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揭露神祕單曲 Radiohead隱藏歌曲Follow Me Around正式上線/ Radiohead reveal Follow Me Around As New Single



Radiohead 今天正式公開了他們之前從未發行的單曲《Follow Me Around》和音樂錄影帶。《Follow Me Around》這首歌第一次出現可以追溯到 1997 年的 OK COMPUTER 時代;當時這首歌只是經常在Radiohead演唱會中擔任試音的角色,但卻讓許多歌迷津津樂道,甚至將它放在心中久久無法忘懷。


而且,Radiohead 對這首歌也做了許多有趣的巧思,例如,偶爾在官網上發布這首歌的不同歌詞,並跟Kid A 和 Where I End and You Begin中其他歌曲做結合。 如果你也買過 KID A 的實體專輯,不如現在把其中的歌詞本拿出來,你會發現《Follow Me Around》的一些歌詞也出現在裡頭。

Photos courtesy of John Spinks
Photos courtesy of John Spinks

正式又非正式

這首歌曾經有點正式的收入在 1998 年的紀錄片Meeting People is Easy中(也是唯一一張)。此外,Radiohead 在日本福岡的一次試音中也演奏了這首歌。


但說到真正表演這首歌卻又要說到 2000 年 10 月在多倫多的演唱會,當時 Thom 用原聲演唱了這首歌,還呼籲當時粉絲在 Radiohead 粉絲網站 followmearound.com 上現場播放這首歌。你說這首單曲到底多神祕,竟然問世超過20多年才真正發行!

《Follow Me Around》將會收錄在 KID A MNESIA 專輯裡頭。該專輯將會收錄 Radiohead 的第四和第五張專輯,以及新編曲擁有新編曲的《KID AMNESIAE》的專輯。這個資訊依舊神祕,但可以預見的事:發行後可以一次擁有Radiohead的某段光榮時刻,甚至還能得到新的編曲!能不收藏嗎?我看很難找到不收藏的理由吧!


Radiohead has today revealed their previously unreleased song Follow Me Around. Follow Me Around dates back to the 1997 OK COMPUTER era, where it was often performed at soundchecks on the tour, quickly becoming a fan favourite. The band have occasionally posted different pieces of the song's lyrics on their website, linking it to other songs, including Kid A and Where I End and You Begin. Some of the lyrics to Follow Me Around also appear in the hidden booklet to KID A.

The first (and only) somewhat official recording of the song appears in the 1998 documentary Meeting People is Easy, where the band performed it at a soundcheck in Fukuoka, Japan. Follow Me Around made its first proper live debut at a Toronto concert in October 2000, when Thom performed the song acoustically after fans campaigned for it to be played live on the Radiohead fan site followmearound.com.

Follow Me Around is taken from KID A MNESIA, which collects Radiohead's fourth and fifth albums, alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc, titled KID A MNESIAE. Exclusive to this release, KID A MNESIAE is made up of unearthed material from the KID A / AMNESIAC sessions.


全新大碟 KID A MNESIA 將於 11 月 5 日 正式發行/ KID A MNESIA RELEASE, OUT 5TH NOVEMBER
全新大碟 KID A MNESIA 將於 11 月 5 日 正式發行/ KID A MNESIA RELEASE, OUT 5TH NOVEMBER


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