Radiohead’s back catalogue purchased by XL Recordings

B-sides have disappeared from streaming sites

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Radiohead have struck a deal with XL Recordings for their back catalogue.

XL has released a statement confirming Radiohead’s back catalogue is being transferred to the label from Parlophone.

A spokesperson for XL said: “This is the first step in the transfer of Radiohead’s back catalogue from Parlophone to XL. The main albums are being made available in their original form as a start, before non-LP material is reconfigured.” XL previously released Thom Yorke’s The Eraser, Radiohead’s In Rainbows and The King Of Limbs and Atoms For Peace’s Amok.


As a consequence, some of Radiohead’s B-sides have disappeared from streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple.

The tracks were part of special collectors edition versions of the band’s albums prior to 2007’s In Rainbows. Those deluxe editions have also disappeared from the services.

A Spotify spokesperson told Pitchfork in a statement: “As a result of a change in rights ownership of Radiohead’s catalog, the band’s catalog on Spotify has been streamlined, meaning that a small number of products are no longer available. However, the band’s core album catalog remains available to their millions of fans on Spotify as before.”

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