Coldplay ‎– Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

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Initially released in early 2008 as a ten track album, later re-issued in late 2008 as a special edition album, including Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends and the Prospekt's March EP, (also sold separately for those who had initially purchased the album when it was originally released).

Tracklist

Life In Technicolor 2:29
Cemeteries Of London 3:21
Lost! 3:55
42 3:57
Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love 6:51
Yes 4:04
Chinese Sleep Chant 3:01
Viva La Vida 4:04
Violet Hill 3:50
Strawberry Swing 4:08
Death And All His Friends 3:30
The Escapist 2:46

Versions (58)

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50999 212114 0 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, Dig) Parlophone 50999 212114 0 9 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 226966 1 8, COLDINT003 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Interview Disc)(CD, Promo) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999 226966 1 8, COLDINT003 UK 2008 Sell This Version
VIVA 001 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Or Death And All His Friends)(LP, Promo) Parlophone VIVA 001 UK 2008 Sell This Version
50999 2660462 6 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone 50999 2660462 6 South America 2008 Sell This Version
509992 65784 2 2 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Capitol Records 509992 65784 2 2 US 2008 Sell This Version
50999 266046 2 6 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone 50999 266046 2 6 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
50999 266046 2 6 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone 50999 266046 2 6 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 2660462 6 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone 50999 2660462 6 Taiwan 2008 Sell This Version
50999 266046 2 6, 5099926604626 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999 266046 2 6, 5099926604626 Philippines 2008 Sell This Version
50999 266046 2 6, 5099926604626 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999 266046 2 6, 5099926604626 Indonesia 2008 Sell This Version
264 7112, 50999 264711 2 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone 264 7112, 50999 264711 2 9 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
9992660462L Coldplay Viva La Vida (Prospekt's March Edition)(CD, Album + CD, EP) Parlophone 9992660462L Malaysia 2008 Sell This Version
5099921767708 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Comp Music Ltd. 5099921767708 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
50999 2289662 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 2289662 9 South America 2008 Sell This Version
50999 216887 0 6 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 216887 0 6 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 229 095 2 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 229 095 2 7 Taiwan 2008 Sell This Version
50999 212114 0 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 212114 0 9 Mexico 2008 Sell This Version
509992 27024 2 5 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Capitol Records 509992 27024 2 5 US 2008 Sell This Version
509992 26127 0 0 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone, EMI 509992 26127 0 0 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
50999 217677 0 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 217677 0 9 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 216888 0 5 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 216888 0 5 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 217677 0 8 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 217677 0 8 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 216888 0 5, 216888 0 5 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999 216888 0 5, 216888 0 5 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 234217 2 1 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 234217 2 1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 212114 0 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) EMI 50999 212114 0 9 Taiwan 2008 Sell This Version
50999 234217 2 1 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 234217 2 1 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
50999 229095 2 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 229095 2 7 Singapore 2008 Sell This Version
509992 16886 0 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Capitol Records 509992 16886 0 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
2564696498 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Warner Music Russia, Parlophone 2564696498 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
50999 2289662 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 2289662 9 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
TOCP-54163 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone TOCP-54163 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
CDPCSJ (WF) 7253 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone CDPCSJ (WF) 7253 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
50999 2176772 2 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Parlophone 50999 2176772 2 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
9992176770L Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 9992176770L Malaysia 2008 Sell This Version
509992 26126 0 1 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone, EMI 509992 26126 0 1 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
50999 216963 0 5 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 216963 0 5 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
TOCP-66806 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone TOCP-66806 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
50999 216964 0 4 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 216964 0 4 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
509992 16886 0 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, 4 P) Capitol Records 509992 16886 0 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
509992 16886 0 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, Club, Jew) Capitol Records 509992 16886 0 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
TOCP-66805 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Parlophone TOCP-66805 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
50999 212114 0 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 50999 212114 0 9 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
BSL246 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "Music Info" BSL246 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
50999 212114 0 9 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 50999 212114 0 9 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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5099922896742 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(Cass, Album) Parlophone 5099922896742 Indonesia 2008 Sell This Version
509992 16965 1 0, 509992 16965 2 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(LP, Album + CD, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 509992 16965 1 0, 509992 16965 2 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
5099922714213 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records 5099922714213 US 2008 Sell This Version
50999 212114 1 6, 2121141 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(LP, Album, Gat) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999 212114 1 6, 2121141 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
509992 16965 1 0 SK1, 509992 16965 1 0, 509992 657 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(LP, Album, M/Print + CD, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 509992 16965 1 0 SK1, 509992 16965 1 0, 509992 657 US 2008 Sell This Version
509992 65784 2 2 Coldplay Viva La Vida Prospekt's March Edition(CD, Album, Promo + CD, EP, Promo) Capitol Records 509992 65784 2 2 US 2008 Sell This Version
509992 16886 0 7 Coldplay Viva La Vida(CD, Album, Car) Capitol Records 509992 16886 0 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
5099968776923 Coldplay Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends(CD, Album + DVD-V) Parlophone 5099968776923 Philippines 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 87769 2 3, EKPD-1525 Coldplay Viva(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTS) Parlophone, Warner Music Korea 50999 6 87769 2 3, EKPD-1525 South Korea 2009 Sell This Version
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Martin_Technics

