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Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 album download
Performer: Radiohead
Title: OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017
Country: UK
Genre: Rock
Style:Alternative Rock
Released: 2017
MP3 album szie: 1789 mb
FLAC album size: 1450 mb

OK Computer OKNOTOK is a reissue of the 1997 album OK Computer by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It was released in June 2017, the album's 20th anniversary, following the acquisition of Radiohead's back catalogue by XL Recordings from EMI in 2016. The album is remastered and includes B-sides released on OK Computer singles, plus three previously unreleased songs: "I Promise", "Man of War", and "Lift".

The reissue includes bonus tracks (three previously unreleased) and completely remastered versions of the album tracks. It was released on June 23, 2017 digitally, as a double CD set, and a triple LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl. The expanded box set includes a triple LP, as well as a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by the band and taken from the OK Computer session archives and demo tapes.

OK Computer offered an eerily clairvoyant vision of digital angst and alienation. But unlike the other new songs Radiohead had played, Lift had gone down well. Listening to it on the 20th anniversary reissue of OK Computer, you can see why: it is blessed with an immense, air-punch-inducing chorus. The thing is, Lift is on the second disc, the one filled with B-sides and outtakes. Knowing they had a huge, self-evident hit on their hands, Radiohead deliberately left it off the album they were making. Such was the curious, peevish atmosphere in which OK Computer was created.

OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997. has been added to your Cart. OKNOTOK will be issued June 23 on XL Recordings, coinciding (roughly) with the original 1997 release date(s) of Radiohead’s landmark third album OK COMPUTER. OKNOTOK features the original OK COMPUTER twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radiohead completist’s dream: I Promise, Lift, and Man Of War. The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK COMPUTER era tracks finally receive their first official issue on OKNOTOK. All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes

Twenty years on, Radiohead revisit their 1997 masterpiece with a deluxe reissue. The bonus material includes familiar B-sides and a few previously unheard recordings that hint at an intriguing road not taken. As they regrouped to figure out what their third album might be, Radiohead faced, if not a crossroads, then an unusually open stretch of road. They had toured with Alanis Morissette in support of their second LP, 1995's The Bends.

Album · 1997 · 23 Songs. The centerpiece of OKNOTOK’s second set of unreleased tracks and B-sides, it’s a startlingly beautiful snapshot of the band’s ridiculous post-The Bends, OK Computer-era potency. Elsewhere, Lift is another glistening gem from the vaults and Meeting in the Aisle provides a reminder of the band’s haunting way around an instrumental. A remastered OK Computer, meanwhile, remains the foreboding masterpiece it ever was. OK Computer OKNOTOK Radiohead.

OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017 pairs a remastered version of the original LP with three unreleased songs and eight B-sides. It’s true that reissues are inherently selfish: a physical object giving in to supply and demand, often presupposed, that’s driven by either penury or greed. Few reissues are created out of necessity, though the reasons to do so exist: clean audio that’s grown comparatively dusty, pry open a tightly screwed narrative, or introduce the music to a new generation of listeners  . After The Bends, Radiohead promised to release a positive record - a descriptor few would use in relation to the album. Look closely at OKNOTOK and it reveals reluctance and hesitance, flipped sentiments that seem positive by comparison.

Tracklist Hide Credits

ip
A1 Airbag
A2 Paranoid Android
A3 Subterranean Homesick Alien
skip
B1 Exit Music (For A Film)
B2 Let Down
B3 Karma Police
sky
C1 Fitter Happier
C2 Electioneering
C3 Climbing Up The Walls
C4 No Surprises
blue
D1 Lucky
D2 The Tourist
who's
E1 I Promise
E2 Man Of War
E3 Lift
E4 Lull
E5 Meeting In The Aisle
Programmed By – Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker
it
F1 Melatonin
F2 A Reminder
F3 Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)
F4 Pearly*
F5 Palo Alto
F6 How I Made My Millions

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – XL Recordings Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – XL Recordings Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Alchemy Mastering
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH76012
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH76013
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH77761

