EMI Still Doing All It Can To Cash In On Radiohead’s Back Catalog

EMI Still Doing All It Can To Cash In On Radiohead’s Back Catalog

httt.jpgNow that Best Buy has announced its plans to give over shelf space to vinyl, EMI-owned Capitol Records is getting in on the “special vinyl editions” act, starting a vinyl-only remaster series called “From The Capitol Vaults.” All the 12-inch records will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl, while all the 10-inch records (!!) will be on 140-gram vinyl. (No word on whether, like Coldplay’s recent album, the remastered records will have download cards or CDs for ripping purposes packaged in with them; one would hope the executives at Capitol won’t make the grievous error of saying, “oh, anyone who will buy this would have it on CD/their portable music device of choice already,” but I have little faith.) Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that its fans have already shown their ownership of record players/fetishism of the vinyl format, reissued Radiohead albums make up five of the series’ initial eight releases; the full list of reissues, and their packaging, is after the jump. (One of the things is very much not like the over.)

– A Perfect Circle / Mer de Noms (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, satin stock, diecut white sleeves)
– Coldplay / Parachutes (1 LP, printed sleeve)
– Coldplay / A Rush Of Blood To The Head (1 LP, printed sleeve)
– Radiohead / OK Computer (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, color labels, printed sleeves)
– Radiohead / Kid A (2 10″ 140-gram LPs, gatefold jacket, printed sleeves, color labels)
– Radiohead / Hail To The Thief (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, printed sleeves)
– Radiohead / Amnesiac (2 10″ 140-gram LPs, gatefold jacket, printed sleeves, color labels)
– Steve Miller Band / Greatest Hits 1974-78 (1 LP, printed sleeve, color label)

You’d thnk that the Steve Miller Band reissue would be on a gatefold jacket for all those “midnight tokers,” but I guess Capitol ran out of money for packaging after all the Radiohead rigamarole was done.

Capitol Launches Vinyl Campaign [Hypebot]