Analyse (Thom Yorke song)

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Analyse (song) cover.jpg
Single by Thom Yorke
from the album The Eraser
B-side "A Rat's Nest", "Iluvya"
Released 30 October 2006
Format 12", download
Genre Art rock, electronica
Length 4:05
Label XL Recordings
Songwriter(s) Thom Yorke
Producer(s) Nigel Godrich
Thom Yorke singles chronology
"Harrowdown Hill"
"Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses" / "The Hollow Earth"
"Harrowdown Hill"
"Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses" / "The Hollow Earth"
The Eraser track listing
"The Eraser"
"The Clock"

"Analyse" is a song by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and is the second track on his 2006 album The Eraser. The song was released on 30 October as a digital download and on 6 November as a limited edition 12" single in the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" XLT252[1]
  1. "Analyse" – 4:05
  2. "A Rat's Nest" – 3:35
  3. "Iluvya" – 2:59

Song information[edit]

"Analyse" was inspired by a blackout in Oxford. Yorke explained:

"I used to live in central Oxford, on one of those historical streets, with all these houses built in the 1860s. I came home one night and for some reason, the street had a power cut. The houses were all dark, with candlelight in the windows, which is obviously how it would have been when they were built. It was beautiful."[3]

"Analyse" was played by Yorke at the 2006 Mercury Prize ceremony. The song is also featured during the closing credits of Christopher Nolan's 2006 film The Prestige, starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.[4] A remix of this song was done by Various Productions, which Thom Yorke described on the Radiohead blog Dead Air Space as being 'a deranged twist'.

The song is written in the key of C major.


  1. ^ a b "Analyse". XL Recordings. Archived from the original on 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2006-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Thom Yorke's favourite Radiohead tune revealed". NME. 23 October 2006. Archived from the original on 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-23. 
  3. ^ David Fricke (1 June 2006). "Radiohead's Thom Yorke on Going Solo". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  4. ^ Erik Henriksen (19 October 2006). "Ye Olde Dueling Magicians". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2006-10-23. 

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