Credits

  • Arranged By [Strings] – Radiohead (tracks: A1 to D2)
  • Artwork [Additional Complicated Artwork Skills Supplied By] – Matt Bale
  • Artwork By [Additional Complicated Artwork Skills Supplied By] – Mr. Barry
  • Conductor [Strings] – Nick Ingman (tracks: A1 to D2)
  • Edited By [Audio Levels Balance] – Nigel Godrich (tracks: A1 to F5)
  • Engineer [Studio Assistant] – Chris Scard (tracks: A1 to D2), Gerard Navarro (tracks: A1 to D2), Jon Bailey (tracks: A1 to D2)
  • Lacquer Cut By – Bazza
  • Lyrics By [We Wrote Them] – Radiohead (tracks: A1 to D2)
  • Mastered By – Chris 'King Fader' Blair* (tracks: A1 to D2)
  • Music By – Mike Hammond* (tracks: F1), Colin Greenwood (tracks: A1 to E5, F1 to F5), Ed O'Brien (tracks: A1 to E5, F1 to F5), Jonny Greenwood (tracks: A1 to E5, F1 to F5), Michael Hazlewood (tracks: F1), Phil Selway (tracks: A1 to E5, F1 to F5), Thom Yorke
  • Photography By, Other [Website Maintenance] – Stanley Donwood
  • Producer [Committed To Tape] – Nigel Godrich (tracks: A1 to F5), Radiohead (tracks: A1 to F5)

Notes

Limited to 7000 copies.
Sold only through indie record stores.

Triple-sleeve gatefold jacket with colour printed inner sleeves.
Three 180 gram blue coloured 12" vinyl records containing the original twelve track album,
three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides, all newly remastered from the original analogue tapes.
Includes a download code card (for MP3 or WAV formats).

The stickered barcode is to differentiate the Blue coloured vinyl from the Black vinyl barcode

XLLP868 appears on the back of the gatefold.
XLLP868X appears on a sticker on the shrink wrap on the back of the gatefold.

℗ 1997-2017 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by XL Recordings Limited.
© 1997-2017 XL Recordings Limited.

Printed in E.U.
Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed - Sticker): 6 34904 08688 6
  • Barcode (Scanned - Sticker): 634904086886
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [etched]): IP XLLP868-A1 BH76012-01 A1 BAZZA ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [etched]): SKIP XLLP868-B1 BH76012-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C [etched]): SKY XLLP868-C1 BH76012-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D [etched]): BLUE XLLP868-D1 BH76012-02 D1 PW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E [etched]): XLLP868-E3 BH77761-01 E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F [etched]): IT XLLP868-F1 BH76013-01 F1 =^^
  • Label Code: LC 05667

