So this is as close as we’re going to get to The King Of Limbs 2. A couple of leftovers — “The Butcher” and “Supercollider” — are being released as a 12″ single in the UK, Europe and Japan for Record Store Day tomorrow.
Earlier in the week, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien told the BBC:
“‘The Butcher’ is from the King Of Limbs sessions. ‘Supercollider’ was recorded during that period and finished off after the album came out. There are songs that we have started, that we never finished, but there’s not like seven or eight finished songs waiting in the wings to be released now, or in the autumn, or something.”
The good news is, we’ve got updated high quality rips, thanks to ianbhoy. “Supercollider” is the brighter of the two and has been known to make its way into setlists on occasion:
“The Butcher” is more percussive and sounds like a late edit from TKOL:
Truth be told, only a Radiohead completist will be hell bent on finding this. It’s probably for the best that this is all that’s left from those sessions. As O’Brien said, “When we start a new record, we tend to start afresh. It’s kind of an evolutionary thing – only the fittest survive.”
Thanks to SKoA for the heads up… the “Supercollider”/”The Butcher” 12″ will get a US release June 14. As for the Record Store Day version, it’s got the labels on backward due to “unforeseen circumstances that we didn’t foresee.”
Uh oh… collector’s item alert.