Radiohead have placed 18 hours of 'OK Computer' outtakes on BandCamp.
Sessions for the iconic 1997 album produced a slew of additional material, much of which has remained in the band's archives.
18 minidisc files were leaked online last week, and in response to this Radiohead have decided to release the material officially.
No physical edition is planned, with Radiohead simply placing the full, official audio on BandCamp for fans to enjoy.
As a neat bonus, all proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood explains:
We got hacked last week - someone stole Thom’s minidisk archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it.
So instead of complaining - much - or ignoring it, we’re releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion. Just for the next 18 days. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom. Never intended for public consumption (though some clips did reach the cassette in the OK Computer reissue) it’s only tangentially interesting.
And very, very long. Not a phone download. Rainy out, isn’t it though?
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