Featuring 11-Track Album on 2LPs and CD, Bonus CD with 2 Extra Tracks & 32-Pages of Artwork, All in Shellac Records-Inspired Case Bound Packaging!
XL Recordings presents a 2LP + 2CD Deluxe Edition of A Moon Shaped Pool, the acclaimed ninth studio album from radical and revered British act Radiohead and follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs. The melodically rich and meditatively mid-tempo 11-track set was five years in the making and has already been hailed as one of the band's most accessible efforts in years.
The album comes preceded by the evocative videos for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed "Daydreaming" and Chris Hopewell-directed "Burn the Witch" while further shimmering tracks like "Identikit," "Ful Stop," "Present Tense," "Desert Island Disk" and "True Love Waits" have been previously performed live, the latter even dating all the way back to 1995 and an appearance on the 2001 EP I Might Be Wrong.
Recording tape belly band applied: This is a piece of a Radiohead ½ inch master tape from an actual recording session. The tape degrades over time and becomes unplayable. The band thought rather than it ending up as landfill they would cut it up and make it useful as a part of the special edition. A new life for some obsolete technology. Each loop contains about ¾ of a second of audio - which could be from any era in the band’s recording past going back to Kid A. You may have silence, you may have colored leader tape, you may have a chorus.
• 2LP + 2CD set
• 11 track album on two heavyweight 12" vinyl records
• 2 compact discs: one with the album and one with two bonus tracks
• Case bound album, inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France
• 32 pages of artwork
• Recording tape belly band applied