News for June 20, 2000

by Jonathan on June 20, 2000

PJ HarveyRADIOHEAD’s THOM YORKE sings a duet with POLLY HARVEY on her new album and provides backing vocals for two more tracks, nme.com can reveal.

Following speculation that the two had collaborated, Harvey rang nme.com to explain that she wrote the duet, called “This Mess We’re In”, specifically with Yorke in mind. She said of Yorke: “He just came over to the studio for a couple of days. He’s an extremely wonderful musician, he came up with some very unusual ideas for the songs. He’s

Yorke also sings on two more tracks, “Beautiful Feeling” and “One Line”. Other track titles include “Big Exit”, “Kamikaze” and “The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore”.

Recent Radiohead Shows

Time for catch up here…

For the setlists and other info on recent shows in Frejus, France, and the two Milan shows, head on over to the brand spankin’ new 2000 Radiohead Tour Guide! Just click on the date of your choice.

If you were lucky enough to catch one of the recent shows, why don’t you spread the wealth the rest of the world! Please send us your concert reviews, setlists, photos, audio, or anything else deemed interesting and ‘head.

Speaking of the Frejus show, Sam over at okcomputer.ctw.cc has put up the mp3’s of that show!

Nigel speaks

The dynamic duo of Aurelien and Mona, maintainers of the French Radiohead fanclub ne pas a.v.a.l.e.r., recently talked to Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer) at the Arles, France show last week. He said that the new album will be released at the beginning of October, but there is still no exact date set. He was really excited to see what the new songs will be like in front of an audience, and was seen dancing along with the concert in the sound booth. He couldn’t reveal the title of the album, but said it “will all make sense”.

[check out ne pas a.v.a.l.e.r.]

RealAudio of new songs

For those who can’t bother with the hassles of downloading the mp3’s recorded and encoded by Sam at okcomputer.ctw.cc, go to the Green Plastic Audio section for all the new songs in streaming realaudio, along with some of the Eureka Street soundtrack songs that Ed worked with, courtesy of James Ballardie.

Did you get yours?

Tickets for the Newport, London, Glasgow, and Cheshire Tent shows went on sale last Saturday and all three London dates sold out like hot cakes. Ticket still remain for the other three cities, so check out www.radiohead.com/03.html for info on purchasing tickets.

If you would like to purchase a package deal that includes hotel stay for one or more nights and a ticket to one or all of the September London shows, go to latestevents.com!

Bjork Slots Soundtrack Date, Chat

“Selmasongs,” Bjork’s soundtrack to “Dancer In The Dark,” the award-winning film in which she also stars, is now set for release on September 19.

Songs from the album will be culled entirely from music and dialogue in the film and, according to Bjork’s spokesperson at Elektra Records, “will be more like a Broadway cast recording than a soundtrack.”

“I’ve Scene It All,” a duet between Bjork and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, also will be included on the soundtrack.

Last month, Bjork earned Best Actress honors at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of “Selma,” a Czech immigrant living in the United States who has a hereditary disease which causes blindness. The musical, which was helmed by “Breaking The Waves” director Lars Von Trier, also won the festival’s Palme D’Or for best film.

“Dancer In The Dark” is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters in the fall.

Bjork will discuss the soundtrack and other topics during a live Web chat on the ARTISTdirect network (www.artistdirect.com) on Thursday at 4 p.m. (ET).

[from MTV]



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