Radiohead sign ‘conventional’ record deal

XL Recordings will release 'In Rainbows' on CD

Radiohead have signed a deal with British indie label XL Recordings for the physical release of ’In Rainbows’.

The label, which is the home of The White Stripes and Dizzee Rascal, has previously released Thom Yorke’s solo record ’The Eraser’.

‘In Rainbows’ was released on October 10 as a download only and the band allowed fans to name their price, but now the label will handle its physical CD release next year.


Radiohead are a constant inspiration to us all, because they unfailingly put creativity first. XL is more than honoured to be working with Radiohead,” explained XL founder Richard Russell of the deal.

Radiohead have created a huge amount of excitement via the unique way in which they launched this campaign online,” added the label’s Managing Director Ben Beardsworth. “‘In Rainbows’ is truly a classic album and it deserves to reach a massive audience, well beyond that of download and boxset sales. We will be working closely with them to help deliver that.”

A release date for the CD is yet to be confirmed.

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