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The Scientist [CD 1] [Single, Maxi]

Coldplay Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Nov 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00006LVGB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,478 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Scientist - Coldplay
2. 1.36 - Coldplay
3. I Ran Away - Coldplay

Product Description

COLDPLAY The Scientist (2002 UK 3-track CD single also includes the exclusive recordings 1:36 and I Ran Away housed in the stickered digipak picture sleeve CDR6588)

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Track from a Brilliant Album 30 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Pretentious bed-wetters, or the voice of a generation? 'In My Place' was a stunning track, a superb taster of what was to come with Coldplay's second album, 'A Rush of Blood To The Head'. With 'The Scientist', they prove that no band does heartfelt melancholia with quite the same flair.
Starting with a simple, understated piano, 'The Scientist' is about the pain that comes with the end of a relationship. Chris Martin sings tenderly over this brilliant track, telling us that, "Nobody said it was easy... No one ever said it would be this hard... Take me back to the start." It's a moving, emotional track covering feelings of regret, sorrow and nostalgia, and is easily the best track on the new album.
'In My Place' was robbed of the number one position by Darius - let's hope that with 'The Scientist' the record buying public doesn't make the same mistake again.
The voice of a generation? You bet they are.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Coldplay, have in the past two years come a very long way to world-wide stardom.
This along with 'Trouble' are Coldplay's finest songs, and 'The Scientist' certainly seems the pick of the bunch on the amazing 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' album.
Chilling piano plays solely at the start, leading into Chris Martin's warming but sad voice singing "Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry" which then leads into more heart-felt singing.
The lyrics are very touching, the music is beautiful and perfectly catches the emotion of the words.
In the song, it never really breaks out of the piano as it reflects how sad Martin's lyrics are, apart from near the end where a guitar creeps in to pick up the mood to more upbeat.
The song is about being in a relationship, and analyzing things too much about how it went wrong.
This song really is something special.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coldplay greatness is scientifically proven! 22 Oct 2002
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
Showing that they still know how to pen a damn fine rock ballad, Coldplay have written a testament to enduring love for their new single. The second to be taken from the band's ace new album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, this single starts with a simple piano refrain and Chris Martin's tender vocals, before building steadily towards a rousing finale that'll have you waving your lighter in the air. "Nobody said it was easy", Martin claims, but with songs these good, Coldplay make success seem effortless.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark yet sweet; Romantic yet mysterious... 6 Nov 2002
By "thebiscuit" - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The Scientist was an excellent choice as a single release from Coldplay's 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'. Who hasn't had a relationship where logic and reason fought with sentiment and heart?
Lead singer Chris Martin declares a singular truth in "Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard..."
The Single/EP version is the edit -- a radio cut that loses the piano intro (and sadly is the poorer for it.) Still, it's a fabulous song and worth owning the CD for all by itself.
However, you won't want to miss out on hearing the two added (heretofore unreleased) B-Sides, 1.36 and I Ran Away. The former is a hotter, more rocking piece than you'd usually hear from Coldplay, owing its roots to Ash frontman Tim Wheeler who provides additional guitar for this piece. But the final number (I Ran Away) is the stand-out song on this CD. According to Chris Martin, this one nearly made it on "Rush of Blood". It's recognizably Coldplay while taking their sound in a slightly different direction that's appealing enough you have to follow. It's one of those songs that gets in your head. Lamenting how fear drove him from a love open to him, he declares, "Everyone I know says I'm a fool to let you be. Everyone I know says it's a stupid thing to do." We can't help but relate. Great guitar too. Jon Buckland is definitely the next David Gilmour.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing !! 1 Mar 2003
By Samantha - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The Scientist (besides In My Place), is one of the standout tracks of A Rush Of Blood. So it is only fitting that it recieves it's own single. The best song on this album however, is I Ran Away. The track is gorgeous. It was not released worldwide, though it should have been. It is easily one of the best Coldplay songs so far, and I am a huge fan of all Coldplay songs. If you love Coldplay you must get this song as soon as possible!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Coldplay 3 Aug 2003
By R. Weston - Published on
Format:Audio CD
1.36 is a strange little song, but not bad. Chris' vocals sound pretty weird on it. But the real gem here is "I Ran Away," which is a really great song. I don't see why it wasn't on "Rush of Blood to the Head." And of course, The Scientist is a very good song.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 Stars actually, due to great B-sides 14 April 2003
By Paul Allaer - Published on
Format:Audio CD
(A side: 3 stars; B sides: 4 stars)
This is the second single from "Rush of Blood to the Head". "The Scientist" is the A side, a mid-tempo piano-driven ballad. As a song, it doesn't do all that much for me, I thought it to be one of the lesser tracks on the album. (Check out the incredible video, though...)
The B sides are far more interesting. "1:36" (which actually lasts 2:02) is one of the hardest rocking tracks ever from Coldplay, and Coldplay has performed it regularly at gigs. It starts off with a heavy guitar riff which continues throughout the song. I found it instantly recognizable, but it took me a while to place it: it is the EXACT same riff as the title track of AC/DC's "Ballbreaker", check it out!
"I ran away" is also a mid-tempo song (guitar-driven, though), and in my opinion a much better song than "The Scientist". In all, Coldplay has released better singles, but "1:36" is the curiosity that will make Coldplay fans seek out this single.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Ran Away 8 Oct 2003
By Zack - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD in August because I wanted to hear the unreleased songs that weren't on "A Rush of Blood to the Head." I was pleasantly surprised. 1.36 is definately a departure from Coldpaly's norm, much more rock-like than their other stuff, but the greatness here lies in "I Ran Away," which in my opinion, would have been great as a 12th song on "A Rush..." A must for any and all Coldplay fans.
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