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On 9/26/2021 at 8:14 AM, pennyroyalty said:

otherwise, there's no real reason not to take everything at face value is there? i'll personally give archival tracks a free pass for new vocals 'cos it makes sense that Thom wouldn't have bothered nailing takes for material they were leaving on the studio floor.

I dunno. Maybe I'm OCD or something, but it gets on my tits when these 20 year anniversary things have recent work done on them. It's cheating. 

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3 hours ago, Jethro2 said:

Well, in the absence of any other recent work, I guess re-working older stuff is better than nothing at all.  Assuming, of course, that the result is worth listening to. 

To be fair, wasn't A Moon Shaped Pool mostly made up of re-worked older stuff in a way?

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10 hours ago, rank said:

To be fair, wasn't A Moon Shaped Pool mostly made up of re-worked older stuff in a way?

Not really any more than usual. The big exception is True Love Waits already having an official release, but even then Kid A and Amnesiac both had Morning Bell. Songs like Nude and The National Anthem were written way before they found their place on albums

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the idea that AMSP was old stuff seemed to get some traction with journalists but at least one article i saw was literally counting stuff like Full Stop and Identikit as 'old' because they'd been played (for the first time) on the King of Limbs tour, despite the obvious fact that AMSP was the only release window since. as far as we know, only Burn The Witch, Present Tense and True Love Waits predated TKOL, which puts AMSP more or less in line with the amount of 'old' material on previous albums. i'm sure the unknown histories of many songs are more interesting than what we realise though, there's been a lot of cool revelations in the past (The National Anthem technically existing pre-Radiohead's formation maybe the best example). obviously the band massively slowed down recording/releasing as the years went by too, so known unreleased material had to wait longer and longer to get studioed. and ominously, after AMSP, there's very little left to be on tenterhooks for (i love Skirting the Surface but it's probably going to be on The Smile record, i believe they didn't play any unreleased songs on the AMSP tour...)

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8 minutes ago, walter ego said:

What is this leakery...  

i think i saw that on Reddit before. i assumed it was real because of its quick appearance, but on reflection an enterprising fraudster could have probably made it from known snippets 'cos it seems like just a mash up of known Kid A/Pulk parts with a lot of distorted vocals overlaid 🍽️

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On 10/5/2021 at 7:58 AM, pennyroyalty said:

the idea that AMSP was old stuff seemed to get some traction with journalists but at least one article i saw was literally counting stuff like Full Stop and Identikit as 'old' because they'd been played (for the first time) on the King of Limbs tour, despite the obvious fact that AMSP was the only release window since. as far as we know, only Burn The Witch, Present Tense and True Love Waits predated TKOL, which puts AMSP more or less in line with the amount of 'old' material on previous albums. i'm sure the unknown histories of many songs are more interesting than what we realise though, there's been a lot of cool revelations in the past (The National Anthem technically existing pre-Radiohead's formation maybe the best example). obviously the band massively slowed down recording/releasing as the years went by too, so known unreleased material had to wait longer and longer to get studioed. and ominously, after AMSP, there's very little left to be on tenterhooks for (i love Skirting the Surface but it's probably going to be on The Smile record, i believe they didn't play any unreleased songs on the AMSP tour...)

woah what how am I just now hearing about this. well I guess at least that increases the odds of getting that song in some form or another. It'd make me a little sad for it not to have the radiohead touch though. a lot of Thom Yorke songs simultaneously make me appreciate what he contributes to the band as well as what he doesn't.

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On 10/5/2021 at 10:58 AM, pennyroyalty said:

after AMSP, there's very little left to be on tenterhooks for (i love Skirting the Surface but it's probably going to be on The Smile record)

Cut a Hole (which I love), Skirting on the Surface, Open the Floodgates, I Froze Up, Wake Me (Before They Come), & Come to your Senses are the ones I know of & of course Follow Me Around (which is about to be released). I'd love to hear these.

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