In July, Radiohead recorded an intimate performance of newest album The King of Limbs in producer Nigel Godrich’s basement — appropriately dubbed The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement — which aired on BBC networks around the world. The special performance offered fans the first glimpse of the challenging record in a live context.
Now, in the wake of their numerous recent television and radio appearances and a North American tour announcement, the art-rock quintet has announced they will officially release The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Radiohead simply describes the show as a “live studio performance of The King of Limbs” on its website. The entirety of the broadcast will be included on the DVD, which features all eight songs from The King of Limbs plus unreleased songs “The Daily Mail” and “Staircase.” As a bonus, the DVD will include an additional unreleased track, “Supercollider,” which did not appear in the original recording.
As of now, The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement is only available for pre-order: The Blu-Ray is priced at £20 while the DVD costs £16 (both prices include shipping). Radiohead ensures it will appear in retail stores but warn it probably won’t happen “until the end of January.” Each DVD and Blu-Ray will come with a digital download code of the performance as well as a 32-page hardcover book of exclusive photos from the King of Limbs sessions.
Optionally, a digital-only version of The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement will be available via iTunes starting Dec. 19.