Well, getting to the point, my own 'premium' box set has just been delivered. I must say it caught me a bit by surprise as A/ I ordered it some time ago and, B/ the package delivered was blooming massive! This was inside:
I must say it's a remarkably handsome bit of presentation! The book that holds the records is really thick with loads of content and very nicely bound - like a thicker version of the 'A Moon Shaped Pool' book. The two accompanying note books are very cool too with their white embossed covers.
Rescued from defunct formats, prised from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage... OK COMPUTER: the original twelve track album, three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides, all newly remastered from the original analogue tapes*.
Inside a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK COMPUTER are three heavyweight 180 gram black 12" vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than 30 artworks, many of which have never been seen before except by us, and full lyrics to all the tracks except the ones that haven't really got any lyrics.
Under this weighty tome are yet more surprises: a notebook containing 104 pages from Thom Yorke's library of scrawled notes of the time, a sketchbook containing 48 pages of Donwood and Tchock's 'preparatory work' and a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by us, taken from OK COMPUTER session archives and demo tapes.
To avoid accusations of wilful obscurity, a 320k MP3, 16- or 24-bit WAV download of 23 tracks is available instantly and a download of the cassette will be inside the box.
* I recently went to see Radiohead play in Manchester and they were absolutely outstanding .