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On May 16, 2014.

On May 16, 2014, “Parlaphone” label released “Ghost Stories”, the sixth Coldplay studio album. It was recorded 2013-2014 at “The Bakery and “The Beehive “in London, and was produced by Avicii, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin.

Personnel:

  • Guy Berryman- bass guitar, synthesizer, piano
  • Jonny Buckland- electric guitar, slide guitar, synthesizer, piano
  • Will Champion- drum pad, percussion, reactable, backing vocals
  • Chris Martin- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Timbaland– extra drums
  • Apple Martin, Moses Martin, Mabel Krichefski – additional vocals
  • John Metcalfe – strings arrangement, conductor
  • Davide Rossi– individual arrangement and strings
  • Tim Bergling(Avicii) – piano
  • Mila Fürstová – artwork
  • Tappin Gofton – design, art direction
  • Phil Harvey– photography
  • Daniel Green – mixing
  • Rik Simpson– mixing
  • Jon Hopkins– extra magic
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mixing
  • Geoff Swan – assistant
  • Mike Dean– extra magic
  • Madeon– extra magic
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Olga Fitzroy – engineering
  • Matt Wiggins – engineering
  • Jaime Sickora – engineering
  • Chris Owens – engineering
  • Joe Visciano – engineering
  • Tom Bailey – additional studio assistance
  • Fiona Cruickshank – additional studio assistance
  • Nicolas Essig – additional studio assistance
  • Jeff Gartenbaum – additional studio assistance
  • Christian Green – additional studio assistance
  • Joseph Hartwell Jones – additional studio assistance
  • Pablo Hernandez – additional studio assistance
  • Neil Lambert – additional studio assistance
  • Matt McGinn – additional studio assistance
  • Adam Miller – additional studio assistance
  • Roxy Pope – additional studio assistance
  • John Prestage – additional studio assistance
  • Bill Rahko – additional studio assistance
  • Kyle Stevens – additional studio assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, except A Sky Full of Stars co-written by Tim Bergling.

  1. Always in My Head
  2. Magic
  3. Ink
  4. True Love
  5. Midnight
  6. Another’s Arm
  7. Oceans
  8. A Sky Full of Stars
  9. O (Fly On)

 

 

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On December 4, 2015.

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On December 4, 2015, “Parlaphone” label released “A Head Full of Dreams”, the seventh Coldplay studio album. It was recorded  2014 – 2015, at “Henson Recording Studio” in Hollywood; “AIR Studios” and “The Bakery and The Beehive” in London, and was produced by Rik Simpson, Stargate and Daniel Green. The artwork was created by Argentine artist Pilar Zeta in collaboration with the band. “A Head Full of Dreams” was the eighth best-selling album of 2015 worldwide. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”; 3 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 2 x Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”; 3 x Platinum in Italy by “IFMI”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and 3 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Chris Martin- lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Jonny Buckland- electric guitar
  • Guy Berryman- bass guitar
  • Will Champion- drums, drum pad, percussion, backing vocals
  • Davide Rossi– strings
  • Tim Bergling– additional programming
  • Regiment Horns – brass
  • Beyoncé– vocals
  • Gwyneth Paltrow– vocals
  • Merry Clayton– vocals
  • Tove Lo– vocals
  • Khatia Buniatishvili– piano
  • Coleman Barks– narration
  • Barack Obama– vocals
  • Annabelle Wallis– vocals
  • Noel Gallagher– guitar
  • Moses Martin– tambourine
  • Rik Simpson– vocals, additional instruments
  • Mikkel S Eriksen– additional instruments
  • Tor Erik Hermansen– additional instruments
  • Pilar Zeta, Coldplay – design, art direction
  • Phil Harvey, Ultramajic – photography

