No they pulled the songs from iTunes years ago, around 2015-6 when the back catalog was purchased by XL from EMI’s successor company. These tracks were removed because they were part of the 2009-10 reissue series that was not approved by Radiohead, but like the 2008 greatest hits, was released by EMI after they left the label in 2007. Most of the songs on the 2009 Amnesiac reissue are simply the b-sides of Amnesiac, which continued to be available. But the Canal Plus live tracks were only ever officially released as part of that EMI reissue the band didn’t approve—so those particular tracks did not stay on streaming/download services after XL bought their catalog from EMI. In fact they were deleted to such an extent that even purchasers would could longer access or even see the songs.
Well, what I noticed recently is they seem to be in the process of returning these bonus tracks into iTunes. So far even if you once bought the tracks, you still can’t re-download or play them via iTunes, but you will at least now see the track names reappearing in the iTunes purchased list, after years of being invisible. If you try to play them it will say the track is being “modified.”
I don’t even think it’s a certainty that the Canal Plus live material (or the BBC live tracks from the Kid A reissue, which also reappeared recently) will end up being included in whatever Kid A and Amnesiac reissue they’re working on, but maybe it’s like with registering song titles far in advance for copyright reasons, they give iTunes a long lead time with the provisional tracklist or at least any songs that might have been hidden in their old iTunes catalog and they now want to start bringing back.
Considering that Radiohead’s back catalog has not changed hands since 2015-6 (and there are no rumors that it has recently been sold by XL to another party) the only reason for the sudden reappearance of those tracks now would be if iTunes radically changed their protocol w/r/t availability of past purchases (I haven’t seen any other evidence this is the case) or more likely, Radiohead and their current label XL are making preparations to rerelease some or all of these once-hidden songs along with probably some unheard ones.
Edit: idk why I posted so many words on this. Amnesiac and Kid A sessions is the only reissue I could care about (unless they drop the Spike Stent version of IR and the Q-tip version of TKOL* which will never happen) but I still don’t really care much... maybe if they make it so all profits are for some cause besides their own asses. I really just want to hear Dogwander.
still love amnesiac, and kid a. they flip flop regularly about which i prefer. haven't listened to either in awhile, but when i think "do i feel like listening to rh right now?" those 2 are the ones i want to hear the most.
this wasn't true for me, which i know because i even had the passwords saved to automatically to be entered in my phone, which didn't work after it came back up and didn't work if i manually entered what i know they were, but anyway i reset this one and that at least worked
i appreciate not wanting to let the history die! you've done this community better than whoever ran atease and lost everything by forgetting(?) to pay the bill
and it's nice to have forum software from this decade that can actually load reliably again and easily embed stuff 😊 hope it doesn't cost you too much
congrats on the children! ❤️
Now i feel really stupid but how can i easily post pictures from my flickr here, so that they link back to flickr as they should.. I mean i can read the code in your posts, tapzilla, but is there an easy way to do that instead of adding here first the image url as a link and the IMG code as the text describing that link... seems a wee bit laborous. Especially when i've got used to just copy-pasting the image code from photobucket
Or then i could just not follow flickr guidelines and get spanked by the internet police. *shrug*
anyway, flickr test posts to see if the linky-links are working
EDIT: they are working, yay, and i meant earlier not the actual photo url but the address.. but whatevs.