Three years ago Coldplay singer Chris Martin told the Record their fourth album would be "the greatest piece of music ever made".
Thirteen days from now the world will find out as Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends is released on a Thursday no less. The last time a huge Brit band did this was Oasis in 1997.
Viva La Vida was made in the band's new permanent HQ, a former bakery tucked down an alley opposite a north London estate. Brian Eno, the long-time U2 producer and Markus Dravs, who was an engineer on Arcade Fire's Neon Bible were brought in as producers. While it still has the soaring melodies of classic Coldplay the band have stretched themselves musically.
The band also wanted to make a shorter album which has meant they've got another album's worth of songs. Guy Berryman added: "I think one the first goals was to make a short record. The last record, X&Y, was a little bit too long. We have a lot of songs we didn't use. They're very good, they're not B-sides. We're still deciding what we're gonna do with those songs. I'd say there's another album ready to go."
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