Radiohead Share a Disorientating Video for Previously Unreleased “OK Computer” Outtake “Man of War”

OKNOTOK Due Out This Friday via XL

Jun 22, 2017
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This Friday, Radiohead are releasing a deluxe reissue of their landmark 1997 album OK Computer in honor of its 20th anniversary. It is being dubbed as OKNOTOK and includes a remastered version of the original album, eight B-sides, and three previously unreleased tracks from the era: "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man of War." We were previously treated to the string-backed ballad "I Promise," as well as a strange video for the song featuring an android's head riding a city bus at night. Now they have shared an equally off-kilter video for "Man of War." Colin Read directs the clip, in which a man is pursued down city streets. It sounds like a simple enough concept, except that the setting continually shifts from day to night and back again, even though the characters are in the same location, doing the same things. It's a neat little disorientating trick. The song dates back to The Bends era and has also been known as "Big Boots," and while they've played it live before, they never quite mastered the studio version until now. Watch the video below.

The CD/digital/vinyl versions of the reissue are due out June 23 via XL. Then there's a special boxed edition due out in July. All of the tracks are newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. The boxed edition includes Thom Yorke's notes from the era and mix tape made by the band, among other things. The press release describes it as such: The OKNOTOK boxed edition will ship July, featuring a black box emblazoned with a dark image of a burned copy of OK Computer containing three heavyweight 180 gram black 12" vinyl records and a hardcover book containing more than thirty artworks (many of which have never been seen before) and full lyrics to all the tracks (except the ones that haven't really got any lyrics). Under this weighty tome are yet more surprises: a notebook containing 104 pages from Thom Yorke's library of scrawled notes of the time, a sketchbook containing 48 pages of Donwood and Tchock's 'preparatory work' and a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by the band, taken from OK Computer session archives and demo tapes." 

Radiohead released their acclaimed latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool, last May. It landed at #2 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list.

OK Computer (OKNOTOK Edition) Tracklist:

Disc One (Original Album):

01 Airbag
02 Paranoid Android
03 Subterranean Homesick Alien
04 Exit Music (For a Film)
05 Let Down
06 Karma Police
07 Fitter Happier
08 Electioneering2
09 Climbing Up the Walls
10 No Surprises
11 Lucky
12 The Tourist

Disc Two (B-sides and Unreleased Tracks):

01 I Promise
02 Man of War
03 Lift
04 Lull
05 Meeting in the Aisle
06 Melatonin
07 A Reminder
08 Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)
09 Pearly*
10 Palo Alto
11 How I Made My Millions

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maodzedun
July 15th 2017
4:15am

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