Radiohead DRM-free "box-set"


Jim sez, "EMI/Parlophone are offering the first 7 Radiohead albums as a CD box set, digital download, and 4GB USB stick. The download contains 320 kbps DRM-free MP3s, the USB stick contains cd-quality WAV files."

Man, this band has come a long way since the days when they insisted that their fans were only supposed to listen to their albums one side at a time, with no shuffling, singles or tracks allowed! Link (Thanks, Jim!)

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Update: A publicity-shy reader writes, "I think people need to know that the band isn't some greed machine. I can tell you with 100% certainty that EMI is putting out all those reissues without the band's participation, blessing, permission or involvement at all. They are doing it as retribution for the band's decision not to go with them in releasing the new album. Despite their contract being expired, EMI had been counting on the revenue from the forthcoming album. When the band put out the digital version of the album themselves, EMI threatened them with re-releasing their entire catalog on the same day the discbox of IN RAINBOWS was being sent out, Dec 10, unless the band gave EMI the standard physical release of the album. Of course the band/managers told EMI to piss off and were appalled that at such an important point in the band's career that their former partners would do this to them."