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Nude (song)

“Nude” cover

It is not known exactly when Thom Yorke penned "Nude," but a version of the song was recorded during sessions with producer Nigel Godrich that would eventually produce OK Computer, Radiohead's third LP. Though this recording was originally hailed as a "great success" by members of the band, they eventually soured towards it. A few more attempts were made to record "Nude" for inclusion on OK Computer, but the album did not feature the song. The first time fans were treated to the song was during the OK Computer tour on January 23, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan, when Thom Yorke delivered a solo acoustic rendition as an encore. On March 29, 1998, in Dallas, Texas, Radiohead debuted a full-band arrangement of "Nude" that featured Thom Yorke on Fender Rhodes and guitarist Jonny Greenwood on Hammond organ. It became known as "Big Ideas", with the parenthetical "(Don't Get Any)" often added. Apparently this title was at the suggestion of fans, as the song officially had no title yet, but appeared on some setlists as "Nude" or "Neut". In the 1998 documentary Meeting People is Easy, singer Thom Yorke joked to journalist Matt Pinfield that the full title was actually supposed to be "Your Home Is At Risk If You Do Not Keep Up Repayments". A typical version of the song from this period is heard near the close of that film, in a live performance (from April 17, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City) and sound check. Bootlegs of performances of "Nude" from 1998 are still considered extremely valuable among Radiohead fans.

After 1998, the band initially planned the track for their next album Kid A (2000), but scrapped efforts to record it; the song did not appear on the band's next two albums, either. During this period, it was performed only rarely, notably on request at a 2002 concert in Salamanca, but usually by Yorke in solo acoustic versions. Band members professed admiration for the song but said they had not figured out the best way to approach it in the studio.

In 2005, the band began new recording sessions with Mark Stent and posted a list of songs they were working on, including the now-officially titled "Nude", on their blog, Dead Air Space. This was confirmed in early 2006, when the band revealed that they had been recording "Nude" with a string quartet, and that a new string arrangement had been written by Jonny Greenwood. In June 2006, Yorke and Greenwood said in interviews that the song was effectively finished and on tape in a version they were very satisfied with, barring minor adjustments. After their tour, the band returned to the studio in autumn 2006 to continue recording sessions, this time without Stent, but with their longtime producer Nigel Godrich. On the band's summer 2006 tour to introduce their new material, the new version of "Nude" was played at nearly every concert. Yet the finished version of the song on In Rainbows differs from any previous version, as although it retains most of its lyrics, it replaces its organ or keyboard-driven state with a dub-influenced bass line and rhythm. The chorus is now picked on electric guitar, and the song features Yorke's vocal of the original Hammond organ melody at the end of the song.

To promote the release of the single, the band began a competition for fans to create their own remixes of the song, from the individual tracks of guitar, drums, bass, vocals and strings. These were made available to download, via iTunes, on April 1, 2008, with all entries available to listen to at the remix website. A music video for the song, featuring all band members in slow motion, was made by comedian Adam Buxton and director Garth Jennings for their "Scotch Mist" webcast.

Upon its release, "Nude" outperformed its predecessor "Jigsaw Falling into Place" by reaching number 21 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's second-ever top 40 hit after the number 34 placement of "Creep" in 1993. "Nude" also charted higher than the only other Radiohead song since "Creep" to make the Hot 100, 1995's number 78 hit "High and Dry", and "Nude" was the first-ever Radiohead song to make the Pop 100. There is some controversy over the US chart placement, because many of the single's sales can be attributed to purchases of individual stems for the remix competition.

The official music video for "Nude" was directed by Adam Buxton and Garth Jennings and originally released as a part of the band's Scotch Mist webcast on December 31, 2007, several months before the song's release as a single. Jennings and Buxton had also directed "Jigsaw Falling Into Place", the previous video, as part of a November 2007 webcast in which they first worked with Radiohead. The "Nude" video is one of the few Radiohead videos to contain footage of the entire band since 1995's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)". The video features a Radiohead performance in extreme slow motion, with white feathers filling the screen.

