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Happy Holidays

December 25, 2007 12:45 AM

Here's wishing a merry Christmas and happy holidays to all Coldplay fans and all supporters of Bernie's Coldplay Site. With a new Coldplay album in the works, 2008 is sure to be a great year, so enjoy the holidays and if you can't think of a good new year's resolution, "listen to Coldplay's album over and over all day, every day" seems suitable to me!

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Happy Holidays from Coldplay

December 23, 2007 6:15 PM

Coldplay has posted a special holiday message on their website for all their fans. Be sure to check it out at www.coldplay.com.

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Ode to Deodorant

December 17, 2007 1:32 AM

According to COLDPLAYING MK (and backed up by Wikipedia), "Ode to Deodorant" was the first song ever performed by Coldplay:

It was recorded and released in 1998 as a double A-side demo cassette tape for local concert promoters by Phil Harvey, the band's original manager. The second A-side, "Brothers & Sisters" went on to become one of Coldplay's early staples.

The original post includes a scan of a cassette tape that has the track titles printed on it, and even includes a link to this audio (hosted on YouTube):

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If Former Beatle's a Couch, Coldplay's an Armchair

December 14, 2007 6:42 PM

I'm not exactly sure what Sir Paul McCartney means when he metaphorically refers to Coldplay as an armchair, but when you're Sir Paul McCartney, you can say pretty much whatever you want. The following comes from Rolling Stone:

Paul McCartney says he left EMI after forty-five years because "Everybody at EMI had become part of the furniture. I'd be a couch; Coldplay are an armchair." In an interview with the U.K.'s Times, McCartney said the label became "boring" and he "dreaded going to see" executives there. He added that signing with Starbucks' Hear Music was also fueled by wanting to release music sooner than the six months EMI said was needed to market it.

I always thought of Coldplay as more of a loveseat myself.

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New Coldplay Album Due in First Half of 2008

November 04, 2007 1:02 AM

English rock band Coldplay is nearing completion of its fourth album, due in the first half of 2008.

"It feels like a very dense record," reads a post on the band's Web site. "There are so many melodies and colors packed into a relatively short space (42 minutes)."

The post says two new songs, "Famous Old Painters" and "Glass of Water," are now in the mix, joining previously announced songs such as "Lost," "Cemeteries of London," "Violet Hill," "Poppy Fields," "42," "Yes!," "Leftrightleftrightleft" and "Rainy Day."

"As you'd expect with (producer) Brian Eno, there's experimentation and exploration," it says. "But the music still has integrity. It's real and honest. There's no posturing or bombast."

"When the deadline comes and the work is done, this will be the album I always dreamed we'd make," it concludes.

The as-yet-untitled new album is the follow-up to 2005's "X&Y" (Capitol), which topped The Billboard 200.

Source: Reuters

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