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Viva Coldplay : A Biography - Martin Roach

Viva Coldplay

A Biography

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Published: 1st January 2010
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Author Martin Roach traces Coldplay's history from their self-financed early records through the hit albums including Viva La Vida's collaboration with Brian Eno to the present day.

On the way he explores the hand's professional and personal insecurities, their chosen political causes and their unswerving commitment to retaining artistic control of the music.

Central to the Coldplay story is the sometimes angst-ridden personality of lead vocalist Chris Martin whose marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow adds both to his celebrity and to the pressure of being a working musician.

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

Introductionp. vii
Winners and Losers In Cool Britanniap. 1
Safety In Numbersp. 13
Harvest Festivals And The Feeding Of The 100,000p. 25
Turning Up The Heatp. 29
Yellowp. 35
One Thousand, Two Thousand, Three Thousand... Check... Five Millionp. 43
(Un)fitter, But Happier?p. 51
Bed-wetters, Plain And Simplep. 57
Cauliflower-gatep. 63
Spending Time With Uncle Sam (Inc.)p. 71
The Yellow Manp. 79
Mac The Knifep. 85
The Rush Beginsp. 95
Going Round The Bendsp. 109
Sneaking In Through The (Sliding) Doorsp. 115
When Will We Be Kings?p. 121
Memories From My Father's Carp. 125
New Beginningsp. 131
Off The Radarp. 139
Alien Digital Rabbits Etcp. 147
X&Yp. 155
Drumsticksp. 167
The Fabulous Baker Boysp. 173
"Have we Cracked It Yet?"p. 185
A Fresh Startp. 195
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ISBN: 9781849385466
ISBN-10: 1849385467
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 1st January 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.378