Using SBD audio provided by the band and multi-cam shots, the film is well worth a couple of hours of your time. Radiohead are one of those bands whose live performances can better their recorded material. Whether it’s ‘I Will’ in Los Angeles, ‘Creep’ at Earls Court, ‘Everything in Its Right Place’ at Vaison la Romaine or ‘You’ at Cat’s Paw Studio, most fans will have their favourite live versions. It was hard to pick out five key highlights of this film (what about ‘Staircase’, ‘Bloom’, Reckoner’,’Everything’ with a ‘True Love Waits’ intro, you may say), but here they are. Each video will start at the exact moment of the song. You can download the torrent here.
If you watch it, or the clips below, the team ask that you donate to the Haiti Earthquake Fund or Hurricane Sandy Relief (via Doctors Without Borders or the Red Cross). The film is dedicated to Scott Johnson, the band’s drum technician who died tragically this year.
“Johnny. Hey Johnny. Before you set that up, we’ll do something else. We’ll do the other one. Before you move the keyboard out the way. Do you remember that one? Do you remember Spinning Plates? Stick around Clive.” Sometimes plans are made to be broken.
It’s a very free performance of the ‘Kid A’ classic with Jonny’s looping the wireless, feedback and was that a theremin? The first time the bassline kicked in, prepare for goosebumps.
Finally, we have a close-up, high quality video of this live. It starts with Thom encouraging couples to snog and builds up magnificently, volumised by Jonny’s guitar.
Piano takes central stage in this version and, yes, it really, really works.
It starts with Thom doing a choice impression of a noisy fan before telling him to pipe down. You’ll be glad he did; this was the first time they played ‘Supercollider’ live with a band. It’s understated, poised and moving.
Little by Little
The National Anthem
Subterranean Homesick Alien
Like Spinning Plates (Unplanned)
All I Need
Everything in Its Right Place (with “True Love Waits” intro)
The Daily Mail
Morning Mr. Magpie
Give Up the Ghost
Supercollider (Full band live debut)