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    B-side of the Week: Coldplay's 'The Goldrush'

    LITii2a.jpgDigital Spy have the first online review of Coldplay's new B-Side 'The Goldrush'. It will be released alongside 'Life In Technicolor ii' [pictured] next week. Here is their article:


    We've already shone a spotlight on Girls Aloud, Pink and Lily Allen, so it's about time we gave the boys a chance in our B-side Of The Week feature. It's not a massive week on the new releases front, but one B-side worthy of a wee listen is 'Goldrush', the flipside to Coldplay's new single 'Life in Technicolor ii'. Originally intended for the group's fourth album Viva La Vida, 'Goldrush' presumably missed the final cut because it's so different from the rest of the record. It sounds like it was written during a late-night jamming session long after Chris Martin had been tucked up in bed, with drummer Will Champion taking on lead vocals instead. "I went digging for gold, down by the river, over by the mountain, where the prospector had been told," he trills here.


    The result is a more modest, intimate offering than we've come to expect from the stadium-filling Coldplay. In fact, 'Goldrush' conjures up images of a straw-capped band perching on hay bales as their hillbilly pals stand around tapping their cowboy boots in unison. Yee-haw! The full version is available on the 'Life in Technicolor ii' CD single, 7" vinyl and download, all out Monday.

    7digital have now made available short previews of the B-sides to Coldplay's forthcoming single 'Life In Technicolor ii'. 30 second previews of the tracks 'The Goldrush' and 'Life In Technicolor ii' (live at the 02 in London) are online and you can hear them both here now.


    What do you think of the previews? Let us know in the Coldplay forum here onwards [thanks Dvid & Mc.]


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