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Radiohead to reissue OK Computer as deluxe box set with unreleased tracks

Radiohead have remastered their 1997 album OK Computer and will reissue it across three physical formats to mark the 20th anniversary. There will be a super deluxe edition style box set – with all formats including three unreleased tracks and the eight B-sides from the era.

These new editions are dubbed ‘OKNOTOK’; the box set comes with three 180g black vinyl records containing 23 tracks in total – album, three unreleased tracks and B-sides, all remastered, “from the original analogue master tapes”.

Exclusive to the box is a “C90 cassette mix tape” compiled by the band, taken from OK Computer session archives and demo tapes. The good news is that there are download codes inside the box for “everything”.

The vinyl within the big package is housed in a hardcover book along with 40 pages of artwork and lyrics (“except the ones that haven’t really got any lyrics”). You also get a 104-page notebook and a further 48-page sketchbook of artwork and notes.


Triple vinyl OK Computer

A triple vinyl edition gives you the three records in the box in a triple gatefold sleeve (“designed particularly for this record”). This contains the same 23 tracks and comes with a download code. No cassette/download of demos and no books etc.

Finally, a humble two-CD edition covers the same 23 tracks as outlined above with the remastered album, B-sides and unreleased tracks.

All formats are issued on 23 June 2017, except the box set which ships in July. Digital versions (of the 23-tracks) will be available on the same date, including 24-bit WAV downloads.

The box set appears to be exclusive to Radiohead’s online store, although the 3LP black vinyl or the two-CD edition are widely available. Update: The box is now available on Amazon and other retailers.

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Bonus material

1. “I Promise” (Previously unreleased)
2. “Man of War” (Previously unreleased)
3. “Lift” (Previously unreleased)
4. “Lull”
5. “Meeting in the Aisle”
6. “Melatonin”
7. “A Reminder”
8. “Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)”
9. “Pearly*”
10. “Palo Alto”
11. “How I Made My Millions”

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[…] As previously noted the box contains the 3LP vinyl edition – with album, three unreleased tracks and B-sides, all remastered. In addition, and exclusive to the set, is a “C90 cassette mix tape” compiled by the band, taken from OK Computer session archives and demo tapes. There are download codes inside the box for “everything”. […]

Scott B

I personally think Amazon UK are wrongly advertising their vinyl as the box set: “Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks, Box set”.

How can 3 vinyl in regular gatefold be called a box set and when the deluxe box set with cassette and book is only available from Radiohead store?!

Bart

Yeah 100 pounds and were getting 3 new tracks….and this cassete tape made me really angry. Why no CD??? Simply if there was a CD with tape content i would buy this box…And i dont want download too. Im a CD lover only

[…] the reissue was first announced, SDE followed with interest readers’ advice on how to get hold of the ‘indies-only’ blue vinyl edition of the forthcoming 3LP vinyl […]

Dean T

Yes black or blue I’m looking forward to getting this on vinyl for the first time ,the blu one keeps slipping through my fingers right now but there’s still a chance I hope but it’s not a deal breaker for me..just a nice extra touch to the packaging,it a fair price for a triple album.

Brad B.

Glad to hear XL has the masters, with the advancements in recording hardware & software since this album came out in 1997 there could be enough of a difference in even an updated transfer without major adjustment of levels, compression, etc. that a remaster on CD could be worthwhile. Anybody buying these will most likely believe the original album already sounded pretty great, but if the original masters are on analogue tape then why not attempt a good remaster? Hopefully some DSD is involved, SACD’s of their earlier catalogue would be welcome!!

Adey

The only thing cassettes were any good for, was for backing up cds and making your own compilations, until cdrs (and minidiscs) started to hit the market. Pre recorded cassettes have always sounded bad.

Ron de Joode

How many Radioheads owe such an expensive soundsystem to hear the difference of the original transfer and the newly remastered version?

Ron de Joode

Why remastering an abum that still sounds good? Oow jeehhh … for marketing purposes ….

