despite earning a reported average of £4 per copy for their last album, they’ve obviously taken umbrage that a third of their fans decided to pay nothing.
As well as being released in digital format, the new albums is purported to be the first to be released in “newspaper” form, whatever that means. For £30 you will get…
- 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.
One lucky customer will also receive a signed 2 track 12″ vinyl. You can buy yours here.