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  1. http://www.gp.se/nöje/musik/coldplays-andra-spelning-handlade-om-drömmar-1.4387710

     

    Coldplay’s second concert was about dreams

     

     

     

    cONcERT REview Yesterday’s last rain drops dry as Chris Martin and his Coldplay enter the stage exactly 21 minutes after the scheduled time. Day two has a very special guest among the visitors. The sun.

     

     

    CONcERT

    Pop

    Coldplay

    Ullevi, Monday

     

    Best: Chris Martin’s interpretation of “Känn ingen sorg” (Feel no sorrow)

    Worst: Summerburst vibes.

     

    Audience: 66,249 and sold-out.

     

    Rating: 4 light towers out of 5 possible

     

    Sofia Andersson 22:26 - 26 jun, 2017

     

     

    Dreams are part of the setting when Britain's biggest pop band reaches Gothenburg with its “A Head Full of Dreams tour”. It is maximized to a thousand, and I'm a little ... shocked. Paralyzed by the magnificence. The evening's concert experience might resemble a big candy bag. It's good at the moment, but it is not a great idea for that matter.

     

    185,000 kilos of equipment. Close to 40 confetti cannons, eight fire extinguishers and 700 fireworks. Coldplay makes organizers behind the Eurovision circus appear modest. Chris Martin loves the catwalk from the first moment. He runs for life during explosions of rainbow confetti.

     

    The title track from the latest album and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” are made for the stadium. Even “Yellow” from Coldplay’s debut album “Parachutes” fits the big costume.

     

    This evening, the boundary is stretched for what a modern stadium performance in the year 2017 looks like. We are provided with "Coldplay Bracelets". The bracelet will blink in line with the music, we are told. What a ridiculous trick, I think at first, but when the rhythm becomes colorful in for example “Charlie Brown”, it is extremely effective.

     

    For me, simplicity has always been Coldplays hallmark (signum). The piano, the lyrics and Chris Martin's distinctive voice are the ingredients that represented the grandeur. But when Chris Martin sits at the piano in scaled and beautiful “The Scientist”, it is hard to find peace. The contrast is getting too strong/big. The song burns inside.

     

    “God put a smile upon your face” is amazing, but is interrupted by an intermediate part / intermezzo where Chris Martin becomes a playmaker in a kind of "woop woop" frame. The stadium becomes an unserious playground, where we forget the music. It is a shame. My thoughts end up in the Tiesto remix of "Paradise", which I gladly had been without. Ullevi becomes a "summer burst". All breathes new production, and I feel empty.

     

    Much has happened in ten years. Today, Coldplay makes super hits with Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West. It is not bad as such, but some of the intimacy they managed to create on the albums “Parachutes”, “A Rush of Blood to the Head” and “X & Y” has been lost. Tonight, grandiose (large-scale) music moves into the largest room.

     

    I think that they are unimpressive when it turns. The arrangements in “Clocks” are overwhelming. Chris Martin then launches “Fix You” lying down, and soon he is joined by 65,000 voices, before “Viva la Vida” is allowed to live freely in its right environment.

     

    When Chris Martin later performs “Do not feel sorry for me, Gothenburg” (yes it's true) from the smallest stage of the three, something happens. The small-scale also gets a room at Ullevi.

     

    Sofia Andersson (translated by Nancy Boysen assisted by Google Translate)

  2. I think that it is likely that the local Swedish newspaper Göteborg Posten will only have a concert review of the first Ullevi concert, so (with very little assistance from Google Translate) I have translated the following review from Swedish to English:

     

    From the Swedish newspaper Göteborg Posten on 26 June 2017 23:10 - 25 jun, 2017

     

     

    Coldplay triumphed in the rain

    CONCERT REview Chris Martin: We must make our best performance ever!

     

    Johan Lindqvist

     

    Coldplay is often blamed for being boring, plain and anonymous. But you must give in to Coldplay when after 2 songs Chris Martin slows down the band and turns to the soaked fans to apologize for the weather saying that "as compensation we will do our fucking best, performance ever".

     

    For a while it felt like there would be no Coldplay party at all at Ullevi. The rain and the winds forced the Danish band Mew to leave the stage, and the audience sought shelter from the skyfall. But Chris Martin and his bandmates had not loaded their 38 confetti cannons, eight fire extinguishers and more than 700 fireworks just to call it all off. Here it would be an arena pop party, albeit a little late.

     

    At 24 minutes past nine, the party starts with “A head full of dreams” and a stage bathed in red light. Before the song is over, Coldplay has sent off both rockets and confetti. It's awesome to see how they immediately succeed in turning the heat on at a very cold Ullevi. It's as professional as respectful.

     

    The fans are amazing

    It's not just Chris Martin's merit. The fans are amazing not caring about the circumstances and immediately giving Coldplay lots of love. Ullevi's concert goers undoubtedly live up to their good reputation. They sing, clap, jump and wave with the bracelets handed out at the entrance and shining in green, yellow, red and purple. Paradise transforms from piano rock to Tiësto dance and there is steam coming from all ponchos. During Charlie Brown the entire crowd is bouncing, and all colors are mixed.

     

    Coldplay has been described as "the next band to fill the big arenas" for many years, but like a football talent that never really blossoms, they can hardly be called young and promising anymore. And even though they are here, with two sold out Ullevi concerts, Coldplay is not considered to be one of the greatest bands in the world. Maybe they are a little too nice, a little too well-behaved or simply anonymous. Coldplay is the loyal team machine with a cool guy as frontman, he who delivers, but never becomes a Zlatan or a Ronaldo.

     

    Among the best bands in the world

     

    This Sunday, however, Coldplay challenges the image of its own blandness. Chris Martin points out that you are a band, a collective and that this is about togetherness/community and cooperation. They do not have U2's karisma and work height or Springsteen's power and depth, but they have a big heart, and if there is something an arena crowd loves, then it is a band appealing to the strong feelings. You feel it in particular when they appear on the little "c stage" at Ullevi’s center circle to make a stripped down, nice “In My Place”. And when “Fix You” is so painfully beautiful, when “Viva la Vida” makes everything burn, and when the show culminates with “Something Just Like This” and “A Sky Full of Stars” - yes, then Coldplay is among the very best bands in the world.

     

     

    Johan Lindqvist / translated by Nancy Boysen

  3. Album chart in Denmark on 27 July 2016 3 weeks after Coldplay's 2 concerts in Copenhagen:

     

    10 (down from 6 down from 4) Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (peaked at no. 4 in its first week and again the week after the concert). (Played Up and Up the first week following the concert - the last 2 weeks playing Hymn for the Week-end).

     

    On VH1 (in Denmark today) European Chart, and Hymn for the Week-end was played as it was no. 10.

  4. Today, on Danish VH1 today: The ALBUM CHART (I have missed the album chart on VH1 for 8 years - it stopped in 2008 when VH1 got a Danish channel - VH1 Denmark).

     

    I was curious to see how well Coldplay's last album did after their 2 concerts in Copenhagen on 5 and 6 July 2016.

     

    Coldplay debuted with A Head Full of Dreams at no. 4 (its peak). And after their 2 concerts in Copenhagen the album jumped up the chart at No. 4.

     

    The same pattern in 2012 when Coldplay toured with Mylo Xyloto. That album peaked in its first 2 weeks at no. 2 (because Danish Rasmus Seebach had released a new album the same week that debuted at no. 1 and stayed there for many weeks to become Denmark's best-selling album of 2012 whereas Mylo Xyloto was no. 15 at the album chart for all of 2011. After Coldplay's concert at Telia Park in 2012, Mylo Xyloto jumped up the chart to no. 2.

