Radiohead are about to release OKNOTOK 1997-2017, a new 20th anniversary reissue of their 1997 classic OK Computer. And, as one fan who snagged an early copy discovered, the band have dedicated the reissue to Thom Yorke’s ex-partner Rachel Owen, who passed away last year. “this re-issue is dedicated to the memory of dr rachel owen 1968-2016 who died after a long and brave battle with cancer,” reads a note on the album’s back sleeve. “we hope you are ok. thank you for listening.” See below.
OMFG THEY DEDICATED OKNOTOK 2 RACHEL :'(
rip . pic.twitter.com/lhqVf4sepD
— ?????? ?????? ????? (@thmyork) June 19, 2017
Tomorrow, Radiohead are premiering two previously unreleased songs from the reissue, “Man Of War” and Lift,” on BBC Radio 6.
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) June 21, 2017
OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-201 is out 6/23. Pre-order it here.