English rock band Radiohead announced that they will release their BBC "From the Basement" live session on DVD and Blu-Ray this December.
The band's performance on the television program was produced by Nigel Godrich and included live renditions of their latest album "The King of Limbs". Godrich's From the Basement is a podcast turned TV series in the UK which features intimate live performances from different musicians, playing their music without an audience and a host.
The performance saw the Oxford alternative band play all the songs of their latest studio release. It would be packaged with a 32-page hardcover book of photos and free downloadable coupon of the entire session. The band announced on their website that the DVD/Blu-ray can be pre-ordered and would be delivered in time for Christmas. The eight tunes will include unreleased tracks Staircase and The Daily Mail, along with a bonus song Supercollider. The DVD/Blu-Ray package will only be available in music stores on January 2012.
Radiohead played in From the Basement's TV series 2 episode 4 in August this year, with the encouragement from Godrich, who have been a long-term producer and collaborator of the band. Godrich is sometimes referred as Radiohead's "sixth member".
The English band digitally released their eight and latest album The King of Limbs in February 2011. The album was also released in vinyl, CD and downloadable formats - and also as a "newspaper album" which includes the band's writing and art. Along with the retail and store release of the album in March, "The Universal Sigh" was also issued, a different edition of the "newspaper album" which features the band's stories, lyrics, essays, art and poetry. Radiohead reportedly hired people to distribute the custom newspaper for free on selected cities around the world.
In October, lead singer Thom Yorke revealed that they would be working at their Oxford studio in December for new materials of their next album. They have also announced a world tour in 2012, with confirmed dates for 10 US cities that will get underway on February and March 2012.