So, hang on. Radiohead have seen out their contract with their label (Parlophone – part of EMI), and struck out on their own with the innovative digital release of new album ‘In Rainbows’. But now EMI’s launched a website called Radiohead Store, to sell special versions of the band’s seven albums from when they were under contract. Cheeky.
The site is flogging a seven-album box set comprising Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail To The Thief and live album I Might Be Wrong, but if you’re a Radiohead completist, it’s the USB stick version you’ll be lusting after.
Why? It’s a 4GB stick with every album as “CD-quality” WAV files, plus digital artwork, in the shape of Radiohead’s famous toothy bear logo. It’ll cost you a whopping £79.99, but I reckon its value will only increase in the future. I wonder what the band make of all this, though.