     

     

    VH1, wednesday, 13.7 2016 - Album top 10 (2 Coldplay concerts in Copenhagen one week ago - on Tuesday 5.7.16 and Wednesday 6.7.16)

     

    1. Volbeat: Seal the deal and let’s boogie

     

    2. Drake: Views

     

    3. Lukas Graham: Lukas Graham (Blue album) - the band with "7 Years)

     

    4 (19) Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (up & up) week 31. Peak: Nr. 4. Platin

     

    5 (4) Justin Bieber: Purpose

     

    7 (8) Rihanna: Anti (concert at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen on Thursday 7 July 2016)

     

    8 (7) Adele: 25 (concert in Copenhagen end of May 2016) 2 x platin

     

    10. Rasmus Seebach

     

    36 (re) Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto Week 51. Peak: 2

     

    38 (re) Coldplay: Ghost Stories Week 25. Peak: 1. No. 1 for 3 weeks. Platin

     

    31 (re) Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (that album is no. 1 on vinyl album chart). Week 92 Peak: no. 1 (for 1 uge) 6 x platin.

     

    Singler: 30 (re) Hymn for the Week-end 15th week. Peak: 20. Hitlisten.nu

     

    9 Rihanna / Calvin Harris with This Is What You Came For 2 Beyoncé: Sorry 1. Rihanna: Sledgehammer

     

    EDIT: For your info: Viva la Vida or Death And All His Friends was no. 1 for 2 or 3 weeks in 2008, whereas X&Y was no. 1 for at least 5 (maybe 6 or 7) weeks back in 2005.

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  5. Notes from the Coldplay Marathon broadcast on Sunday 10 July 2016 on Danish radio station P7 Mix:

     

    Introduction of the Coldplay members.

     

    William Champion / Will. Will’s parents were both archaeologists. Will’s mother died just before the making of the Yellow video. For a few days Will was no longer member of Coldplay, because Chris had thrown him out, but he soon had to take him back. According to Chris, Will is sporty. Will mentioned that the band almost broke up at some point due to competitive table tennis. They always play a lot of table tennis on tour. But they all want to win so they have had to give up counting points to avoid bad mood.

     

    Jonathan “Jonny” Buckland. He loves football, following Tottenham.

     

    Guy Rupert Berryman. He has been in a Genesis cover band. He is involved in “Apparatchik” with frontman from Danish Mew and with a prominent A-ha member.

     

    Christopher Anthony John Martin / Chris. A male relative of his was with success speaking in favour of introducing summertime in the UK. Chris’s mother was the first European or English lady to sail down the Amazonas alone.

     

    Chris talked about the Coldplay members’ good chemistry. They are not the best musicians and not making the best songs / music, but they are a unique mix of characters.

     

    The band members were asked about their idols / musical inspiration :

     

    Will: Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

     

    Jonny: Soul, r ‘n b

     

    Guy: Funk, James Brown, Kool and the Gang

     

    Chris: A-Ha (Hunting High and Low played) - and U2

     

    They were asked to pick a Coldplay song and the reason for picking that song:

     

    Will: Clocks, because it is a strong melody. The keyboard part is recognizable. It is a very successful song first time played at Glastonbury Festival in 2002 with massive laser / big production.

     

    Jonny: Up and Up, because his guitar hero (since he was about 16 years old) Noel Gallagher is playing on it. He also likes the lyrics. It is a dream coming true.

     

    Guy: Yellow (from their first studio album “Parachutes” and their first big hit single). Coldplay went from being an unknown to a known band in the UK and soon also abroad. A nice melody and a wonderful time for the band around the time when “Yellow” was released.

     

    Chris: A Head Full of Dreams. It is the opening song he has always dreamed of. It is about chemistry, togetherness (children / world) and all kinds of love. Everything is possible. All songs making it to the album are special to Chris having been accepted by Will, Jonny, Guy, Dave Holmes (their manager), Phil Harvey (the 5th member).

     

    Chris: It felt good to work with Norwegian Stargate. He had heard “What did the fox say” – produced by Stargate. Will said that he learned a lot from the cooperation with Stargate – about freedom and that everything is possible. Stargate assisted Coldplay on “Birds”.

     

    There was an interview with Davide Rossi. “Rainy Day” was played – lots of strings arranged by Davide Rossi. The strings on Viva la Vida were inspired by the strings on “Rainy Day”. Rhytm was from East Europe including Romania – it was like a beat.

     

    P7 Mix had been allowed to play a wonderful version of Viva la Vida with only Chris’s voice and the many strings all arranged and played by Davide Rossi. This version was the so-called backbone of the song. That version was close to the final one – only drums and basslines plus bell had to be added.

     

    Davide Rossi is Italian, but living in Denmark. He has worked with / is working with Danish Goldfrapp, English Dido and Duran, Duran and supplying Coldplay with string arrangements.

     

    He was on stage with Coldplay for Viva la Vida on Wednesday, 6 July 2016.

     

    Davide Rossi: Coldplay is not a one-man-band, even though many people think so. But Chris cannot do it alone. Like Rolling Stones and U2, the frontman needs the other members. Chris Martin is working hard and not only from 9 to 5 like the other 3 members. He often comes very early and leaves late. The other members arrive to do their part / bit and then leave again. Each member finds his role. The band & music has first priority (not the Coldplay members).

     

    CM is very driven / inspiring and the one creating most songs / melodies.

     

    CM is a friend of Frank Healy’s, Travis’s frontman. When Coldplay was quite new in the business, his friend distributed copies of “Yellow” thus promoting his friend and his band.

     

    Snow Patrol was touring with Coldplay in 2009 on their Viva la Vida tour and is inspired by Coldplay. “Chasing Cars” was played.

     

    In 2010 British Royal Mail issued a series of stamps with album covers including Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head.

     

    A Danish musician Steffen Brandt about Coldplay: He had been to a Coldplay concert in Herning – a Danish town on 16 August 2009. When leaving the concert venue, most concert-goers received a free CD with Coldplay. That was totally good style. Those having to leave by car had a long time waiting ahead, and then it was nice to listen to music / the CD prolonging the feeling of community and togetherness while sitting in the car waiting for an opportunity to leave.

     

    When playing Violet Hill the female host said that Violet Hill could be downloaded for free the first week after its release in 2008. That first week it stormed the charts.

     

    A Danish musician Peter Bjørnskov praises Chris’s way of singing. Coldplay songs often ending in an unexpected way / on an unexpected note.

     

    Chris said that “Magic” came about in a jam session involving all Coldplay members.

     

    Crests of Waves is B side of Speed of Sound single from 2005.

     

    They talked about Coldplay’s and Chris’s activism. Involved in Make Trade Fair / Amnesty / Live Aid.

    Coldplay sold clothes and gold discs – proceeds going to charity.

     

    At some point they played “Cemeteries of London”. That song reminds Guy of London in the old days around 1860 on a rainy day.

     

    Till Kingdom Come: This song was meant to be a duet with Johnny Cash, but Johnny Cash was too ill and soon died. So the duet was not meant to be.

     

    Everything is not lost: The last song on “Parachutes”. It was inspired by Blur’s song “Tender” and by an Oasis song.

     

    “Talk” was played. There are 2 versions of this song – the official one and a leaked one with quite different lyrics.

     

    It is well-known that “Fix You” was written for Gwyneth Paltrow whose father had just died when “Fix You” was created. Also “Swallowed” in the Sea” was for GP’s late father Bruce Paltrow.

     

    Chris Martin has written the melody and lyrics for Nelly Furtado’s hit (around 2006) “Why Do All Good Things Come to an End”? A snippet – like 4 seconds - of this song with only Chris singing was played.

     

    Listeners could go to Facebook and write to the P7 Mix hosts. A male concert-goes was at one of the w concerts in Copenhagen with his 20-year-old daughter. Not only had he his wristband on, but also an expensive watch. During one of the biggest songs he was hopping and dancing so much that his expensive watch flew off his wrist and into the crowd. He wrote that losing his expensive watch apparently was a sacrifice he had to make.

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  6. Notes from the Coldplay Marathon broadcast on Sunday 10 July 2016 on Danish radio station P7 Mix:

     

    Introduction of the Coldplay members.

