The official release date of the ‘retail version’ of Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs is nearing. We got our hands on a copy of both the CD and Vinyl. Here’s what’s inside; the artwork and the credits, which actually include the name of Drew Barrymore
There’s been some speculation on the contents of the album, expecting a bit more than the eight tracks that have been made available digitally last month. But this edition of The King Of Limbs has those same eight tracks. The cd is housed in a 4-page wallet, with the actual cd in a slit on the right side. On the left page you can see 8 illustrations accompanied by the following titles; Roots Of Roots, Ragnorok, Urpflanze, The King Of Limbs, Codex, Axis Mundi, Yggdrasil and Arbor Philosophica. The albums credits are below. The back has the word RADIOHEAD mirrored and the track list. Catalogue number is TICK001CD.
For the vinyl (TICK001LP) expect the same front and back as the cd. The actual record is housed in an inner sleeve with a drawing (like the right page on the cd edition) on one side, and the drawings and credits on the other side. Inside the sleeve you’ll find a card with a download code to obtain the digital edition of The King Of Limbs.
Expect the same edition of the CD and Vinyl in all territories as all labels (XL Recordings, TBD Records, Hostess Entertainment) have their logo’s on the back. There’s one other logo, which is Ticker Tape Ltd. It looks like this is the name of the band’s own label and publisher.
And last, but not least, the credits: The music and sounds of The King Of Limbs were conjured up by Radiohead and Nigel Godrich. The imagery was summoned up by Zachariah Wildwood and Donald Twain. Engineered and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Additional engineering by Drew Brown. Additional assistance by Darrell Thorp and Bryan Cooke. Flugelhorn on Bloom and Codex performed by Noel Langley and Yazz Ahmed. Strings on Codex performed by The London Telefilmonic Orchestra, led by Levine Andrale and conducted by Robert Ziegler. Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD. Also thanks to Peter Yozell, and Neil Whitcher. Studio equipment etc., kept going by Plank. Ourselves kept going by Kat and Tim. And our office! A big thank you very much indeed to Drew Barrymore. This one’s for new Henry, Zohar and all our little ones. Hello Guys
As you’ve noticed no recording location has been given, but thanking Drew Barrymore might confirm the earlier rumours that the album was indeed recorded at Barrymore’s house. Zachariah Wildwood and Donald Twain are credited for the artwork, who are obviously the new alter egos of Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke.
Radiohead will release The King Of Limbs on Monday, March 28th in Europe and Tuesday, March 29th in North America. Several countries have an earlier street date: Friday, March 25th.