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OK Computer Archived in Library Of Congress


So alongside some other great work including The Doors The Doors, Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and the imperious Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favourites Radiohead’s OK Computer will be archived in Library For Congress in the US. This means that not only will Congressmen be able to digest Thom Yorke and Co.’s fantastic album but it will be forever kept as a significant body of work that befits its culture.

“Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 recordings that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old. The selections for the 2014 registry bring the total number of recordings on the registry to 425, a small part of the Library’s vast recorded-sound collection of nearly 3 million items.”

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What a bloody privilege. Here’s the Full List.
• Sorry, Wrong Number (episode of Suspense radio series, May 25, 1943)
• ‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive’ (single) – Johnny Mercer (1944)
• The Doors (album) – the Doors (1967)
• OK Computer (album) – Radiohead (1997)
• The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (album) – Lauryn Hill (1998)
• A Wild and Crazy Guy (album) – Steve Martin (1978)
• ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ (single) – the Righteous Brothers (1964)
• Stand! (album) – Sly and the Family Stone (1969)
• Kiss Me, Kate (original cast album) (1949)
• The Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library (c 1890-1910)
• ‘Black Snake Moan/Matchbox Blues’ (single) – Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)
• ‘Stand by Me’ (single) – Ben E King (1961)
• Radio coverage of President Franklin D Roosevelt’s funeral – Arthur Godfrey, et al (April 14, 1945)
• John Brown’s Body (album) – Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton (1953)
• ‘My Funny Valentine’ (single) – the Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker (1953)
• ‘Sixteen Tons’ (single) – Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)
• ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ (single) – the Swan Silvertones (1959)
• Joan Baez (album) – Joan Baez (1960)
• New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (album) – Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)
• Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues (album) – Lincoln Mayorga (1968)
• Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favourites (album) – Various (1995)
• Songs of the Old Regular Baptists (album) – Various (1997)
• Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman (album) – Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer (1999)
• The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection, recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago (1893)
• ‘The Boys of the Lough/The Humours of Ennistymon’ (single) – Michael Coleman (1922)