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Will vocals appreciation thread with all of his major vocal perfomances

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    By:Magic_2000Dec 22, 2018
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    That Everything's Not Lost is everything. Hearing people singing along with Will and the great climatic part at the end with the instrumentation is just perfect.

    It's simple but effective like it should be!

    Those were found by I Ran Away I believe. I remember asking her if she had Will's vocals but unfortunely she didn't have them :(
     
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    By:Magic_2000Jan 4, 2019
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    Okay so I was missing this thread and reminded of two other great instances of Will's vocals.

    The Hardest Part (live LRLRL version): I absolutely adore all versions of this song (it's one of my favourtie Coldplay tracks). Unfortunely, Jonny and Guy don't seem to think the same so when it came to the Viva La Vida tour Chris did a beautiful piano rendition of it with PFFA and thankfully, we can hear Will's vocals a lot clearer than in the studio version.


    Birds: I honestly don't know how I forgot to put this one on the original post because Will is doing a lot of vocal work trough out the whole song. You have the "oh-oh" on the first half, some verses in the chorus and, to end things of on a great note (see what I did there? ;)) Will keeps up amazingly well with Chris's final long notes. :eek:
     
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    By:Gideon_MxJan 5, 2019
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    Absolutely, those are amazing!
    Of all his backing vocals on A Head Full Of Dreams I think this is one of his most powerful things he has done on the album. They fit so well, indeed :grinning:
     
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    By:Magic_2000Jan 12, 2019
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    I agree! Again, I love the emotion he puts when he sings, it never fails to make me smile. :)

    Here's another gem I found: lead vocals on Till Kingdom Come! Now the gem metaphor isn't for nothing because I had to do quite the digging since this perfomance is very hard to find anywhere! For how obscure it is, it's suprising that it got a mention on Will's Wikipedia page (which is what made me search this in the first place). Even though in the recording you can't see the band peform, the audio is very clear! Also as a bonus, in the same video the band covers Michael Jackson's Billie Jean! :D

     
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    By:merrilJan 12, 2019
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    I would very much like all the four of them sing together a capella (or with just one or two guitars) as they did on their trip to Barcelona with Brian Eno. Their voices go very well together, especially those of Chris and Will, but also Guy and Jonny can sing well. I am sure among their many unreleased songs there are some which they could sing.
     
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    By:Magic_2000Jan 13, 2019
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    I guess the closest he got to that is The Goldrush, but another try with something more though out would be amazing! I would also love if one we could, at least, have a full-blown Chris and Will duet and release it as a single so people would be more aware of Will's singing abilites! Maybe something in vein of UATW.
     
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    By:merrilJan 14, 2019
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    Thanks very much. That sounds great. I don't remember having heard that before.
     
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    By:Magic_2000Jan 14, 2019
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    Oh, that's awsome! You're very welcome, I'm happy you enjoyed it. :D
     
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    By:Gideon_MxFeb 3, 2019
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    Sorry, what? Ink ft. Rihanna? Okay....

    This performance is brilliant........ They DON'T NEED ANY FREAKING F***ING BACKING TRACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    By:Magic_2000Feb 3, 2019
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    He probably meant in the sense that Will can hit such high notes that can compete to those of Rihanna, whence quotation marks. :D
    You're so right! It's a shame that at times they either them when their voices work so beautifully thogheter. :(
     
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    By:TealAppealFeb 10, 2019
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    One of my favorite performances is Will singing "Death Will Never Conquer".
    If you search YouTube, "Coldplay (Will gets mad at Chris) Death Will Never Conquer Roadie 42 Blog 55" it's pretty sweet.

    If your interested in Will's full version I suggest you listen to:
    Album: Coldplay: Left, Right, Left, Right, Left
    Song: Death Will Never Conquer
     
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    By:Magic_2000Feb 10, 2019
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    That song was recommended on the first post of the thread, although I had never seen that video so thanks for that! It's so great that part of the Viva tour sparked many more lead singing Will songs. :D
     
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    By:Gideon_MxFeb 11, 2019
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    I'm listening to Every Teardrop and Will's backing vocals are still amazing after all these years.
    "Maybe I'm in the black, maybe I'm on my knees, maybe I'm in the gap".
    "oh this light + wa-a-alls" + "symphony + waterfall" which he does live only.
    And the "ra-a-aise" the flag part are so beautiful!
     
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    By:Magic_2000Feb 12, 2019
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    Those are also phenomenal! I think they add a lot to the song, to the point that I noticed that on Live in São Paulo they are almost non-existent for some reason. I also love that when he sings the "ra-a-aise" part he raises his hand up. It's a little detail that I appreciate. :D

    Yesterday I heard Atlas which I hadn't done for a long time and notice that there's a great vocal line by Will around 2:55
     
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    By:Gideon_MxFeb 12, 2019
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    yes, I love that one.
    They performed the song (which I think is a very underrated song!) at the Under 1 Roof performance in London in 2013 and someone filmed Will during his part!

    And you can see Will was so in the moment that he forgot to hit the snare (3:20) ;D


    Mobile Link: https://youtu.be/h70N0RxRU70?t=190
     
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    By:Magic_2000Feb 12, 2019
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    OMG I forgot that the song was perfomed live with the whole band! What an amazing perfomance, Jonny's guitar is on point and the audiance is suprisingly into the song! Will vocals are a bit hard to hear, but I always love how he really gets into it when he sings. When I first heard the song I didn't think much of it but on repeat listens it really grew on me. It's such a shame it was wasted on a movie soundtrack when it could have easily been album material. :confused: Even for live perfomances, since it has a great build up, it would work for more live perfomances.
     
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    By:Gideon_MxFeb 12, 2019
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    I think so too! But did you know that they performed it 2 more times? As far as I know they performed Atlas 3 times in total. One was in the Royce Hall (I dont know where that is) and another one was at the iTunes Festival in 2014! The full concert was uploaded by me 5 years ago on Dailymotion. Hell of a long time!

    ENJOY

    Coldplay: Atlas and Charlie Brown live @ Royce Hall 2014


    Mobile Link: https://youtu.be/asdoUamBq2I


    Coldplay: Atlas live at the iTunes Festival 2014 in full HD


    Mobile Link: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2208o1
     
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