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Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends Vinyl LP Ltd New 2008

Original price £38.99 - Original price £38.99
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£38.99 - £38.99
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Cat no. 2121141

Track Listing

A1 Life In Technicolor 2:29
A2 Cemeteries Of London 3:21
A3 Lost! 3:55
A4 42 3:57
A5 Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love 6:51
B1 Yes / Chinese Sleep Chant 7:05
B2 Viva La Vida 4:04
B3 Violet Hill (Album Version) 3:50
B4 Strawberry Swing 4:09
B5 Death And All His Friends / The Escapist 6:19

Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends (2008 UK limited edition 10-track LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl. Coldplays fourth album takes its name from a painting by the acclaimed 20th century Mexican artist Frida Kahlo & was recorded in London Barcelona & New York with producers Brian Eno & Markus Dravs. Comes housed in a custom stickered & deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with artwork inner & booklet. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)

To say there has been a lot of anticipation for Coldplay’s fourth album, Viva La Vida, is an understatement. Having enlisted legendary leftfield producer Brian Eno, borrowed their album title from a painting by renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and made tantalising remarks about sonic reinvention, the world has been curious (to say the least) to hear what the ‘new’ Coldplay might sound like. Viva La Vida definitely makes some departures from the band’s usual formula, which happens to be one of the most commercially successful rock-pop blueprints of recent years. The plangent chords, emotive melodies, stadium-rock rhythms and universal lyrical concerns remain, but Martin and co. have gone out on several limbs here, incorporating instrumental tracks ("Life In Technicolour"), using subtle North African and Latin elements ("Yes", "Strawberry Swing"), and overhauling previously strict verse-chorus-verse structures in favour of slightly more avant arrangements. The old Coldplay still shine through (see tracks like "Violet Hill" and the title song) but even their classic sound feels more muscular and confident. The band’s new flourishes, cosmetic and self-conscious as they may be, are enough to make Viva La Vida a welcome break from the old routine--Danny McKenna

Cover painting - SuperStock / Mus?e Du Louvre. Paris.

Including a 12 pages booklet .