The King Of Limbs – Newspaper Edition – ANÁLISE/REVIEW

The King Of Limbs – Newspaper Edition – ANÁLISE/REVIEW


Hello, welcome to the “Little guide to the Multimedia Collector” I’m Vinicios and today I’ll show you “The King Of Limbs” on this special edition from Radiohead. Before i start to talk about the record, i want to tell you that we’ll have some changes on the chnnel The people that follows the channel knows that I didn’t send videos for a while because I was making some changes here. So, I will change the way that I’ll show you the records, I’m not showing just the records, but telling you my opinion about it tell some stories and give a new way for the contents of my videos. Not just about records, but in all other kind of videos that i will post here And I’m programming to do one video per week, ok? So, let’s go! “The King Of Limbs” is the eighth Radiohead’s album It was released in February 18, 2011, on the band’s web site. And opposed of “In Rainbows” This album do not have the “pay as you want” merchandising. THey see that this is not a very good idea… Thom Yorke said in an interview that “People in Brazil was one of the most less paying for the album”, he said about In Rainbows So, they set a fixed price for “TKOL” to the download version. They also released it in CD and Vinyl and in a Deluxe Edition that I’ll show in this video. People was expecting a diferent way of merchandising, like it was on In Rainbows. They are expecting something diferent on TKOL. But, on this time, there will be nothing new about it. They released two days before the “Lotus Flower” video That makes an internet “meme” with Thom Dancing the song, with a lot of others songs in background. Besides, they make some appearances in some independent record stores in England when they distribute a newspaper edition called “The Universal Sigh” Who distributed it was Stanley Downwood and Thom Yorke, the art creators of the newspaper. And they set up a newstand in front of the stores to do it. That newspaper is now a collector’s item because only this few stores on England distributed this editions. Few people have it. If anyone can give me one, I’ll be happy! So, i’ll show you here the Special edition that they make Since “In Rainbows” they released the albums in simple editions (dowload, CD and vinyl) and a Deluxe Edition. In the “The King Of Limbs” they make this edition called “Newspaper Edition” because it came with a newspaper inside the package. This edition comes in a platic case As you can se, a plastic bag. With the cover of the album, this one. The same in all other editions. And here the backcover. Here has and message that says that the plastic bag will be destroyed by the time. It’s an ecologic plastic bag. And it’s an ordinary plastic bag. As well as I see people on the internet saying that their bags are already dissolving at all. I, to preserve for as long as I could, mantain inside the original cardboard package. I always keep it inside, even if it doesn’t look good on the shelf. But the design is not for a shelf itself, so it makes more easy to store in this package. And inside the bag, we have all the contents. The Special Editon came with a CD. CD cames in this paper sleeve. Very simple. Recycled paper. Why they make it that way? One of the themes on the album is the nature. All the artwork have trees and forests. There is something with the ecological thing. This is why the package is in all its entirely ecological. Here’s the seal. And.. here is… the vinyl The Special Editon came with two vinyl records of 10 inches. All in acologic paper. Inside the vinyl sleeve, we got This… that is like little stickers… and its all perforated. Let me show you nearer… The back… And you can separete it, but I don’t know why you do it… It has a lot of icons there. With the Kid A monster too. This inner sleeves arts, i think they are… very cool. All in Black and white, looks like xylography, but it’s not. It’s just sketches… Simple drawings… And the record! It is in clear vinyl. Side 2 seal… Side one… It’s pretty beautiful the vinyl… The thing is: I think clear and coloured vinyl are beautiful… But the sound quality on the record is not the same as in black vinyl. The second record… There are two songs in each side of the records This is the shortest album on Radiohead’s carreer. It have about 37 minutes. And after all the newspaper that gives the name for the edition. “The King Of Limbs” We have the art. Here comes with fragments of the lyrics… Some lyrics of the album… Variations of the lyrics… And inside, there are… A lot of artwork… The print quality, although it is in a newspaper… Is very good! It’s hard to show you, because it’s big! Some texts… All done by Tchok, the Thom’s pseudonym for graphic arts and by Stanley Downwood… Stanley said that when he was planning the art for the album He think about the independent newspaper in the 60’s… Some of the artwork they used on the edition of remixes from the album… That they released some time before. I will shoe faster, but you cans see that the quality of the images is very good… Of the print of the newspaper It’s like a gigantic booklet. It’s not new a record have an artwork based in a newspaper Jethro Tull already made an album like this in the seventies Finally some band’s pictures… And in the back, the song list. It’s a 36 page newspaper with a lot of things inside. With a lot of conceptual artwork, that the fans are used to see in Radiohead albums Particularly, i like it very much. This edition was nominated for the Grammy’s best deluxe edition But it loses for Bruce Springsteen’s edition in 2012… to a edition that I don’t think deserved the award… You can search on the internet so you can see that this edition is a lot more beautiful than the Bruce Springsteen’s that won the award. Well, and about the music. What I think about the music on this record. This is a very polemic album even with the Radiohead’s fans… This album doesn’t reach everyone taste… As you can see… since Ok Computer, this is the only album that didn’t make the #1 UK charts. Since Ok computer all albums reach the #1 And TKOL reach only the #7. Now with the last album, A moon Shaped Pool, they reached the #1 again. I particularly like a lot this album It’s not my numer one on the Radiohead’s discography But I like it and I think it is interesting. Its because it is a different album on its musical structure. Its structure, and for this I think it didn’t make the taste of some people it’s a more percusive structure. That gives emphasis to the drums, the percussion and the bass guitar. On this album, Colin Greenwood, that already did some unusual things in the bass he goes to other levels on that… He did not made the bass lines as we are used to hear, just following the guitars harmonies… He did something away from then As did the percussion… Philip Selway recorded a lot of percussive things in this album Ed O’Brien told that Colin and Philip’s participation in this album is huge. And what it looks like to me… We are used to rock albums with lots of guitar layers One guitarrist make a guitar channel, then make another to complement it And it is usual in rock albuns. Wich is not that usual is to have a lot of channels with drums. And this is the difference in this album: in one song you can have two or three percusive basis… which are not only any percussion, but each one could be a basis… but each different. Because of it, they have to put an extra drummer on live shows. To achieve all that was made in studio. And this being two percussive basis doing different things at the same time, this makes us a little confused because we are not used to hear it. But if you’re going to study it… Not study it but… listen to it carefully, you gonna see that this makes sense inside the songs This formt is presented in the opening track: Bloom… and follows on the next track, Goodmorning Mr. Magpie which is my favourite track on the album. And follows in Little By Little That here in Brazil feels like the rhythm is like “xaxado”. And it explais how the album is rich in percussion because the Brazilian Northwest rhythms are known by its percusion and to we make this comparison you can see that they make a special treatment on the percussion in this album This thing of having lots of layers of percussion on the songs is in six tracks of the album. And you can notice some “percusive guitar” in the Goodmorning Mr. Magpie. Instead of doing some melodies, they made some percussion there… Not a percussion, but something more rhythmic with the guitars Another track that I like is Give Up The Ghost It has an acoustic feel in it, without the percussion thing. It’s light and pretty beatiful. And the ending track: Separator. I like it very much! A friend of mine always say that Radiohead knows how to begin and end an album, and this is the perfect ending. Lotus Flower, is cool, and it was the album’s first single… but I think it has more a Thom Yorke solo aproach then a Radiohead album. I think it diverges from the rest of the album a little. For this record they made more two tracks that was released as double single: The Butcher and Supercollider. So, the album coul get more time… And I can’t understand why they didn’t put this tracks even in this deluxe idition as a bonus, as they did with In Rainbows And to finish, about the album here I give a 4 grade to it It’s one new thing that I will make in the channel: to grade the things that I’ll show you here. My personal grades. So… 4 out of 5. To the album. To give it 5, it needed a little more emotion… I think they are a lot mechanical