     

    William Champion / Will. Will’s parents were both archaeologists. Will’s mother died just before the making of the Yellow video. For a few days Will was no longer member of Coldplay, because Chris had thrown him out, but he soon had to take him back. According to Chris, Will is sporty. Will mentioned that the band almost broke up at some point due to competitive table tennis. They always play a lot of table tennis on tour. But they all want to win so they have had to give up counting points to avoid bad mood.

     

    Jonathan “Jonny” Buckland. He loves football, following Tottenham.

     

    Guy Rupert Berryman. He has been in a Genesis cover band. He is involved in “Apparatchik” with frontman from Danish Mew and with a prominent A-ha member.

     

    Christopher Anthony John Martin / Chris. A male relative of his was with success speaking in favour of introducing summertime in the UK. Chris’s mother was the first European or English lady to sail down the Amazonas alone.

     

    Chris talked about the Coldplay members’ good chemistry. They are not the best musicians and not making the best songs / music, but they are a unique mix of characters.

     

    The band members were asked about their idols / musical inspiration :

     

    Will: Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

     

    Jonny: Soul, r ‘n b

     

    Guy: Funk, James Brown, Kool and the Gang

     

    Chris: A-Ha (Hunting High and Low played) - and U2

     

    They were asked to pick a Coldplay song and the reason for picking that song:

     

    Will: Clocks, because it is a strong melody. The keyboard part is recognizable. It is a very successful song first time played at Glastonbury Festival in 2002 with massive laser / big production.

     

    Jonny: Up and Up, because his guitar hero (since he was about 16 years old) Noel Gallagher is playing on it. He also likes the lyrics. It is a dream coming true.

     

    Guy: Yellow (from their first studio album “Parachutes” and their first big hit single). Coldplay went from being an unknown to a known band in the UK and soon also abroad. A nice melody and a wonderful time for the band around the time when “Yellow” was released.

     

    Chris: A Head Full of Dreams. It is the opening song he has always dreamed of. It is about chemistry, togetherness (children / world) and all kinds of love. Everything is possible. All songs making it to the album are special to Chris having been accepted by Will, Jonny, Guy, Dave Holmes (their manager), Phil Harvey (the 5th member).

     

    Chris: It felt good to work with Norwegian Stargate. He had heard “What did the fox say” – produced by Stargate. Will said that he learned a lot from the cooperation with Stargate – about freedom and that everything is possible. Stargate assisted Coldplay on “Birds”.

     

    There was an interview with Davide Rossi. “Rainy Day” was played – lots of strings arranged by Davide Rossi. The strings on Viva la Vida were inspired by the strings on “Rainy Day”. Rhytm was from East Europe including Romania – it was like a beat.

     

    P7 Mix had been allowed to play a wonderful version of Viva la Vida with only Chris’s voice and the many strings all arranged and played by Davide Rossi. This version was the so-called backbone of the song. That version was close to the final one – only drums and basslines plus bell had to be added.

     

    Davide Rossi is Italian, but living in Denmark. He has worked with / is working with Danish Goldfrapp, English Dido and Duran, Duran and supplying Coldplay with string arrangements.

     

    He was on stage with Coldplay for Viva la Vida on Wednesday, 6 July 2016.

     

    Davide Rossi: Coldplay is not a one-man-band, even though many people think so. But Chris cannot do it alone. Like Rolling Stones and U2, the frontman needs the other members. Chris Martin is working hard and not only from 9 to 5 like the other 3 members. He often comes very early and leaves late. The other members arrive to do their part / bit and then leave again. Each member finds his role. The band & music has first priority (not the Coldplay members).

     

    CM is very driven / inspiring and the one creating most songs / melodies.

     

    CM is a friend of Frank Healy’s, Travis’s frontman. When Coldplay was quite new in the business, his friend distributed copies of “Yellow” thus promoting his friend and his band.

     

    Snow Patrol was touring with Coldplay in 2009 on their Viva la Vida tour and is inspired by Coldplay. “Chasing Cars” was played.

     

    In 2010 British Royal Mail issued a series of stamps with album covers including Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head.

     

    A Danish musician Steffen Brandt about Coldplay: He had been to a Coldplay concert in Herning – a Danish town on 16 August 2009. When leaving the concert venue, most concert-goers received a free CD with Coldplay. That was totally good style. Those having to leave by car had a long time waiting ahead, and then it was nice to listen to music / the CD prolonging the feeling of community and togetherness while sitting in the car waiting for an opportunity to leave.

     

    When playing Violet Hill the female host said that Violet Hill could be downloaded for free the first week after its release in 2008. That first week it stormed the charts.

     

    A Danish musician Peter Bjørnskov praises Chris’s way of singing. Coldplay songs often ending in an unexpected way / on an unexpected note.

     

    Chris said that “Magic” came about in a jam session involving all Coldplay members.

     

    Crests of Waves is B side of Speed of Sound single from 2005.

     

    They talked about Coldplay’s and Chris’s activism. Involved in Make Trade Fair / Amnesty / Live Aid.

    Coldplay sold clothes and gold discs – proceeds going to charity.

     

    At some point they played “Cemeteries of London”. That song reminds Guy of London in the old days around 1860 on a rainy day.

     

    Till Kingdom Come: This song was meant to be a duet with Johnny Cash, but Johnny Cash was too ill and soon died. So the duet was not meant to be.

     

    Everything is not lost: The last song on “Parachutes”. It was inspired by Blur’s song “Tender” and by an Oasis song.

     

    “Talk” was played. There are 2 versions of this song – the official one and a leaked one with quite different lyrics.

     

    It is well-known that “Fix You” was written for Gwyneth Paltrow whose father had just died when “Fix You” was created. Also “Swallowed” in the Sea” was for GP’s late father Bruce Paltrow.

     

    Chris Martin has written the melody and lyrics for Nelly Furtado’s hit (around 2006) “Why Do All Good Things Come to an End”? A snippet – like 4 seconds - of this song with only Chris singing was played.

     

    Listeners could go to Facebook and write to the P7 Mix hosts. A male concert-goes was at one of the w concerts in Copenhagen with his 20-year-old daughter. Not only had he his wristband on, but also an expensive watch. During one of the biggest songs he was hopping and dancing so much that his expensive watch flew off his wrist and into the crowd. He wrote that losing his expensive watch apparently was a sacrifice he had to make.

  7. What I remember from the Coldplay Marathon Mix:

     

    They talked about an early Coldplay song called "Panic" inspired by an unfortunate date Chris once had. I read about it somewhere (maybe in the "Random" thread): Chris had made her a salad that was not good, and he panicked. Later Chris changed the song's name to Don't Panic (and I am 99 per cent sure that this song is on their first studio album "Parachutes").

     

    There was another song - "Shiver". The inspiration to that song was a particular girl. Rumours had it that this girl was Natalie Imbruglia, but it had never been confirmed. Last Tuesday, i.e. 5 July in Telia Park in Copenhagen, "Shiver" was played, and Chris Martin said that this song was about a lady who was present at the concert in Telia Park on 5 July. The male Coldplay Marathon host checked Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He found out that Natalie Imbruglia had posted a picture from Telia Park with Coldplay and the balloons etc. That was seen as a confirmation of Natalie Imbruglia being the lady on CM's mind when he wrote "Shiver".

  8. What I remember from the Coldplay Marathon Mix:

     

    They talked about an early Coldplay song called "Panic" inspired by an unfortunate date Chris once had. I read about it somewhere (maybe in this thread): Chris had made her a salad that was not good, and he panicked. Later Chris changed the song's name to Don't Panic (and I am 99 per cent sure that this song is on their first studio album "Parachutes").

