After first discovering Coldplay in late 1999, Dont Panic was already a favourite of mine, and was to those who had seen them, a highlight of their set. So it seems strange that two years in they choose to release it as a single. And stranger that they believe we have heard enough of them in the UK and so it gets only a commercial release in Europe. This decision made it far more difficult for the real fans of the band to get hold of a copy, causing far more frustration than if they were to release an older record. Nevertheless, the song remains a classic and remains an uplifting opening to the award winning Parachutes LP. Just hope it isnt too long before they get some newer stuff out.