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8 Radiohead OK Computer ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Parlophone, Parlophone NODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8 UK 1997
ABS 104022 Radiohead OK Computer + 6 Bonus Tracks! ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Radiohead) ABS 104022 Russia Unknown
7 24385 5229 2 5 Radiohead OK Computer ‎(CD, Album) EMI 7 24385 5229 2 5 Taiwan 1997
EKPD-0610 Radiohead OK Computer ‎(CD, Album) EMI (Korea) EKPD-0610 South Korea 1997
none Radiohead OK Computer + 6 Bonus Tracks! ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Radiohead) none Unknown
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Reviews: (86)
Ariseym
Ariseym
Now up to over 8300 own out of 7000 pressed.. Nice.. ????
Meztisho
Meztisho
Pressing is phenomenal. Beautiful dynamics, staging, and almost no sound whatsoever.
Gavigamand
Gavigamand
Sounds amazing! Clean flat pressing. Dynamic with a nice sound stage. It has a full, warm and rich sound. This one was done right!
Phalaken
Phalaken
Funny this is a limited to 7000 edition, yet at the latest count 7739 claim to have a copy
VAZGINO
VAZGINO
Why doesn't this not have a lyric sheet? Kinda disappointed with no inserts aside from the blue vinyl.
Gosar
Gosar
I've definitely got a copy!!! Got it back in December
Enditaling
Enditaling
Kraftwerker1967 I've definitely got a copy!!! Got it back in December ok...
godlike
godlike
Interesting, 6485 people are claiming to own this album. And only 7000 copies worldwide...
Dawncrusher
Dawncrusher
Absolutely true for this and guilty also but I got to the point where I see the significance of making sure that I check everything out and add mine to the correct listing.Its tough especially when it comes to some of my old school Pink Floyd pressings where there's 1,000 different versions.Its very tedious but worth it when I know I've gotten it for sure.
Doomredeemer
Doomredeemer
Maybe a small amount. I think the bigger reason is people just adding whatever first release they see because they are too lazy to find the exact one they have. I used to do this as well before I was aware of reissues and the different sound and value they have.
Tygralbine
Tygralbine
I believe what happens at least in some cases is that people own the record and add it to their collection but then when they sell it they don't update their collection so you have a single record counted multiple times.
Agalen
Agalen
Thats nothing, some test pressings only were made in 12 copies and over 20 people claim to own them.
olgasmile
olgasmile
Interesting triple LP packaging approach, but I really like it. Artwork looks great too! The album sounds incredible too. Super clean and the surface noise is nil on mine, which makes the softer tracks even more rewarding sounding. This is a worthy remaster and a welcome addition to any Radiohead fan's collection. I would personally call this the definitive version to own on vinyl. It sounds leagues above the other copy I own. Only negative tick here for me is that the center hole is cut a little too small on my Disc 1. Taking this record off the player is incredibly stressful because of this, since I'm constantly afraid I'm going to accidentally snap the record no matter how careful I am.
Captain America
Captain America
Thanks for the review ! With some careful dexterity it's pretty easy to enlarge the spindle hole with a properly sized drill, round file, or x-acto knife...
Pumpit
Pumpit
You can very gently increase the spindle hole size by getting a knife with a very sharp edge (you know, like a kitchen knife) and turning it slowly and with not too much pressure, scraping a small amount of vinyl off the centre hole. Do it incrementally, a tiny bit on each side, until it fits perfectly. I've never had a problem doing this - and it avoids wrecking the record by bending it when it is stuck.
hardy
hardy
I totally agree with you about the sound quality of this pressing. This is the only album I own which I haven't cleaned. It looked so clean when I took it out of it's sleeve I put it straight onto my turntable to play. Wow! As you say surface noise is NIL! Add to that the fact that these are great song and this is probably my favourite album at the moment!
Anicasalar
Anicasalar
I agree! Sounds super all the way. I haven’t heard other pressings but you can’t go wrong with this one.
Thetalune
Thetalune
Out of interest what is the actual number of copies? Many Indie sites say 3000 but here saying 7000. Slightly confused.
Hugighma
Hugighma
The "Have" here at discogs is already at 6300 (March 2018) so 10K seems most probable. Indeed not that limited.
Siramath
Siramath
both are not correct. US pressings planned to 3K, then 7K, finally 10K pressed. confirmed number.EU pressings no confirmed amount. probably not so limited