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6 thoughts on “The King Of Limbs – Newspaper Edition – ANÁLISE/REVIEW”

  • Gostei bastante! Parei de acompanhar o Radiohead depois do In Rainbows, mas achei muito bonita essa edição. Não sei o contexto do álbum, mas me parece que essa ideia de deterioração, jornal, notícias, etc. tem a ver com o nome do álbum. Eu adoro vinis coloridos/transparentes (esse é lindo!!), mas não tenho coragem de tocar os meus, então ainda não tive essa experiência sobre a qualidade deles. Sem dúvida, um item de colecionismo muito legal!

  • Pedro Henrique Lino Trautwein Nunes says:

    Pô , que legal seus vídeos, man. Descobri num post de um grupo do face de colecionadores de vinil. Me inscrevi e to acompanhando e babando também nessas lindezas.
    Abraço!

  • Pedro Henrique Lino Trautwein Nunes says:

    Sobre o disco, eu tenho uma coisa que é: quando um disco não desce em primeiro momento eu ouço um live da banda. Quando vi o From the basement do TKOL, eu fiquei absolutamente maravilhado. Desde então, passei a entender a complexidade da construção desse (e de outros) do Radiohead.

  • Depois de mais de um ano tô eu aqui revendo esse vídeo rs…
    Estou procurando esse vinil pra comprar, só achei o CD nessa edição Newspaper na Amazon JP. Quero todos do Radiohead em special edition se possível, já tenho o OkNotOk em vinil triplo azul opaco… e só rs…

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