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    Coldplay's Oracle Speaks On Brian Eno's Producing Role

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    April 20, 2009 - submitted by Brian, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, Brian Eno produces for U2 and Coldplay respectively. Yet, these two bands are signed by two different record labels (Capitol+Interscope). Where does the producer fall in and what exactly does he do for the bands? Any tips or links for aspiring children who want to be in the music world? most sincerely, Brian

    The Oracle replies:

    As a record producer, Brian Eno isn't tied in with any specific label so he can work with whomever he likes. Brian's role is to take the helm during recording sessions and guide the band through the process. He has many creative ideas and the band respect him enough that they like to try them out as well as come to the table with their own of course. In the current music business climate I don't like to offer advice, as it is incredibly hard to break into. I just think you should do what you love, work hard, try your best and don't give up. Even if it means you have to do something else alongside it and many people do have to do that. FYI: U2 are on Interscope in the States only and Mercury in the U.K (they were on Island for years). Coldplay's home is Parlophone (EMI) in the U.K.

    April 20, 2009 - submitted by sharag, India

    Q. The almighty Oracle who knows everything and can answer anything, could you please answer this question. Q. On the 19th Manchester United will be playing Everton in the F.A cup semifinal at Wembley ... who do u think is gonna win??

    The Oracle replies:

    Is like one of those questions where you wanted the knowledge for a Back to the Future II type bet? Where I give you the answer in advance so you can then go and win loads of money by knowing the outcome? I couldn't ethically do that now could I? But for those interested, Everton 4 - Manchester United 2.


    April 20, 2009 - submitted by Jamie, United States of America

    Q. O wise and knowledgeable Oracle, I have a story to tell. One night I had a dream involving Coldplay's video Viva La Vida. (If you must know ,close friends and family of mine were watching it in a theater.) When the video was over, the curtains closed and I awoke. I was facing my TV and the music video was on it's ending notes. I was shocked and scared to the point of laughing hysterically at 3 in the morning. The next day I told my mother (she's a very worldly person) and she said : "You have heard that song so much you probably recognized it in your sleep. It might have triggered something in your mind and it played the video." I've had dreams like this before not necessarily with Coldplay's songs. I want to know what you think. Sincerly, Jamie.

    The Oracle replies:

    I have to agree with your Mother somewhat. If I fall asleep with the television on, whatever is happening on screen creeps into my dreams even without me being conscious to see/hear it. Not a good thing to happen if there's some violence going on as I wake up mid crazy aggressive dreams.


    April 20, 2009 - submitted by Hannah, United States of America

    Q. It was Chris Martin's son's birthday last week and nobody told us?? I had to find out from People magazine!

    The Oracle replies:

    It was one of Will's daughter's birthday too but I bet they didn't tell you that? It's not common practice to announce such things. There are 7 children of the band but as they are not IN the band, it's not something we'd be covering.


    April 20, 2009 - submitted by Te Rea, New Zealand

    Q. Coldplay were in NZ last month and I was wondering if they had a chance to tour round the islands and wondered if there was any particular place that they liked the best?

    The Oracle replies:

    Unfortunately the nature of touring doesn't always allow much time for sight seeing. They didn't get to explore New Zealand at all. It's a shame because it's beautiful isn't it?




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