Radiohead ‎– Hail To The Thief

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Alternate title for the album release is "The Gloaming." This is noted in the lyrics section of the booklet.

Released in specially designed 5" x 7" map-style/poster package.

This record was made at Ocean Way, Hollywood, California & at Radiohead's own studio, between September 2002 and February 2003.
All instruments have been maintained and rebuilt by Plank.

Packaging designed using a font called Mrs Eaves, which was made by Emigre type foundry in Sacramento.

Published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.
℗ 2003 The copyright in this Sound Recording is owned by EMI Recording Limited.
© 2003 EMI Records Limited. This Label Copy information is the subject of Copyright Protection.
All Rights Reserved. © 2003 EMI Records Limited

F: PM / UK: / Printed in the EU
Place of manufacture as stated on label
Marketed and Distributed by EMI
CD matrix: EMI UDEN

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24358 48082 5
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 5845442 @ 1 | 1-1-6-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 5845442 @ 1 | 1-1-14-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI uDEN 5845442 @ 1 1-1-9 ML
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 3): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1473
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 155D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 15FF
  • Rights Society: bel / BIEM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 84543 2 1, 584 5432 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 84543 2 1, 584 5432 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 5 84543 2 1 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7243 5 84543 2 1 US 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-70607 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone TOCP-70607 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
7243 5 84544 2 0 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Parlophone 7243 5 84544 2 0 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 84544 4 4, 584 5444 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 84544 4 4, 584 5444 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version

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Raijin

Raijin

December 18, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
I'd have to say this is my favorite Radiohead album as well. Their use of samples, synth and FX in this album really provides a rich tapestry of sound to enjoy. My favorite track has to be "Sail to the Moon". Great chill track. Quality Album.
anType

anType

August 31, 2003

<b>The Concept:</b>
"Hail To The Thief" is the slogan taken from anti-Bush campaign, so from the very beginning you may have a guess that this is an album with a very strong political implication. And you won't be wrong. Songs like "A Punchup At A Wedding" and "Myxomatosis" are all about that. That's the first reason why I love this album - Radiohead are not afraid to sing about what they think.

<b>The Songs:</b>
Great! Great songs... Really. ALL OF THEM! This is the best alternative rock album I've ever heard! I love it even more than "OK Computer". For me, it is definitely the best Radiohead album ever. Personal favourites are: "2+2=5", "Sit Down. Stand Up.", "There There", "A Punchup At A Wedding" and "A Wolf At The Door".
"Backdrifts", "The Gloaming" and "Myxomatosis" prove that Radiohead is not a rock band. It's an alternative rock band, electronic band, experimental rock band... Anything but rock band. The songs is the second reason why I love this album.

<b>The Package:</b>
Needless to say, that this package is stunning! Even if the album wasn't good, I'd give 5/5 just for the package like this. It contains booklet with lyrics and a huge "map" (approximately 20" x 20").
Great albums come in great packages, and that's the third reason why this album is great.