It’s out! I’ve listened to the entire album through once and my first impression is that it is just wonderful. Right now, I can’t fault it at all. In fact I don’t think I’ve had this good a first impression of a Radiohead album since ‘OK Computer’.
I’ve ordered a vinyl copy of course but have listened to it as soon as it appeared on Apple Music. Here is the track listing:
A MOON SHAPED POOL
- BURN THE WITCH
- DECKS DARK
- DESERT ISLAND DISK
- FUL STOP
- GLASS EYES
- THE NUMBERS
- PRESENT TENSE
- TINKER TAILER SOLDIER SAILOR RICH MAN POOR MAN BEGGAR MAN THIEF
- TRUE LOVE WAITS
There’s also a special edition which contains the following:
- Case bound album, inspired by the albums for 78rpm shellac records in the library of La Fabrique, France
- 32 pages of artwork
- The 11 track album on two heavyweight 12″ vinyl records
- Two compact discs: one with the album and one with two extra tracks
- Recording tape belly band applied *
- 320kbit MP3 or 16-bit WAV of the 11 track album available to download now
You have to wait until September for it though, presumably due to it being a bit more complicated to put together.
I am listening again now. It is so damn good.
I only had chance to listen to Daydreaming earlier today and to watch the video. I loved it immediately, and I hope Thom eventually found his car keys. For me, this is without doubt the best release of 2016 so far and it’s going to take a lot to top it.