Radiohead 'In Rainbows': Distribution Coup of History, or Just Millennium?

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The internets are all a-twitter this Sunday evening with news that the most anticipated album of the year comes out in 10 days, instead of the usual six months. Radiohead's selling their next album starting 10-10-07 on their own web site. Name your price. Physical package comes out December 10-ish, costs about $60 and comes with more songs, vinyl and art. We smell Christmas presents!

In terms of importance, Radiohead has basically snuck into the headquarters of the music biz and knifed the distribution guy in the throat, saying "Shhhh. Six month lead times are for managed, major label properties. We're running our own crew now. And you, motherfucker, have got to go."
Here's the Track list, much of the music has been heard before on tour, and no it's not on Oink yet, or I'd have it.

The track list for "In Rainbows":

"15 Step"
"Bodysnatchers"
"Nude"
"Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"
"All I Need"
"Faust Arp"
"Reckoner"
"House of Cards"

UPDATES after the jump:
"Jigsaw Falling Into Place"
"Videotape"

This just in from PR firm Nasty Little Man:

OCTOBER 1, 2007

RADIOHEAD: THE ALBUM IN RAINBOWS

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT RADIOHEAD.COM

PRE-ORDERS NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE SPECIAL EDITION BOX-SET AND FOR OCTOBER 10 ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

Radiohead.com is open for business with pre-orders having begun today for their 7th studio album In Rainbows, which will be available from October 10 as a DRM-free MP3 download. Also available to pre-order from now is the Discbox, a special edition box set, details of which are below.

Radiohead's fan service, WASTE, is currently taking advance orders for two formats: the album MP3 and the Discbox, which includes double vinyl and CD versions of the record and a second, enhanced CD with additional new songs, artwork, and photographs of the band, all exclusive to the box. Anyone purchasing this deluxe edition will automatically receive the bundled MP3 album on October 10.

Radiohead are currently planning a traditional CD release of In Rainbows for early 2008.

The album was produced by Nigel Godrich. The complete track listing is:

15 STEP
BODYSNATCHERS
NUDE
WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI
ALL I NEED
FAUST ARP
RECKONER
HOUSE OF CARDS
JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE
VIDEOTAPE

The extra songs on the second CD of the Discbox are:

MK1
DOWN IS THE NEW UP
GO SLOWLY
MK2
LAST FLOWERS
UP ON THE LADDER
BANGERS AND MASH
4 MINUTE WARNING


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