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Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ tops US vinyl chart

A deluxe edition of the band’s latest album has sold 19,000 copies on vinyl alone

Radiohead have topped the US vinyl album chart with their ninth studio album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’.

The band’s latest album narrowly missed out on the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 when it was released earlier this year, peaking at No. 3. However, sales of a newly released deluxe edition of ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ have bumped the album back to No. 11 on the charts. Of the 21,000 copies sold, the vast majority have been on vinyl (19,000), enough to propel the group to the top of Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart.

The deluxe edition of ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, announced last month, comes on two heavyweight 12″ vinyl records, two CDs including two extra tracks, a length of master tape from the actual recording sessions, 32 pages of Stanley Donwood artwork and much more.

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One Radiohead fan who purchased the album discovered a snippet from the original ‘In Rainbows’ recording sessions on a master tape that came with the package.

After a lengthy world tour for the record, the band revealed that they plan to be playing live into next year – leading to speculation of more UK dates and the usual Glastonbury rumours.

“We’ll do some more shows next year,” frontman Thom Yorke said on BBC Radio One, “but I don’t know exactly what yet.”
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