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Amnesiac
Amnesiac cover
Studio album by Radiohead
Released 4 June 2001
Recorded January 1999 – late 2000
Genre Alternative rock, art rock, electronic music
Length 43:57
Label Parlophone
Capitol
Producer(s) Nigel Godrich, Radiohead
Professional reviews
Radiohead chronology
Kid A
(2000)
Amnesiac
(2001)
I Might Be Wrong
(2001)

Amnesiac is the fifth studio album by the English band Radiohead. It was released on 4 June 2001 in the United Kingdom and on 5 June 2001 in the United States and Canada, debuting at #1 on the UK charts and #2 on the Billboard Top 200. Seen as the furthest departure yet from the arena rock style and heart-on-sleeve songwriting of the band's early career, Amnesiac nevertheless has more audible guitar than its direct predecessor Kid A, and unlike that album, it spun off several successful singles. Like Kid A, it synthesizes influences of electronic music, ambient music, and jazz. Artwork for the Radiohead album Amnesiac. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Radiohead are an English rock band that formed in Oxfordshire in 1986. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Recording and relation to Kid A

Both Amnesiac and Radiohead's album Kid A, which was released eight months earlier in 2000, were recorded in the same period. Most songs on Amnesiac were recorded during the same recording sessions that produced Kid A ("Life in a Glasshouse", however, was recorded with the band of jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton in late 2000, after the release of Kid A). This has led some to refer to Amnesiac as a "b-sides" album or as "Kid B", although the band has said the two albums should be considered separately, as "twins separated at birth." Amnesiac also includes a different version of "Morning Bell", a song from Kid A. Kid A is the fourth album by the English rock band Radiohead, released in 2000. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Humphrey Lyttelton at the Landmark Arts Centre, 22 April 2006. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


According to guitarist Ed O'Brien, "We had to come to grips with starting a song from scratch in the studio and making it into something, rather than playing it live, rehearsing it and then getting a good take of a live performance. None of us played that much guitar on these records. Suddenly we were presented with the opportunity and the freedom to approach the music the way Massive Attack does: as a collective, working on sounds, rather than with each person in the band playing a prescribed role. It was quite hard work for us to adjust to the fact that some of us might not necessarily be playing our usual instrument on a track, or even playing any instrument at all. Once you get over your insecurities, then it's great."[1] (For more detailed information on the recording sessions, see Kid A.) Edward Ed John OBrien (born April 15, 1968, in Oxford, England) is a member of Radiohead. ... Massive Attack are a trip hop band from Bristol, Great Britain. ... Kid A is the fourth album by the English rock band Radiohead, released in 2000. ...


While explaining the decision to release two albums rather than one, singer Thom Yorke said, "They are separate because they cannot run in a straight line with each other. They cancel each other out as overall finished things... In some weird way, I think Amnesiac gives another take on Kid A, a form of explanation." He continued: "Something traumatic is happening in Kid A, and this is looking back at it, trying to piece together what has happened." About the differences with the previous record he says: "I think the artwork is the best way of explaining it. The artwork to Kid A was all in the distance. The fires were all going on the other side of the hill. With Amnesiac, you're actually in the forest while the fire's happening." Thomas Edward Yorke, born October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Radiohead. ...


Yorke said, "I read that the gnostics believe when we are born we are forced to forget where we have come from in order to deal with the trauma of arriving in this life. I thought this was really fascinating. It's like the river of forgetfulness. It may have been recorded at same time... but it comes from a different place I think. It sounds like finding an old chest in someone's attic with all these notes and maps and drawings and descriptions of going to a place you cannot remember. That's what I think anyway."[2] Gnosticism is a blanket term for various religions and sects most prominent in the first few centuries A.D. General characteristics The word gnosticism comes from the Greek word for knowledge, gnosis (γνῶσις), referring to the idea that there is special, hidden mysticism (esoteric knowledge...


The album is dedicated to "Noah and Jamie", sons of Thom Yorke and Phil Selway, respectively, who were born between the release of Kid A and the release of Amnesiac. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...


Track listing

All tracks written by Radiohead.