     

    There was another song - "Shiver". The inspiration to that song was a particular girl. Rumours had it that this girl was Natalie Imbruglia, but it had never been confirmed. Last Tuesday, i.e. 5 July in Telia Park in Copenhagen, "Shiver" was played, and Chris Martin said that this song was about a lady who was present at the concert in Telia Park on 5 July. The male Coldplay Marathon host checked Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He found out that Natalie Imbruglia had posted a picture from Telia Park with Coldplay and the balloons etc. That was seen as a confirmation of Natalie Imbruglia being the lady on CM's mind when he wrote "Shiver".

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  9. 100 most popular songs on iTunes in Denmark this week (the week after Coldplay's 2 concerts in Telia Park in Copenhagen Tuesday, 5 July and Wednesday, 6 July 2016) – checked this Monday 11 July 2016

     

    09. Hymn for the Week-end

     

    15. Adventure of a Lifetime (2015)

     

    17. A Sky Full of Stars (2011)

     

    24. Hymn for the week-end (2015)

     

    43. Paradise (2011)

     

    50. Speed of Sound (2005)

     

    53. Fix You (2005)

     

    69. Up and Up (2015)

     

    70. Princess of China feat. Rihanna (2011)

     

    71. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (2011)

     

    87. Yellow (2000)

     

    88. The Scientist (2002)

     

    100. Viva la Vida (2008)

  10. 100 most popular songs on iTunes in Denmark this week (the week after Coldplay's 2 concerts in Telia Park in Copenhagen on Tuesday, 5 July and Wednesday, 6 July 2016) – checked this Monday 11 July 2016

     

    09. Hymn for the Week-end

     

    15. Adventure of a Lifetime (2015)

     

    17. A Sky Full of Stars (2011)

     

    24. Hymn for the week-end (2015)

     

    43. Paradise (2011)

     

    50. Speed of Sound (2005)

     

    53. Fix You (2005)

     

    69. Up and Up (2015)

     

    70. Princess of China feat. Rihanna (2011)

     

    71. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (2011)

     

    87. Yellow (2000)

     

    88. The Scientist (2002)

     

    100. Viva la Vida (2008)

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  11. Podcast with the broadcast of the Coldplay Marathon from P7 Mix on Sunday, 10 July 2016 can be downloaded here:

     

    http://www.dr.dk/p7mix/p7-maraton-old/p7-mix-maraton-coldplay/

     

    P7 MIX Marathon: Coldplay Broadcast Sunday 10 July 2016 from 10:03 am to 5pm

     

    Hosts: Sandie Westh and Mathias Buch Jensen.

     

    PLAYLIST

     

    · 10:03Adventure Of A Lifetime with/by Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 10:10Lost by/with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, 2008)

     

    · 10:18Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Live Parken 2016) with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto)

     

    · 10:22Warning Sign with Coldplay (early days)

     

    · 10:31Fix You with Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

     

    · 10:39Fun with Coldplay

     

    · 10:43Ink with Coldplay ((A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 10:48Yellow with Coldplay (from Parachutes, 2000 – first big hit for Coldplay)

     

    · 10:54Why Does It Always Rain On Me with Travis (frontman Healy good friend of CM’s)

     

    · 10:57Brothers and sisters with Coldplay (first song – from end of 90’s)

     

    · 11:03The Scientist with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002)

     

    · 11:10Army Of One with Coldplay

     

    · 11:16Shiver with Coldplay (first single from Parachutes, 2000)

     

    · 11:26Trouble with Coldplay (Parachutes, 2000)

     

    · 11:35Paradise with Coldplay

     

    · 11:39Magic with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 11:45Crest Of Waves with Coldplay

     

    · 11:53The hardest part with Coldplay

     

    · 11:56Chasing Cars with Snow Patrol (warming up for Coldplay during VLV tour 2009)

     

    · 12:03Speed Of Sound with Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

     

    · 12:11True Love with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 12:18Hunting High And Low with A-Ha (played because CM likes A-Ha)

     

    · 12:26Clocks with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002 / GRAMMY)

     

    · 12:40Amazing Day (Live Parken 2016) with Coldplay (wonderful song, also live)

     

    · 12:45Don't Panic with Coldplay (from Parachutes, 2000)

     

    · 12:51Birds with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 12:55A rush of blood to the head with Coldplay (title track from 2nd studio album, 2002)

     

    · 13:03A Sky Full Of Stars with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 13:11Hurts Like Heaven with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 13:15Cemeteries Of London with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death etc., 2008)

     

    · 13:19A Head Full Of Dreams with Coldplay (title track of 7th studio album, 2015)

     

    · 13:23Politik with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002)

     

    · 13:31Rainy Day with Coldplay (with lot of strings – Davide Rossi)

     

    · 13:40Viva La Vida (Live 2011-2012) with Coldplay (title track of 4th album, 2008)

     

    · 13:46Till Kingdom Come with Coldplay

     

    · 13:51Everything's not lost with Coldplay

     

    · 13:57Up In Flames with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 14:03In My Place with Coldplay (first single from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002)

     

    · 14:10Death And All His Friends with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death … album, 2008)

     

    · 14:14Life In Technicolor II with Coldplay (from the Left Right etc. EP 2009)

     

    · 14:20Tilted with Christine And The Queens (both CM and Jonny like this band)

     

    · 14:28Charlie Brown (Live Parken 2016) with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 14:32Talk with Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

     

    · 14:40Hymn For The Weekend with Coldplay (feat. Beyoncé) – from 2015

     

    · 14:44Swallowed in the sea with Coldplay

     

    · 14:49Up&Up with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams)

     

    · 14:57All Good Things (Come To An End) with Nelly Furtado (CM wrote this song)

     

    · 15:03Princess Of China with Coldplay featuring Rihanna (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 15:10Lovers In Japan/Reign Of Love with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida album 2008)

     

    · 15:1442 with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, 2008)

     

    · 15:20Always In My Head with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 15:24Vent på mine sange with Tue West (influenced by Coldplay)

     

    · 15:26Verden i stå with Rasmus Walter (influenced by Coldplay)

     

    · 15:27Warrior/Worrier with Outlandish (influenced by Coldplay)

     

    · 15:32God Put A Smile Upon Your Face with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood, 2002)

     

    · 15:40Everglow with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams)

     

    · 15:44Adventure Of A Lifetime with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 15:51Green Eyes with Coldplay

     

    · 15:54Parachutes with Coldplay

     

    · 15:55Gravity with Embrace (Coldplay made a cover of that song)

     

    · 16:03Trouble with Coldplay (from 2000, no. 10 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:09Hymn For The Weekend with Coldplay / Beyoncé (no. 9 in CP top 10)

     

    · 16:13Talk with Coldplay (from 2005, no. 8 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:20A Sky Full Of Stars with Coldplay (from 2014, no. 7 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:24Paradise with Coldplay (from 2011, no. 6 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:31Clocks with Coldplay (from 2002, no. 5 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:36Yellow with Coldplay (from 2000, no. 4 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:43Viva La Vida with Coldplay (from 2008, no. 3 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:47The Scientist with Coldplay (from 2002, no. 2 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:55Fix You with/by Coldplay (from 2005, no. 1 in Coldplay top 10)

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  12. Podcast with the broadcast of the Coldplay Marathon from P7 Mix on Sunday, 10 July 2016.

     

    You can download here:

     

    http://www.dr.dk/p7mix/p7-maraton-old/p7-mix-maraton-coldplay/

     

     

    P7 MIX Marathon: Coldplay Broadcast Sunday 10 July 2016 from 10:03 am to 5pm

     

    Hosts: Sandie Westh and Mathias Buch Jensen.

