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Old 10-05-07, 03:28 PM
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I'm not a huge RH fan, but I will definitely buy the album simply to support their move to a different business model. I'll likely throw $7 or $8 in and write them a note on the website! Plus I did kinda like the Bond song, so we'll see how this album compares.
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I really like the idea of the "pay what you want" download, but I wish there were a comment section. I'd like to explain to them why I don't feel mp3s are worth much compared to an actual CD.

I've been thinking more about the Discbox and I pinned down what irritates me the most about it - the fact that I'm financially irresponsible and will end up ordering it.
Old 10-05-07, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GoVegan
I'd like to explain to them why I don't feel mp3s are worth much compared to an actual CD.
That's an interesting topic... perhaps I'll start a thread - but I'll search first!!!

edit: I found a thread on the subject and bumped it!

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Old 10-05-07, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by C-Mart
So were you trying to pay $15 or did you think you were paying $7 and got nailed by the exchange?

No, I used the currency converter before I made the purchase. I figure $15 is more than fair for an album that's sure to be the best of the year.
Old 10-06-07, 09:09 AM
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4 days till the studio version of Arpeggi! (aka Weird Fishes/Arpeggi)!
Old 10-06-07, 10:26 AM
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Does the download begin on Tuesday UK time of US time?
Old 10-06-07, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by starseed1981
Does the download begin on Tuesday UK time of US time?
I would guess it's UK time, but isn't it on Wednesday?
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I paid $9.00...not sure why that amount but it seemed fair to me.
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How will the download go down? Do we just log into inrainbows.com and download it? Does a specialized link get emailed to us?
Old 10-06-07, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
How will the download go down? Do we just log into inrainbows.com and download it? Does a specialized link get emailed to us?
Apparently they will send you a link on October 10th.
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Pretty cool idea. I'll throw them a couple bucks.
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Thanks for the heads up. Ordered as well.
Old 10-08-07, 11:50 AM
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Cool idea, but I wish they would let you order a normal, physical copy of the cd. I'd voluntarily pay $20 for that. For the digital download, I just gave them $5, as my music OCD will force me to also buy the physical disc when it's released.
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Originally Posted by maxfisher
Cool idea, but I wish they would let you order a normal, physical copy of the cd. I'd voluntarily pay $20 for that. For the digital download, I just gave them $5, as my music OCD will force me to also buy the physical disc when it's released.
Publicist for RH says that in early 2008, the album will be released to stores.
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Interesting experiment. I'll drop a few for it.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Publicist for RH says that in early 2008, the album will be released to stores.
that's cool!

is there a story? can you share the link?
Old 10-09-07, 03:59 PM
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160K, kinda weak...least there is no DRM..ah well, from the email..

THANK YOU FOR ORDERING IN RAINBOWS. THIS IS AN UPDATE.
YOUR UNIQUE ACTIVATION CODE(S) WILL BE SENT OUT TOMORROW MORNING (UK TIME). THIS WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE DOWNLOAD AREA.
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOWNLOAD:
THE ALBUM WILL COME AS A 48.4MB ZIP FILE CONTAINING 10 X 160KBPS DRM FREE MP3s.
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This'll be a nice surprise tomorrow.
Old 10-09-07, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Hollowgen
that's cool!

is there a story? can you share the link?

Radiohead Album Coming Out as Regular CD Too


Okay people! Take a couple deep breaths, count to 10, switch the caps lock off, clean up the triple espresso you just spit all over the computer screen, and check this: that new Radiohead album, In Rainbows? The one that the world knew practically zilch about 24 hours ago? The one that drops digitally (DRM-free, no less!) in nine days, for a price of your own choosing? The one that's also coming out in a deluxe "discbox" in December? Well, it's also coming out in good, old fashioned CD format early next year.

No word on when exactly or through which label-- if any label at all-- but that's the news thus far from the band's publicist.

So, let's sort this whole mess out, shall we? You will eventually have three ways to pick up the seventh Radiohead LP, the Nigel Godrich-produced In Rainbows. It all depends how much you want to pay, which goodies you'd like, and how soon you want the tunes. Observe:

1. As a DRM-free mp3 download, beginning October 10 (and available for preorder now), via www.inrainbows.com (interestingly enough, last week's RickRoll, www.radioheadlp7.com, now directs here as well). This version contains the 10 tracks that comprise In Rainbows, and you can pay whatever the hell you want for it. This is basically the band leaking the album and asking you for a donation to access it.

2. As part of a deluxe "discbox", available for preorder now and shipping in December. In addition to the 10-track In Rainbows on CD, you also get the release on LP and as a digital download, plus an enhanced bonus CD packed with eight more tracks, photos, and artwork (and an LP of the bonus tracks), plus art and lyrics booklets and some nifty looking packaging. This thing costs 40.00/$81.00.

3. As a traditional CD, available in early 2008. This will presumably cost as much as traditional CDs tend to cost.

What Radiohead's doing here is actually pretty cool. Rather than preface their new album's release with the usual three months of press ballyhoo, only to have it leak at some random time before it comes out, they've kept it completely under wraps, then essentially gone and leaked it themselves. What's more, they've turned this into a moral question of sorts, by giving us the freedom to pay actual money for what amounts to an album leak.

Only a band in Radiohead's position could pull a trick like this. Well played, gentlemen.
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I'll still can't believe there is new Radiohead out tomorrow.
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I got an email today:

THANK YOU FOR ORDERING IN RAINBOWS. THIS IS AN UPDATE.

YOUR UNIQUE ACTIVATION CODE(S) WILL BE SENT OUT TOMORROW MORNING (UK TIME). THIS WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE DOWNLOAD AREA.

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOWNLOAD:

THE ALBUM WILL COME AS A 48.4MB ZIP FILE CONTAINING 10 X 160KBPS DRM FREE MP3s.

MOST COMPUTERS NOW HAVE ZIP SOFTWARE AS PART OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM; IF YOUR COMPUTER DOES NOT, YOU NEED TO GET WINZIP OR ZIPIT INSTALLED PRIOR.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM HERE:

PC: http://www.winzip.com/
MAC: http://www.maczipit.com/

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING YOUR FILE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR DOWNLOAD CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM AT
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Now a few thoughts:

1. 160kbps? Blah... Personally I rip all my CDs at at LEAST 192, and more recent releases I've been ripping at 320. So I'm a little upset about that.

2. If it'll be released in the morning UK time, that must mean us in the US may get it this evening. It's already 1:45am in the UK.
Old 10-09-07, 08:19 PM
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So we can't download those 8 extra tracks that aren't on the CD proper?
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Nope.
Old 10-09-07, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by thecrackedjack2
I'll still can't believe there is new Radiohead out tomorrow.

I'm counting the minutes down...
Old 10-09-07, 11:14 PM
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5:13am in UK right now. I'm keeping my GMail inbox open in my Firefox tab so I can open it immediately.

I hope it comes out before The Orange Box unlocks on Steam (a game thing for you non-gamers). I would like to listen to it before the game is available!

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