The vinyl release of “Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele” has already sold out. It was limited to only 1000 copies on translucent cherry-red vinyl. But you can still get the digital download of the 7 tracks (as 320k mp3, FLAC, etc) over here.
Amanda Palmer recorded Radiohead’s Fake Plastic Trees, High And Dry, No Surprises, Idioteque, Exit Music (for a film) and two versions of Creep. You can pay what you want, but there’s a minimum charge of 40 cents per track.
Update: Spinner reports on Palmer’s ‘Pay-What-You-Want’-Model, earlier used by Radiohead, but without the minimum transaction fees Palmer charges. Spinner: Now she is laughing all the way to her PayPal account, for website Bandcamp, which is hosting this release, reckons she made $15,000 (£9,700) in three minutes.
This is a coup for the San Francisco-based firm, that provides a platform for artists to sell both physical and digital music via their own pages. In the first day, Palmer sold 4,000 digital EPs, though much of the money came from deluxe packages, many of which sold out.
All her vinyl EPs cleared out, including bundles with T-shirts and badges. Also available were hand-painted ukes that went for $1,000 (£650) a pop — including a phone call from the artist herself singing one of her covers.
Radiohead news on this day..
- Radiohead not disappointed on missing out on Mercury Prize – 2011
- ‘In Rainbows’ nominated for Mercury Prize – 2008
- Hanson covers Radiohead’s ‘Optimistic’ – 2004
- Moving servers – 2003
- ‘Idioteque’ from South Park on XFM CD – 2003