     

     

    PLAYLIST

     

    · 10:03Adventure Of A Lifetime with/by Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 10:10Lost by/with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, 2008)

     

    · 10:18Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Live Parken 2016) with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto)

     

    · 10:22Warning Sign with Coldplay (early days)

     

    · 10:31Fix You with Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

     

    · 10:39Fun with Coldplay

     

    · 10:43Ink with Coldplay ((A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 10:48Yellow with Coldplay (from Parachutes, 2000 – first big hit for Coldplay)

     

    · 10:54Why Does It Always Rain On Me with Travis (frontman Healy good friend of CM’s)

     

    · 10:57Brothers and sisters with Coldplay (first song – from end of 90’s)

     

    · 11:03The Scientist with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002)

     

    · 11:10Army Of One with Coldplay

     

    · 11:16Shiver with Coldplay (first single from Parachutes, 2000)

     

    · 11:26Trouble with Coldplay (Parachutes, 2000)

     

    · 11:35Paradise with Coldplay

     

    · 11:39Magic with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 11:45Crest Of Waves with Coldplay

     

    · 11:53The hardest part with Coldplay

     

    · 11:56Chasing Cars with Snow Patrol (warming up for Coldplay during VLV tour 2009)

     

    · 12:03Speed Of Sound with Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

     

    · 12:11True Love with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 12:18Hunting High And Low with A-Ha (played because CM likes A-Ha)

     

    · 12:26Clocks with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002 / GRAMMY)

     

    · 12:40Amazing Day (Live Parken 2016) with Coldplay (wonderful song, also live)

     

    · 12:45Don't Panic with Coldplay (from Parachutes, 2000)

     

    · 12:51Birds with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 12:55A rush of blood to the head with Coldplay (title track from 2nd studio album, 2002)

     

    · 13:03A Sky Full Of Stars with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 13:11Hurts Like Heaven with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 13:15Cemeteries Of London with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death etc., 2008)

     

    · 13:19A Head Full Of Dreams with Coldplay (title track of 7th studio album, 2015)

     

    · 13:23Politik with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002)

     

    · 13:31Rainy Day with Coldplay (with lot of strings – Davide Rossi)

     

    · 13:40Viva La Vida (Live 2011-2012) with Coldplay (title track of 4th album, 2008)

     

    · 13:46Till Kingdom Come with Coldplay

     

    · 13:51Everything's not lost with Coldplay

     

    · 13:57Up In Flames with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 14:03In My Place with Coldplay (first single from A Rush of Blood to the Head, 2002)

     

    · 14:10Death And All His Friends with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death … album, 2008)

     

    · 14:14Life In Technicolor II with Coldplay (from the Left Right etc. EP 2009)

     

    · 14:20Tilted with Christine And The Queens (both CM and Jonny like this band)

     

    · 14:28Charlie Brown (Live Parken 2016) with Coldplay (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 14:32Talk with Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

     

    · 14:40Hymn For The Weekend with Coldplay (feat. Beyoncé) – from 2015

     

    · 14:44Swallowed in the sea with Coldplay

     

    · 14:49Up&Up with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams)

     

    · 14:57All Good Things (Come To An End) with Nelly Furtado (CM wrote this song)

     

    · 15:03Princess Of China with Coldplay featuring Rihanna (from Mylo Xyloto, 2011)

     

    · 15:10Lovers In Japan/Reign Of Love with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida album 2008)

     

    · 15:1442 with Coldplay (from Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, 2008)

     

    · 15:20Always In My Head with Coldplay (from Ghost Stories, 2014)

     

    · 15:24Vent på mine sange with Tue West (influenced by Coldplay)

     

    · 15:26Verden i stå with Rasmus Walter (influenced by Coldplay)

     

    · 15:27Warrior/Worrier with Outlandish (influenced by Coldplay)

     

    · 15:32God Put A Smile Upon Your Face with Coldplay (from A Rush of Blood, 2002)

     

    · 15:40Everglow with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams)

     

    · 15:44Adventure Of A Lifetime with Coldplay (from A Head Full of Dreams, 2015)

     

    · 15:51Green Eyes with Coldplay

     

    · 15:54Parachutes with Coldplay

     

    · 15:55Gravity with Embrace (Coldplay made a cover of that song)

     

    · 16:03Trouble with Coldplay (from 2000, no. 10 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:09Hymn For The Weekend with Coldplay / Beyoncé (no. 9 in CP top 10)

     

    · 16:13Talk with Coldplay (from 2005, no. 8 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:20A Sky Full Of Stars with Coldplay (from 2014, no. 7 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:24Paradise with Coldplay (from 2011, no. 6 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:31Clocks with Coldplay (from 2002, no. 5 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:36Yellow with Coldplay (from 2000, no. 4 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:43Viva La Vida with Coldplay (from 2008, no. 3 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:47The Scientist with Coldplay (from 2002, no. 2 in Coldplay top 10)

     

    · 16:55Fix You with/by Coldplay (from 2005, no. 1 in Coldplay top 10)

     

     

    It was an interesting broadcast, but I have not had the time to write down here what they said. I have posted the last review of the Coldplay concert in the thread for the Copenhagen concert on 5 July 2016.

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  13. Review of Coldplay's concert in Telia Park on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - review from Danish newspaper www.politiken.dk

     

    (I went to the library on Thursday 7.7.16 to get a copy of the entire review from the printed newspaper version. Only subscribers can read the entire articles from www.Politiken.dk )

     

    Coldplay gave the audience at the Telia Park a big ride in the elevator

     

    In a color explosion of a visual concert Coldplay gave a sold-out Telia Park a wild ride to the upper floors of their feel-good palace

     

    By SIMON LUND Music editor / translated by Nancy Boysen

     

    Telia Parken, Tuesday, the 5 July 2016 4 hearts (out of 6 possible)

     

    Coldplay showed their hands immediately.

     

    The choir from ' A Head Full Of Dreams ' mounted a mountain range over the rainbow-colored confetti storm through which Chris Martin ran like a nine-year-old boy and with the tongue hanging out (of his mouth). Around the Telia Park's square / four corners, 46,000 bracelets / wristbands distributed to all the concert-goers at the entrance were flashing red.

     

    Concert-goers in their finest Tuesday clothes and polite to each other had travelled (streamed) through a wet Copenhagen (due to many rain showers) in order to fill the sold-out Telia Park.

     

    They were not here to be challenged, moved out of their comfort zone or whipped up by rock indignation. They had come for the elevator ride. The one leading up to the upper floors of the feel good palace.

     

    The message to them was clear: This will be visually spectacular - and Chris Martin will run to the end of the world for the good concert.

     

    Or, in the cynical way: Coldplay is a band that shamelessly will press any button that can bring its audience in an uplifted, excited state.

     

    That was what the four Englishmen did during the following just under 2 hours. Sometimes with the full benefit of their songs' banal potential, sometimes slightly in the template’s idle. They even made David Bowie's "Heroes" sound like a generic Coldplay anthem.

     

    But that song as well was delivered with the soaring intensity that made the concert seem like a pop religious revival. Coldplay created euphoria through 23 songs, all beating bombastically – in Martin's case – the bird’s chest.

     

    From start to finish, not many in the sold-out arena did not have their hands clapping over their heads, and not many did not sing along to every "oh - uh – oh – uh - ooooh", while Coldplay dipped Telia Park in paint (Dyrups).

     

    All bracelets/wristbands colored Telia Park yellow to "Yellow", blue laser light cut through the resounding sing-along during "Clocks", white confetti cannons fired confetti in all directions during "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall", the colored balloons bounced around over the audience as if it were a birthday party during "Adventure of a Lifetime", and the audience exploded in a flashing rave as "Paradise" ended in a Tiësto remix.

     

    It was like being in a commercial for Sony Bravia TV.

     

    For a band that for almost 20 years has been vilified as the high priests of whining rock and teasingly called " U2 Light" (and at the same time reaching sales of 80 million albums), Coldplay did not only display the arsenal of stadium effects. They also reviewed the musical catalog they have built up on 7 albums.

     

    There was intimate campfire atmosphere out on a small island of a stage with the request song "Shiver" and "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face"; there were broken hiphop rhythms on the Rihanna collaboration

    "Princess of China", unrestrained (wild) soul with clapping hands on "Hymn for the Weekend", "a Sky Full of Stars" was as anthemic as obstreperous (unruly), and of course the intimate feelings were magnified in wide format when Chris Martin was lying on his back singing “Fix You” with a devoted audience.

