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Radiohead - OK Computer Album

Radiohead - OK Computer Album Performer: Radiohead
Album: OK Computer
Country: US
Released: 2008
Style: Alternative Rock, Experimental
Label: Capitol Records
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Catalog #: 7243 8 55229 1 8
Size FLAC: 2958 mb.
Size MP3: 2191 mb.
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 638
Record Source: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 gram




Tracklist


1Subterranean Homesick Alien4:27
2Karma Police4:21
3Electioneering3:50
4Paranoid Android6:23
5The Tourist5:24
6Exit Music (For A Film)4:24
7Climbing Up The Walls4:45
8Fitter Happier1:57
9 Meeny
10Airbag4:44
11Lucky4:19
12 Mo
13 Eeny
14No Surprises3:48
15 Miney
16Let Down4:59


Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
NODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8Radiohead OK Computer ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat)Parlophone, ParlophoneNODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8UK1997
ABS 104022Radiohead OK Computer + 6 Bonus Tracks! ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Not On Label (Radiohead)ABS 104022RussiaUnknown
7 24385 5229 2 5Radiohead OK Computer ‎(CD, Album)EMI7 24385 5229 2 5Taiwan1997
EKPD-0610Radiohead OK Computer ‎(CD, Album)EMI (Korea)EKPD-0610South Korea1997
noneRadiohead OK Computer + 6 Bonus Tracks! ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial)Not On Label (Radiohead)noneUnknown


Credits


  • Arranged By [Strings]Radiohead
  • Artwork [Pictures]Stanley Donwood, The White Chocolate Farm
  • Artwork [Video Realization By]Dilly Gent
  • Booking [Performing Monkey Bookings Taken By]Charlie Myatt
  • Booking [Performing Monkey Bookings Taken For]ITB
  • Conductor [Strings]Nick Ingman
  • Design [Additional Complicated Artwork Skills Supplied @ Hubdesign]Matt Bale
  • Design [Additional Complicated Artwork Skills Supplied @ The Whole Hog]Mr. Barry
  • Engineer [Studio Assistant]Chris Scard, Gerard Navarro, Jon Bailey
  • Lacquer Cut ByRm
  • Legal [Artistic Freedom In The Market Place Maintained By]Keith Wozencroft, Tony Wadsworth
  • Legal [Artistic Freedom In The Market Place Maintained With]Perry Watts-Russell
  • Management [Office Run By]Julie Calland
  • Management [Patiently Managed By]Brian Message, Bryce Edge, Chris Hufford, Courtyard
  • Management [Tour Manager]Tim Greaves
  • Mastered ByChris'King Fader'Blair
  • Mixed By [Audio Levels Balanced By]Nigel Godrich
  • Music ByColin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke
  • Other [Cash Dealings & Other Assistance] – Big Al
  • Other [Grub By] – Grub Of Cat And Mouse
  • Other [Performance Sound Enhancement For The Audience Balanced By] – Jim Warren
  • Other [Sound Reference & Physics Teaching By] – Tree
  • Other [Web Site Maintained(?) By] – Stanley Donwood
  • Production Manager [Lighting, Stage Design, Smoke & Production]Andi Watson
  • Public Relations [International Ambassador]Carol Baxter
  • Public Relations [Media Handling By]Caffy St Luce
  • Recorded By [Committed To Tape By]Nigel Godrich
  • Recorded By [Committed To Tape With]Radiohead
  • Technician [Additional Guitar Stuff]Adam Cummings
  • Technician [Guitar Maintenance], Other [Deck Chairs]Duncan Swift
  • Technician [Instrument Modifications], Stage Manager, Other [Shifting Into Difficult Places]Plank


Notes


Gatefold sleeve.
Tracks are numbered sequentially.

℗1997 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. ©1997 EMI Records Ltd.

audio recordings made using the canned applause? mobile.
guitars by Rickenbacker and Plank, Drums by Premier, cymbals by Zildjan, all other instruments at retail price.

mastered at Abbey Road.
audio fixing and dubbing done at Mayfair, Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Courtyard and The Church using the wonders of the digital and analogue age.

all songs published by Warner Chappell Ltd. lyrics used by kind permission even though we wrote them.
sample from Flight of the Condor used with permission.
we hope you are ok. thankyou for listening.


