New radiohead LP In Rainbows due on Oct 10th

Live forum: http://forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=69911

justinag06

30-09-2007 18:55:14

http//www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/
http//www.inrainbows.com/Store/index.html
http//www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/46015-new-radiohead-album-aaaaaaahhh

I am kind of at a loss for words at how surprised I am they pulled a move this big.

As their contract with their record label is up this won't be released in stores. It is just available on the website for now, you only pay whatever you think the album is worth. The best part being every penny goes to Radiohead.

In december they will mail out discboxs consisting of LP1 and 2 on vinyl and CD(yes it's a double album) and a picture booklet, for $80. If you pre-order it now you get to download it next week.

-edit- I just preordered it for a dollar

Daggoth

30-09-2007 19:21:37

Damn it, I was counting on this being a ratio booster for Oink. Here is to counting on there site goes down due to massive amounts of download.

theysayjump

30-09-2007 20:07:40

That's pretty impressive, but it's Radiohead. There are probably only a few other acts who are as original and forward thinking as the 'head.

This is a huge step for the future of music and the way we are able to get it.

justinag06

30-09-2007 20:14:45

I am trying to think of other acts doing anything close to this magnitude and this is all that is coming to mind.

2001 - Wilco gets cut by their record label puts Yankee Hotel Foxtrot up on the web for free download, then eventually gets signed and release it 1 year later. It debuts at number 11, 50 marks higher than any other previous offering.

2007- After their albums leaked to the net, The New Pornographers, and Stars among others let you preorder the CD and stream for free until the release.

hehehhehe

30-09-2007 20:39:59

[quote92952b5fc6="theysayjump"]That's pretty impressive, but it's Radiohead. There are probably only a few other acts who are as original and forward thinking as the 'head.

This is a huge step for the future of music and the way we are able to get it.[/quote92952b5fc6]
No way dood, fallout boy is way better!!!!11 LOL

But seriously, it'll be cool if truly good bands no longer need these worthless record companies for distribution and still make some money. Can't wait for this album.

EatChex89

30-09-2007 21:23:39

OH FUCK! I"M SO FUCKING EXCITED! I have been checking every damn day for news!!1

ajasax

30-09-2007 22:24:56

There's NiN with their whole alternate reality thing going on. Leaving thumb drives in bathrooms at concerts, etc. They also have several songs available in multi-track downloads.

KeithA

01-10-2007 07:18:12

it's difficult for me to overstate how excited i am about this.

btw, prince has been giving away his music to anyone that goes to his concerts for the last few years.

zdub08

01-10-2007 12:56:00

this is an awesome idea, but I kind of just want a CD.

(

edit just bought it for 0.

EatChex89

01-10-2007 14:37:20

[quote298d131eb6="zdub08"]this is an awesome idea, but I kind of just want a CD.

(

edit just bought it for 0.[/quote298d131eb6]

people like you are going to put the pick your own price idea to end.

I'm trying to buy it for 9, but it won't let me pay.

zdub08

01-10-2007 14:45:07

I knew someone was going to bitch.

I plan on picking up the CD when it's released next year.

I hope you don't mind that I'm not paying for it twice.

justinag06

01-10-2007 14:46:10

They are releasing it on a CD next year, so all they are doing is preempting the inevitable and leaking the album themselves now.

People were going to download it for free anyways, but now maybe they get something for it instead of nothing from a lot of those people.

EatChex89

01-10-2007 16:11:55

[quotef8cef1fb85="zdub08"]I knew someone was going to bitch.

I plan on picking up the CD when it's released next year.

I hope you don't mind that I'm not paying for it twice.[/quotef8cef1fb85]

oh. i didn't know they were releasing it again.

I take it back =)

KeithA

01-10-2007 16:12:17

[quote1da34fc2ed="EatChex89"][quote1da34fc2ed="zdub08"]this is an awesome idea, but I kind of just want a CD.

