the b-sides are (mostly) available on the "amnesiette" so i'd be kinda surprised if that wasn't the version that actually does hit streaming services, etc
that said the exclusions on the b-side tape itself are baffling, no Kinetic???
anyway, when all's said & done i kinda wish i'd just grabbed one of those red vinyl pre-orders, since i actually don't own Kid or Amnesiac in any of their previous "wax" forms
guess i'll just be hangin' out on discogs a little while in November or whenever!
i'm assuming that the b-sides thing (some, but not all, are on the tape) is a victim of them not doing any remastering while wanting to promote the outtakes as a new record: if I'm reading the email right, 'Kid Amnesiae' is the name of that record, which happens to be attached to what's basically just a deluxe reissue of Kid A & Amnesiac. if this 'new album' is indeed a cohesive sounding listen, then it might make sense that the b-sides aren't muddying the water. so we'll see.
with 95%+ of everything i ever listened to or ever will currently retailing at £9.99 a month, my huge cd collection is recently feeling like a ludicrously expensive assortment of antique coasters. back in my day you had to get a bus into town and snatch up the singles pretty sharpish and if you didn't, you never got to hear this shit. i have no idea how young music fans today are supposed to achieve that glorious 'i'm in a cult' feeling via the spotify search bar, but at least they weren't relying on this release to hear Trans-Atlantic Drawl.
It would have added a forth disc which would drive up the price of the package and make it less accessible. It woulda been nice if they had been there, I agree, but the new stuff is the shit I really care about