Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

 (Limited Deluxe Edition 2 LP + 2 CD)


Label:

XL Records

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AXLR 407908
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record & CD


No. of Discs: 4



A Moon Shaped Pool Limited Deluxe Edition 2LP and 2CD

Limited to 2,500 copies

Presented in a casebound album inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records

Gift wrapped in a piece of Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session!

Featuring "Burn The Witch," "Daydreaming" and "True Love Waits"

"With their ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead move beyond the existential angst that made them music's preeminent doomsayers, pursuing a more personal-and eternal-form of enlightenment." — Pitchfork

XL Recordings presents a 2LP + 2CD Deluxe Edition of A Moon Shaped Pool, the acclaimed ninth studio album from radical and revered British act Radiohead and follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs. The melodically rich and meditatively mid-tempo 11-track set was five years in the making and has already been hailed as one of the band's most accessible efforts in years.

Featuring 32 pages of artwork, the complete 11-track album has been pressed onto two heavyweight vinyl records, will include a double compact disc featuring two extra tracks. The whole thing has been gift wrapped in a piece of Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session going back to the band's 2000 album Kid A.

As the product description explains:

"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."

Radiohead has made five-piece rock records and claustrophobic electronic ones, glitchy dance tracks and spiraling anthems since the early '90s. A Moon Shaped Pool merges downcast folk and chamber music, and injects noise into expansive orchestrations.

In "The Numbers," a new song on the British rockers' album A Moon Shaped Pool, Thom Yorke calls for a revolution, writes the Chicago Tribune in its review. "We'll take back what is ours," Yorke calmly declares. Yorke doesn't sound like he wants to lead a revolution so much as sign off on its inevitability.

The song begins as a loose-limbed, early '70s jam session, a casual journey that slowly gathers momentum, peaks suddenly and then just as quickly dissipates. Two songs later, in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Beggar Man Thief," the revolution has arrived, and it's not covered in glory. "All the holes at once are coming alive, set free," a shellshocked Yorke reports before his outpost is invaded, as represented by strings swirling like killer drones all around him.

 



Side 1
01 Burn The Witch
02 Daydreaming

Side 2
01 Decks Dark
02 Desert Island Disk
03 Ful Stop

Side 3
01 Glass Eyes
02 Identikit
03 The Numbers

Side 4
01 Present Tense
02 Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
03 True Love Waits

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