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Viva Coldplay: A Biography [Paperback]

Martin Roach
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1 Nov 2010
Author Martin Roach reveals how the band members met, played their early gigs, financed their own early EPs and how with four hit albums under their belt they still continue to maintain a tight degree of control over their output.

Featuring insights into Coldplay's professional insecurities and anxieties, their very successful efforts to crack the US, the notoriously angst-ridden personality of lead vocalist Chris Martin and the bands continuing personal and professional evolution with each of their acclaimed albums, this is an in-depth portrait of one of Britain s most successful bands of the new millennium.

Marked by individuality, integrity and musical talent, Coldplay's is an exceptional and compelling story and "Viva Coldplay" does it full justice.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (1 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849385467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849385466
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As editor and publisher of his own independent Music Press, Martin Roach is an experienced chronicler of modern rock. He has written biographies on Blur, The Prodigy and others.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what was wanted 5 Mar 2013
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Fascinating insights into early Coldplay life. Roach is clealry a devoted fan but not so much as to give some objective insights into early band behavious and ambitions. Not convinced they were so single minded to equal or outdo U2 as roach implies but the book is still a good read with interesting characterisations of the supporting cast as well and the main performers. Good on the discography timelines (though not always consistent with other 'biographies).It's certainly enhanced my Coldplay listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for any fan 15 Oct 2012
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This is a seriously good read for a Coldplay fan. Gives you the whole story of the band from their formation up until just after Viva La Vida. Well written, insightful, and extremely entertaining.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Viva Coldplay a Bioghrapraphy 7 Jan 2013
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Viva coldplay. A biography.we bought this for our grandson but felt there was too much reading and not enough pictures. bit disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jocelyn's Mommy 30 Oct 2012
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My daughter rcvd this because she just loves Coldplay and loves to read!! She was very excited when she rcvd it, thank you again!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Long live Coldplay 11 Jan 2013
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Information in this book was not current. Most of the book focused on their early days rather than their work, travel, and concerts today.. Interesting, but......
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