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Prospekt's March [EP, Limited Edition]

Coldplay Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Nov 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP, Limited Edition
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B001INZ79W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,088 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Life In Technicolor II 4:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Postcards From Far Away0:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Glass Of Water 4:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rainy Day 3:26£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Prospekt's March/Poppyfields 3:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Lost+ (With Jay-Z) 4:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lovers In Japan (Osaka Sun Mix) 3:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground 2:27£0.89  Buy MP3 

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EAN 5099926473727 -CARDBOARD E.P. with 8 new tracks

What's this? New Coldplay material so soon after the release of Viva La Vida? In fact, Prospekt's March is a collection of songs that were chiefly intended for the band's fourth album but which didn't get finished before the deadline. There are eight tracks in total, some new, some new-ish and a couple of re-workings of older material. Amongst the re-imaginings is a largely decorative Osaka Sun mix of "Lovers in Japan" and a version of "Lost" that includes an unlikely guest vocalist in the shape Jay-Z--incredibly, it seems to work. Of the new material, the piano interlude "Postcards from Far Away" is the shortest and most coruscating work, while "Life in Technicolor (II)" is larger but slightly less successful, adding only cursory elements to its predecessor on Viva La Vida. More alluring are the gigantic "Glass of Water", the experimental "Rainy Day" and the beautifully melancholy "Prospekt's March/Poppy Fields". A mixed bag then, but one that's generally more enjoyable than not. --Danny McKenna

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Icing on the cake 23 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
Prospekt's March is the EP companion to the multi-platinum seller that was Viva La Vida. There are 6 original songs and 2 remix that were not included in VLV. If you liked the tracks on VLV, you will love this EP: the original new songs follow the sam experimental side of VLV but retain the beautiful melodies we have become accustomed to enjoy from Coldplay. A quick track-by-track commentaries:

Life in Technicolor ii: This is the very same Life in Technicolor of VLV, but this time as a complete song with lyrics. It works and it rocks even harder!

Postcards From Far Away: A short but delightful snippet of piano playing from Mr Martin. It works as a nice interlude between songs.

Glass Of Water: Coldplay at their rockiest moment with a pwerful guitar riff from Johnny and a nod to Muse. A massive track I find myself hearing over and over again

Rainy Day: A very experimental track, a bit pop-esque but with a beautiful guitar melody and gorgeous a-la Viva La Vida violins in the chorus. A lovely mix of instruments that just works!

Prospekt's March: Soft , delicate , partly Parachute-like track with lovely lyrics and sweeping melodies. Unmissable.

Lost +: It is Lost with Jay-z contribution. If you ever thought Lost was a hip hop friendly song, this version will confirm it for you.

Lovers In Japan remix: It's just a bit rockier version of Lovers in Japan. It gives it an extra kick to an already gorgeous melody.

Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground: Acoustic track with another nod to Johnny Cash and a guest appearance by a brass! A nice ending for the EP

All 6 original songs are definitely worth having for Coldplay fans or just Viva La Vida fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can feel it coming... 29 Nov 2008
By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
What I was inevitably hoping for when passing over my £6 for this EP is that it would contain some spectacular gem of Yellow or Viva La Vida proportions. Inevitably this is not the case - if Coldplay had another super-hit up their sleeves which just 'wasn't ready' for the album, they would have put the release date back. What we have here, then, does not contain any hit singles. But that doesn't make it remotely bad.

It does feel like an extension of Viva La Vida (the album) - the new songs have a similar feel to the most recent LP. I wonder if Glass of Water could have made it onto the album - perhaps as the last track - it has a set- or album-closing majesty about, much like the final track on Viva La Vida. Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground is a lovely acoustic song, reminding very much of Kingdom Come, but also with a nod to Coldplay's pre-parachute songs. It is probably my highlight.

Of the songs which appear on Viva La Vida, only Life In Technicolor ii has any real value - the familiarity of the instrumental mixed with a wailing melody make for an excellent track, which I look forward to seeing live. Lost and Lovers In Japan provide nothing new in "remixed" form, but it is nice to have some familiar tracks to break up the new ones.

