Radiohead to shut down free download of 'In Rainbows'

It's 'The End of the Beginning' next week

Radiohead have announced that the free download of their recent album 'In Rainbows' will come to an end next week.

In a posting today (December 5) on the band's Dead Air Space blog titled "The End of the Beginning", the band said that the "download area that is 'In Rainbows' will be shutting its doors on 10 December 2007."

As previously reported on NME.COM, the band shocked the music industry in October by releasing the album as a download, with fans choosing how much to pay for the album.

In today's posting, the band also announced that they have no intention of creating additional discboxes of the album once the stock at the band's w.a.s.t.e. online store has run out.

They added: "For those of you who wish to buy 'In Rainbows' in the usual way, it will be available on CD/Vinyl and download from traditional outlets from the 31st December 2007. Thanks for everything."

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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