True Love Waits: Radiohead live favorite appears on new album
The wait is over for Radiohead fans.
The Radiohead live favorite “True Love Waits,” which previously only appeared on 2001 live album I Might Be Wrong, has finally made it onto a studio album. A piano-heavy rendition of the melancholy ballad, a song the English band has been playing at shows since the mid-’90s, closes out the just released A Moon Shaped Pool.
The 2001 version features Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke singing somber lines like, “I’m not living, I’m just killing time” over an acoustic guitar. On 2012’s The King of Limbs tour, Yorke switched it up by swapping out the guitar for a synthesizer when he led into the Kid A track “Everything in its Right Place” with the song.
“True Love Waits” isn’t the only live rarity to wind up on A Moon Shaped Pool. Tracks “Identikit” and “Ful Stop” were played during that same tour, the band’s most recent. “This one is a new one, one of my favorites, personally,” Yorke said when he introduced “Identikit” at a 2012 Arizona show.
See fan-shot videos of those performances below, and watch both the 2012 and 1995 versions of “True Love Waits” above.
A Moon Shaped Pool is out now, and Radiohead will support the record with tour dates throughout 2016.