In all, I am enjoying Prospekt's March greatly. And I look forward to enjoying it more as time goes by. As is always the case with Coldplay's records, this is a grower, and the six or seven listens I've given it won't do it justice. But I can feel it coming.

And there aren't any bad tracks on here - it is Coldplay, after all... And it's not very expensive!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really was their year 28 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
When they said that VLV would be experimental, assumptions jumped to Kid A style electronica. Of course Coldplay wern't going this route, and the album of sunny skies and a celebration of the worlds colours and cultures that followed recieved a very varied reception from critics and fans.

Well this is more of the same really, in the aspect that it broadens their pallet in ways VLV did but that these songs for one reason or another didn't fit on the actually CD.

Even so most of these songs would be welcome on the main album quality wise, and some fit thematically. VLV could have been an even stronger CD, but then this EP propably wouldn't be anywhere near as good in this case.

Opening with a lyrical perspecive of VLV's opener LIT, it shows Chris's voice at its most strong and clear yet. It all links back to a wonderful little line about 'feet not touching the ground' fantastic really since this song really does soar through the sky.

Following a 42 second piano peice comes Glass of Water, which is basically a joyfull rocky accompany peice to VLV's more dark epic 42. It's a traditional verse, chorus format and it propably is Coldplay's best rock song yet (its heavy!... really!... if you kick the bass up you'll realise)

Rainy Day is a weird one, after 2 seconds of standard Coldplay it transforms into something that sounds very Demon Day Gorrilaz. Martin's voice is distorted into an clattered whisper. Strings take the chorus to light and xylophone and a groovy bass line make this this biggest suprise of the album. Propably wouldn't fit on VLV, shame its a fantastic song that really shows what CP can achieve.

Prospekt's March, doesn't start off too promising but soon it picks up into an Everybody Hurts style winding incline of guitars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first listen
Been waiting to buy this for ages and was pleased they had it in stock. It came from europe and so took a few days more than expected but was as described once received.
Published 5 months ago by G. Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars My first vinyl
It's my first vinyl and I haven't played it yet, so I'm not reviewing sound quality. As for the packaging it is in mint condition even tough it came to Portugal, which I must say... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Joćo Aleixo
3.0 out of 5 stars More of the same...
There is not much new on this album compared with "Viva". A few revisions of the earlier releases and a couple of new ones. Read more
Published on 19 July 2010 by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Prospekt's March
Prospekt's March was an EP of songs very similar to Coldplay's latest album, Viva la Vida. With a mellow sound and good rhythm, this CD nis very easy to listen to and can be... Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2010 by Mr. I. Harling
2.0 out of 5 stars No ' Prospects ' March
This has probably already been said before but releasing an EP less than a year after the album is not very plausible from a fans point of view. The EP contains a remix of Lost! Read more
Published on 22 Aug 2009 by Current Account
5.0 out of 5 stars Pity this was not with the Album
These tracks should have been included inthe Album, that said if you like Coldplay you will love this additional EP, I did and its worth the extra cost
Published on 4 July 2009 by Mr. Richard Mitchell
3.0 out of 5 stars Value for Money
I bought this for the track 'LIFE IN TECHNICOLOUR II' which is excellent and to be honest worth the money for this track alone.
Published on 10 May 2009 by Fly Fishing by J R Hartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
I bought the double album, this with Viva la Vida, a couple of days ago and I am absolutely thrilled with it. Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2009 by C. Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Just what I was expecting, great music by a great band! I think they completely ruined Lost with mixing in Jay-Z, it was an awesome song in the first place and it just got wrecked! Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2009 by AG Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars What a shame they didn't combine the two
There are three tracks on this EP that, if added to 'Viva La Vida' would have sealed Coldplay's place amongst the greats. Read more
Published on 6 Jan 2009 by T. Hooper
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