Radiohead teased some sort of OK Computer 20th anniversary dealio yesterday, and now we know what it is: The band will release a box set called OKNOTOK 1997-2017. The reissue includes the original 12-track album plus three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides (mostly the ones you’ll recognize from the Airbag / How Am I Driving? EP), all remastered from the original tapes.
Wait wait wait… unreleased tracks?!?!? Yes! “I Promise,” “Man Of War,” and “Lift” will appear on OKNOTOK, which is dope as hell if you’ve been waiting two decades to hear a studio version of “Lift.” I guess now we know why they were bringing it back to life last year.
The band has also revived its 1997-era website for kicks. Check that out here, and get full reissue details below.
02 PARANOID ANDROID
03 SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK ALIEN
04 EXIT MUSIC (FOR A FILM)
05 LET DOWN
06 KARMA POLICE
07 fitter happier
09 CLIMBING UP THE WALLS
10 NO SURPRISES
12 THE TOURIST
01 I PROMISE
02 MAN OF WAR
05 MEETING IN THE AISLE
07 A REMINDER
08 POLYETHYLENE (PARTS 1 & 2)
10 PALO ALTO
11 HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS
Here’s the official info from the band:
Rescued from defunct formats, prised from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage… OK COMPUTER: the original twelve track album, three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides, all newly remastered from the original analogue tapes*.
Inside a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK COMPUTER are three heavyweight 180 gram black 12″ vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than 30 artworks, many of which have never been seen before except by us, 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 us, taken from OK COMPUTER session archives and demo tapes.
To avoid accusations of wilful obscurity, a 320k MP3, 16- or 24-bit WAV download of 23 tracks will be available to you on 23rd June and a download of the cassette will be inside the box.
OKNOTOK is out 6/23 in box set, vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Pre-order it here.