The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement

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The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement
Video by Radiohead
Released 19 December 2011 (2011-12-19)
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative rock
Label XL Recordings, Ticker Tape Ltd.
Producer Nigel Godrich, Radiohead
Radiohead chronology
In Rainbows – From the Basement
The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement
Singles from The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement
  1. "The Daily Mail"/"Staircase"
    Released: 19 December 2011

The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement is a 2011 live video album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It includes performances of all eight tracks from The King of Limbs, plus singles "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase". Radiohead are joined by Clive Deamer on additional drums and percussion, and a horn section for "Bloom", "The Daily Mail" and "Codex". The DVD and Blu-ray editions include an additional performance of the Record Store Day double A-side "Supercollider", plus a download code and a 32-page hardback book of photos from the recording session.[1][2]

Originally filmed as a television special, From the Basement was aired on a number of channels internationally, but it ran into problems with its planned British distributor BBC Worldwide, who cancelled its planned air date on July 1, 2011. The band have uploaded selected songs from the performance to YouTube. In August 2011, they uploaded the entire set (excluding "Supercollider") for a limited time on YouTube. It is the first Blu-ray disc released by Radiohead, the first official DVD released by the band in seven years, the first video release to receive a retail physical edition since Meeting People Is Easy in 1999, and Radiohead's first physically released live video since Live at the Astoria in 1994.


  1. "Bloom" – 6:13
  2. "The Daily Mail" – 4:10
  3. "Feral" – 3:35
  4. "Little by Little" – 4:47
  5. "Codex" – 5:09
  6. "Separator" – 6:36
  7. "Lotus Flower" – 5:43
  8. "Staircase" – 5:06
  9. "Morning Mr Magpie" – 5:46
  10. "Give Up the Ghost" – 5:53
Bonus track
  1. "Supercollider" – 5:41


Additional personnel
  • Clive Deamer – drums, electronic drums, percussion
  • Noel Langley, Yazz Ahmed, Clare Moss, Trevor Mires, Oren Marshall, Ben Castle, Phil Todd – brass section (flugelhorn, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba)


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