Radiohead Reveal Complete Catalog Songbook
Radiohead have announced the publication of a 368-page songbook that’s set to include lyrics and guitar chords for every song they’ve ever released. Radiohead Complete is to be launched on Nov. 27 and features artwork by collaborator Stanley Donwood, whose bear graphic from 2000’s Kid A appears on the cover.
“Radiohead Complete is the ultimate collection of Radiohead songs," reads the blurb on their web store, where it can be pre-ordered, "including every song ever released by the British rock band (at time of publication). This artist-approved 368-page book comprises 154 songs, including B-sides and rarities, all with lyrics and guitar chords. It also features 48 pages of artwork by the band’s album artist Stanley Donwood, who also designed the exclusive cover artwork.”
The publication follows the previous release of eight shorter titles, including songbooks for their albums OK Computer, In Rainbows, The King of Limbs and A Moon Shaped Pool, plus score collections for electric and acoustic guitar and piano.
Radiohead were this year nominated for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – their first year of eligibility. But speaking before the nomination was confirmed, guitarist Ed O’Brien said, “It seems very show-biz and I’m not very show-biz.” Bandmate Jonny Greenwood added, “Maybe it's a cultural thing that I really don't understand. It's quite a self-regarding profession anyway, and anything that heightens that just makes me feel even more uncomfortable.”
Frontman Thom Yorke refused to comment in order to avoid putting "my foot in my mouth" while drummer Phil Selway said induction wasn't "at the top of my list of things to do." The only positive note came from bassist Colin Greenwood, who said he'd be "grateful" and added: "Look at the other people that have been inducted."
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