Dean T

I sense a marketing ploy, a supposed 7000 vinyls sell out in hours…no sorry just don’t see it myself ..must be holding stock back to sell on release day over the counter as has been hinted at and then any leftovers (which their will be ) will go online ..just wait and see. Even with the big vinyl revival viny just does not sell that fast. Please don’t pay crazy e bay prices.

Josh

“So, not for the first time, we see people desperate to spend their cash unable to get what they want. What a curious business model the record industry now operates.”

The fact is that you can sell out product within days, as opposed to months or even longer, if you make it a limited edition.
Although, ultimately, the biggest profit margins will be realized by private re-sellers later. Can’t really blame people for following the path the artists/record industry has laid down for them (i.e. buy fast, horde and resell at an opportune time later).

Wayne Klein

Will the mastering suck?

Mark R

What no Minidisc?

David Carter

I was let down too got an email yesterday but still no refund as of yet, I certainly wont be using them again

Gary Matfin

Just got my e-mail today for the cancellation of my order for the blue discs from Recordstore. I’m a bit naffed off I didn’t get the album and feel for all you guys that have been let down too. It was the first time I’d used the site, I thought they seemed pretty reasonable too with other products. After reading all what you have said about them I won’t be using them again, obviously not a place to be trusted and I bet nobody from the shop is willing to make a comment about the albums availability either!

Matthew Cheese

I’m not sure recordstore had any copies at all of that record. I got in really fast, and still got my order cancelled. I’d wager they’re receiving no copies of it all.

Domingo

Stellan, it sounds great¡

The link is for the blue vinyls from Amazon.jp

Cheers

Andy

Think I’ve ordered a coloured copy from the Dutch shop listed above 45euros all in.

Mike Bushell

I couldn’t give a stuff over blue vinyl, the 2CD is fine for me. I’d just like to echo the comments regarding Kid A and Amnesiac. I’d love to see set bringing these two together with alternate versions and unreleased stuff. This would be far more interesting than OK Computer.

Oh, and while they’re at it, how about some good live albums?

Mark

To all who have missed out on the blue vinyl, it WILL be sold over the counter on day of release (23rd June) from independent record stores.

RJSWinchester

I can only assume by the comments that it must sound better on blue vinyl! Never really rated the album that much but Paranoid Android is a strong contender for the best single of the 90’s

Rich459

Think I read somewhere there are 7000 of the blue vinyls worldwide…and I’m sceptical about that unless they are numbered.

Like the opaque white vinyl of AMSP I expect the prices on auction sites etc to drop considerably over time.

andrew r

Can’t read japanese .What is it?
Thanks

Stellan
Stellan

Try this

Steven Roberts

Got my recordstore cancellation as well.

Piss poor show, if you ask me:(

Simon Taylor

It’s very disappointing. I was tipped off (on steve hoffman forum,) that Recordstore had let people down before with limited editions (and i’m not posting here to bad mouth retailers, its just what i’d heard on the evening of everyone trying to order the blue vinyl,) so was already concerned their website was allowing orders to still be processed late into the evening. They’re a business, they need to make money but to offer 10% off on black vinyl to people they have let down seems a very poor show. Right now their reputation is very low amongst the very people who are likely to purchase from them in future. Definitely a lesson in how not to do business.

I’m okay that the blue vinyl has gone, its very disappointing but not the end of the world. I will likely go for the black triple vinyl but in no hurry to use my “wonderful” 10% off with recordstore. I’ll hold out and see how the likes of amazon pricing goes.

Simon Taylor

First link seems to work although translate is difficult, available but costs £33.13. Hmmmmm??? Tempting. What to do, what to do???

Simon Taylor

Forgot to say, thanks for posting Steven!

Catweazle

Greenhell has just cancelled my order, too.

andrew r

Not the first time recordstore have done this to me
thats the laststraw for me with this bunch of amateurs!

Dean T

Yup ..just had mine cancelled to,a little annoying to say the least . Missed the boat on this one.

