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Free Download: Radiohead at Bonnaroo 2006 Soundboard Recording

A beautiful gift to kick off 2013 brings one of Radiohead's finest performances ever to your ears – FREE!

 

A brilliant soundboard recording of Radiohead’s unforgettable 2006 headlining performance at Bonnaroo Music Festival has been made available for free download. A performance that's called among Radiohead's very best, their headlining set at Bonnaroo '06 included everything from fan-favorite jams “Paranoid Android”, “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”) and "Myxomatosis," to rarities like “Kid A” and “Dollars and Cents” and early renditions songs that would be released over a year later on In Rainbows.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke had the following to say about the now-legendary show: 

“We did this festival called Bonnaroo. We did 2,5 hours. And there’s 80,0000 people, admittedly they’ve been smoking the sticky green all day, probably wouldn’t go anywhere anyway. It was just amazing. We played loads of new stuff. We did whole sections of quiet piano songs and it sounds like the most grotesque self-indulgent nonsense but it probably is my favourite gig for years and years and years. It was a really mellow evening. Actually it’s all being filmed, but we’re sitting on it because there’s loads of new stuff on it. Because we’re mean like that. It will come out eventually.”

Paul Phipps handled the live mix, and explained the process on RadioheadBonnaroo.com:

It’s hard to believe this was over 5 years ago, but a friend of mine was running sound that night. He snagged the 2-track master from the board and handed the raw WAV over to me. I felt like I scored the mix of a lifetime. I’ve spent twenty years behind mixing consoles and mastering is one of my fortes, so I couldn’t wait to pull the best out of this one.

After two months of wrangling, I finally came up with a mix that I loved. Everything is crystal clear. I have heard every “official” Radiohead live release and none of them sound this clear. After 5 years of keeping this to myself, I had a talk with my friend — and he gave me to the OK to go ahead and release this to the public on the 5th anniversary of this awesome show. Of course, they could tell me to take it down any moment, so I would download the files below as soon as possible.

Download the set, or grab them in separate parts here and here.

Radiohead 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Tracklist: 

There There
2 + 2 = 5
15 Step
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Exit Music (for a Film)
Kid A
Dollars and Cents
Videotape
No Surprises
Paranoid Android
The Gloaming
The National Anthem
Climbing Up the Walls
Nude
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
The Bends
Myxomatosis
How to Disappear Completely
Encore:
You and Whose Army?
Pyramid Song
Like Spinning Plates
Fake Plastic Trees
Bodysnatchers
Lucky
Idioteque
Karma Police
Encore 2:
House of Cards
Everything in Its Right Place