- Audio CD (May 29 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Maxi, Import
- Label: EMI/Parlophone
- ASIN: B000095IX9
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
|1. There, There - Radiohead|
|2. Paperbag Writer - Radiohead|
|3. Where Bluebirds Fly - Radiohead|
At any rate...this version of the single contains "There There" and 4 b-sides. The UK import, on the other hand, is 2 discs; with "There There" and 2 b-sides on each disc. Those who enjoy such Radiohead favorites as "High and Dry" and "Lucky" would be well-advised to pick up this single and Hail to the Thief. Enjoy!
Paperbag Writer sounds like it was written in one afternoon. It's a combination of Yorke's muddled vocals and disjointed keyboard sounds hovering behind him. The only thing going for it is Colin Greenwood's bassline. Where Bluebirds Fly is just 2-plus minutes of keyboard noodling, accomplishing nothing.
This is disturbing, considering that Radiohead's past singles have been considering something of a work of art in their own right, from the Pablo Honey singles up through Amnesiac. The Hail To Thief singles yield nothing of the sort, with the possible exception of Go To Sleep #2. This time around, all of the goods went to the album.
The b-sides contained on this single are not nearly as amazing as the b-sides for "amnesiac," they resemble the kind of production featured on "fast track" and "fog." From the first beat driven, gloomy "paperbag writer" youll notice the lack of production and the fact that this tracks seem unfinished. Most notably youll see that there are no guitars on this tracks, probably because only lead singer Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Goodrich partially worked on them.
The third track is "zhere bluebirds fly" a more experimental track, also beat driven, filled with very light orchestra arrangements and quiet synths as well. The only instrument not used here that was used on track two is the bass, which is probably why this track feels so loose.
This cd is definetibely only for collectors, if youre a radiohead fan, and just want to listen to the tracks, im sure you can find other means to do so than buying this album for full retail price. Like buying it used here on amazon.