An award winning film by artist James Houston was also used to promote the single. Houston used a collection of vintage computer hardware to recreate the song and posted it online on the 4th of June, 2008. Houston used the audio stems from the Radiohead Remix competition, although his version was never entered. It did gain praise from the band themselves: Colin Greenwood called it "brilliant" on the official Radiohead blog.

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Nude (Dead or Alive album)

Nude cover

Nude is the fourth studio album released by Dead or Alive in 1989 on Epic Records. The band lost their foothold in the UK and U.S. charts with this album, although it proved to be a massive success in Japan, where "Turn Around and Count 2 Ten" spent seventeen weeks at number one. "Come Home With Me Baby" also topped the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Much like their greatest hits package Rip It Up, the songs on Nude run together with no spaces in between to create a non-stop DJ-mix type presentation.

A companion remix album was released in Japan shortly after with the title Nude - Remade Remodelled.

All tracks written, arranged and produced by Pete Burns and Steve Coy.

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Nude (painting)

Painting before restoration

Nude is a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted in 1910.

The painting was stolen in 1996 by an amateur thief. It was recovered in bad condition, requiring one year of restoration. Now, painting is in the National Museum of Serbia.

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Nude (VAST album)

Nude cover

Nude is the third studio album by the band VAST. It was released on February 24, 2004.

A European version was also released, which includes two bonus tracks and a sixteen page booklet housed in a cardboard slipcase. The bonus tracks included are Falling from the Sky (as track 13) and I Woke Up L.A. (as track 14). The version of I Woke Up L.A. available here is different from the version appearing on the Turquoise & Crimson (Retail Version) double-cd release: it is slightly extended, and contains an extra lyrical verse. Both are older demo versions. The album would later be phased out by Turquoise & Crimson (Retail Version).

VAST's least successful album commercially and critically, the album would prove to be the stepping stone to later endeavors by Crosby's band. The album has become a fan-favorite, though, in recent years. This was also VAST's first album to use chanting, unorthodox instruments, and sampling since 1998's Visual Audio Sensory Theater.

This would also be VAST's first release with 456 Entertainment, as well as their last. Crosby reported that "releasing Nude on 456 was a nightmare." on his website. Crosby would eventually create 2Blossoms, which would release future VAST albums.

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Nude (disambiguation)

Nude or nudity refers to a state of exposure, being completely or partially without clothing, typically voluntarily.

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Art nude

An artful nude or figurenude photograph

Art nude is a work depicting the vision of an artist working with the human form naked. Be it paintings, photographs, or mixed media, the art nude is a term attempting to give an artistic depiction of a nude human form. Some of the earlier artists who used nude models for their art were Michelangelo, Botteccelli and DaVinci. Early photographers who have well known works of the "art nude" are Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Anne Brigman, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz.

Many photographers began to use the term figurenude to describe their "art nude" photos. One notable early adopter of the term figurenude was Jerry Avenaim.

The term figurenude is used for an object of two dimensional art with a nude human figure making up about one quarter of the surface area and is not intentionally erotic. It does not involve the subject interacting with anyone or the face of the nude as a prominent feature. The nude human form presented is revealed as an object of art and not a person with reference to his or her social relationships and behavioral patterns. It is often a term applied to photographs, but can be anything two-dimensional. The figurenude is a sub-class of the art nude genre that completely separates itself from all erotica and applies to only two-dimensional art.

Ruth Bernhard was one of the earliest to describe her photographs as "art nudes". She particularly noted that she never photographed a nude with the subject looking into the lens. We see this reading of the ninety-five year old artist in an interview where she addresses this issue while comparing her nude photographs to Jock Sturges photographs of the nude. Ruth Bernhard said, "I never have made a nude where there is a facial expression," in her interview with Donna Conrad.

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