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‘In Rainbows’ download available in the morning

The download of Radiohead’s new album ‘In Rainbows’ will be available tomorrow morning (UK time). It’s been rumoured that the 10 tracks are available around 10am.

The download of ‘In Rainbows’ is DRM-free, which means the tracks are not copy protected. However, the mp3′s which will be sent out in zip file are in medium quality.

As announced today in an e-mail by W.A.S.T.E.: “The album will come as 48.4MB zip file containing 10 x 160 kbps DRM free MP3′s.” For comparison, iTunes offers tracks at 128kbps (but no Radiohead of course), the Radiohead catalogue at the ateaseweb.com download store offer mp3′s at 320kbps.

Either way, the media have all anticpated on the release tomorrow. Xfm will play the album in full (42 minutes and 39 seconds) at noon (again UK time) tomorrow (more information). NME Radio will offer a stream of ‘In Rainbows’ an hour earlier. Radio AtEase will have a listening party as well. Check the message board for details.

25 Comments

  • Was the WASTE email sent to atease or to all individuals, because I haven’t received any emails yet?? Do you think this means the US will get it at 2am tomorrow morning, since UK is 10am??? EEEEWWWW I can hardly deal with waiting! I’m peeing my PANTS!

  • I got this email to, can’t wait for 10am if it is that or whenever it is.

  • i hadent received any email to.
    i´m starting to be nervous

  • If you haven’t received the mail yet, check your spam box, my W.A.S.T.E. mail was hiding there ;)
    tomorrow morning…awful..

  • It should be noted that the iTunes Store offers 128kbps AAC files, so the comparison in the article is misleading. 128kbps AAC is more or less equivalent to 160kbps MP3.

    Still, there are only two Radiohead songs in the iTunes Store (“Lucky” and “I Want None of This”, so it’s a bit of a moot point.

  • Does your email have the activation code or is it just another precursor email to the code for tomorrow?

  • I just got my e-mail (which is just a precursor and doesn’t contain the activation code) hours later than my friends at about 8:30 pm Eastern time in Canada. However, I did write to them to tell them I hadn’t received an e-mail before, so maybe write to waste.

  • I received my download link half an hour ago, the server was ultra fast, I got my maximum rate (1,6MB/s).

    I’m still a big fan of Arpeggi and Videotape :)

  • I got my e-mail at like 4-5 p.m. EST and I’m staying up later in hopes to get my activation code before I go to bed. Not sure how well that will work out for me but fingers crossed!

  • Wow, talk about luck/timing… right after my last comment I got the e-mail and I am downloading! Woo hoo!

  • I got the download and am pleasantly suprised of its beauty and great decision to leave the crushing and crippling effects music companies have on the talents that musicians want to portray of their own music. GOOD FOR YOU RADIOHEAD!!! We as fans must support this type of way that will excite great talents who want to make their own form of music. I bought the boxset and will continue to support this way of “Business”. I love you you Radiohead and thank you for giving me an outlet to praise the Lord and to take my mind off the pains of life and replace them with goodness and grace of your beautiful voice and the talent of the band. Viva La Radiohead!!!

  • I’ve got ‘em… and it’s fantastic… as far as 15 step and Bodysnatchers (the first two tracks) are concerned!

  • i have it.
    i´m dreaming.

  • Sshweet…. Oh so pleasant this here is! Well done lads.

  • got it as well! downloaded from the office after waiting since this Oct 4 morning which is 8 hours earlier than the UK… time to go back home now and enjoy the tracks at louder volume…

  • i have them!!! i’m crying ! i can’t believe it! thanks rh for this sweet emotion…

  • I’m in the eastern US. I haven’t got
    the email. I’m gritting my teeth.
    What to do, what to do…I checked my junk
    mail folder…nothing. It’s been far too
    long. I’m fearing for the safety of those
    in my general vicinity.
    I could go mad at a moment’s notice.

  • great cd…. 15 step, nude, faust arp
    jigsaw, my favs

  • [...] released “tomorrow morning (UK time)” whatever the hell that means. I’ve heard a rumour that it’s 10:00 GMT (10 tracks on 10/10 at 10) and if that’s the case, my alarm will be [...]

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