(

edit just bought it for 0.[/quote1da34fc2ed]

people like you are going to put the pick your own price idea to end.[/quote1da34fc2ed]

Given how easy it is to "steal" music these days, every music purchase, whether on iTunes or CD, is discretionary. If you want to pay for music, you do; if you don't, you don't. The difference here is that radiohead has allowed people to select what they're willing to pay.

I bet some of the people that previously "stole" the music because they were unwilling to pay $10 for it will be willing to pay $4 or $5 for it now.

I hope they start publishing what people are paying soon. Other musicians experimenting with similar models have found that people pay slightly more on average when the average price people are willing to pay is visible.

zdub08

01-10-2007 17:25:54

[quotec8ac1b781a="EatChex89"][quotec8ac1b781a="zdub08"]I knew someone was going to bitch.

I plan on picking up the CD when it's released next year.

I hope you don't mind that I'm not paying for it twice.[/quotec8ac1b781a]

oh. i didn't know they were releasing it again.

I take it back =)[/quotec8ac1b781a]
I guess no one posted this link http//www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/46028-radiohead-album-coming-out-as-regular-cd-too

any word on the quality of the download?

KeithA

04-10-2007 18:36:49

Just pre-ordered the discbox. Probably not even going to open it...

JennyWren

04-10-2007 20:25:33

Pre-ordered the download for 10 quid.

zdub08

09-10-2007 22:10:26

[quoteaca9714acb]THANK YOU FOR ORDERING IN RAINBOWS. THIS IS AN UPDATE.

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yeeeeeeeeee

KeithA

10-10-2007 03:56:32

About halfway through my first listen. I bet a few of these songs will get more radio play than Radiohead usually gets.

I hope I can download the album again when I get to work. Otherwise it's gonna be a loooooong day.

EatChex89

10-10-2007 06:02:13

I'm downloading it right now! Just got off work. Gonna go to sleep will listen to it in about 3hours. D

Twon

10-10-2007 08:34:00

I can't wait to get it D

tylerc

10-10-2007 12:55:21

I paid nothing for it. If I like it, I'll buy it when it comes out on CD. My dad has a few Radiohead albums anyway so I don't feel as bad.

EatChex89

10-10-2007 14:29:01

I'm bumping it in my car on the street corner, and in your mom's house.

It's that good.

justinag06

10-10-2007 16:49:53

[quote54b69815c2="EatChex89"]I'm bumping it in my car on the street corner, and in your mom's house.

It's that good.[/quote54b69815c2]
http//forum.freeipodguide.com/smilies_mod/upload/9368014f01f833bb82908ea204cf128c.gif[" alt=""/img54b69815c2]

EatChex89

10-10-2007 23:29:40

This CD is fucking brilliant. Damn. I love it so much.

Twon

11-10-2007 05:58:15

[quotec72a7728a1="Daggoth"]Damn it, I was counting on this being a ratio booster for Oink. Here is to counting on there site goes down due to massive amounts of download.[/quotec72a7728a1]

It may be happening... I couldn't download last night...

doylnea

11-10-2007 07:16:07

So I've been trying for about 30 minutes to order the download from the site, but the order button doesn't pop up after I tick the "agree to terms and conditions." Is anyone else having a similar problem?

Twon

11-10-2007 07:17:27

I did as well. That's why I am not listening to it now... (

KeithA

11-10-2007 07:21:28

I'm looking at the site now, and I don't even see a link to start the ordering process -/

doylnea

11-10-2007 07:31:28

It's taking a really long time to load each page, but eventually everything loads, except the place order button on the last page.

Twon

11-10-2007 08:06:22

Must have something to do with the number of people getting it. How much is the download BTW?

JennyWren

11-10-2007 08:51:59

This album is AWESOME.

Twon

11-10-2007 08:55:23

I want it!!!!

justinag06

11-10-2007 09:41:14

favorite songs so far.

Nude
All I need
Faust Arp

jwwws

11-10-2007 09:46:50

[quote3bb7caed89="justinag06"]favorite songs so far.

Nude
All I need
Faust Arp[/quote3bb7caed89]

All good ones...the whole thing is good to me. I downloaded mine without a problem yesterday after I received my reminder email from my order I placed after I read the original post here.