Mala
Mala
Id like to know as well so Im posting a comment
Small Black
Small Black
I was trying to ignore the comments complaining about the press quality/quality control on the US version but damn, I received a dud as well. I was given two side A/B ( IP/Skip), was missing C/D (Sky/Blue) and the bonus material LP has extra plastic around the edges because it was not cut properly. If my stylus ever caught the edge it would be done-zo. Hopefully either the Distro/Label can do something about this because I'm not stoked considering how this was priced.
Ironfire
Ironfire
The EU release seems to have less problems. Might want to try that instead.
Bloodfire
Bloodfire
A fantastic product containing all the songs on near perfectly pressed records. Not a single pop was heard throughout the entire marathon of the whole album. With the exception of the run in groove of side D (Blue) and a couple on the last record. But if its even significant to mention individual clicks and pops on a 3LP set then you should understand how good the quality is. You might be turned off by the blue coloring but I doubt the black version sounds any different. You cant do much better than a dead silent pressing. Mastering wise it displays excellent dynamics. Every instrument and sound can be appreciated with a crisp high and low end. The only thing that could be seen as a mistake is not including lyrics anywhere on this thick double gatefold with 3 inner sleeves. Since the singing is so hard to understand, especially for first time listeners it should really have been a no brainer. Another thing I dont really understand about the packaging is how they organized the sides. Maybe there is something Im missing because Im not a giant fan but if the first sleeve has a clear labeling of side A and B then why not the other 2? I dont love the photo bashed esc art either but it sure looks unique and iconic. If you have a choice between releases pick whichever is cheapest available to you of these latest remasters, you can make due without included lyrics but its definitely a big mistake on their part.Update: Im just loving the album more and more and my appreciation for the sound has not deminished the slightest as some other releases which I reviewed have. This really is one of the best digitally sourced records I have heard. Full and detailed sound staging. The only recent issue I noticed is with the song Subterranean Homesick Alien which I suspect has worn grooves from my previous Rega Cart. The high frequencies are crackly and sibilant. Ill be getting a new copy later to see if its my setup which caused the issue, if its a pressing defect or if my current MP-110 cart just cant track it properly.Equipment used:Rega RP1 with base carbon cartCyrus 2 Amplifier System Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakersCustom made HQ speaker cablesUpdated equipment:Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge
Araath
Araath
Outside of the 1997 OP, this is in my opinion the copy to own of this album. I also have the recent XL repress, which is very good too, but this pressing is near perfect!
Rainbearer
Rainbearer
The stickered barcode of the blue pressing is 634904086817. In contrast of the above text.
Macage
Macage
wwdegrood The stickered barcode of the blue pressing is 634904086817. In contrast of the above text. Sorry, but this is just not true. I don't know how you come up with this idea? Printed barcode is 634904086817. Stickered barcode is 634904086886. Blue E.U. copy in hand at the moment of typing.
Jek
Jek
My copy surprisingly sounds very similar to my original 97' pressing in terms of quality (very good.) And the remastering is noticeable in parts of the album with little background parts being clearer and more pronounced. The bass has also been reworked.It's worth noting that a lot of the B sides were never well recorded and still sound pretty poor but the new b-sides (I Promise, Man of War, Lift) all sound great.My copy also has the same barcode of the black copies allegedly do despite having blue wax inside. Purchased in New Zealand if it makes a difference.Overall very pleased with my purchase. The blue pressing sounds a bit better than the records from my new box set do too! (Maybe my box set was pressed in the US?)
Tygrafym
Tygrafym
Vinyl included in all box sets were pressed in the E.U. by Optimal Media GmbH. You can verify that by comparing the matrix info. Look for BH76012 / BH76013 / BH77761 codes in the runout grooves. Hope this helps. Thank you!
Querlaca
Querlaca
Great remaster, but there is some iffy QC on mine. There are many small indentations on the lead in groove which give a thumping sound right into the first 5 seconds of the first track. I might pick up a black copy instead.
