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    January 6, 2010 - submitted by Marc, United Kingdom

    Q. I went to the Wembley shows and since that time I cannot stop listening to Coldplay live. I was very grateful for LeftRightLeftRightLeft as that is just amazing. What I wanted to know Mr Oracle is do Coldplay have any plans to release a live album as they did in 2003?. I think there is a huge demand out there for something like that as they are masters of the live show, not taking anything away from the studio stuff which is truly amazing but in my opinion there is nobody better live. Thanks in advance.

    The Oracle replies:

    It's kinda weird because the Live 2003 was a bonus CD with the Live 2003 DVD and later became available as a separate entity. LRLRL was only 'released' as free download or cd at the Viva shows; there are no plans to release a live album.

    January 6, 2010 - submitted by Wes, Australia

    Q. Dear Oracle, I was listening to one of my Mum's average Christmas cds, and it got me thinking. has Coldplay ever done any covers of Christmas songs? if not then could Coldplay make one to save me from next years Christmas?

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes they have done covers of Christmas songs. Apart from at seasonal live shows (

    and more recently John Lennon's
    ) there have been 2 recorded covers. There's a beautiful version of The Pretenders' 2000 Miles and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas that appeared on their Mince Spies CD. Many of you have asked about the Christmas song that was referred to on the 60 Minutes documentary so who knows, maybe one day... Let's hope so! FYI: Click through to our Timeline and select Nov/Dec 2003 and you can hear Coldplay's cover of 2000 Miles and read Chris's thoughts on Christmas songs...


    January 6, 2010 - submitted by Charlotte, United Kingdom

    Q. Please help me - this question has kept me awake for over a week now! During the Hampden Park gig last year, Chris played a beautiful piano piece that I've heard as film soundtracks several times but I've never managed to find out what's it's called. It was on the end of Politik, around 50 minutes in. Please can you tell me what it is?

    The Oracle replies:

    I just checked the tag cloud as I was sure that the answer would be in there and not only is it but it was answered exactly one year ago tomorrow! As it was spookily a 365 day cycle I decided to answer it again. Apart from anything the song you question is SO beautiful that it's a good chance for those who missed it to look it up too. Anyway, if you click on Politik you will find its name.


    January 5, 2010 - submitted by Lauren, United States of America

    Q. Hey, Oracle! In light of Jacob's question about the intro song for the 2003 concerts, I was wondering what the song is that's at the beginning of Yellow, like in the Live 2003 version. Or is it just a sample that was created for that purpose? I've always thought it was really beautiful so if there's a full song then I'd love to hear it!

    The Oracle replies:

    It was a new extended intro that was indeed created for that purpose. I have mentioned before that Yellow is one of those songs that the band like to play around with live so that it doesn't become boring for the fans and the band - as if eh? You can find it on both the DVD and CD of Live 2003.


    January 5, 2010 - submitted by Anika, Germany

    Q. Dear Oracle, my grandfather died unexpectedly on New Year's Eve. Now I'm searching ways to deal with my sorrow. I thought that a song might help me to get on with that loss - a song that connects my grandfather and me in a way. When I want to think of him, I want to listen to one particular song that reminds me of him and that is sort of a "place" to take refuge in. Can you imagine one by Coldplay? I love their music and they're my favourite band. Can you think of an appropriate song? Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010! Love Anika

    The Oracle replies:

    My Grandfather suddenly died on New Year's Eve 2 years ago. I think you'll find many songs at any given time could remind you of your Grandpa but if you're looking for a special one perhaps ask people what his favourite song was or choose the song played at the funeral. As far as Coldplay songs go I couldn't help but pick Death Will Never Conquer. Not because of the title but the lyrics seem fitting yet it has an upbeat melody; I don't find it all depressing.


    January 5, 2010 - submitted by Brooke, United States of America

    Q. Hello, Oracle! :D I actually have an answer for you... "Maybe he'd been listening to Michael Bolton before the performance...?" There was a radio interview Chris did, I think it was a day or two before the Brits, with Chris Moyles, and during that interview, Chris Moyles said that if Chris could fit part of How Can We Be Lovers into the performance, he would give 10 pounds to charity. So, I think that is perhaps what influenced Chris to sing it. ;) Keep being your Oracle-y self! -Brooke

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes you're right Chris Moyles frequently asks celebrities to say random things during interviews on live chat shows etc. On this occasion Chris Moyles donated to charity after Chris Martin succeeded in the challenge.




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