     

    While U2 is still struggling to join the new century, Coldplay showed that they can handle (orientate themselves in) all keys of the present time, that they can tie the big community together and effortlessly take on the role as the biggest rock band in the world right now.

     

    Along the way, I lost the sight of him a couple of times in the visual confusion, but I knew all along that the smiling Chris Martin constantly was frontrunner in the fun. A likeable man who together with the rest of the band had only their fans in mind.

     

    As the songs from the new album "A Head Full of Dreams" piled up in the set list, the idea came to me that Coldplay are moving around the world now to make things right again after the previous, subdued and very personal "Ghost Stories".

     

    It was about Chris Martin (and his "conscious uncoupling" from his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow). The new songs are designed for stadiums and are all about the audience and what they want.

     

    Of course, it is manipulative, speculative and an expression of an emotional monoculture. Such is the greatness of stadium pop when it works. It is higher and simpler. With built-in risk of altitude sickness.

     

    The melodramatic blockbuster movie (epic) in technicolor breaks for Coldplay in a combination of overplayed effects (such as Muhammad Ali quotes on the big screen or Chris Martin kneeling and kissing the Danish flag Dannebrog, mon dieu) and elevated empty (idle) talk.

     

    It sounded like a neo- (new) religious quack doctor when Chris Martin sent us home with the pompous "Up and Up" and the lines:

     

    ”How come people suffer, how come people part? / How come people struggle, how come people break your heart?”

     

    His answer was not surprisingly love, we'll be all right together.

     

    But it is that kind of color-happy naivety that makes me think of the wise words: Optimism is lack of information.

     

    Coldplay is not so serious about their clichés about diamonds, stars in the sky and the chirping of birds as they pretend to be.

     

    And maybe they should turn down a bit the new age charm and self-righteous / saved messages bent in yoga positions and only go for the big crowd pleaser of a pop party they have perfected.

     

    For the only thing you want during a Coldplay concert is to fasten/buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

     

    By [email protected] Translated by Nancy Boysen

     

     

    http://politiken.dk/kultur/kultur_top/premium/ECE3286841/coldplay-gav-parken-den-store-elevatortur/

     

    By DITTE GIESE, Culture Journalist at Danish newspaper ”Politiken” / translated by Nancy Boysen

     

    It took only 35 minutes to sell all the tickets for the Coldplay concert in Telia Park. Therefore, Coldplay immediately announced an extra concert. Therefore, on the evenings of Tuesday 5 July 2016 and Wednesday 6 July 2016, Copenhagen will therefore be in a Coldplay mood. It’s fun to make fun of a band like Coldplay. Coldplay have sold over 80 million albums, yes, and played virtually all stadiums in the world, including headlining the prestigious Super Bowl break. Yet, their music is called crying rock, whining rock and stadium rock with a wrinkled nose, and a reviewer once described the band as "four Hugh Grants staring out into the rain."

  14. COLDPLAY FLOODED WITH APPLAUSES ON SOCIAL MEDIA (Berlingske Tidende 7 July 2016)

     

    Coldplay have been bombarded with gratitude and hearts from fans being so crazy about Tuesday’s concert at Telia Park in Copenhagen that they readily share their enthusiasm with the band and everybody else on the social media. Fans have evaluated the concert with words as “wonderful concert” and “amazing show”.

     

    Whether you turned on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, a confetti image from Tuesday’s concert is popping up.

     

    The concert-goers want to send a greeting of praising words and heart emojis.

     

    The jubilation is mostly in English so that the Coldplay members can understand what the happy fans are writing if they have the time to scroll through the unusually many updates and pictures / images.

     

    Often social media are synonymous with negativity and tiresome comments. But not when it comes to the Coldplay concert. In some magical way the band has managed to spellbind the audience so that only happiness, love and a big thank you remain in the mind (consciousness) of the social media.

     

    Also Coldplay themselves seem to be happy about the #ColdplayCopenhagen audience. Each city visited by Coldplay on their world tour has been awarded its own hashtag.

     

    Last Monday Coldplay visited Sweden, and pictures / images from that concert were shared under the hashtag #ColdplayStockholm.

     

    While front man Chris Martin has posted a double picture of himself on his Instagram profile from the stage on 5 July 2016, Coldplay’s official profile has shared a picture of some “Danish monkeys”.

     

    By Stefanie Mather ([email protected]) / translated by Nancy Boysen

  15. Coldplay, Parken, Copenhagen, Tuesday, 5 July

     

    http://ekstrabladet.dk/musik/koncert_anmeldelser/coldplay-triumferede-i-parken/6174444

     

    Updated 5 July 2016 around midnight By:Thomas Treo / translated by: Nancy Boysen

     

    Coldplay triumphed at Telia Park (5 stars out of 6 possible)

     

    Irresistible Chris Martin led the pop band to colorful great victory in front of 46,000 concert-goers

     

    Coldplay does not make great art, but they master the rare art to make Telia Park work as a concert venue.

     

    They did it in 2012, and tonight they did it again. It was a pleasure.

     

    Coldplay simply understands to use a stadium. Both musically and visually.

     

    Telia Park’s roof was rolled on during the afternoon, because torrential rain threatened to ruin the celebration party, but Coldplay's colorful show ensured that it felt like seeing an indoor rainbow.

     

    Effective use of confetti, balloons and big screens made the gray National Stadium appear almost appealing, but Coldplay's most powerful trick was again to hand out flashing bracelets / wristbands to the concert-goers.

     

    It does beat lighters and mobile phones. Wow.

     

    Excellent acoustics

    Already in the second song, ' Yellow', the sound was excellent by (compared to) Telia Park's notorious standard, and again you just have to realize that it pays for multi-millionaires to spend some bucks to hang additional speakers along the tribunes.

     

    It may even Bruce Springsteen and his amateurish sound engineer soon grasp.

     

    The excellent acoustics made it easy to hear that Coldplay's abilities as songwriters are not quite what they used to be. But it tells more about the high quality of older hits like ' The Scientist ', ' Clocks ' and ' Fix You '.

     

    The quartet pumped up their newer, electronic material very much so that for example 'Paradise ' reminded of a climax (peak) during Sensation White.

     

    Three quarters of Coldplay are as anonymous as Telia Park's draught beer (draft), but in the course of nearly two hours Chris Martin delivered a heady (an intoxicating) stellar (magnificent) performance. The man is seemingly born enthusiastic (fit).

     

    He makes even Rasmus Seebach appear unsympathetic in comparison.

    Dannebrog in his pocket

    The front man, who sang magnificently, did not even have to invite the 46,000 concert-goers to sing along. They sang along all by themselves.

     

    The roof was nearly blown off again when the concert-goers sang along to ' Viva la Vida ', while Martin raced down a giant ramp with the Danish national flag, Dannebrog, curled up in the back pocket. I think that most concert-goers forgave Chris Martin that.

     

    The pop heroes’ tribute to David Bowie was somewhat flat in the form of a clumsy interpretation of ' Heroes' , but the few dead/dull moments were quickly replaced by ecstatic joy.

     

    And Coldplay’s concert seemed extra “live” because they used as much as three stages without disturbing the show's flow. You would think that the gracious orchestra had tried it before.

     

    The good ones do not always win, but they did indeed Tuesday night in Telia Park. Is there anyone who has a spare ticket for Wednesday ?

  16. Translation of review of Coldplay’s concert on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 in Telia Parken in the Danish newspaper ”Berlingske Tidende”:

     

    Colourful Party (paintbox party) for the People

    By Michael Charles Gaunt Translated by Nancy Boysen 6 July 2016, 07:46

     

    The British stadium band filled Telia Park with colourful explosions and a naïve hope for a better world.

