IN RAINBOWS

Album Release: Wed 10 Oct 2007

7th studio album. Radiohead's first release after the end of their contract with EMI.
Self-released as a pay-what-you-want download, followed by a retail CD release in most countries in the last week of 2007.

 

Recording with producer Nigel Godrich, Radiohead worked on In Rainbows for more than two years, beginning in early 2005.
Between recording, the band toured Europe and North America for three months in mid-2006, performing many new songs.

 

The album was released in the United States on 1 Jan 2008 on TBD Records.

 

The songwriting on In Rainbows was more personal than other Radiohead albums, with singer Thom Yorke describing most tracks as his versions of 'seduction songs'.

 

Radiohead incorporated a variety of musical styles and instruments, using electronic music, string arrangements, pianos, celestes, and the ondes Martenot.