For physical release of 'In Rainbows'...
Daniel Melia

18:15 31st October 2007

Radiohead have confirmed that they will sign to XL for a physical release of their latest album ‘In Rainbows’.

The news comes after various rumours in the last couple of weeks suggested that the deal was almost done.

The band released their last album ‘Hail To The Thief’ with EMI in 2003 but the XL deal was a good bet after Thom Yorke released his solo album ‘The Eraser’ through the label in 2006.

Speaking to Music Week XL founder Richard Russell said: "Radiohead are a constant inspiration to us all, because they unfailingly put creativity first. XL is more than honoured to be working with Radiohead".

XL Recordings managing director Ben Beardsworth added: "Radiohead have created a huge amount of excitement via the unique way in which they launched this campaign online.

“In Rainbows is truly a classic album and it deserves to reach a massive audience, well beyond that of download and boxset sales. We will be working closely with them to help deliver that."

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