Radiohead - who broke ground with their 'OK
Computer' album - are set to do it again, this time
with a slightly different medium.
'Meeting People Is Easy', the band's
behind-the-scenes tour video is set to be
Capitol-EMI's first foray into simultaneous DVD and
VHS release on 4 May in Canada and the US. As
well, the video becomes the first title to be
distributed by EMI Music Distribution (EMD).
The video, directed by Grant Gee, follows the band
around the world on their recent 'OK Computer'
tour. Shadowing the band, Gee captures the
whirlwind of activity and excitement as the band
escalated in fame and critical standing.
As with most fly-on-the-wall documentaries,
'Meeting People...' captures the ups and downs of
life on the road - live, promotional and radio
appearances, live performances and candid
'downtime' shots are all featured.
While the video captures the band live all around the
world, it also shows the beginning of new material by
the band - including three new songs that may
appear in some form on future releases.
"We are very excited by the opportunity that DVD
offers and particularly thrilled that our first DVD is
with Radiohead, one of the best and most innovative
bands recording today," commented EMD Pres. and
CEO, Richard Cottrell in a press release.
"[Radiohead] have built a reputation for integrating
talent and technology in their music, which is a
wonderful combination for our initial DVD."
"We look forward to many future releases in the
While no other DVD titles have been announced by
name, Capitol Records Executive Vice President Liz
Heller revealed that the format does have a future
for EMI. "We have a number of titles in
development and plan to release them by Fall."
"We are excited that we were able to involve
Radiohead and tie the release of our first DVD into
the campaign for the theatrical and home release of
"Meeting People Is Easy."
'Meeting People Is Easy' was released last year in
the UK and is premiering in the US at South by
Southwest Music and Film Festival on March 20.