Anayaron
Anayaron
I have a notch in the groove guard on disc one, that's impacting the edge of the lead in groove! It's going back to the record store.
GawelleN
GawelleN
I have the same shit at my disc one. But compared to the 2013 remaster, it is brilliant as well.
Marilace
Marilace
Wow...I have to say I'm blown away by this mastering job. There are so many tracks on here that have got me scratching my head and thinking if certain instruments and little guitar licks were even on there in the original mix. It's definitely very a polished effort though and in someone ways it does seem a bit out of place if you've grown up with Radiohead at the time. The band is so much more chilled out these days (all relative of course) but back during the ok computer release there was so much angst, chaos and potentially even the feeling that it would all be too much for the band (see the Meeting People is Easy film and sections of the US tour where the guys look really stressed out). The less polished version (i.e.the original mix) of this album does seem to capture that feeling better. Make no doubts about it though - this one is phenomenal!
Nikohn
Nikohn
The songs are Airbag/How Am I Driving? were always my favorite non-album tracks. Really nice to have them on vinyl. The other B-sides are pretty unremarkable, but the remastered album sounds good. Haven't listened to it back to back with my original pressing, but on first listen my impression is that the sound quality is quite good. Overall I'm happy with this pressing, I think there are always going to be pressing errors in the current climate of vinyl production, and I understand people's frustrations with receiving flawed copies, but overall I think this seems much better than the Moon Shaped Pool colored vinyl and was totally worth purchasing. I've spun my copy 3 or 4 times this weekend! (There was a skip on side F, but after a couple plays it worked itself out.)
Dobpota
Dobpota
PIcked up a blue copy today from a local store in southern California. Have had my name on his list for a few weeks to buy this. Defects on side one of the first disc and label bubbling and peeling on side 2 of the last disc. Called the store owner who said he would contact Matador about it. This sucks. Owner has emailed manufacturer about it. Hopefully it works out. Will update.
Fonceiah
Fonceiah
There is a separate submission for the blue U.S. edition now: Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. Hope you'll get a better copy soon. Good luck!
Raelin
Raelin
My version, bought this morning at Rough Trade in NYC, has Made in the USA on the back cover. Same number XLLP868. Is it a different pressing than this one listed?
Zamo
Zamo
Yeah, different pressing. There is a submission for the blue U.S. pressing now: Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017
Kajikus
Kajikus
So now that it's US, UK, AND EUROPE it's safe to say Rainbo is no longer pressing Radiohead XL releases. I was always under the impression Rainbo pressed for US and Optimal for UK/EUROPE.
Lanadrta
Lanadrta
Yeah, the UK/Euro and US release was originally had separate listing and someone thought it was wise to merge them. Something about that did not sit well with me but still wanted to get the facts straight first. I'm glad someone decided to separate them again.
Xangeo
Xangeo
U.S. edition does not have Optimal matrix info and slightly different matrix info. Presumably not pressed by Optimal therefore. There is a submission for the blue U.S. edition now: Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017
Rishason
Rishason
Just finished listening to the first two discs... I'm perfectly satisfied with this release in spite of it not being my favorite pressing of OK Computer. There is some surface noise on side B and D but nothing too distracting. As a rule of thumb, however, if you're looking for highest sound quality always go with standard black vinyl. I already own a Parlophone 2nd Pressing and the 2016 XL North America pressing (my personal favorite) so I chose blue for the novelty. I also have the box set ordered and only purchased this because my full-blown vinyl addiction has eliminated any kind of patience I previously possessed as a human being. If you want the best sound quality possible, go black. If you want fancy blue records, go blue.Edit: I originally posted this under the US pressing which I own... Somehow got shifted here when Discogs did a merge.
Wilalmaine
Wilalmaine
I have all the 2016 XL reissues. They are all very good! Absolutely destroy any Capitol pressing. I only had a problem with the 12" North American pressing of Kid A. Went through a few of those before importing an EU pressing which is flawless. I also have 1st or 2nd Parlophone pressings of The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief to compare against. The XL reissues are just as good and, in some cases, even better than the original/early Parlophones.
