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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)
Before this album I was not a huge fan of Coldplay. Not because I didn't like them, just because they hadn't yet caught my attention. The first listen or two of viva la vida I wasn't sure what to think. I had expected to hear songs with slightly more rocky guitar and maybe more catchier songs. By about the third listen I began to really appreciate this album for what it is. a masterpiece!! Much better than anything I could have imagined! This album is not series of individual tracks but one complete experience from start to finish. So much so that I'm not quite sure I like their songs being played on the radio. The radio just doesn't do Coldplay justice, in my opinion. Sure some people may like their stuff straight up, but playing just a track at a time doesn't allow people to really feel where it's all coming from and what it's all about. Radio directly subjects the music to judgement after just one or two listens one track at a time. It's like trying to tell someone a story one sentence at a time. But anyway, that's kind of a different issue. Viva La Vida is definitely an album you need if you like your music and can listen to most genres. If you are not a fan of Coldplay right now, you will be after this!!
By kwhittaker88 (AUSTRALIA)
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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||