Friday, November 9, 2007

Radiohead - Unravel (Björk cover)

Yesterday and today Radiohead have been giving us little glimpses of themselves fooling around in their studio in Oxfordshire, spinning very cool records like DJs and giving up this beautiful cover of Björk's Unravel from 1997's Homogenic. Thom has called this his favorite song of all time. The ending is especially lovely.

MP3 Radiohead - Unravel (Björk cover, live in studio, 11-08-07)
MP3 Björk - Unravel (from 1997's Homogenic)

And here's the mighty Reckoner all stripped down:

Pitchfork has the whole thing on video here, including the guys' DJ sets (Thom played Heart of Hearts!) and covers of The Smiths' The Headmaster Ritual ("a song about when we were younger, but we didn't write it," explains Thom) and Joy Division/New Order's Ceremony. Here's everything as MP3s. Thanks much, guys.

MP3 Radiohead - Faust Arp (just Thom & Jonny live in a field 11-09-07)
MP3 Radiohead - Bodysnatchers (live in studio 11-09-07)
MP3 Radiohead - Reckoner (live in studio 11-09-07)

MP3 Radiohead - I Might be Wrong (live in studio 11-09-07)

MP3 Radiohead - The Headmaster Ritual (Smiths cover, live in studio 11-09-07)
MP3 The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual (from 1985's Meat is Murder)

MP3 Radiohead - Ceremony (Joy Division/New Order cover, live in studio 11-09-07)
MP3 New Order - Ceremony (1981 debut single, written by Ian Curtis of Joy Division)

And some lovely pictures of Jonny working on the string arrangements for In Rainbows:

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