  1. "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box" – 4:00
  2. "Pyramid Song" – 4:49
  3. "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" – 4:07
  4. "You and Whose Army?" – 3:11
  5. "I Might Be Wrong" – 4:54
  6. "Knives Out" – 4:15
  7. "Morning Bell/Amnesiac" – 3:14
  8. "Dollars and Cents" – 4:52
  9. "Hunting Bears" – 2:01
  10. "Like Spinning Plates" – 3:57
  11. "Life in a Glasshouse" – 4:34

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Singles and reception

The album's lead single was "Pyramid Song", except in the United States where "I Might Be Wrong" was a radio-only single. "Pyramid Song" was Radiohead's first single since 1998's "No Surprises", as their prior album, Kid A, had spun off no official singles. The song reached #5 in the UK, one of the band's highest chart positions. The second single on both sides of the Atlantic was "Knives Out", which reached #13 in the UK and #1 in Canada. Again, unlike Kid A, music videos were produced for both singles, by Shynola and Michel Gondry, respectively. Two separate videos were made for "I Might Be Wrong", one by Sophie Muller, and an Internet-only release by Chris Bran. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... I Might Be Wrong is a song by the English rock band Radiohead from their 2001 album, Amnesiac. ... The song No Surprises by Radiohead is the third single from the album OK Computer. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Shynola is the collective name of a group of four visual artists based in London who have collaborated on a variety of projects, most notably a number of acclaimed music videos for several pioneering artists. ... Michel Gondry, 2005 Michel Gondry, born May 8, 1963 (1964 according to some sources), is a French Academy Award winning screenwriter, film, commercial, and music video director noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


While Kid A garnered much critical attention, Amnesiac is sometimes viewed as the less accomplished of the two works. It has been criticised for a lack of cohesion. Some critics and fans even refer to this fragmentation as a deliberate device used by Radiohead to escape the formula of their previous work. Nevertheless, the album was received well by most critics and nearly reached Kid A's sales (debuting lower in America, but with more copies sold in the first week), marking the band's continued musical explorations as commercially viable to a mass audience. The album appeared to cement Radiohead's status as one of only a few modern UK pop artists able to achieve consistent success in the US.[3]


Amnesiac was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2001 (which it lost to PJ Harvey's Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, an album on which Yorke had appeared the previous year in a duet with Harvey). Like Radiohead's three previous releases, it was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album. The Mercury Music Prize, now officially known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize, is a music award given annually for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... PJ Harvey in concert. ... Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea is an album by British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album has been awarded since 1991. ...


Radiohead wrote the songs of both Amnesiac and Kid A in the studio, without regard for live performances, which had to be developed and arranged later. The band had played many of the songs that had already been recorded and would end up on Amnesiac during shows in 2000 to promote Kid A, but they had not toured widely outside of Europe since 1998. In 2001, Radiohead's Amnesiac tour also reached North America and Japan. Several months after the release of Amnesiac, I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings was released, instead of a previously planned "I Might Be Wrong" single. This "mini album" had recordings from the tour, including Amnesiac tracks "I Might Be Wrong", "Morning Bell" [closer to the Kid A version live], "Like Spinning Plates" and "Dollars & Cents". "Like Spinning Plates" was particularly noted for being a departure from the song's studio version. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is a 2001 live mini album by English rock band Radiohead, consisting of live performances of eight songs recorded on a then-recent tour of Europe and North America: seven from their albums Kid A and Amnesiac, and one never released on a studio...


Special edition

In addition to the standard release of Amnesiac, a special edition album was released. This consists of a red hardback book, like the book pictured on the album cover. The book is styled as a library book from "Catachresis College Library", with the CD inside the book cover along with library slips and date stamps, some of which reference Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The book featured many pages of art designed by Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke, who went by the pseudonym of "Tchocky" when credited. In 2002, the special edition album won Donwood and Yorke a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package. Catachresis (from Greek ), which literally means the incorrect or improper use of a word -- such as using the word decimate (e. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ... Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian soft science fiction novella by Ray Bradbury that was published in 1953. ... Stanley Donwood is the pen name of English writer and artist Dan Rickwood[1], who has gained fame for his work on the album and poster art for Radiohead on every release since their My Iron Lung EP (1994). ... Thomas Edward Yorke, born October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Radiohead. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ...


