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twistedleksi2008

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AS posted recently, Rolling Stone mentioned this track as being a "song that broadens Coldplay's horizons".

I personally don't think they'd mention a 50-second piano instrumental as something so large...

But it doesn't matter - that piece of music is rather niiice :D
 

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Just because it's only 50 seconds doesnt mean it doesn't hugely broaden their horizons. It's a beautiful and unprecendented bit of piano composition on Chris's part. They've never written anything quite like this, and it's my favorite piece to play on my piano at the moment.
 

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maybe after the piano part, the song starts in a different way...like '42'.

it's strange that 'postcards from far away' is not present on the glass previews (together with prospekt march)...maybe they're such a powerful songs that they don't wanna spoil them.
 

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maybe after the piano part, the song starts in a different way...like '42'.

it's strange that 'postcards from far away' is not present on the glass previews (together with prospekt march)...maybe they're such a powerful songs that they don't wanna spoil them.
According to the oracle Postcards clocks in just under a minute...
 

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Though it's a very nice piece, I'll be very dissapointed if it's just a 50 second thing, seems like a waste of track.
 

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Frankly I'd be annoyed if it did turn into a regular pop song or whatever. I think it's perfect just as it is, clearly the melody comes from the piano, not Chris. and it's beautiful.
 

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I love it the way it is. I can't wait to sit down and learn to play it.
 

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I'm just thinking it's strange that Prospekts March and Poppy Fields have to share a track yet Postcards is only 50 seconds long and gets it's own track high up in the playlist. :confused:
 

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Well, it'd be an awkward transition. yes into chinese sleep chant is smooth, as is lovers into reign of love. but you can't really stitch this on the back end of a pop song.

and for absolutely...



The end's are cut off, but it's easy to fill in the blanks by hearing recordings of Chris live.
 

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from the live recordings it doesn't sound as it ends naturally but as if it's interrupted...I think it will go on still a bit in the studio version...
 

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Yes . . . like Parachutes II: The song is so pretty, feels like if it was made any longer, it would ruin it.
 

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I think I prefer the live version to the recorded version. But is still a beautiful piece of music :D
 

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it's the best of the new songs.

it just is.

there's something about it that I can't put my finger on
it's addictive
 
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