I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
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|I Might Be Wrong|
|Live album by Radiohead|
|Released||12 November 2001 (UK), 13 November 2001 (US)|
|Recorded||28 May – 20 August 2001|
|Genre||Electronica, experimental rock|
|Producer||Nigel Godrich, Radiohead|
I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is a 2001 live album by English rock band Radiohead. It consists of live performances of eight songs recorded on a tour of Europe and North America, including seven songs from their albums Kid A and Amnesiac. The final track, "True Love Waits", was never released on a studio album and is performed on acoustic guitar by Thom Yorke.
The live arrangements differ somewhat from the studio versions. For instance, "The National Anthem" opens with radio transmissions, has a harder "fuzz bass" guitar sound and lacks the horns and free jazz ending of the studio version; "I Might Be Wrong" emphasises the rhythm section and is more of a rock tune; "Morning Bell" is driven by Phil Selway's live drums rather than a drum machine; "Idioteque" builds into a frenzied audience singalong; "Dollars and Cents" replaces strings with synthesisers and ends with a guitar coda not heard on the album; while "Everything in Its Right Place" is about three-and-a-half minutes longer, and makes use of improvised effects on a Korg Kaoss Pad.
Most drastically altered for live performance is "Like Spinning Plates". The studio-recorded Amnesiac version featured backwards singing over a pulsing electronic backdrop, while the live version is a piano ballad accompanied by sparse bass notes and a string synth. This recording also marks the first time "Like Spinning Plates" was performed live, at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in August 2001. (The CD is apparently mislabelled and does not mention this performance as a source of the recording. Differing information about the recordings used on the live album can be found at Green Plastic).
|The A.V. Club||(favourable)|
|1.||"The National Anthem"||Radiohead||Vaison la Romaine, 28 May 2001||4:57|
|2.||"I Might Be Wrong"||Radiohead||Oxford, 7 July 2001||4:52|
|3.||"Morning Bell"||Radiohead||Oxford, 7 July 2001||4:14|
|4.||"Like Spinning Plates"||Radiohead||Cleveland, 8 August 2001||3:47|
|5.||"Idioteque"||Radiohead, Paul Lansky||Oxford, 7 July 2001||4:24|
|6.||"Everything in Its Right Place"||Radiohead||Vaison la Romaine, 28 May 2001||7:42|
|7.||"Dollars and Cents"||Radiohead||Oxford, 7 July 2001||5:13|
|8.||"True Love Waits"||Radiohead||Los Angeles, 20 August 2001||5:02|
|United Kingdom||12 November 2001||Parlophone||LP||12FHEIT 45104|
|United States||13 November 2001||Capitol Records||CDP 7243 5 36616 2 5|
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