Song facts

For more detailed information, see song articles.
  • "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box" was originally known as "Po Pad" several months before the album came out, when Ed O'Brien described it to the media as "upbeat". The song may sample a gamelan recording at the start.[citation needed] The band used auto-tuning, a process usually employed in dance-pop songs such as those by Cher and Britney Spears, to give an unnatural tone to Thom Yorke's voice. The song received some rare live interpretations in 2001 with the electronic sound replaced by a fuzz-guitar riff, such as in the band's session for Canal+. Yorke sometimes dedicated the song live to those caught in traffic gridlock on the way to their concerts. Reviewers of Amnesiac who had been expecting the band's "return to rock" thought the opening lyrics relevant: "after years of waiting / nothing came / and you realize you're looking / looking in the wrong place / I'm a reasonable man, get off my case".[citation needed]
  • "Pyramid Song" was originally performed on solo piano by Thom Yorke at the 1999 Tibetan Freedom Concert. During the Kid A/Amnesiac recording sessions, the band and coproducer Nigel Godrich fleshed it out into a symphonic pop song (and ultimately a single) with lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood playing Ondes Martenot and jazz-inspired drums from Phil Selway. The strings were arranged by Greenwood as well, and played by the Orchestra of St. Johns in the same recording session where the parts for "Dollars & Cents" and Kid A's "How to Disappear Completely" were set to tape. O'Brien said in his diary that the band felt this song was their best work to date, which had been previously said about "Lucky" in 1995.[4] The song was frequently played live in 2000, to good reception, and many fans were shocked when it did not make the track list of the first album from the sessions, Kid A. The song's lyrics reference several other songs, including the spiritual "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and Tom Waits' "Clap Hands", while Thom Yorke said the music was inspired by Charles Mingus' "Freedom". It was originally titled, "Egyptian Song" and known by fans as "Nothing to Fear".
  • "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" is the only song on Amnesiac that has never been performed live (apart from the Amnesiac version of "Morning Bell"). It was created by severely manipulating a discarded, unreleased studio recording of "True Love Waits",[citation needed] an anthemic ballad - legendary among fans - that has only been aired by the band in live acoustic versions since the mid-'90s. The resulting song was seen by some to bear a resemblance to experimental drill n bass and IDM artists such as Squarepusher, Modeselektor and Aphex Twin - all favourites of Yorke - with radical vocal effects again created using pitch-shifting.[citation needed] The lyrics appear to continue from a line in Kid A's "In Limbo", about "trap doors that open".
  • "You and Whose Army?" was primarily inspired by 1930s vocal group The Ink Spots. The band and producer Godrich were trying to achieve a period sound as in music heard on the radio in that era, first trying vintage microphones. Ultimately they settled on Yorke singing through an egg box (through his cupped hands live) to create a muffled effect.[citation needed] The song's instrumentation is mostly acoustic- piano, upright bass, percussion. Electric guitar is also played, and heard in the climax on the live version. Yorke said the lyrics had begun as personal song but it became a song about Tony Blair.[5] Lines like "you and whose army? / you and your cronies" may have referenced recent New Labour scandals and the 2001 election that nearly coincided with the album's release (though the song was written over a year earlier), while the phrase "Holy Roman Empire" was echoed in the album art depicting the West as a Roman Empire. However, the brief song winds down quickly after climaxing, and reviewers described the tone as defeated rather than an inspiring political protest.[citation needed]
  • "I Might Be Wrong" is one of Radiohead's most blues-driven songs, and it was seen as one of the most guitar-based on Amnesiac, although it is also heavily electronic in the studio version. The song's lyrics were said by Yorke to be about his personal relationship (unlike most Radiohead songs of the time) and had been written on a beach, watching the "waves go out, come in again" as described in the lyrics.[citation needed] The song has a "false ending", with a guitar solo and drum machine, before Yorke returns with a wordless falsetto. It is also one of Colin Greenwood's more distinctive basslines.[citation needed]
  • "Knives Out", with ethereal, melodic guitar parts inspired by Johnny Marr of The Smiths and also bearing a resemblance to the first section of Radiohead's own "Paranoid Android", allegedly "took 373 days to record".[citation needed] In reality, the band was working on other material at the same time. According to Yorke, "We just lost our nerve. It was so straight-ahead. We thought, 'We've gotta put that in the bin, it's too straight.' We couldn't possibly do anything that straight until we'd gone and been completely arse about face with everything else, in order to feel good about doing something straight like that. It took 373 days to be arse-about-face enough to realise it was alright the way it was." Yorke said the song was about "cannibalism".
  • "Morning Bell/Amnesiac" is another version of a song that appeared as track 9 on the band's previous album Kid A. This version actually predates the other one, according to the band.[citation needed] This time the instrumentation is acoustic, centred on organ. The added title "/Amnesiac" may not just be a reference to the album on which the song is found. Yorke said this version had been written, recorded on minidisc, and lost in a lightning storm. He tried and failed to reconstitute the song (perhaps yielding the Kid A version) but a year later, he suddenly remembered it.[citation needed]
  • "Dollars & Cents" references the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization, a turning point for the anti-globalisation movement, with lines like "it's all over the streets tonight" (these lyrics are sung live by Yorke, not on the album version). The lyrics of "Dollars & Cents", however, rank among the most impenetrable on an album which included no printed lyrics in its liner notes. Many words are obscured in the studio recording, and Thom Yorke usually blurs and changes them live. Musically, the song took heavy inspiration from jazz composer Alice Coltrane. The basic track was recorded at an endless jam session in the otherwise fruitless Copenhagen sessions of early 1999 (see Kid A). Colin Greenwood, whose bass riff anchors the song, was experimenting with a sampler months later and began playing Alice Coltrane string parts over the Radiohead rhythm track,[citation needed] giving his brother Jonny the basis for writing an original string arrangement that was recorded with the Orchestra of St. Johns.
  • "Hunting Bears" is a brief instrumental (and one of only two such tracks to appear on the band's full length albums, along with Kid A's "Treefingers"). The song has been seen as reminiscent of "ambient" material such as mid-'70s work by Brian Eno.[citation needed] The title may reference the "modified bears" found throughout the Kid A-era artwork and blips (the band's "logo" had however changed by the time of Amnesiac to a crying minotaur). The phrase "we're going hunting for bears / la la la we're not scared" also appeared in a story written by artistic collaborator Stanley Donwood and found on the band's website prior to the album, referencing an incident of racial hate crimes.[citation needed] The band played the song live several times on solo guitar, as an outro for "The National Anthem". The earliest track list of Amnesiac sent to the press did not contain this song, but had "Cuttooth",[citation needed] which was ultimately left off the album to become a B-side on the "Knives Out" single.
  • "Like Spinning Plates" was apparently created by playing the backing track from "I Will" backwards. ("I Will" was one of the songs the band worked on during the Kid A and Amnesiac sessions, but it did not see recording and release until 2003's Hail to the Thief.) Yorke then wrote a new, electronic song, "Like Spinning Plates", around the reversed melody. He then reversed the recording again so that his vocals also were backwards. Yorke learned the backwards vocals, sang and recorded them over the backing track, and reversed the track once more. Finally, Yorke sang the song forward again for the final take, mimicking the distorted sound of his manipulated vocals in the verses. Another explanation is that the track may have been influenced by Can's song "Oh Yeah", from their 1971 album Tago Mago, which had similar reversal effects.[citation needed] The band frequently mentioned Can and other Krautrock acts as influences on their music. The subsequent live version of "Like Spinning Plates", also found on I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings, reimagines it as a stark piano ballad.
  • "Life in a Glasshouse" is another track on this "electronic" album with entirely acoustic instrumentation, apart from an opening sound effect. For this track, however, the regular band was not present, apart from Thom Yorke, who was joined instead by British trad jazz veteran Humphrey Lyttelton and his band, composed of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, drums and perhaps other instruments.[citation needed] The old version of "Life in a Glasshouse" was an acoustic guitar demo by Yorke, heard in a 1998 sound check in the film Meeting People is Easy. As with Kid A's "Motion Picture Soundtrack", the song was reimagined with new instrumentation; the band got in touch with Lyttelton, who agreed to perform on the track after hearing one of his grandchildren's copies of Radiohead's OK Computer. It is thought that unlike the rest of the material on Amnesiac, this song was not completed during the Kid A sessions but was recorded late in 2000 after the release of Kid A.[citation needed] The song has been performed only once live, with Lyttelton's band on Live... with Jools Holland.