Rolorel
Rolorel
My copy seems to sound okay. I also ordered the box set since the UK pressings of any Radiohead record are always best. I opted for the blue copy also, so now I have an original 97 Parlaphone, the blue reissue and the black UK issue from the box set. I did buy a 2016 XL reissue of In Rainbows and it beats the original 2007 TBD release all day long. Do you have any of the other 2016 pressings from XL? The consensus seems to be that they're the next best thing compared to original Paralophone pressings.
Stanober
Stanober
Yep, going through it now. I think it sounds pretty good - haven't had any of the surface noise issues yet (fingers crossed!)
Jwalextell
Jwalextell
Definitely get the black one, it sounds heaps better than the blue. Clearly more dynamics with better punches, weightier bass and more addictive drum kicks. Clearer and more focused overall. I got both.
Reggy
Reggy
The colour makes no different to the sound. The records are produced off the same masters and pressed at the same plant just some records pressed with the blue colour added and others pressed with black colour added.
Bolv
Bolv
How is the sound quality on this version? Colored vinyl sound OK/Not OK?
RUsich155
RUsich155
Opened and played my blue copy today all the way thru today. Sounds very bright and clear, did justice to this great album. Big recommend.
Gunos
Gunos
Maybe I just got a bad copy but mine is noisy in quite spots. Not horrible but lots of noise even after a VPI cleaning. I may hang on to my Black 2008 press
Micelhorav
Micelhorav
Lol I remember when POs were announced and people were freaking out over not being able to get one..97 for sale here..
Arashigore
Arashigore
this is true. they did press more, hence the overabundance available. Feel bad for the people who overspent when it was first released. Kinda a dick move by Radiohead IMO & I'm a HUGE fan. The manufacturer also apparently sealed them too tight and this lead to a lot of bent corners, including mine.
Coirad
Coirad
I read that they decided to up the stock to 10000 copies so that's why there are a lot more. I'll be able to mosey on down to my local store and get a copy on July 7th.
Windworker
Windworker
Man the C/D on my copy is straight garbage. Tired of shoddy Radiohead pressings.
Lestony
Lestony
Mine is fine, flat and quiet on all sides. The only complaint I have is the somewhat 'digital' sounding bass which others have talked about below
6snake6
6snake6
Black version sounds beautiful, just beautiful. Crisp, spacious and clean. I am discovering new sounds in this album. The b-sides lp is great too. I cannot do nothing but recommend it!
fabscf
fabscf
And what about this one? This doesn't seem to have been listed yet: 3 x LP, Blackhttp://www.xlrecordings.com/buy/radiohead-okcomputeroknotok19972017
Utchanat
Utchanat
The standard 3 X Black LP is listed here. https://www.discogs.com/Radiohead-OK-Computer-OKNOTOK-1997-2017/release/10471009
Ballagar
Ballagar
Not a bad pressing this as reissues go and it is a rare thing of beauty to look at with the opaque blue vinyl and various inners but not quite as clear or clean as the final EMI pressing with the first vinyl containing more surface noise than expected and a lack of clarity in places , the bass is a little bit to heavy. Things improve massively for the second vinyl and whilst I haven't heard the bonus vinyl yet, I went for this limited edition mainly for the extra tracks which I've never heard on any format before. So this is better than most reissues that you're likely to hear this year but if want the definitive master of this album long after 1997 then grab a copy of this https://www.discogs.com/Radiohead-OK-Computer/release/3339642
Hiylchis
Hiylchis
This is what I look for in reviews. Thank you Orac101.
Ishnsius
Ishnsius
Received my copy and I made a comparison with my ORIGINAL PARLOPHONE UK copy. First, i need to say that the new pressing is amazing and is highly recommended. I was able to listen to new background details. The high frequencies were very enjoyable to listen to. However, the bass in the original is more genuine to my ears, compared to the repress, with the latter sounding more artificial. In addition, the original has a better flow in the music, with the repress not lacking too much behind.I confirm that some remastering took place, albeit subtle. The sound feels slightly less analog and bass shy in the repress.I definitely recommend purchasing this repress to someone that does not want to invest in an original. Small differences exist, that might not be revealed to an elementary turntable and audio system.
Glei
