EMI will be bashing away at their dead cash cow again this spring, releasing a greatest hits album to tie in with Radiohead’s world tour.
Guitarist Ed O’Brien revealed that the band’s former label were planning the release in an interview with Canadian music TV.
“They’re planning to do a greatest hits for April, May to coincide with our tour,” said O’Brien. “That’s an interesting one. We won’t be doing any promotion for that, obviously.”
Obviously, though I’m sure Guy Hands will be scratching his blond curls for ways to maximise profit on what could be one of EMI’s biggest releases of the year.
The plans correspond to comments made recently by Hands, the new boss determining to unlock the value in the label’s back catalogue – a policy seen already in the release of the infamous EMI/Parlophone-produced boxset back in December.
Drummer Phil Selway, whose band have made a tidy sum from most recent album In Rainbows according to reports, doesn’t seem too concerned with matters being taken out of Radiohead’s hands:“It’s well within their rights to do it. So we’ll have to see.”
And see we will, but ‘til then – click here to have your say on which tracks should feature on the greatest hits album.
Photograph by Claire Roberts
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