The Choir

  • Nico Berryman
  • Jonah Buckland
  • Violet Buckland
  • Blue Ivy Carter
  • Ava Champion
  • Juno Champion
  • Marianna Champion
  • Rex Champion
  • Aubrey Costall
  • Harvey Costall
  • Brian Eno
  • Elise Eriksen
  • Hege Fossum Eriksen
  • Selma Eriksen
  • Jacob Green
  • Sophia Green
  • Daniel Grollo
  • Finn Grollo
  • Kat Grollo
  • Mathilda Grollo
  • Max Harvey
  • Rofi Harvey
  • Idil Hermansen
  • Isak Hermansen
  • Apple Martin
  • Moses Martin
  • Rik Simpson– mixing
  • Phil Tan– mixing
  • Daniel Green – mixing, additional engineering
  • Digital Divide – additional production
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • Merlin Watts – mastering
  • Bill Rahko – engineering
  • Miles Walker – engineering
  • Daniela Rivera – engineering
  • Tom Bailey – additional engineering
  • Robin Baynton – additional engineering
  • Jaime Sickora – additional engineering
  • Aleks von Korff – additional engineering
  • Laurence Anslow – additional studio assistance
  • Fiona Cruickshank – additional studio assistance
  • Nicolas Essig – additional studio assistance
  • Coleman Barks– narration
  • Barack Obama– vocals
  • Annabelle Wallis– vocals
  • Noel Gallagher– guitar
  • Moses Martin– tambourine
  • Rik Simpson– vocals, additional instruments
  • Mikkel S Eriksen– additional instruments
  • Tor Erik Hermansen– additional instruments
  • Olga Fitzroy – additional studio assistance
  • Jeff Gartenbaum – additional studio assistance
  • Christian Green – additional studio assistance
  • Pablo Hernandez – additional studio assistance
  • Phil Joly – additional studio assistance
  • Miguel Lara – additional studio assistance
  • Matt McGinn – additional studio assistance
  • Chris Owens – additional studio assistance
  • Roxy Pope – additional studio assistance
  • John Prestage – additional studio assistance
  • Kyle Stevens – additional studio assistance
  • Derrick Stockwell – additional studio assistance
  • Matt Tuggle – additional studio assistance
  • Ryan Walsh – additional studio assistance
  • Joachim Berose – additional studio assistance
  • Will Wetzel – additional studio assistance

Track listing:

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

  1. A Head Full of Dreams
  2. Birds
  3. Hymn for the Weekend
  4. Everglow
  5. Adventure of a Lifetime
  6. Fun
  7. Kaleidoscope
  8. Army of One
  9. Amazing Day
  10. Color Spectrum
  11. Up & Up

 

On August 26, 2002.

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On August 26, 2002, “Parlaphone” label released “A Rush of Blood to the Head”, the second Coldplay studio album. It was recorded September 2001 – May 2002, and was produced by Ken Nelson and Coldplay. The album cover was designed by photographer Sølve Sundsbø. In 2002, the album was awarded “Best Album” at the magazine “Q Awards”. In 2003, the album won Coldplay “Grammy Awards” for “Best Alternative Album” and for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for the song “In My Place”, and was voted “Best British Album” at the “BRIT Awards”. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “A Rush of Blood to the Head” at number 466 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; 7 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; 4 x Platinum in Brazil by “ABPD”; Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 4 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 9 x Platinum in the UK by the “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Chris Martin– lead vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Jonny Buckland– electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Guy Berryman– bass guitar
  • Will Champion– drums, harmony vocals, percussion
  • Coldplay– string arranger, mixer, art direction
  • Andrea Wright – assistant engineer
  • Ann Lines – string performer
  • Audrey Riley– string arranger and performer
  • Ben Thackeray – assistant engineer
  • Blue Source – art direction
  • Chris Tombling – string performer
  • Dan Green – string performer
  • Dan Keeling – century, published by the British trade paper Music Week. A&R
  • Danton Supple – mixer
  • Dave Holmes – manager
  • Estelle Wilkinson – manager
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jon Bailey – assistant engineer
  • Jon Withnal – assistant engineer
  • Ken Nelson– engineer, mixer
  • Laura Melhewish – string performer
  • Leo Payne – string performer
  • Mark Phythian – additional production, mixer
  • Nettwerk– management
  • Peter Lale – string performer
  • Richard George – string performer
  • Rik Simpson– additional engineering
  • Sølve Sundsbø – cover art
  • Susan Dench – string performer
  • Tom Sheehan – photographer
  • Zed Nelson – photographer

Track listing:

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

  1. Politik
  2. In My Place
  3. God Put a Smile upon Your Face
  4. The Scientist
  5. Clocks
  6. Daylight
  7. Green Eyes
  8. Warning Sign
  9. A Whisper
  10. A Rush of Blood to the Head
  11. Amsterdam

 

 

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 Coldplay. 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

 

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, and was produced by Coldplay, 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”; 9 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, and Gold in several countries.

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