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Documentary on Coldplay (Part 2)

The best band in the world. Below I have linked some articles I have earlier about the search for meaning in life the band seems to involved in.

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Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion formed Coldplay in 1996 while going to University in London. The young band quickly established themselves in the tough music market in London as they finished their degrees. After passing around their demo for a few years, Coldplay finally landed an independent record deal. With only a little bit of funding, Coldplay managed to turn out EP Brothers and Sisters in only a few days.

Coldplay eventually moved to the historic Parlophone record label which had produced such crossover acts as the Beatles and Queen in the past. With a new record label backing them, Coldplay released their EP The Blue Room. Single “Bigger Stronger” had been previously released by Coldplay but did not have proper backing. The new marketing and distribution of “Bigger Stronger” and The Blue Room set the stage for superstardom that even Coldplay themselves couldn’t imagine.

Coldplay: Parachutes

The first full-length album by Coldplay Parachutes made the band almost an overnight success in the U.K. Coldplay was influenced by the previous generation of British rockers during the Grunge era and carried with them a style of early Radiohead into the recording studio. It would be the soft lyrics of mellow single “Yellow” that not only broke Coldplay big in the United Kingdom but in the United States and the world at large. It did not take long for Coldplay tickets to become the hottest entertainment items in all of Western Europe.

On the strength of “Yellow,” Coldplay would go on to release many other hit singles from Parachutes. “Don’t Panic” had been released in Coldplay’s indie days but charted big. Other singles like “Shiver” and “Trouble” also built the following of Coldplay around the world. It was in this time that Coldplay began to refine their stage performances as well and brought in a little more theatrics and effects into their live show. “Yellow” became the crossover hit of the year and brought in fans from all ages and genres. Parachutes went double platinum.

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