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- Posted on Feb 14th 2011 5:00AM by Chris Mugan
For the time being, fans will have to buy the album in three formats at once -- two clear 10" vinyl records, compact disc and MP3 or WAV download. Physical copies are to be shipped May 9, though downloads are available from Feb. 19.
Pre-orders are available from a web site named after the album, where the band call 'The King of Limbs' "the world's first (perhaps) Newspaper Album." There is no explanation of what that might mean, though the site explains the album comes with "many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together."
Could the band be cutting and pasting bits of newspaper even as we speak? Additionally, one lucky purchaser will also receive a signed two-track 12" disc.
'In Rainbows' caused a media storm when the band chose to release it digitally, allowing fans to take it for free, or pay as much as they felt it was worth.
This time, however, the band's album comes at a price -- £6 ($9.60) for the MP3 version and £9 ($14.40) for the WAV version, with the two "newspaper" versions costing a weightier £30 ($48) for the version including the MP3 download and £33 ($52) for the version complete with WAV.