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Just finished rewatching the Zane Lowe interview (GS era) for the 100th time. My heart still breaks every time when I see the look on Chris’ face when Zane plays O. I really feel like he is fighting back his tears. To me, this really shows he’s just a human being like the rest of us. 
 

(Sorry, I realise this is in no way related to this topic)

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Hi guys!!! Last Monday an Italian newspaper published a brief interview with violinist Davide Rossi. I'm Italian and live in Italy, so I promptly went to the newsagent's and bought the paper. In

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4 hours ago, lennyrott1 said:

I do hope Coldplay re-releases some old material, whether demos or revamped songs. X&Y has been talked about for a while and I actually love how that album sounds, but I'd be extremely interested in hearing them re-do it. Also, as Chris has mentioned songs like UFO 2 and UATW could make a comeback and it's my belief that with the Dream Team + folks like Max Martin and Jacob Collier, they could make some of their old songs truly spectacular and take them to the next level. 

I agree, it would be nice if they went through their old releases and updated them. For example, they could make a 2022 version of Viva La Vida which has Life In Technicolor ii, the Osaka Sun mix of Lovers In Japan, and a few songs from Prospekt's March dropped in. For AROBTTH, I Ran Away could be on it, and maybe they could finally get to releasing A Ghost. A Head Full of Dreams probably needs a complete remix. It also needs The Race. Sorry.

 

I'm very surprised nobody ahs got angry at me for saying I don't like Parachutes and AROBTTH.

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3 minutes ago, Doomotron said:

I agree, it would be nice if they went through their old releases and updated them. For example, they could make a 2022 version of Viva La Vida which has Life In Technicolor ii, the Osaka Sun mix of Lovers In Japan, and a few songs from Prospekt's March dropped in. For AROBTTH, I Ran Away could be on it, and maybe they could finally get to releasing A Ghost. A Head Full of Dreams probably needs a complete remix. It also needs The Race. Sorry.

I don't think the band would edit the albums like that to be honest. X&Y at best, and it would still be minor things.

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4 hours ago, lennyrott1 said:

Again, entirely all subjective though I think occasionally as folks have pointed out some songs just straight up have mixing problems. What's exciting is that Taylor Swift and other artists are laying the groundwork for music re-releases, so basically re-recording songs and albums. So far, I've found the updated Taylor Swift albums to have better production and layers than the originals, and we can probably attribute that to modern technology & more expensive production value. 

I do hope Coldplay re-releases some old material, whether demos or revamped songs. X&Y has been talked about for a while and I actually love how that album sounds, but I'd be extremely interested in hearing them re-do it. Also, as Chris has mentioned songs like UFO 2 and UATW could make a comeback and it's my belief that with the Dream Team + folks like Max Martin and Jacob Collier, they could make some of their old songs truly spectacular and take them to the next level. 

This makes me think that Coldplay’s struggle with X&Y is partly to do with production to some extent. I can see some ambition and what they’re trying to do with the album, but the production technology of that time  maybe just couldn’t get them there. Maybe with modern technology and production, X&Y can be what they really want it to be. Guy also mentioned in a Twitter Q&A that they would like to make some songs shorter too which makes sense since some songs do drag on in that album. So I would like to see how they would improve this album in the future. 

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I dont think they will re-do some LP, and I think they shouldnt. Each LP shows a part of his carreer and life. Only maybe a few tracks of XY could need some reproduction or re-do like White Shadows, which I love but it sounds very repetitive.

 

But I dont think they would do that. Also, with they excesive pop influence it could be awful...

 

What is more probably and fix better is to do a special edition, maybe with some remastering, with a secind CD with B-sides and extra material of this eras. Lot of grooups and artist do that.

Is sad that for Parachutes they didnt do anything special. Only the yellow vinyl.

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On 9/27/2021 at 11:51 PM, gustavothehuman said:

It's always fun to see how music changes with each perspective, for me AROBTTH's production is one of their worst. I love the songs but the overall sound of the studio recording makes me feel strange, unlike Parachutes which is all warm and cozy.

Oddly I feel the same. AROBTTH is somehow a bit flat and claustrophobic? I think it's particularly evident on listening to the live version of Amsterdam vs album. On the album there's like 2-3 guitar tracks at the end that add some texture but honestly don't make the song better. Several of the non-singles aren't amazing in this way - esp A Whisper, AROBTTH. GPASUYF feels like it should have a bigger crescendo at the end but it doesn't. I will say the Scientist is pretty perfectly mixed/mastered in my opinion. 

Also re X&Y, I totally feel Guy. The worst offender is the Hardest Part, which has that ages long fadeout. When Chris and Will (and full band that one time during AHFOD tour) play it live they always shorten that a ton. They also started shortening Speed of Sound starting in the Viva tour and even more in the MX tour onwards. If you could cut down on the Hardest Part, Speed of Sound, and the end of A Message I bet you could at least get X&Y beneath an hour without cutting songs. 

One thing I do love about X&Y's production is the SYNTHS! Which Brian Eno was partially responsible for on Low at least. But I just love all the slightly detuned spacy synths. It EXACTLY captures the mood, doesn't feel like "too many layers" like in MX or AHFOD, yet very much help bring out the pianos and guitars. Square One, SOS, Talk, A Message, Swallowed in the Sea, basically the whole album except for Fix You and TKC are all amazing for this.

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18 hours ago, gustavothehuman said:

I don't think the band would edit the albums like that to be honest. X&Y at best, and it would still be minor things.

Probably, but we/I can dream.

 

Then again, there was Running Up That Hill 2021 and I'm Not Alone 2019.

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3 minutes ago, gustavothehuman said:

Let Somebody Go really is the Neon Moon snippet Chris performed on that weird app, just like I predicted!

 

Infinity Sign is also Life is Beautiful! Rolling Stone might be questionable with their decisions at times but I trust the reviewer - she gave Everyday Life a high score and is a die-hard Coldplay fan. She even did NME's ranking of Every Coldplay Song Ever!

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1 hour ago, gustavothehuman said:

Let Somebody Go really is the Neon Moon snippet Chris performed on that weird app, just like I predicted!

 

What snippet? 

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