Barcodes


  • Barcode: 724385522918
  • Matrix / Runout (LP 1 labels): (7243 8 57331 1 6)
  • Matrix / Runout (LP 2 labels): (7243 8 57332 1 5)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [eeny] runouts, etched): S-66064 Re1 0724385522918-A G2 Rm
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [meeny] runouts, etched): S-66065 0724385522918-B G1 Rm
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C [miney] runouts, etched): S-66066 0724385522918-C G1 Rm
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D [mo] runouts, etched): S-66067 Re1 0724385522918-D G2 Rm
  • Matrix / Runout (All sides' runouts, stamped): MASTERED BY CAPITOL


Companies


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Recorded By – Canned Applause? Mobile
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Recorded At – Mayfair Studios
  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Recorded At – Air Lyndhurst Hall
  • Recorded At – Courtyard Studio
  • Recorded At – The Church, London
  • Designed At – Hubdesign
  • Designed At – The Whole Hog
  • Published By – Warner Chappell Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-66064
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-66065
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-66066
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-66067


Video



Album


Happy 20 years, Ok Computer Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA December 19th, 1997 Airbag 00:00 Paranoid Android 04:42 Subterranean Homesick Alien Computer is the third studio album by English rock band Radiohead, released on 21 May 1997 on EMI subsidiaries Parlophone and Capitol Records. The members of Radiohead self-produced the album with Nigel Godrich, an arrangement they have used for their subsequent albums. Other than the song Lucky, recorded in 1995, Radiohead recorded OK Computer in Oxfordshire and Bath between 1996 and early 1997, mostly in the historic mansion St Catherine's Court. The band distanced themselves from the guitar. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Radiohead. NODATA 02. OK Computer 2xLP, Album, Promo, WLbl. Продать эту версию. NODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8. OK Computer 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat. OK Computer. Released May 21, 1997. OK Computer Tracklist. Airbag Lyrics. About OK Computer. Despite not having a hit anywhere near the size of Creep , Radioheads previous album The Bends 1995 was successful enough for their record company EMI to give them complete creative control. The result was 1997s OK Computer, which was designed as a deliberate reaction against the grunge movement of the 1990s. Then new-ish engineer and future Radiohead mainstay Nigel Godrich told Rolling Stone of the recording sessions: They were the band of my dreams. There were no constraints. Twenty years on, Radiohead revisit their 1997 masterpiece with a deluxe reissue. The bonus material includes familiar B-sides and a few previously unheard recordings that hint at an intriguing road not taken. As they regrouped to figure out what their third album might be, Radiohead faced, if not a crossroads, then an unusually open stretch of road. They had toured with Alanis Morissette in support of their second LP, 1995's The Bends. They had appeared, pale and blinking, before tanned and greased hordes on MTV Spring Break, wailing the chorus to a massive runaway hit that was now fading in their rearview. OK Computer , however, is a suite of music that redefined the band's sound, a trick they would repeat 3 years later, and works as both a brilliant album, but also as a truly remarkable set of individual songs. The songs: 1. Let Down. Although many Radiohead fans pick this as a highlight of the album, I've never understood why, as I think it's one of the weakest songs on here. The vocals are some of the least understandable on the album, although they are far darker, with lines such as Don't talk sentimental, it always ends up drivel coming over the top of another more cheerful musical backing. Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has topped the Ultimate 90s Album listener poll. The 1997 album - which reached number one in the UK Albums Chart in 1997 and won Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards in 1998 - took the top spot in the new poll for Fearne Cotton's 'Sounds of the 90s' on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. Fearne said: It's been fascinating to look back at some of the seminal albums of the 90s and see which have stood the test of time. The nation has spoken and Radiohead are victorious. I think this album, 'OK Computer'. Genre: Alternative Rock. OK Computer is the album that establishes Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of the '90s. Full Review. Radiohead OK Computer. Release date: 16th June 1997. The release of their second studio album, The Bends, in 1995 saw Radiohead cracking the top 5 in the UK chart, playing to sold out crowds in the UK and Japan, but still not making an impression on that ever-important US market. The five lads from Oxford Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed OBrien made six promotional trips to America, but still The Bends stalled there at number 88

