The last phase of Radiohead's long The King of Limbs release plan got off to an early start as fans in the U.K. began to receive copies of their deluxe "Newspaper" version of TKOL well before the announced May 9th shipping date. And, it's pretty much like those free copies of The Universal Sigh that circulated on the album's official release date, but bigger. If you want to be surprised by the contents, read no further. Otherwise, press on.
First and foremost, despite the prayers of Radiohead fans everywhere, the CD that comes with TKOL, unlike In Rainbows' bonus disc, is just TKOL and not unreleased material. There's no unheard music here, so let's get that out of the way. Take your "Supercollider"/"The Butcher" and be happy. You're still getting a lot for your $48 (shipping included!) though. The highlight is the two clear vinyl records housing the album's eight tracks that will look very nice on turntables. The newspaper here is 36 pages long, tripling the size of the free edition,Read More »from Spoiler Alert: Radiohead’s ‘Newspaper Album’ Dispatched Overseas