On July 10, 2000.

Parachutes

On July 10, 2000, “Parlaphone” label released “Parachutes”, the debut Coldplay studio album. It was recorded November 1999 – May 2000, and was produced by Chris Allison, Ken Nelson and Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. In 2001 “Parachutes” won the “Best British Album” award at the “Brit Awards” and in 2002, it won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album”. In 2006, “NME” magazine raked “Parachutes” at number 33 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums”. The album was big commercial success, selling more than 9 million copies worldwide and become the twelve bestselling album in the 21st century in Britain.

Personnel:

  • Chris Martin– lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Jonny Buckland– electric guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Guy Berryman– bass, acoustic bass
  • Will Champion– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ken Nelson– engineering
  • Chris Allison– engineering, mixing
  • Andrea Wright – engineering assistant
  • Jon Coles – engineering assistant
  • Paul Read– engineering assistant
  • Simon Barnicott – engineering assistant
  • Mark Phythian – computer magic
  • Michael H. Brauer– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Coldplay– design, cover photograph
  • Mark Tappin– design assistant
  • Tom Sheehan – photography
  • Sarah Lee – photography

Track listing:

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

  1. Don’t Panic
  2. Shiver
  3. Spies
  4. Sparks
  5. Yellow
  6. Trouble
  7. Parachutes
  8. High Speed
  9. We Never Change
  10. Everything’s Not Lost – includes hidden song Life is for Living

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