Shocked to find how poor this pressing is. Lots of surface noise (somehow side 4 is nearly unaffected) and very muddy. The base and mids blend together resulting in a serious lack of clarity, while the highs are occasionally struck by sibilance. Great shame, as this is one of my favorite albums. Especially strange, as I own several other Radiohead albums that sound fantastic. Stay away from this pressing.
Forgot about this and pulled my copy out recently. I bought this from a used bin a few years back and it was pretty cheap. Despite being pressed by Rainbo, it doesn't sound too bad. Just a hair off center on a couple of sides, but the overall sound is quite good, without the nasty non-fill Rainbo pressings often have. Truthfully my go-to copy of this album has always been the original '97 CD mastering, so I'd say just get that rather than wading through all the various reissue LP pressings for one without defects.
I have the Capitol re-release from 2008 and it sounds completely amazing, the bass on Airbag is the one tune amongst my 1000s of records I play to guests. They are always amazed. So I have no idea what the gripes are about - crap TT'?
honestly mine is amazing - on my LP12 at Rega 6
You got a good copy, this was pressed at Rainbo and their QC is all over the place with a lot of bad copies floating around.
Just bought a brand-new pressing of this in mid-February 2017 and it sounds absolutely amazing. Not sure what people are complaining about, but perhaps it's time to upgrade your turntable instead..
How could one tell which they had? I purchased mine late Feb 2017 but it only says 7243 8 55229 1 8 on the sleeve. No XL. It sounds good to me. Perhaps that's a sign of my hearing more than the quality of the recording. :)
I also picked up this album recently and think it sounds great. From reading the other comment thread I realize I have a copy that has this (Capitol) jacket and barcode, but the 2016 Parlophone LP's inside.
It's most likely the XL 2016 reissue you picked up, this is out of print.
Check this website to compare the sound quality of the original 1997 and this 2008 repress: http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list?artist=radiohead&album=ok
Hi,in your opinion: What is the best sound quality and pressing of Radiohead "Ok Computer" 2 LP Vinyl Represses: 1997, 2008, 2013 or 2015, UK or USA edition???
Wow I might steer clear of this version then.... cheers all
I bought this pressing in 2011 or 2012 and it sounds fantastic to me. Rich and clear. I keep hearing complaints about these Capitol pressings but I'm not sure why, maybe like others have said they've pressed so many that the stampers are getting worn down and producing lower-quality pressings.
The first pressings of these were really good - if you get one of the early pressings from 2008, (it will have the Capitol hype sticker on the shrink wrap), it sounds really nice. However, they have pressed TONS of these and if you are buying one new today, (regular shrink), it will sound rubbish purely for the fact that they have pressed so many. In summary - a great remaster, but only if you buy one of the early pressings. Don;t buy it new today.
To me it sounds just fine. I've never heard the original British versions. I understand , everyone says this exact edition sounds like crap.Oh well... I had to persuade myself that since this is a very ambient and atmospheric albums it's OK for it to sound not very sharp :) P.S. There are reissues nowadays which sound a lot worse.
Sounds very muffled, very disappointed in this reissue. The CD sounds a lot better.
Interesting -- some copies of this are floating around with the Capitol jackets, but have Parlophone records inside.
Guess I lucked out as I bought it from a big US ebay seller and it's Capitol with UK made Parlophone discs and sounds great. I only realised when I went to add it to my collection and couldn't understand why people thought the Capitol press was rubbish!
Capitol doesn't have the rights to issue Radiohead albums anymore due to the EMI deal last year, so they're probably using leftover Capitol jackets with newer Parlophone records.
I've just bought a Capitol w/ Parlophone LP inside. What's the deal you think? Also, I've a hard time imaging that unless RH or Godrich never touched the boards that the reissue could be worse. Not in their DNA. Of course Capitol just wants the breadand would reissue it every year- like the Stones do!!
The A side says "I like you, you are a wonderful person" and the B side says "I'm full of Enthusiasm , I'm going places"
I picked up a copy today and the jacket is Capitol and the actual records are UK Parlophone pressings, very pleased!
Yes, I am in the same boat..... Capitol on the Jackets, but Parlophone pressings inside. example from A side, Matrix: 85522g1 1A (by hand), then - NO DATA 02 A-1-1- (machine stamped) Also some other writing which I am not able to make out clearly in the runout area..... hmmm, any one have any other thoughts on this?
I picked up a copy with the capitol jacket. Delighted to see the Parlophone UK pressings in separate sleeves inside. Super quiet pristine quality. Cheers!
I'm a huge Radiohead fan! When I had the money finally I rushed out and purchased a turn table and ALL the Capital Re issue Radiohead vinyl albums I could buy. I was so excited but they are all lifeless! The music is there of course but it's dead sounding. My CD's all say Parlophone and they blow the vinyl right out of the water. Sad Panda.
Could it be your equipment? Perhaps the records were dirty? Many records come out of the factory rather contaminated.
This USA issue IS trash. No high-end, drums and percussion are all muted, bad stereo image. Shakers and aux percussion are almost inaudible on Paranoid Android, can't hear the hi-hat throughout, the whole thing is just dull. The CD actually wins in this scenario! I have been told the original Parlophones are leagues better.
yep, this repress sounds like crap!!
The original is by leaps and bounds better than the reissue. Don't waste your money.
My copy sounds like crap.. :/
I completely agree. Didn't near the original pressing, but I can't imagine it sounds better than this one. -
I think my copy of this sounds great. I think it's a quality repressing.
I am guessing they printed alot because I just bought one at Urban Outfitters ( Hipster Clothing Store.) in Roseville California.
You give it 2/5 based on where you bought it?
Reception seems half and half for this pressing, but I think it sounds great.A lot more open/dynamic than the CD, and I don't deny that the original pressing sounds better, but you can't go wrong with this. The packaging is superb, the soundstage on this pressing is what really impresses me.I haven't noticed any noise on any of my Radiohead capital copies (granted I only have this and Kid A) but I think people need to clean their records better. Put a flashlight over your record and see how dusty it is when you thought it was clean -- brush cleaning is all you need for stuff like this.
What songs did you notice a lot of extra noise? On mine it's the beginning of Exit Music, Let Down, and Lucky. I thought maybe my copy was just getting old, and I was planning on buying a new one, but if this is something that was there when I first purchased it I guess I don't need to buy it again.
Does anyone know just how 'limited' these are. How many have been printed?
They aren't limited. They have been repressed many times since 2008. There was just a repress about a couple weeks ago. The "limited edition" is just some marketing scheme by Capitol Records.