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There There Single, Import, Maxi
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RADIOHEAD There There (2003 UK 3-track CD single includes bonus tracks Paperbag Writer and Where Bluebirds Fly picture sleeve with matching disc design based on the Hail To The Thief album artwork with exclusive fold-out art printCDR6608)
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Songs rated in order of coolness:
1. There, There
2. Where Bluebirds Fly
3. Paperbag Writer
The two B sides carry on in the vein of Radiohead's more recent electronic outings, and both are really quite disturbing. 'Paperbag Writer' reminded me of another Readiohead B-side, 'The Amazing Sounds of Orgy', with it's loping groove, discordant string sample and sarcastic vocals. It's strange and initially a little flat, but it is actually quite funky. If you like freaky, harsh funk from hell, that is.
'Where bluebirds fly' is even more extreme, and demonstrates Thom Yorke's love affair with artists such as Autechre is far from over. The song is a clash of skittering, junglist beats, odd, screechy computer noises and what sounds like the vocal equivalent of free-jazz. If that sounds strange, well, it is, but again, bear with it for a few listens and you have an oddly beautiful and utterly nightmarish track.
Most recent customer reviews
Being a devout Radiohead follower, I had to plunk down my coins for this single. I was already impressed with the Go To Sleep b-sides, and was thrilled when I heard these 2 new... Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by Dave
Track #2 is simply the best Radiohead b-side since "talk show host"...pulsating bass, amazing lyrics, haunting sound. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2003
Radiohead never ceases to amaze with their creative beats. I was blown away by Kid A's "Idioteque" because the beat is just so mesmerizing. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Tom O'Keefe
This single is similar to what you would get from the knives out or pyramid song singles. It is in no way a return to rock...but I kind of like it. Read morePublished on July 12 2003 by D. Brock
"There There" is a very good song. However, since it's also on Radiohead's latest album, Hail To The Thief, there's absolutely no reason to buy this single unless you're... Read morePublished on June 24 2003 by The Man On The Flaming Pie
Not much more to say regarding the afformentioned title track of this disk...the only way to improve upon it is to see them play it live! Read morePublished on June 19 2003 by Lawrence George