Watch a New Concert Film From Radiohead

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Nov. 28 2012 6:40 PM

Radiohead Releases Fan-Made Concert Film

Radiohead live at the Roseland Ballroom in New York
Radiohead performs at Roseland Ballroom, in a new concert film.

Still from YouTube.

Those who never got to see Radiohead’s shows in support of 2011 album The King of Limbs—they only played three shows that year—can now watch a full concert on YouTube. According to Gothamist, the new concert film was painstakingly edited together by fans using crowd-sourced YouTube footage from various members of the audience. Best of all, they were able to get audio straight from the soundboard, with the blessing of the band. (The band also approved a similar concert film released in 2010.)

The show was filmed at the second of the band’s two concerts at New York City’s 3,200-capacity Roseland Ballroom—remarkably intimate shows for a band that routinely sells out arenas. As is typical for Radiohead, the performance featured a varied two-encore set of oldies and new tunes. (You can see a full list of the songs they played below.) The Roseland shows also featured the wonderful air-drumming of Bradley Cooper, who I had the pleasure of watching in the crowd, in the VIP section.

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If you like the video—and there’s a lot to like (don’t forget to turn on HD!)—the band and the video’s creators hope that you’ll donate whatever money you might otherwise have paid to watch it to the Haiti Earthquake Fund (a cause that the band has supported in the past) or to Hurricane Sandy relief. The film is dedicated to Scott Johnson, the Radiohead drum technician who died after a stage collapse in Toronto.

bloom
little by little
staircase
the national anthem
feral
subterranean homesick alien
like spinning plates
all I need
true love waits/everything in its right place
15 step
weird fishes/arpeggi
lotus flower
codex
daily mail
good morning mr magpie
reckoner
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give up the ghost
myxomatosis
bodysnatchers
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supercollider
nude

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer.