18 Hours of Radiohead's 'OK Computer' Sessions Leak Online

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jun 5, 2019

In 1997, Radiohead changed the game with their seminal album OK Computer. The record was treated to an expanded reissue called OKNOTOK in 2017, but the band's hungry fans still want more. That's why, whether Thom Yorke and co. approve or not, fans are poring over 18 hours of leaked studio recordings from the album's sessions.

According to a Radiohead subreddit, 18 MiniDiscs worth of OK Computer sessions have leaked online. It's claimed the whole package contains the entire studio sessions for the album.

The link is a bit tricky to find, but it does exist. So if you'll have to go hunting for it if you want to get your grubby hands on this collection. Of course, it's certainly not a legal or officially endorsed release, so we're not going to post the link here.

That said, Radiohead fans have made publicly available a Google Doc that itemizes everything on the leaked sessions. It includes everything from live recordings and demos to a previously unreleased version of "Lift," a song that many people thought would be the next "Creep."

The members of Radiohead have not yet commented on the leak.

UPDATE (6/6, 12 p.m. EDT): Reports have now surfaced that the initial leaker (or leakers) had attempted to earn upwards of $150,000 USD for the entire set of supposed OK Computer session, or $800 per studio track and $50 per live track. However, this is only according to some Redditors, and it's unclear these demands for payment simply came from greedy fans who had already downloaded the sessions. As of press time, Radiohead have still not addressed the supposed leak.

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