'Prospect' Track List and Tentative Release Date Leaked

January 16, 2008 1:04 AM

Some online retailers suggest that Coldplay's fourth album, 'Prospekt', will see the light of day in May. This contradicts last week's stories of the band withholding the album due to their reported displeasure with label EMI.

The band have been working on the follow-up to 'X&Y' with producer Brian Eno for the last year. 'Prospekt' is said to have a running time of 43 minutes and will include:

'Famous Old Painters'
'Glass Of Water'
'Cemeteries of London'
'Violet Hill'
'Poppy Fields'
'Rainy Day'
'Prospeckt's March'

May 19 has been mooted as the release date.

Source: Xfm

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Fast News Day?

January 09, 2008 12:24 AM

In a single article at Xfm (and covered in several other articles elsewhere), quite a few interesting rumors have been unveiled regarding Coldplay's plans. First off, the big news of the day seems to be that Coldplay may be leaving their current record label, EMI, before the release of the studio album to follow the album currently known as 'Prospekt'. This rumor is being thrown around because another rumor has popped up that the band will be releasing a greatest hits album in 2009, which would finish out their five-album deal with EMI. In addition to those rumors, it's been suggested that their fourth album, the one we're currently awaiting, may show up to buy and/or download in May or June of this year.

So, in short:

  • Coldplay may be leaving their current record label, EMI, in the near future.
  • Coldplay's forthcoming album, which is tentatively titled 'Prospekt,' may show up in stores in May or June of this year.
  • The follow-up to 'Prospekt' may be a greatest hits album.

It makes sense to hear that Coldplay will be leaving their options open at the end of their contract considering all that is currently going on in the music industry right now. However, I have to say I am a bit surprised to hear that they're already considering putting out a greatest hits album. I'd much prefer a Rarities/B-Sides type of release myself, but I guess that's just me.

Stay tuned for more information on the band, their label, the new album and the rumored greatest hits album as it becomes available.

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Coldplay's Next Album Rumored to be Titled 'Prospekt'

January 04, 2008 12:35 AM

In an article over at The Sun, a list of all the major forthcoming music releases in 2008 is presented, including a brief mention of Coldplay's new album. Among the usual song title teases, though, they've included a rumor that the new album will be titled "Prospekt."

Sure enough, the Wikipedia page for 'Prospekt' already redirects to the Wikipedia page for Coldplay's fourth studio album.

Check out the article from The Sun for the full low-down and stay tuned here for more information on the album, whatever it will end up being called, as it becomes available.

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Q Predicts Reinvention for Coldplay in 2008

January 02, 2008 12:53 AM

In a preview feature on the coming twelve months in music, The Q Daily predicts that 2008 will be a year of reinvention for Coldplay:

On the horizon, then, are new albums from such established acts as Coldplay, U2, Oasis R.E.M., The Verve, Green Day, Madonna, Metallica and more. In the case of Coldplay and U2, at least, the scent of re-invention is in the air.

We've heard "reinvention" and "Coldplay" uttered in the same breath before and we got more of the same ol' Coldplay that we all love, so it will be interesting to see if Chris and the guys really do reinvent themselves this year. Either way I think it's going to be a great year for Coldplay fans.

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Holiday Gift from Patrol Magazine

December 26, 2007 11:10 AM

Earlier this month, Patrol Magazine released its first annual Christmas Sampler, a compilation of Christmas songs and covers from bands like Coldplay, Keane, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead. Better yet, they released it as a free download. To get your copy, head on over to A Gift from Patrol and follow the link to the download.

Here's the full track list:

  1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Coldplay
  2. O Holy Night - Andy Zipf
  3. White Christmas - Keane
  4. Blue Christmas - Bright Eyes
  5. O Holy Night (Live) - The Corrs
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Plain White Ts
  7. Carol of the Bells - Thrice
  8. If There Is A God (Live) - Smashing Pumpkins & Radiohead
  9. Majesty Snowbird (Live) - Sufjan Stevens
  10. She Came Home for Christmas (Live) - Mew
  11. White Christmas (Live) - Coldplay

Enjoy, and happy holidays!

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