Two days ago, Radiohead ambushed us all by saying that they will release a new album, entitled The King of Limbs, this Saturday (digitally, at least).
An expansive deluxe special fancy fan edition is currently available for pre-order now, and will come with a digital download that goes live on Saturday the 19th.
As the pre-order site details,
Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album, comprising:
- Two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
- A compact disc.
- Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
- The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
- The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download on Saturday 19th February 2011.
- Shipping is included in the prices shown.
- One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12" vinyl.
It's cool enough that Radiohead, arguably one of the world's best musical entities, decided to ambush us all with a previously unannounced album this quickly, but this pre-order package makes it even sweeter.
Stay tuned for more Radiohead news here, even if we're a couple days late on reporting it. ;)