Radiohead ‎– Hail To The Thief

Parlophone ‎– 5 84543 1, Parlophone ‎– 7243 5 84543 1 4
2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album


A1 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)
A2 Sit Down. Stand Up. (Snakes & Ladders.)
A3 Sail To The Moon. (Brush The Cobwebs Out Of The Sky.)
B1 Backdrifts. (Honeymoon Is Over.)
B2 Go To Sleep. (Little Man Being Erased.)
B3 Where I End And You Begin. (The Sky Is Falling In.)
C1 We Suck Young Blood. (Your Time Is Up.)
C2 The Gloaming. (Softly Open Our Mouths In The Cold.)
C3 There There. (The Boney King Of Nowhere.)
C4 I Will. (No Man's Land.)
D1 A Punchup At A Wedding. (No No No No No No No No.)
D2 Myxomatosis. (Judge, Jury & Executioner.)
D3 Scatterbrain. (As Dead As Leaves.)
D4 A Wolf At The Door. (It Girl. Rag Doll.)

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This record was made at Ocean Way, Hollywood, California, & at our own studio, between September 2002 and February 2003.

℗ 2003 EMI Records Ltd. © 2003 EMI Records Ltd.
Published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.
Made in EU (labels).
Printed in EU (jacket).

To Patrick & Tamir and to a future worth having.

Heavyweight 180g vinyl pressing.
Comes in a glossy gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24358 45431 4
  • Label Code (On labels): LC 0299
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 5845431 1A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): ADAM le chien
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 5845431 1B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): 5845431 1C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped): 5845431 1D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): le loup
  • Price Code (F): PM
  • Other (UK): 584 5431

Other Versions (5 of 95) View All

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
ISRC CN-D16-03-327-00/A.J6 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(2xHDCD, Album, Unofficial) Rock Records & Tapes (2) ISRC CN-D16-03-327-00/A.J6 China 2005 Sell This Version
584 5431, 7243 5 84543 1 4 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(2xLP, Album, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone 584 5431, 7243 5 84543 1 4 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Hail To The Thief(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) XL Recordings none Unknown
TOCP-70721 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Parlophone, EMI TOCP-70721 Japan 2009 Sell This Version


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November 4, 2019
edited 3 months ago
As a radiohead fan since the beginning - who have all LPs and singles on both vinyl and cd, even multiple copies of same LPs, downloaded on soulseek every single live, who was annoying all his friends about how this band was great and greater years after years, and all the shit you can imagine a guy is doing for one of his favourite band - this album is the end, the last good shit they manage to fulfill.
For me, nothing good was done after.
Some will say "You're overreacting, In Rainbows was nice (fucker !)", sure but 1/3 of the songs were old songs and it has nothing to do with an album with a soul, and remains to me as an album filled with the last breath they had left here and there in some attics.
After that, both Thom Yorke and Radiohead productions is a terrible flatline on one hand and a frozen soup on the other.

And when I see, in 2019, last Thom Yorke album for 72 euros it must be a limited pressing of 100 copies right ? Or maybe only wealthy people love artworks and italian paper ? In both cases this is bullshit. Give me a mildly old and sought after record for that price but not a record from 2019 pressed thousands of times.
When in the past you criticized so well our modern shitty world, how can you be so disconnected from reality and finaly became a full member of the machine ?

Fitter, wealthier and more productive
A pig
In a cage
On antibiotics

I'm aware of my typo just above.

Still waiting for any signs of life.


October 18, 2017
edited 9 months ago
My copy of this has a slight variant. I bought it in 2003 but disc 1 has the label with the indentation and round circle in the middle of it like the pictures in the "More Images" gallery but the second disc does not have this indentation at all (it does have the smaller circle in the middle surrounding the spindle hole and the run out grooves and label information are exactly the same though: 1C1/1D1 le loup/LC 0299 on the label). I always assumed it was just like that but seeing the images makes me wonder; these were not sealed (back in the early 2000s records rarely came sealed) and when I bought it at the shop the discs were put in by the guy behind the counter. I wonder if they are from two different pressing plants or something?


October 17, 2017

My copy of this release came on super flat vinyl with a low noise floor. Regular light pops that may reduce or disappear with cleaning. The soundstage is very big with great separation. Bottom end is slightly thin but mid-bass is punchy. Highs are detailed and crisp but not bright. Great stereo effect. Vocals are warm and airy. A great album and equally great pressing. I recommend this release. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans)


November 21, 2016

Never has this album's theme been more fitting or more potent. God help us all.


October 18, 2016
I'm trying to differentiate this edition from this one: (2009) - it's still factory sealed & I'd prefer to leave it that way for selling purposes. Any help?


July 12, 2016
I could be wrong but aren't the original pressings the only ones with the indentation approx. 1" from the outer edge of the label?


May 12, 2016

I have this album, sound is great! minimal noise..

the weight does not seem 180g. more like 140-150g if anything
has the little made in holland. eu/uk origin


September 19, 2015
I have a copy of this and although it does sound good the bass in particular, it still has surface noise and during where I end and you begin the audio slightly fades and sounds scratchy for a few seconds, other than this it sound great, just a bad press or anyone anything similar. I'm sure its this press btw. cheers


January 28, 2015

Glad someone else is promoting this, (reply to the comment below).

Vinyl listeners - heavier vinyl DOES NOT mean better sound quality. It's only good for less chance of warping the vinyl, (and even then it will still happen). These original Parlophone pressings are much higher quality than the Capitol 180g plates.


March 10, 2014
All pressings of this album were on thick vinyl....180g are the only ones I've seen both on the original pressing and on the capitol reissue. All are also 45rpm. Also, the only way I can tell a true original pressing is by the little "made in holland" sticker that shows up on the ones that were sent over to the US in 2003. The UK/EU pressings didn't have this you dont know if it was made in 2003 or in 2008 as they were being pressed by Parlophone well after 2003....they might even still make them. Same cat# matrix markings etc....