Radiohead released A Moon Shaped Pool, their ninth studio album, yesterday.
The album release, which had been preceded by two videos last week, including Burn The Witch, is digital-only at present, with physical formats to follow in June and a deluxe box set promised for September.
The 11-track album is produced by Nigel Godrich and physical formats can only be ordered via Radiohead’s newly set up website. A 2LP black vinyl is available along with a CD edition. The ‘Special Edition’ box set retails for £60 and includes casebound album packaing “inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France”, 32-pages of artwork, the album on 2LP black vinyl, two CDs one of which contains two extra tracks, and MP3 or WAV (16-bit) files available. You also get a gimmicky sounding “recording tape belly band” which is an actual piece Radiohead half-inch master tape, that they actually recorded on, in an actual recording session… you get the idea.
The Special Edition box set
As an exception, just for ‘indie’ record shops, an opaque 2LP white vinyl edition of A Moon Shaped Pool is also being made available. We’re hearing that they are already hard to get hold of, although at the time of writing some are available here.
The album is available on Tidal, iTunes and Apple Music (but not Spotify) and you can buy an download from the new website. If you pre-order the box, you get an immediate download in MP3 or WAV (16-bit). Both standard 2LP vinyl and CD are also available on Amazon (see below).
Track listing for “A Moon Shaped Pool”
- Burn the Witch
- Decks Dark
- Desert Island Disk
- Ful stop
- Glass Eyes
- The Numbers
- Present Tense
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
- True Love Waits