Always good to have the occasional appearance of Radiohead troubling these missives, news out that there’s a rather special remastered and expanded package arriving to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘OK Computer’. Considered their finest, in truth we’ve a soft spot for ‘in rainbows’ still, always considered it the half twin. ‘ok computer’ considered the bands defining moment, arrives remodelled as ‘oknotok’ and features the original album, the lost b-sides and three previously unreleased cuts from those sessions – ‘i promise’, ‘lift’ and man of war’ all carefully cleaned and mastered from the original analogue tapes. Available on all the usual platforms – triple vinyl, double CD and digital download, however we suspect that it’s the limited edition deluxe box that’ll get most long standing fans hot beneath the collar, a tad pricey mind, the set includes, well we’ll leave it to the press release to explain……

‘The OKNOTOK BOXED EDITION will ship in July, featuring a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK COMPUTER containing three heavyweight 180 gram black 12″ vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than thirty artworks (many of which have never been seen before) and full lyrics to all the tracks (except the ones that haven’t really got any lyrics). Under this weighty tome are yet more surprises: a notebook containing 104 pages from Thom Yorke’s library of scrawled notes of the time, a sketchbook containing 48 pages of Donwood and Tchock’s ‘preparatory work’ and a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by the band, taken from OK COMPUTER session archives and demo tapes.’

Here’s a smattering of videos featuring one or two of those dumped at the archive cutting floor tracks……

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