A favorite of Thom's, he expected it to appear on OK Computer, but unfortunately the band decided not to include it. The song has been played on a few occasions on the OK Computer tour, often as a powerful encore with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.
If the future of funerals has a sound, this is it. In it's organ driven glory, MPS is actually one of the more put together songs and optimistic songs on the album (despite the funeral reference). This is actually the song that you hear when you're going up to Heaven and arriving at the Pearly Gates. The cascading harp ending pretty much backs up this theory.
Thom: Good singing. amazing sounds done by jonny and phil and ed. half way. (from October 1999)
Thom: Motion Picture is half done. We kind of have a rhythm track. We want to try keyboards and endless guitar solos. Then i suppose ill haev to sing it again as i was not completely there first time around. (from October 12, 1999)