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The end of the beginning

This was posted on DAS today:

Hello Everyone,
The download area that is “In Rainbows” will be shutting its doors on the 10th December 2007.
A big thank you to everyone who came and downloaded the music. It’s been the most positive thing we’ve done and we hope you shared the experience with others.
The discbox will still be available from the w.a.s.t.e store here until they have all gone. We then have no plans to make further stock.
For those of you who wish to buy In Rainbows in the usual way, it will be available on CD/Vinyl and download from traditional outlets from the 31st December 2007.
The record will be released by TBD Records in North America and XL Recordings for the rest of the world.
Thanks for everything.

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Radiohead announce tour dates

That’s right folks. Head on over to and see for yourself.

There should be more announced soon…

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In Rainbows lyrics booklet

Over at our message board, Mortigi Tempo, member sullichin has got his hands on what appears to be the lyrics booklet for In Rainbows. Go forth and see!

All the scans have been put up at this site as well.

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Ed and Thom on BBC 6 Music, talk about In Rainbows and touring

radio205x150.jpgIf you missed Ed and Thom on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music program, don’t worry! You can listen to it by clicking this link. You’ll need RealPlayer, though.

Some highlights:
– Thom being asked what he did the day the album was released online: “I seem to remember sitting at home thinking there’s something I’m supposed to be doing today. I didn’t do anything that day.”

– Thom and Ed talk about how they recorded part of In Rainbows in a dilapidated mansion and slept in caravans on the grounds. Nigel wanted to throw the band “in an uncomfortable” situation. “Bodysnatchers” was recorded in a live take there.

– Nigel limited the band to about 15 or 16 songs to focus on to record.

– Thom on why “Reckoner” is completely different than the live version: “Because it’s not the same song. There was a song called Reckoner. I wrote a second part to it and then Jonny wrote another part to it and the song as it was left the building.”

– Thom on why “Nude” took so long to be released: “I think it’s because I used to hate the way I sung it.”

– “Down is the New Up” is described as “mental” by Thom. “Wait till you hear it.” He really wanted it to be on the album but according to Ed, it didn’t fit.

– Thom talked about all the “mad theories on the net”, specifically about the theory of 10s.

– Ed remarked that he was happy that Thom’s voice on In Rainbows was upfront and not “pulled back.”

– If they could relive one Radiohead moment again, both Thom and Ed would relive Glastonbury 1997 where the lights and PAs blew up.

– Speaking of Glastonbury, it sounds like they may be playing it this year if “they want us.”

– Though not finalized or confirmed, they may be playing the US for a couple of weeks starting in May. Europe would follow in June/July. Again, nothing is confirmed!

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EMI’s Radiohead box set pre-order

There’s been a lot of discussion about how EMI has been shady in releasing their Radiohead box set around the same time In Rainbows is being released. EMI has every right to release the collection as all the albums were recorded under their label, though it’s unfortunate that it is done without the band’s cooperation or blessing.

For those that would like to purchase it, Insound has it for pre-order and have offered our visitors a 10% discount at checkout. Just go to this link, and at checkout enter in this code: greenplastic10.

The offer expires November 28.

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Ask Radiohead a question

Is there something you would like to ask Radiohead? Well, here’s your chance. We were contacted by a journalist in the UK who is interviewing Radiohead next week for the December issue of Observer Music Monthly. He would like you, the fans, to ask the questions.

Dear Green Plastic readers,

My name is Craig McLean and I’m a journalist in the UK. next week i’m interviewing Radiohead for the December issue of the Observer Music Monthly. in the spirit of In Rainbows, i would like to have the fans ask the questions.

if you have a question you’d like me to put to the band, whether related to In Rainbows or something else, please could you email it to by Friday 16th November, midday GMT. please put ‘Radiohead Question’ in the subject box. please also supply your name, age, location (in the world) and – if you don’t mind – the sum you paid for In Rainbows and a one-sentence/one-line explanation as to why you paid that sum, and/or one line with your thoughts on the whole In Rainbows initiative. i will ask the band the most interesting/intriguing questions submitted by fans.

many thanks for your help, and best wishes.
craig mclean”