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B-sides

As the first Radiohead album with commercial singles released since 1997's OK Computer, the band's Amnesiac era also yielded many new B-sides to the singles. These were largely composed of tracks recorded during the Kid A/Amnesiac sessions which did not make the cut for either album. Several of them, such as "Cuttooth" and "Kinetic", are referenced frequently in guitarist Ed O'Brien's studio diary of the sessions. "Cuttooth" was apparently an important song during these recording sessions, to which Radiohead devoted much time, only being left off Amnesiac at the final stages. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Edward Ed John OBrien (born April 15, 1968, in Oxford, England) is a member of Radiohead. ...


The following B-sides were released on Amnesiac singles. See song articles for more information:


"Pyramid Song" singles

  • The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
  • Trans-atlantic Drawl
  • Fast-track
  • Kinetic

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

"Knives Out" singles

  • Cuttooth
  • Worrywort
  • Fog
  • Life in a Glasshouse (full version)

Knives Out is a song written and performed by British musical group Radiohead. ...

Release history

The album was released in various countries in June 2001.

Country Date Label Format Catalogue number
United Kingdom 4 June 2001 Parlophone CD CDFHEIT45101
United States 5 June 2001 Capitol CD CDP 7243 5 32764 2 3
United States 5 June 2001 Capitol CD CDP 7243 5 32767 2 0 (special edition)

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References

  1. ^ Interview with Ed O'Brien from review of Amnesiac. June 3, 2001. The Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ http://www.spinwithagrin.com/answer.asp?show=all
  3. ^ BBC News. "US success for Radiohead." 14 June, 2001. [1]
  4. ^ http://www.greenplastic.com/coldstorage/articles/melodymaker053197.html
  5. ^ Kent, Nick. "Happy Now?" Mojo, June 2001. [2]

External links

  • Feature and Interview on Amnesiac: Simon Reynolds, "Walking on Thin Ice", The Wire, July 2001 (archived at Follow Me Around)
  • Feature and Interview by Nick Kent on Amnesiac: "Happy Now?", Mojo, June 2001 (archived at Follow Me Around)

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