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2.33 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Harry Patch (In Memory Of) (5:33)

Total Time 5:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Thom Yorke / vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Ed O'Brien / vocals, guitars
- Jonny Greenwood / guitars, keyboards
- Colin Greenwood / bass
- Phil Selway / drums

Releases information

Virtual Single that can be bought in the official virtual store of the group here:
All income from sales of this single go to the benefit of the British Royal Legion.

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RADIOHEAD Harry Patch (In Memory Of) ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (15%)

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Review by Conor Fynes
1 stars 'Harry Patch (In Memory Of)' - Radiohead (Single)

Dedicated to the life and passing of the last British veteran of the First World War, this is a slow, saccharine symphonic track. I think Radiohead is being very noble by paying their respects to a veteran of such a horrible conflict (and giving all profits to a charitable cause) which makes me want to bestow a higher rating to this single, but the truth remains; it really is not that strong of a track.

A single symphonic motif drives most of the song along, and it would be a relatively pleasant (if forgettable) track were it not for the vocals. Usually, the cringe of Thom Yorke's vocals do not bother me, but they do not work here at all. It almost feels as if his vocals were tracked for a different song altogether, as they do not compliment the instrumentation at all.

A good intention for this single, but in terms of the actual music itself, this is utterly forgettable.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Harry Patch (In Memory Of) is a fine concept of Radiohead, although the band doesn't feature on this track. To honour the "Last Fighting Tommy" is to honour all victims of any war. The soldiers are usually the first human victims (the truth being the first victim...). Unfortunately this doesn't ... (read more)

Report this review (#518021) | Posted by OT Räihälä | Friday, September 9, 2011 | Review Permanlink

2 stars While I find it rather touching that Radiohead decided to release a tribute to Harry Patch, the recently deceased and highly decorated World War I veteran, it's a shame that the song just isn't very good. The lyrics are rather basic and really only consist of a short verse. The vocals are set ... (read more)

Report this review (#230863) | Posted by npoczynek | Monday, August 10, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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