In Rainbows – From the Basement

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In Rainbows – From the Basement
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Video by Radiohead
Released 24 June 2008 (2008-06-24)
Recorded 2008
Maida Vale Studios
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:48
Label Xurbia Xendless Limited
Producer Nigel Godrich
Radiohead chronology
Radiohead: The Best Of
In Rainbows – From the Basement
The King of Limbs

In Rainbows – From the Basement is a 2008 live video album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It features ten live performances of songs from Radiohead's 2007 album In Rainbows, including songs from the In Rainbows "discbox" edition's second disc.[1] It is an exclusive iTunes Store digital release.


In Rainbows – From the Basement was filmed in a day[2] with sound by Nigel Godrich and video direction by David Barnard at The Hospital Club's TV Studio in London's Covent Garden[3] for longtime Radiohead collaborator Godrich's podcast and television programme From the Basement.[4] The Radiohead performance was the beginning of the second series of this programme.[5][6]


VH1 broadcast[edit]

In Rainbows - From the Basement premiered on Saturday, 3 May 2008 at 12am on VH1. Radiohead performed songs from their 2007 album In Rainbows and the older tracks "Optimistic" (from 2000's Kid A) and "Myxomatosis", "Where I End and You Begin" and "The Gloaming" (2003's Hail to the Thief).[3][7]


The performance that had aired on VH1 was made available through iTunes on 25 June 2008, to coincide with the band's series of outdoor concerts in the United Kingdom.[5]

The iTunes version features live renditions of songs from In Rainbows and its bonus CD,[2] omitting tracks from the VH1 performance that weren't on In Rainbows.[6] It's available as 10 separate videos[8] ($0.99 or £ 0.89 per video) or in full for $7.99 or £ 6.99.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "15 Step" – 3:56
  2. "Bodysnatchers" – 4:16
  3. "House of Cards" – 5:29
  4. "Bangers & Mash" – 3:31
  5. "Videotape" – 4:47
  6. "Reckoner" – 5:03
  7. "Go Slowly" – 3:54
  8. "All I Need" – 4:21
  9. "Nude" – 4:21
  10. "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" – 5:20


  • Ed O'Brien - guitar, FX, percussion, backing vocals
  • Colin Greenwood - bass guitar, keyboard, percussion
  • Jonny Greenwood - guitar, laptop, keyboard, percussion, glockenspiel
  • Phil Selway - drums
  • Thom Yorke - vocals, guitar, piano, drums


  1. ^ "Radiohead From The Basement on iTunes". 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "Your Wednesday Just Got Better: RH Live Videos on iTunes". 2008-06-25. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Radiohead_In Rainbows_From The Basement". VH1. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Radiohead's From The Basement Appearance Goes Online". Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  5. ^ a b "Radiohead tunes in with live video album". 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  6. ^ a b Kreps, Daniel (2008-06-24). "Radiohead Rake in Praise From Bono, Release "From the Basement"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  7. ^ "VH1 broadcast Radiohead From The Basement". 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  8. ^ Allen, Dave (2008-06-25). "Radiohead, From The Basement, videos on iTunes". Retrieved 2009-05-18. 

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