Radiohead's record contract with EMI ended with the release of Hail to the Thief in 2003. Their subsequent albums have been released by XL Recordings, while EMI retained the copyright to Radiohead's back catalogue. After a period of being out of print on vinyl, EMI reissued a double LP of OK Computer without Radiohead's involvement in 2008, and again in 2009 as an expanded "Collector's Edition". The reissues were not remastered and contained no new material.
In 2016, with Radiohead's approval, their back catalogue was transferred to XL Recordings and the "Collector's Editions" were removed from streaming services. In May 2016, XL reissued Radiohead's back catalogue on vinyl, including OK Computer.
The special edition includes the album on vinyl, a hardcover artbook, a book of songwriter Thom Yorke's notes, and a sketchbook of preparatory artwork by Yorke and cover artist Stanley Donwood. It also includes an audio cassette containing audio experiments, session recordings, demos (including demos for two previously unheard songs), and early versions of "The National Anthem", "Motion Picture Soundtrack", "Nude" and "True Love Waits", songs released on later albums.
OKNOTOK debuted at number two in the UK Albums Chart, boosted by Radiohead's third headline performance at Glastonbury Festival. It was the bestselling album in UK independent record shops between April 2017 and April 2018. In the US, it sold 13,000 copies in its first week, reaching number 36 on the Billboard 200. Following the vinyl and boxed edition release two weeks later, it re-entered the chart at number 23, selling another 17,000 copies (including 8,000 on vinyl and 7,000 on CD). On 19 October 2018, OKNOTOK was certified gold by the BPI for sales of over 100,000. 2b1af7f3a8