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Radiohead sets Web release date for new album
February 14, 2011 / 8:29 PM / 7 years ago

Radiohead sets Web release date for new album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Radiohead will release its new album “The King of Limbs” this coming weekend in a digital version available online, the alternative band said on Monday.

<p>Lead singer Thom Yorke performs with his band Radiohead at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

It’s the British group’s first release since their “In Rainbows” topped the pop charts in January 2008, after the album was initially sold on the Internet under a revolutionary system that allowed buyers to pay whatever price they wanted.

This time, Radiohead has given a set price for its long awaited “The King of Limbs”. The digital version will cost $9 (6 pounds) for an MP3, and it will be available for download on Saturday, February 19, Radiohead said on its website.

A deluxe edition the band is calling a “newspaper album” will be shipped to customers on May 9. It comes with two vinyl records, a CD and artwork, at a cost of $48 (30 pounds).

Consumers who download on waveform audio file format (WAV) instead of MP3 will pay an additional $5 (3 pounds).

Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke took a break from the band last year to work with his side act Atoms for Peace.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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