     

    4 stars (out of 6 possible)

     

    Coldplay goes for it. 100 per cent . The big mass seduction. Here all can contribute. You and me and the whole globe, Charlie Chaplin , David Bowie, Rihanna, Tiësto and Muhammad Ali.

     

    Yes, they all appeared in one form or another, when the British arena band hit Telia Park on Tuesday night for the first of two sold-out concerts on their current ' A Head Full Of Dreams ' world tour.

     

    With their countless explosions in all the most fluorescent colors of the rainbow, songs about unspecified dreams and about looking up, up, up in the expensive community’s ecstasy – it was like being trapped in a kind of quasi - religious Benetton advertising.

     

    I was not pleased with »A Head Full of Dreams«, when it was released. I thought that it appeared too dallying (flattering), stupid and clever in its production. But I must say that these four Britons get it to work in the stadium format. That is what the music is designed for, and new tracks such as »Birds«, »Adventure of A Lifetime« and »A Head Full Of Dreams« were great among all the classic Coldplay songs.

     

    The stadium show fully revolved around the excellent musical performance. As early as during the first song of the concert Chris Martin ran down the unlikely long runway in an explosion of coloured dust. At that time we had already received greetings on the big screen from fans from all stops on the current tour.

     

    On top of it, everyone in the audience in Telia Park had been equipped with a bracelet/wristband full of LEDs controlled via musical cues. And thus effectively converted the entire Telia Park into a large luminous organism.

     

    Four vanilla ice creams on the stage

     

    But I cannot let go of (escape) the feeling that Coldplay are four vanilla ice creams that this night would like to be rainbow ice creams (Google: Neapolitan ice cream). They are not the great personalities, and frontman Chris Martin is not a rock frontman you can cut yourself on. He is a pleaser like no other man who, this evening, was running around with a Danish flag fluttering out of his back pocket while he tried to make us believe that he had never heard any crowd sing as well on a Tuesday.

     

    His manner is probably one of the reasons why so many like the band. Along with the songs of course. For one must not underestimate the group's ability to continue to write songs to which people can sing along and feel something. It may well be that Coldplay have it sound simple, but it does require something to keep writing songs with so much power through 16 years.

     

    And Coldplay have also developed (moved), as the evening’s concert showed. It is far from the whining rocking breakthrough hit »Yellow« to the pop maximalism on songs like »Charlie Brown« or »Paradise«, which here got a proper shot of steroids in Tiësto’s hard pumped (hard pounding) EDM remix.

     

    That they have developed their distinct signature was underlined when they got David Bowie's ' Heroes ' - of course they chose that Bowie song ! - to sound like a Coldplay song. We got a verse and two choruses, and then there was a sudden transition to the oh- oh- oh- stadium song above them all, ' Viva La Vida ', and then Bowie was forgotten again.

     

    Dear Coldplay, if you must pay tribute to one of the biggest pop stars, then do it properly. Otherwise, it seems just like a hostage-taking of a dead man.

     

    " Adventure of A Lifetime ' was allowed to end the regular set with lots of colored balloons. Had it been an all-time adventure? It would be wrong to say. But Coldplay certainly did their bit to make it a reliable evening in Telia Park. But they also had to work hard for it. Not the big pay-offs compared to how much they invested. The encore ' Amazing Day ' would like to make it big, but they have written that song in a better version earlier in their career.

     

    Hope is always good

    In return, " A Sky Full Of Stars " finally created something of the redemption that they had chased so fiercely throughout the evening. With his giant David Guetta–pounding (pumping) climax squared, ejaculatory confetti cannons and an overflowing starry sky on the big screen, before the song ' Up & Up " was the uplifting " Heal The World "-like closer to go home to.

     

    A song that dares hope and be positive on behalf of humanity. " We're gonna get it together somehow ." It was not clear what exactly we should base the hope on. But hope is always good. And someone has to stand up on the stage and be the babble happy (raving happy) optimists, even though deep down inside we know that all this shit goes down about our ears.

     

    Band:Coldplay

    Where:Telia Parken, Tuesday, 5 July 2016

  17. Today Danish radio station P7 Mix (google that) had a Coldplay Marathon from 10 to 17 (10am to 5pm).

    There will be a podcast from tomorrow with the broadcast. Posted on P7 Mix's Facebook. But I am sure it can also be found via googling it.

     

     

    Last hour of the P7 Mix Coldplay Marathon was Coldplay TOP 10:

     

    10. Trouble from 2000

    09. Hymn for the week-end feat. Beyoncé from 2015

    08. Talk (2005, I think)

    07. A Sky Full of Stars (2014)

    06. Paradise (2011 / 2012)

    05. Clocks from 2002

    04. Yellow from 2000

    03. Viva la Vida from 2008 (Guy: Phil Harvey had come back as 5th Coldplay member after a break. And it was a long process from the initial idea undtil the final song)

    02. The Scientist from 2002 (with rewind video - Chris had to learn to sing it backwards)

    01. Fix You (from 2005)

     

    P7 Mix will tomorrow post a podcast with the Coldplay marathon broadcast.

     

    I have translated / am translating a few newspaper articles with reviews of Coldplay's concert in Copenhagen on 5 July 2016.

     

    I saw that concert and found it amazing. I loved every second of it. My favourite songs of that night: Viva la Vida, Clocks, Amazing Day and Adventure of a Lifetime. Big roar from the audience when hearing the VLV intro and following Viva la Vida was Adventure of a Lifetime. People standing up all over the stadium and clapping their hands.

     

    I'll write down a summary of the Coldplay summary and post it here in this thread and maybe also in the thread for Copenhagen concert 6 July 2016 as not so much has been posted there.

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  18. Today Danish radio station P7 Mix (google that) had a Coldplay Marathon from 10 to 17 (10am to 5pm).

     

    Last hour was this TOP 10

     

    10. Trouble from 2000

    09. Hymn for the week-end feat. Beyoncé from 2015

    08. Talk (2005, I think)

    07. A Sky Full of Stars (2014)

    06. Paradise (2011 / 2012)

    05. Clocks from 2002

    04. Yellow from 2000

    03. Viva la Vida from 2008 (Guy: Phil Harvey had come back as 5th Coldplay member after a break. And it was a long process from the initial idea undtil the final song)

    02. The Scientist from 2002 (with rewind video - Chris had to learn to sing it backwards)

    01. Fix You (from 2005)

     

    There will be a podcast from tomorrow with the broadcast.

  19. Reviews from GAFFA and Soundvenue of Coldplay’s concert in Telia Parken on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

     

    Soundvenue: Timed and organized for emotional strings. 4 stars

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    Gaffa.dk: 2016-07-06 02:45:00 Review 06.07.201602:45 4 stars

     

    The great festival of lights, yes, but also a band in a creative ford. And Chris Martin, who sang worse than heard long (!! I totally disagree. For once I found his voice really good)

     

    Coldplay, Telia Parken, Copenhagen

     

    When not everything that glitters is gold

     

    Reviewed by Torben Holleufer | GAFFA / translated by Nancy Boysen

     

    I have been quite charmed by Coldplay and especially frontman Chris Martin's way of reaching out to the farthest corners of a packed stadium. This has been true for many years, and especially when the Coldplay classics Fix You was served.

     

    At the same time, I have been quite annoyed. One is to have U2 and Bono as declared role model / ideal, and it was obviously tempting to get Brian Eno as a producer, but to be inspired by (rather than the reviewer’s “steal” from) the Irish band to such an extent both in terms of basslines, Jonny Buckland’ s The Edge inspiration / fascination and the national anthem-like songs, created for greatness, often with Celtic instruments meaning bagpipes, but also bands like Scottish Big Country, or a certain group from Dublin. It is and has always been rather rigid. It has at any rate sounded in this way for the reviewer.