Cheers!

justinag06

11-10-2007 10:00:38

yeah my download time was about 5 minutes maybe, no trouble for me

Twon

11-10-2007 10:26:13

grrrrrr!!!!

EatChex89

11-10-2007 10:43:51

If you can't see the button(s). Go to the box where you put in the numbers (so they make sure you aren't a bot) and hit "ENTER". That worked for me.

JennyWren

11-10-2007 13:47:39

Yeah, I really like Faust Arp.

EatChex89

11-10-2007 16:15:40

The Reckoner.. such an amazing song. As well as the Videotape (Tracks 7 and 10 respectively)

KeithA

11-10-2007 17:38:37

I wonder what happened to the original Reckoner. They played it live twice and it sounded nothing at all like what's on the album. (Same name, totally new song.)

Twon

11-10-2007 18:22:06

ya!!! downloading finally!

wsucougs08

11-10-2007 19:14:32

omg, i love radiohead. can't wait to get this!

doylnea

26-10-2007 22:47:46

finally was able to buy and dl. I've listened to it 3 times, and so far I like the last Thom Yorke album more. There are of course, many days left in my life for me to change my mind.

doylnea

06-11-2007 18:07:42

http//www.abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=3826638&page=1
[quotef6b374f147]
More than six out of 10 fans worldwide 62 percent who downloaded "In Rainbows" between Oct. 10 and Oct. 29 paid nothing for it, according to digital research firm ComScore Inc. The 38 percent who did cough up cash paid an average of $6 each. A total of 1.2 million people downloaded the album.[/quotef6b374f147]

mnx12

06-11-2007 18:24:36

That means they made a ton of money then. Most bands make hardly anything from cd sales, and they got 100%. Whatever 1.2 million x $6.00 - 62% is the average they earned. Speaking of free music, did anyone get the free Saul Williams cd Trent Reznor produced? It's soooo good.

doylnea

06-11-2007 22:25:59

ton of money, lol, did you even read the article?

mnx12

06-11-2007 23:11:39

[quote9629f85de0="doylnea"]ton of money, lol, did you even read the article?[/quote9629f85de0]

Yeah, did you read it? Like I said, bands make most their money off touring and merchandise, they don't get as much from cd sales.

EatChex89

07-11-2007 02:20:19

but radiohead should have expected that anyway, they didn't have to offer it for free, but they did.

I myself will be purchasing the discbox this holiday season.

KeithA

07-11-2007 03:53:56

[quoteee07795f44="EatChex89"]but radiohead should have expected that anyway, they didn't have to offer it for free, but they did.

I myself will be purchasing the discbox this holiday season.[/quoteee07795f44]

I preordered the discbox with no regrets, but I'm admittedly a little bit frustrated with the way the band has disclosed all of its release plans.

First they announced the downloads and the discbox, but just assumed that everyone would know they planned to release an In Rainbows CD sometime in the future. Then, about 3 weeks after the release of the download, they confirmed plans to release a CD.

Then, just yesterday, they announced a forthcoming 7-album box set, a 320 kbps digital download, and a box "thumb drive," each of which contains their entire A-side back-catalog pre-In Rainbows.

Which is all cool, but it would have been helpful to know up front that they were releasing a $? download, an $80 discbox, a ~$14 CD, an $80 box set, and their full catalog in high-quality digital formats before I spent $80 on the discbox/low-quality In Rainbows download.

I'm not sure what they'll announce next week, but it feels like a 3D holographic laser show is about all that's left.

Edit Heh, update. It's EMI, the band's former label, that's releasing the bo set--without the band's blessing.

http//www.ateaseweb.com/2007/11/07/radiohead-not-involved-in-box-set-release/[]http//www.ateaseweb.com/2007/11/07/radiohead-not-involved-in-box-set-release/

No wonder this all seemed like such a clusterfli&k.

jy3

11-11-2007 13:43:02

i also heard the album will be getting a release on the dmb label