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Reply #840 on: October 07, 2007, 12:42:42 AM
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Stanley Donwood: Discbox is worth the money
Posted on October 6th, 2007.

In an interview with Stanley Donwood, published by ThisIsLondon.co.uk, he comments on the £40 price tag on the Discbox version of Radiohead’s new album ‘In Rainbows’, which features a download, two CD’s and two 12-inch vinyl records and a lyrics book full of new artwork by Stanley Donwood.
If the download could be a steal, this is a serious financial commitment. Is it worth it?

Stanley Donwood: “It depends how rich you are! If you’re on the dole, of course it’s a hell of a lot of money. But it costs about that much to go to a Premier League football match, and this project has taken an incredible amount of work. It’s been a long journey over 10 months, with the artwork evolving as the music has evolved. And it weighs about half a kilo.”

For In Rainbows he’s been trying a photographic etching technique, putting prints into acid baths with random results. He keeps the finer details close to his chest, and the band refuse to show off the box properly until the release date, but a small picture at www.inrainbows.com shows multicoloured, blocky text contrasting with scratchy grey abstractions. “The finished product is quite a lush thing. It’s the most over-the-top project I’ve done with them.”

He studied Fine Art with Yorke at Exeter, and admits that the friends share a similar bleak worldview. “We shout at the same bits of the news.”

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Reply #841 on: October 07, 2007, 11:27:31 AM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure $84.17 is the most I've ever paid for music as well. But given all of the buzz and how huge a fan I am, it's worthwhile. These guys aren't pumping out records every year. Whatever they release, I always want the limited / box set or whatever they come up with. God, I'm so stoked they included "Open Pick" after it vanished from their tour setlists too. That song is fucking awesome. Can't wait for a tour next year. I'm praying they come back to the northwest again.


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Reply #842 on: October 07, 2007, 02:17:45 PM
you also have to consider you're getting the album, then that same album on vinyl, then an ep (which may be full album length), and then vinyl of that ep. buying all of these seperately would prob be around $60, not to mention what sounds like very extensive packaging and shipping included. no telling how much it will cost shipping that across seas.
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Reply #843 on: October 09, 2007, 06:15:37 PM
when's this puppy goin live, wouldn't midnight UK time be right around now?
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Reply #844 on: October 09, 2007, 08:08:19 PM
THANK YOU FOR ORDERING IN RAINBOWS. THIS IS AN UPDATE.

YOUR UNIQUE ACTIVATION CODE(S) WILL BE SENT OUT TOMORROW MORNING (UK TIME).  THIS WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE DOWNLOAD AREA.

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOWNLOAD:

THE ALBUM WILL COME AS A 48.4MB ZIP FILE CONTAINING 10 X 160KBPS DRM FREE MP3s.

MOST COMPUTERS NOW HAVE ZIP SOFTWARE AS PART OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM; IF YOUR COMPUTER DOES NOT, YOU NEED TO GET WINZIP OR ZIPIT INSTALLED PRIOR.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM HERE:

PC: http://www.winzip.com/
MAC: http://www.maczipit.com/

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING YOUR FILE,  PLEASE CONTACT OUR DOWNLOAD CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM AT
downloadinrainbows@waste.uk.com


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Reply #845 on: October 09, 2007, 08:12:47 PM
10am UK time. In like 7 hours.
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Reply #846 on: October 09, 2007, 08:37:52 PM
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Reply #847 on: October 09, 2007, 09:19:16 PM
160KBPS

ay, there's the rub.

Yeah. That sucks. I actually canceled my order for the discbox (not because of the bitrate, but because of the gimmick which I touched on earlier in this thread) so I guess beggars can't be choosers. Still though, it's better than what you get at iTunes or it's at least the same.
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Reply #848 on: October 09, 2007, 09:39:57 PM
160KBPS

ay, there's the rub.

Yeah. That sucks. I actually canceled my order for the discbox (not because of the bitrate, but because of the gimmick which I touched on earlier in this thread) so I guess beggars can't be choosers. Still though, it's better than what you get at iTunes or it's at least the same.

there is no cynical gimmick. no one has to pay anything for the music. the front page of radiohead.com says you can only get this music here for now. it does not say forever. the management has made perfectly clear that it will be released in stores probably in January.
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Reply #849 on: October 10, 2007, 12:44:08 AM
omg i'm listening to it right now


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Reply #850 on: October 10, 2007, 01:05:59 AM
omg i'm listening to it right now


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Im here.  It's so good!  Not like im surprised, though.  I was expecting something pleasing, and at this point I feel that I like radiohead too much to be able to objectibely judge an album.  I am surprised how guitar driven it is.  The arrangements are fantastic.  It makes me wonder what the recording process was like.  There's a live feel about some of it.  Arpeggi turned out very nicely.  I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I am.


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Reply #851 on: October 10, 2007, 01:07:09 AM
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Reply #852 on: October 10, 2007, 01:13:37 AM
I left my helmet at my girlfriends house!!!! MY MIND IS EXPLODING YOU BITCH!!!!!
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Reply #853 on: October 10, 2007, 01:17:42 AM
This has to be their most jamming album.  I lost 3 pounds listening to it.


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Reply #854 on: October 10, 2007, 01:19:33 AM
I had to take off my trousers. I was mad compressed.

The compression is KILLING Bodysnatchers. You can tell it just wants to break out.
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