Radiohead ‎– Kid A

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XL Recordings ‎– XLLP 782B
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Alpha1 Everything In Its Right Place 4:11
Alpha2 Kid A 4:44
Beta1 The National Anthem
Bass Trombone – Mike KearseyEffects [Rhythm Sampling] – Henry BinnsHorns [Alto Horn] – Martin Hathaway, Steve HamiltonHorns [Baritone Horn] – Stan HarrisonHorns [Tenor Horn] – Andy Hamilton (7), Mark LockheartPerformer – Hook HornsTrombone – Liam KerkmanTrumpet – Andy Bush
5:52
Beta2 How To Disappear Completely 5:56
Beta3 Treefingers 3:43
Gamma1 Optimistic 5:16
Gamma2 In Limbo 3:31
Delta1 Idioteque
Composed By [Sample] – Arthur Kreiger, Paul Lansky
5:09
Delta2 Morning Bell 4:36
Delta3 Motion Picture Soundtrack 6:59

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The track 'Idioteque' contains two samples from the Oddyssey label title Various - Electronic Music Winners (1976).
The two compositions samples are Paul Lansky's 'Mild Und Leise' Published by Grim Tim Music and 'Short Piece' by Arthur Kreiger Published by The Subito Music Corporation.
Both samples are used with the kind permission of the composers and The Sony Music Corporation.

Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.
Includes digital download card for MP3 or WAV.

Side Alpha ends with a locked groove of endlessly repeating sound from the beginning of track Beta1 - The National Anthem.

Made In The EU [labels]
Printed In The EU [sleeve]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 634904078201
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area A-side): BG 38574-01 A1 XLLP 782B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area B-side): BG 38574-01 B1 XLLP 782B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area C-side): BG 38574-02 C1 XLLP 782B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area D-side): BG 38574-02 D1 XLLP 782B CHRISTIAN@ABBEY ROAD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDKIDA 1, 7243 5 29590 2 0, 29590 2, 7243 529590 2 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone CDKIDA 1, 7243 5 29590 2 0, 29590 2, 7243 529590 2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDEMCJ (WF) 5880, 5277532 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDEMCJ (WF) 5880, 5277532 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 27753 4 7 Radiohead Kid A(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 27753 4 7 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
5277532 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) Parlophone 5277532 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 29220 2 4 Radiohead Kid A(CD, Album) EMI 7243 5 29220 2 4 Malaysia 2000 Sell This Version

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shade1on1

shade1on1

October 9, 2018
Fantastic pressing. I had the 10 inch version and got rid of it. This far outweighs that.
stashmusic

stashmusic

May 28, 2018

One of the best vinyl pressings I have ever experienced. In stark contrast to the US & Canada version of this same issue, which is reportedly god-awful. But THIS one... it is magical. Dead quiet, beautiful sounding, superb dynamics. Just make sure you get the UK XL pressing. The way to tell is it has the XL logo very small in the lower right back corner.
david_carter1969

david_carter1969

March 29, 2018

One of those albums that has to be heard on the best format possible, and this Vinyl doesn't disappoint. So much depth and you can pick out sounds that were not previously heard despite listening to this album more than any other Radiohead album. Beautiful pressing A1.
yongary1

yongary1

January 4, 2018

Kid A lover...just music,great sound on my copy no clik, pops or cracks,no surface noise,so for me it's a superbe pressing.
nagaoka mp300
PL 570
GrahamSlee Reflex...
thecoloursofblack

thecoloursofblack

September 27, 2017
Now on my second copy and it is riddled with surface noise which is a shame because the overall sound quality is pretty stunning. Very frustrating, especially when one is paying such a price. May have to take this one back but I think the guys in the shop will think I'm taking the piss.
JeffreyHRP1

JeffreyHRP1

August 13, 2017
Picked up a copy yesterday. Dead quiet, clean, lovely sounding vinyl. I've never owned it on vinyl before so can't compare but it sounds brilliant.
musictoad

musictoad

August 11, 2017
Dead quiet and sounds miles better than the From the Capitol Vaults 2x10" release. Don't hesitate to pick this up. Those who are experiencing noise likely don't know how to take care of LPs.
Rig

Rig

June 23, 2017
Opened my copy today (EU version) and both the Alpha and the Beta side have the Beta label. Anyone else has this?
lngly

lngly

June 13, 2017
I have the EU version and there is distortion audible throughout Treefingers and Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Jarren

Jarren

May 2, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Yeah just another positive report for the "Made In The EU" version. A fantastic pressing, richly dynamic.

A quick A/B comparison with my original Kid A 10" was actually quite impressive. The original 10" copy sounds superb of course, and it has always been my favourite pressing. But this, well it's just that little bit better!

Hard to put my finger on it really, but there's certainly a little more definition. Quite noticeable in treble (hi hats etc).

Probably down to nothing more complicated than the fact this pressing is on LP compared to the 10" original.

A pleasure to hear this classic, groundbreaking album in such high definition.

EDIT: What is really weird is that (on my copy at least) there is a noticeable tick present on the short silence after the end of Motion Picture Soundtrack. It vanishes just as the reprise starts!

C'est bizarre.