10 Jun 18 Hours of Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ Sessions Leak Online
According to a Radiohead subreddit, 18 hours worth of OK Computer sessions have leaked online. Spread across 18 mini discs, the music files include countless previously unreleased demos, outtakes, live recordings, and unfinished versions of tracks from the band’s OK Computer era. Reddit users have meticulously indexed each disc in a Google Doc, and there are enough highlights to keep Radiohead diehards busy for days.
The leaked material features early iterations of “I Promise”, “Airbag”, “Paranoid Android”, “Let Down”, “Palo Alto”, and “The Tourist”. Demos and live radio session renditions of “Motion Picture Soundtrack” are included, as are soundcheck versions of “No Surprises”.
Reports have now surfaced that the initial leaker (or leakers) had attempted to earn upwards of $150,000 USD for the entire set of supposed OK Computer session, or $800 per studio track and $50 per live track. However, this is only according to some Redditors, and it’s unclear these demands for payment simply came from greedy fans who had already downloaded the sessions. As of press time, Radiohead have still not addressed the supposed leak.
The entire 18-hour leak is out there, somewhere; take a look at the full reddit thread addressing the leak here.