Radiohead ‎– Hail To The Thief

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

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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 79) 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
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 84543 2 1, 584 5432 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 84543 2 1, 584 5432 UK 2003 Sell This Version


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October 18, 2017
My copy of this has a slight variant. I bought it the day of release but disc 1 has the label with the indentation in it like the pictures in the "More Images" gallery but the second disc does not have this indentation at all (the run out grooves and label information is 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....


March 9, 2014
Can anyone comment on how heavy their vinyl is? I've heard some people say the 2003 pressing was on 180g while others have said theirs aren't that heavy.