You know the story: [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm] released their seventh studio album, In Rainbows, as a “name your own price” digital download and fans could pay any amount that wanted for the album including nothing. This method proved to be hugely successful and the album went on to top charts and record sales in both the UK and the US and won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.
The band continues to use technology to their advantage, releasing several songs as free downloads since ’07. Their latest album, The King of Limbs, was released digitally earlier this year and just being released in out in a variety of physical formats, including digital, CD and vinyl.
To order the album visit thekingoflimbs.com.
The King of Limbs Newspaper Album:
* Two clear 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
* A compact disc.
* Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
* The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
* The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011.
The King of Limbs digital:
* MP3 version is a 320K constant bit rate file.
* WAV version is a full CD quality uncompressed digital audio file.
What did you think of the album?