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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends album for sale by Coldplay was released Jun 17, 2008 on the Capitol label. On 2008's VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS, Coldplay follows up X&Y's accessible anthems by tweaking its signature Britpop sound with the aid of renowned producer Brian Eno, celebrated not only for his own innovative ambient albums, but also for his behind-the-boards work with U2. Eno's contributions don't result in a ZOOROPA-like foray into dance-pop, however--VIVA LA VIDA sticks with Coldplay's knack for mid-tempo majesty, but expands these tracks with studio bells and whistles that pull the group out of its stadium-ready comfort zone. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends CD music contains a single disc with 10 songs. ...See Full Description
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Masterpiece,Coldplay reached a level of maturity never seen before for a band,they write as they were from a different century and make music with their own heart,the songs in this record are revolutionary yet beautiful.
By Cyrus (Dayville,Ct)
||* An Album to Live or Die for! *|
From the quiet sonic warblings and catchy beginning riff of "Life In Technicolour" to the eerie echos and 3/4 beats of "Cemeteries Of London" to the powerful rocky landscapes of "Violet Hill", one thing can be said of Coldplay's highly anticipated 4th album VIVA LA VIDA or DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS: It ROCKS!! The boys have departed from their earlier and more alternative sound (i.e. Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, and many Bsides) but they can still dish out catchy tunes with meaning. What's interesting is that Chris recently commented about how this album had allowed Jonny, Guy, and Will to step up to the musical plate. He insisted that this differed from the previous albums where he played a larger role in the songs. One cannot forget to mention Brian Eno's influence which is quite strong. Many notable sound trademarks of him can be heard in the synthesizer and string arrangements throughout nearly all the songs. Along with a new musical partner/mentor, the boys also picked up some unique instruments from abroad, which can be heard on tracks like the upbeat instrumental "Life In Technicolour", the lusty "Yes", and the African drum-beat melody "Strawberry Swing" "42" is a definite highlight with its beautiful piano opening/ending reminiscent of John Lennon's "Imagine" at one point. It is filled with a rocky center that gives Jonny a guitar workout. "Lost!" is another great song with its clap-beats and classic Coldplay lyrics. Even though this album is quite different soundwise from their previous ones, it still provides an enjoyable earful which will no doubt become addicting to listen to. Even if some songs don't instantly snag your ears, give it some more listens to fully capture the true elegance. "42" is a definite highlight with its beautiful piano opening and ending filled with a rocky center. I cannot wait to see them live! Viva La Coldplay indeed! (:.
By EAD (Massachusetts)
this is not rock. this is not rock n roll. this is a bland band. please people wake up and stop taking what the record industry is throwing at you. get on the net and search out the real music.
By big e. thank you very much. (poco)
one of the best most uplifting albums ive heard in a long time... viva la vida [the song] gives me a chill that i havent heard in years... every song is brilliant if i could give more stars i would.
By alana_greenday17 (Kingston, Jamaica)
i can not even begin to explain what an excellent and brilliant band this is. these days music is a pile of rubbish! anyone could be a singer or a music performer today and i think it's such a shame that people go along with what they're being presented. these days it's all about looks, if the singer or band is bloody rubbish it doesn't matter because of what the person or band physically looks like. well coldplay defies all of today's logic and presents to you real and melodic music. this band brings they're music out in such a humble way it's hard to believe they're full time celebrities. music before was better because it was real music, but in my own thought it always lacked something. well coldplay is the beautiful and brilliant way of bringing forth the real music of before with what it lacked all packed up together to create a majestic symphony of sounds and harmonies that makes its way into your heart and soul.
By danaher30 (London, England)
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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7672396|
|Release Date||Jun 17, 2008|
|Producer||Jon Hopkins; Markus Dravs; Rik Simpson; Brian Eno|
|Engineer||Jan Petrov; Vanessa Parr; Brian Thorn; Will Hensley; Dom Monk; Andy Rugg; Olga Fitzroy; Michael Trepaginer; Francois Chevallier; Dan Green; Jason Lader; Andy Rugg; Dan Green|
|Recording Time||45 minutes||