Glei
A perfect review with comparisons to the original issue. Thanks ttmecvin.
Sudert
Sudert
Delayed for a July 7th release here in the states.
Shaktiktilar
Shaktiktilar
Mine is black and I have 2 disc twos absolutely gutted
IWAS
IWAS
They learnt their lesson from the terrible moom shaped pool pressings. This one's fantastic.
Deeroman
Deeroman
Probably one of the best reissues that I have ever heard. I can compare this to the original CD (all that I was aware that was available when it was released) and attest to the fact that this version is light years ahead. Absolutely amazing remix, additional songs and pressing. In my opinion this album far exceeds DSOTM and Sargent Pepper...But not quite Unknown Pleasures or Bitches Brew...Well worth buying.
Mavegelv
Mavegelv
Great to know. My copy should arrive this week:) what Unknown Pleasures reissue are you referring too?Many thanks
Yanthyr
Yanthyr
A few people have reported that on opening this limited coloured edition, the vinyl is actually black.Has anybody else experienced this ?
Ohatollia
Ohatollia
No one am i paying over the odds on ebay, I have returned the fauty copy and preordered the american release from Amazon so fingers crossed that will come through in a weeks time.
Qudanilyr
Qudanilyr
Good idea, support the Ebay flippers and pay £50 + for a £23 record! Not your fault I'm sure, but it's disgusting the prices people are asking for this on here and on Ebay. Someone wants £75 on here for a record released less than a week ago! Wait until the 4000 become available in the US and prices will plummet and all the flippers will be left out of pocket.
Jerdodov
Jerdodov
I would take that straight back to where you got it from and lodge a complaint. There are many of the blue variants being sold on eBay UK as of tonight so grab one of those.
Beranyle
Beranyle
Same here black discs but labelled as blue and 2 disc twos
Zololmaran
Zololmaran
Yes I got black labelled as blue, also disc 3 is missing but 2 disc 2's.
Livina
Livina
Blue vinyl ed. Sound is top quality, really good pressing.
Hirah
Hirah
This review is for the blue vinyl edition. I do not have a previous vinyl pressing to compare to, so my comparison is with the original cd release and more recent iTunes digital version. As far as the remaster goes, they have done an excellent job IMO. There is power and clarity in the mix, but there is still ample dynamic range. No loudness war issues here... The vinyl itself is excellent. Crisp and quiet right out of the shrink wrap, and the discs are flat and centered - as you would expect from an Optimal pressing. All-In-all, an excellent release that is well worth the money and sounds fantastic on vinyl. As previously stated, I can't comment vs. Previous vinyl pressings, but compared to digital versions, this pressing holds its own admirably.
Rias
Rias
Reliably informed, 3000 of the 7000 global are UK. Very pleased with the sound from this pressing.
Jare
Jare
Just giving my blue opaque version a spin now. I am only listening to the third disc today as I'll need more time to listen to OK Computer all the way through. However first impressions are that this disc at least is stellar. I'll post my thoughts on the album proper in a few days. Also, my version of this has a different barcode.
LivingCross
LivingCross
Love the extra LP with the b sides and unreleased songs. Remaster of okc itself sounds good apart from some non fill noise during exit music. However the first parlaphone pressing still wins in terms of sonic bliss.
Dianalmeena
Dianalmeena
In what ways are the original pressing superior to the new remaster? What are the main differences? Cheers..
Kalrajas
Kalrajas
official release date is tomorrow, not july. three more words.
IWantYou
IWantYou
I found by chance and bought this Blue Opaque 3 LP's today at 12h03 to "Gibert Joseph" indépendant records shop in Montpellier, France... Only 2 exemplaires available in this store for 25,99€. I'm very glad, lucky day ! Tomorrow i will try to test it and post a comment in a few day about the sound !
Ttexav
Ttexav
Well, any comments on the press? Any comparison to the standard black version or even older pressings? Thanks!
Meri
Meri
'No skips or distortion' means that it sounds good? That just means you dont have a duff pressing. People want to know how it compares sonically to the original.
blodrayne
blodrayne
My copy has some nasty non fill noise during exit music. Apart from that it's a real nice pressing. The noise during the quiet part of exit music bugs me though, might try to get an replacement if this is not a widespread issue.
Porgisk
Porgisk
Sounds totally fine to me. No skips or distortion. Good press.
Bradeya
Bradeya
Can't comment on the blue, but the standard black edition of OKNOTOK sounds absolutely fantastic.