Steven Pottle

Totally disgusted…received the cancellation e-mail THIS EVENING! I could have ordered from elsewhere last night instead of feeling happy that I managed to grab a copy through Recordstore.co.uk. This was a gift for a friend and now I have to tell them that 1) I don’t have a copy for them (after telling them that I have after receiving my order confirmation yesterday) and 2) Because Recordstore failed to inform me in good time the limited edition is now sold out everywhere…it’s ok though as I have a 10% discount on the regular version that they already have :( Never going to order from them in the future as I don’t want to gamble losing an item due to bad management and failure to update their website and inform customers etc…RecordPOOR.co.uk

Steven Pottle

Just received this…Oh, balls:

“Hello,
Thank you for ordering Radiohead ‘Ok Computer: OKNOTOK 1997 2017 Opaque Blue Vinyl’ from recordstore.co.uk.
We’re incredibly sorry but due to the exceptional demand of this product and the extremely limited nature of the product we are unable to fulfil your order.
You can still order the Black Triple Vinyl edition of ‘Ok Computer: OKNOTOK 1997 2017’ via the link below with a 10% discount off your order…”

Paddy

Record Store have cancelled my order (No Surprises), Jumbo are still taking orders.

Andy

Just got my blue vinyl cancellation email from Recordstore.

Got an insulting 10% off the black version as an “apology” for wasting my time and stopping me from buying one elsewhere that had stock (now all gone of course). All despite knowing that most ecommerce systems have stock counting functionality.

The upside is that it’s one less company to buy from in the future.

Jay

As of 16:51 http://www.jumborecords.co.uk is showing 4 blue vinyl copies available….

Andy

Jumbo are now sold out…

Steve Rickard

Reflex Records are taking pre orders again, but they’ve increased the price to £30, but postage is only £2.

Steve Rickard

Update reflex no unavailable!

Domingo Martínez

Dear all,

I´ve just received an email from recordstore… They´ve cancelled my order.

So, I´ve just preordered in “platomania”.

Good luck.

Cheers.

Andy

Ordered from Platomania too – fingers crossed they don’t cancel like Recordstore did.

David Carter

Thanks I have also ordered from Jumbo Records just to make sure

Peter

Jumbo records have found out there getting a few more.u can order now before they go

Wesley

Thanks Peter, just ordered a copy.

Matthew Cheese

Anyone heard anything from recordstore? There’s no way all those orders will be honoured, but I’ve not heard anything about cancelled orders. Would be nice to know one way or the other so I can look elsewhere if needs be!

Andy

They are canceling them. Just got my email:

“We are sorry to inform you the following items have been cancelled from your order because they have been deleted by our supplier and therefore are no longer available.”

David

Just received my ‘order cancelled’ emails from Record Store. Bloody amateurs!
Really hope Diverse vinyl comes through – they’ve never let me down yet, so fingers crossed.

Alan B

I also got my cancellation email. As has been posted by the time they did it (48 hours later) any alternative source had long since sold out.

Did anyone who ordered from Record Store NOT receive a cancellation email ie they ARE getting one? Did they have any stock at all. The shop is owned by Universal and can’t be classed as an “Indie Retailer” can it?

Peter

I got it just now £24.99 in the UK coloured vinyl

Mark Reed

So the vast majority of the new ‘meat’ is only physically available on a cassette in a £100+ box set? That’s an abusive packaging ploy. I’ll download it off YT the day after it comes out.

DPW

Looks like Boomkat are still taking preorders unless they’ve done a Recordstore cock up. Same price as black vinyl.

PC

Blue version still available to order in this Dutch store:
https://www.platomania.nl/album/5019922/ok-computer-coloured-/radiohead

Bob

Just ordered thank u

Steve W

I’m not a Radiohead fac but THAT is how you do a deluxe re-release!!

Other groups and record companies take note!

Mark

Just read that indie shops will be doing over the counter sales of the blue vinyl on release day. All is not yet lost!

Rory

Has anyone had their order with Record Store cancelled yet?

Alan Wilson

@Rory

I’ve not had mine cancelled yet (placed order around 6pm on the announcement day), however just in case it does I placed another yesterday with a different independent store to cover my back if it happens.

Dr Magus

Yorke and co need to have a word with Mr Fripp about how to release a box set that is oh high quality and value for money. No blu ray 5.1 mix is poor show!