     

    Where on the other hand it has been quite cool is the way in which it almost sounded as created the group the very catchy hits right here in front of - yes, inspired by and together with - the audience of that evening. They have always managed to arouse enthusiasm. As tonight when we were told that we are "the best audience on a Tuesday night, ever!", you try to forget that the audience at the Glastonbury Festival in England ten days ago was told that they are the best audience at all. He is an extremely nice guy, him Chris Martin from neat Camden in London.

     

    But here we were in Parken in Copenhagen, for the first of two concerts, and a set where especially the latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, is represented, and although Coldplay with especially Adventure of A Lifetime has a reliable hit, then – as is the case with the previous album – it lacks the bright/brilliant inspiration from the first years of the ride to the top. It seems more to be the template, rather than the fresh sound, as were the geniuses just tossed out.

     

    For this occasion (the concert) a light and laser show had been created that involved the audience. Each concert-goer was given a wristband/bracelet that controlled from the stage would light up in all colors of the rainbow. It was impressively beautiful to look at, even if the reviewer again saw clear inspirations from U2's Zoo tour. The light was so nice, while in return it was just too sugary/sweet when balloons and other effects in all sorts of colours were colorful in the same way as if we had all been poured out of a bag of M & M's.

     

    Like many others, Coldplay had discovered that David Bowie has died. And they broke into probably the most pathetic version of Heroes the reviewer has heard. Devoid of nerve, we were as far away as possible from the two lonely people at the gate that separated East and West. And where Bowie hit with / fitted Robert Fripp's guitar, the combination of Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland was like kissing your sister. Well, David Bowie did not live to hear Coldplay’s version of this iconic song.

     

    I think it was a pity that the band apparently used back track so much. For as it was, the band often seemed placed in a no man's land where the screaming crowd, singing along to every stanza as if it was the national anthem, formed one side and where the pre-recorded track back then was the second (side).

     

    Coldplay would get through concerts using three different podiums/stages, where especially the stage at the back, where the band appeared amidst the audience all the way down, was a really good idea. Here they would almost play as if you met them on the street. While Chris Martin showed a striking/blatant lack of coherence in the political statements, when he first said that he was sorry about the upcoming British withdrawal from the EU (“Brexit”) and then put on a Danish flag and thereby paid tribute to the national state.

     

    The audience, however, did not seem to care at all, because they were at a party with a band that just could not fail. And so it was. An apparent triumph, but as far as the reviewer is concerned, it was significantly more form than contents.

     

    An okay concert by a popular band. But more from the gold vein next time, thank you.

  20. I am listening to P7 Mix's Coldplay Marathon and will you let know later what happened and what was playing plus the Coldplay top 10 as chosen by the listeners.

     

    While listening I have looked through the reviews in detail. Google Translate will help me in a few sentences. I plan to post the reviews later.

     

    I will also post the P7 Mix Coldplay marathon - if not today, then tomorrow.

  21. You mean the Central Park bar where Coldplay music was played all evening? After the concert there were many people inside the bar - some people were dancing.

     

    Tomorrow from 10am to 5pm (10 to 17 o'clock C.E.T.) the Danish radio station P7 Mix will have a Coldplay day playing a lot of Coldplay songs and talking a lot about the band and its history.

  22. As promised:

     

    Translation of a summary (from Ritzau's) of the reviews of Coldplay's first concert in Telia Parken in Copenhagen on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 plus a very favourable review from the free paper MetroXpress:

     

    http://www.bt.dk/underholdning/coldplay-begejstrer-de-danske-anmeldere / from news agency Ritzau

     

    Coldplay making the Danish reviewers enthusiastic

     

    The first of two Coldplay concerts described as a triumph in tabloid paper Ekstra Bladet.

     

    -Tuesday’s concert with Coldplay in a roofed Telia Parken was sweaty - figuratively.

     

    The first reviews of the British band’s performance are all positive. They highlight i.a. frontman Chris Martin’s irrepressible charm.

     

    - It is difficult to recall anything unfavourable to say about Chris Martin. Besides that he could think of leaving Gwyneth Paltrow (Chris Martin’s exwife, editor). He is that kind of rockstar who would rather offer to sweep your pavement than to throw up on it, tabloid paper BT's reviewer writes. Five out of six stars from BT.

     

    Jyllands-Posten’s enthusiasm is more moderate. That newspaper’s reviewer thinks that Coldplay’s rock songs were the strongest, whereas the rest of the repertoire made the experience more uneven.

     

    The overall evaluation is four stars.The reviewer would like a somewhat more courageous Chris Martin and Coldplay.

     

    - You still feel that there was only one masterplan, and that in reality there was no chance of the band making something really spontaneous or hundred percent unpredictable. This according to Jyllands-Posten.

     

    Ekstra Bladet thinks that "Coldplay triumphed in the Telia Park". Five stars were awarded for the concert, and the newspaper praises a colourful show.

     

    - Effectful use of confetti, balloons and big screens almost made the gray national stadium look attractive, but Coldplay’s most powerful trick was again to hand out blinking wristbands to the audience.

     

    - That does beat lighters and mobile phones. Wow, the newspaper’s reviewer writes, and he ends his review:

     

    - Does anyone have a spare ticket for Wednesday?

     

    There is an extra Coldplay concert in Telia Parken wednesday night.

     

    /ritzau/ http://www.bt.dk/underholdning/coldplay-begejstrer-de-danske-anmeldere

     

     

    Translation of MetroXpress's review of Coldplay concert in Telia Parken on Tuesday 5 July 2016

     

    Coldplay delivered an (almost) perfect popshow: It was so cool

     

    A visit by one special guest and it would have been the perfect night in pop heaven.

     

    At 23:33 (i.e. a little before midnight) Chris Martin and company put an end to a two-hour-long lession in pop perfection.

     

    Coldplay might have existed for almost 20 years, but Tuesday night in Parken they have never been stronger. Only one guest visit from Rihanna who is in Copenhagen to play a concert on Thursday could have topped (crowned) a masterpiece of a concert with constant confetti emissions and big choruses so that everyone dreaming of playing stadion tours sometime in the future should take notes.

     

    Coldplay is back in high gear after the understated 2014 tour. On their latest album 'A Head Full of Dreams, the UK world stars played with the Norwegian production team Stargate, and their' larger than life'-pop templates fit perfectly to Coldplay's bombastic universe where Chris Martin constantly was running around on Parken’s three composed scenes so that no one in the audience could feel overlooked.

     

    At the entrance the audience received special Coldplay wristbands that through the entire concert lit up in different colours so that Parken magically and quite brilliantly was transformed into a huge rave-scene dosed out over pop hits such as 'Paradise', the Beyoncé duet 'Hymns of the Weekend' and 'A Sky Full of Stars'.

     

    Coldplay has the wildest back catalog in the world, and when already the second song is a song like 'Yellow', added yellow confetti and very excited singalong, then the success is secured.

     

    Eight songs into the concert Rihanna appeared on the big screen to the common song / the duet 'Princess of China', but even though Rihanna is in Copenhagen, unfortunately she chose not to appear on stage even though many concert-goers had hoped to see Rihanna on stage.

     

    But less could also do it. When Chris Martin was lying down on the stage leaving the singing of parts of 'Fix You' to the audience and then ran down the long audience catwalk with colored balloons flying around him to a crazy medley of 'Viva La Vida', 'Adventure of a Lifetime' and a beautiful salute to the late David Bowie with a cover of 'Heroes', you must dig deep into memory to find a cooler show.

     

    Additionally, there was the impressive laser show, Chris Martin’s Dannebrog (the Danish national flag) in his back pocket, his appropriate amount of small talk with fans and so on and so forth. It was absolutely perfect, and you must of course look forward to Wednesday night if you are going to see Coldplay’s second concert in Copenhagen in a row.

     

    Coldplay has previously mentioned that this should be their last world tour. If true, then they end in style.

     

    http://www.mx.dk/underholdning/musik/story/13117428

     

    By Kristian Dam Nygaard / translated by Nancy Boysen - 05/07-16 23:43

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