On June 6, 2005.

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On June 6, 2005, “Parlaphone” label released “X&Y”, the the third Coldplay studio album. It was recorded January 2004 – January 2005, at “Air Lyndhurst Hall”, “Parr Street Studios”, “Sarm West Studios”, “The Town House”, “The Hit Factory”,  and was produced by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion , Ken Nelson and Danton Supple. The album’s cover art is a combination of colours and blocks, a representation of the Baudot code. “X&Y” was the best-selling album released in 2005 worldwide. It was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”; 3x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; 6 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 5 x Platinum in Brazil by “ABPD”; Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI”; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat:; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 3 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 8 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 4 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and 9 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Chris Martin – vocals, piano, photography
  • Jonny Buckland – guitars, photography
  • Guy Berryman – bass, photography,
  • Will Champion – drums, photography
  • Phil Harvey – creative director
  • Audrey Riley – string arrangements
  • Ann Lines, Audrey Riley, Chrus Tombling, Greg Warren Wilson, Laura Melhuish, Pater Lale, Richard George, Sue Dench – strings
  • Carmen Rizzo, Mark Phythian, Rob Smith – programming
  • Keith Gary – engineer
  • Adam Noble, Adam Scheuermann, Andrea Wright, Brad Spence, Bryan Russell, Dan Porter, Jake Jackson, Jon Bailey, John Withnal, Mathieu LeJeune, Mike Pierce, Rob Smith, Taz Mattar, Tim Roe, Will Hensley – engineer assistant
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing
  • Chris Athens, George Marino – mastering
  • Tappin Gofton – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion, except where noted.

  1. Square One
  2. What If
  3. White Shadows
  4. Fix You
  5. Talk – Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Hütter, Bartos, Schult
  6. X&Y
  7. Speed of Sound
  8. A Message
  9. Low
  10. The Hardest Part
  11. Swallowed in the Sea
  12. Twisted Logic
  13. Till Kingdom Come

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