Radiohead’s previously unreleased ‘I Promise’ has been made available to stream and download.
‘I Promise’ is one of 3 previously unreleased tracks to be featured on the band’s album OKNOTOK, which will be released on June 23 through XL Recordings. The digital version of the album is now available to preorder.
The release of ‘I Promise’ is accompanied by a new video for the song, directed by Michal Marczak who previously directed the vignette for ‘Identikit’ from A Moon Shaped Pool, as well as the clip for Mark Pritchard’s ‘Beautiful People’ featuring Thom Yorke.
OKNOTOK appears 20 years after the release of Radiohead’s landmark third album OK COMPUTER. The new version features the original album, eight B-sides and also the three previously unissued studio recordings ‘I Promise,’ ‘Lift’ and ‘Man of War’.
All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analog tapes.
Radiohead – OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017
is out Friday 23rd June
via XL Recordings / Rhythmethod
The OKNOTOK BOXED EDITION will ship in July, featuring a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK COMPUTER containing three heavyweight 180 gram black 12″ vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than thirty artworks (many of which have never been seen before) 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 mixtape compiled by the band, taken from OK COMPUTER session archives and demo tapes.
Digital formats, double CD, and triple 180g LP versions of the 23 track album will be released widely on June 23rd.
OK COMPUTER was originally released on various dates ranging from May to July 1997. Produced by the band and Nigel Godrich, the album features the singles “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “Lucky” and “No Surprises,” and is widely cited as one of the greatest works of Radiohead’s–or any artist’s—catalogue. OK COMPUTER was the first Radiohead record to reach #1 in the UK and to be nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY. In 2015, The National Recording Registry selected OK COMPUTER to be preserved in the Library of Congress as a recording that has proven “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”