Radiohead ‘OK Computer’ 20th Anniversary Boxed Edition
Culture May 09 2017
When Radiohead’s now classic OK Computer came out in 1997, Pitchfork reviewer Barry Walters called it “the most appealingly odd effort by a name rock band in ages.” OK Computer’s forward-thinking blend of art rock and experimental pop was light-years away from Radiohead’s previous radio-friendly stadium rock and even further from the grunge and Britpop that tended to dominated the music of the era. Two decades later, Walters wouldn’t change a word of his glowing review, echoing the sentiments of countless critics who agree that OK Computer is not only a high-water mark of Radiohead’s career, but a truly revolutionary masterpiece.
In honor of its 20-year anniversary, OK Computer is getting the re-release that it deserves… and audiophiles should be drooling. After going back to the original studio tapes and re-mastering these dusty analog relics for a new technological era, the audio wizards of the Radiohead team are proud to offer a 20th Anniversary Boxed Edition of OK Computer that includes the original twelve track album, three unreleased tracks, and eight album B-sides.
The vinyl edition of the OK Computer Boxed Edition offers this re-mastered music on three heavyweight 180 gram black 12″ records inside a black box that resembles a darkly burned copy of the original OK Computer cover artwork by Stanley Donwood and Dr. Tchock. The release also includes a hardcover book that contains over 30 pieces of additional OK Computer-era art, 48 pages from Donwood and Tchock’s preparatory sketchbook, 104 pages from Thom Yorke’s original hand-scrawled notebook, and a Radiohead-complied C90 cassette mix tape that features gems from the OK Computer session archives and demo tapes.