Martin_Technics

June 2, 2016
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, LP, Album + CD, Album, 509992 16965 1 0, 509992 16965 2 7

This is a great pressing with a lot of music. Not my favorite Coldplay album at all but it sounds especially full and dynamic on vinyl. Record is heavy and flat and there is no surface noise. Only track A5 is "contaminated" with sizzles. Probably the best way to listen to this album. Recommended if you enjoy this record.
royhas2012

royhas2012

February 5, 2016
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, CD, Album, Dig, 50999 212114 0 9
You should know that Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Jonny Buckland (guitar), Guy Berryman (bass) and Will Champion (drums, percussion) known as a quartet of a rock band named Coldplay is already changing to a better form; from only an average modern indie group with one hit wonder to a speaker activists and agents of changes spoken through their wiser wisdom lyrics on melancholic sounds. Viva La Vida is an album that created to celebrates the variety moments and relationships among we – the humans. Songs like Life in technicolour, Yes, Strawberry Swing or 42 are ambiguosly relates with the stories from the couragous and devastations or simply beginning to the tremendous inventions are all celebrated here. Removed thus suspicious minds,put them in a jar and let it be buried before you decided to listening to this one.
Ramzy

Ramzy

January 1, 2016
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, LP, Album, Gat, 50999 212114 1 6, 2121141
Are all the pressings of this so stodgy? It's a very heavily layered album and I've not heard a digital copy so maybe it just isn't supposed to sparkle, but there really doesn't seem to be much going on in the high frequencies. I'm playing it with an ortofon bronze which is normally extremely detailed so it's particularly noticeable compared with other records... Thanks!
pascalgodefroy

pascalgodefroy

June 9, 2015
edited 9 months ago
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, CD, Album, Dig, 50999 212114 0 9
I don't like much pop music but this is one of my exeptions.
I understand the first negative comment posted on this page and all i can say about this negative comment is that i wouldn't be happy if i would have to analyse and think so much while listening to a record
Also i would be happy if i could write and express such beautiful music.
fenzil

fenzil

July 26, 2014
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, CD, Album, Dig, 50999 212114 0 9
Coldplay's best album. Lots of beautiful tracks mixed together with just the right amount of poppy-ness. The church and military themes add a nice aesthetic.
shaman-studio

shaman-studio

April 22, 2014
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, LP, Album, Gat, 5099922714213
Album is great! However, the firm that produces this disc - makes marriage! I got a copy, which is almost the entire second side of the floating speed. Very sorrowfully!
Evelien.Coolens

Evelien.Coolens

January 8, 2012
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, LP, Album + CD, Album, 509992 16965 1 0, 509992 16965 2 7
This is just the Cd that came with the vinyl, no? That's what they always told me..
trebor31

trebor31

August 6, 2008
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, CD, Album, Dig, 50999 212114 0 9

This is truly a terrible piece of work.
And marks the moment that Coldplay really did believe their own hype - even U2 took more than 4 albums to get this pretentious. The hollow righteousness and ridiculous musical references, the production, the cover art, the title all conjure up two over-riding themes - the military and the church. If I wasn't being reminded of Remembrance Sunday (with its military hymns), I was suddenly in Church. There is a sense of modernised religious songs or hymns to several tracks.

Maybe Martin et al really do feel that they have transcended to some other plane and have become the celestial know-it-alls they sound like, but ultimately you are left with the feeling that you have just listened to the pseudo-intellectual drivel of someone trying hard to say something intelligent when they do not really know what they are talking about.

Full of grandiose lyrics, military motifs and references ranging from Jerusalem bells ringing, Roman Cavalry choirs, cemeteries and soldiers fighting on, to military drum beats, gospel hand claps and Chinese lullabies it all just feels completely hollow. Rather than feeling that you have listened to someone with something to say, or a least a heartfelt passion for their subject matter (passion gets respect from me, even if not my agreement) you know that all these references are used for dramatic effect (or simply finding long words that rhyme).

And if they are not prattling on about something they once read in a book at University, they are still lonely, and low, and heartbroken - jeez you would have thought marrying Gwyneth would have helped Martin move on to a place where he could write dance-hall numbers about how great his wife's ass is, but nope, we are still getting the dirge about the girl he broke up with when he was writing "Parachutes".

Musically do not expect anything different from what you have already heard. Even the hand of Eno cannot deliver on the music front, but I guess he was not given to much to work with in the first place. Yes the production is crisp and tight and you can pick out Eno's touches, including U2-esque guitar effects and the depth of sound on certain tracks, but if you didn't know he was involved would you spot it? I doubt it actually. All the Coldplay cliches are there and this really does pick up where they left off with X&Y, only they have become even more pretentious.

The only good thing about this album is that they may well have disappeared so far up their own backsides that there is a a good chance they may never find their way out - lets hope so.