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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

18 minidiscs (20-ish hours) of rehearsals, home demos, studio out takes from Radiohead's making of OK Computer have leaked online. I wish I liked Radiohead more (always bought the early records, never really dug deep) but this leak is fascinating. Basically these discs where compiled as an archive of the material back in the day, and ripped to MP3 so they could sort through the stuff ahead of the 20th anniversary re-issue last year (or was it the year before?) and compile a bonus disc. Obviously from the 18 discs only about an hour was used, leaving roughly 18-19 hours of new out takes for the fans to hear.

I can imagine the band are livid. Apparently it was an intern at the label who nicked the rips and tried to sell them.

But imagine this for a Queen album. We've had similar with working versions from Hot Space, Miracle and Innuendo being leaked, but not in this volume. DROOLS

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

failed band, what a disgrace...


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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was thinking similar thoughts here Dysan. I am a huge Radiohead fan and have been since they first appeared. I have heard the rips and to me it is fascinating as it shows how much songs were developed from demos to finished products as well as so many unreleased songs. It is an absolute treasure trove. It is interesting to fans. And the first thing I thought of was I wonder if there is Queen material sitting around in a similar digital format that one day could see the light of day (would never officially be released obviously). As for Radiohead, I don't think they've commented on the leak yet.

But I guess it also gets me thinking that with the insane interest of these leaks and how excited people were to hear them I wonder if artists/record companies may actually think to dig a bit deeper in releasing these types of rarities when they do special edition/anniversary edition releases. Give the real fans what they want.



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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This leakage could never happened to Queen, we all know that all departments, technical, legal, marketing, HR, even the cleaning woman, are devoted to Brian.
In fact they are a big happy family dedicated to one cause (or should I say one's cause?) of literally preserving the legacy by making it inaccessible.

Someone from Japan should send him the recent "Geisha Boys" 9 CDs bootleg box, maybe he will have an epiphany. At least he will see how a Queen live box looks.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a thread about it on Hoffman and people are complaining about the quality (bitrate AND / OR production). Clueless idiots.

Would be interested to hear what the security is like around the archive. The very first Beatles bootlegs stem from insiders running off their own copied of out takes.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dysan wrote:

There's a thread about it on Hoffman and people are complaining about the quality (bitrate AND / OR production). Clueless idiots.


Wow really?? Fuck some people are morons! None of the audio is mastered at all as far as I'm aware and there's a lot of acoustic stuff just recorded on 4 track. What sort of quality do they expect?



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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know there would be some people here saying it about a similar Queen leak

'ONLY 20 hours? Where's the rest???!!'

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bucsateflon wrote:

failed band, what a disgrace...


Lol what? XD
Can someone link me?


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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Usual torrent outlets :)

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice response to the leak from Radiohead themselves:

http://pitchfork.com/news/radiohead-release-leaked-ok-computer-sessions-listen/


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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Reportedly" demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it?
Wow, that's a strong statement from Jonny Greenwood.

£18 for 18 hours just for the next 18 days sounds like a pagan offer(ing). Be careful with it.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah good on them. I wonder if the BC download is WAV or sourced from the MP3s?

Can't help thinking though that these will be a popular bootleg for years though. Perhaps they should just keep it up.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Downloadable "official bootlegs" are by nature quality limited, for Queen the limit was 192 Kbps MP3 years ago.

But there was no technical reason behind, just the same sheer pettiness who characterizes all of their releases.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I figured this one might be upgraded to usurp the unofficial leak

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this has been around for a couple of weeks i think - i can`t wait to hear but didn`t have time to search for the leak.

apparantly, bandcamp offers the full range - AIFF, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, MP3 (max 44-16)... superdeluxeedition.com talks about this.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah last week it came out.

I know about Bandcamp - but it's easy to upload WAVs sourced from the 192kbps files.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The SDE followers will complain about it not being on CD with bonus material :)

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 21:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bucsateflon wrote:

failed band, what a disgrace...


They are the most important band of the past 25 years.

Methinks you've failed, and you're a disgrace. Keep on trolling.


Good on Radiohead for stripping the hackers of their power. They've always been ahead of the curve.

20 hours of outtakes makes me wish I was more into them. But nobody can really deny the greatness of OK Computer - the Sgt Pepper of the 90s.



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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the official release is higher quality than the leak, but MiniDiscs audio is lossy anyway so it's not CD quality.

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Posted: 11 Jun 19, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

right but we don`t know what source was used.... the minidiscs themselves or the masters that were used to create the minidiscs...

if the masters to create the minidiscs are readily available... seems less costly to just use those than to transfer, decode, reencode, etc