Label:Capitol Records – 72435 27783 17
Series:From The Capitol Vaults
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Folk Rock


A1Don't Panic
B3High Speed
Producer, Engineer, Mixed ByChris Allison
B4We Never Change
B5Everything's Not Lost
B6Life Is For Living

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© 2000 EMI Records Ltd.

Comes with printed inner sleeve.

'MASTERED BY CAPITOL' stamped in runouts. The rest etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 724352778317
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout): 0724352778317-A G1 RM S-66151 MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout): 0724352778317-B G1 RM S-66152 MASTERED BY CAPITOL

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Parachutes (CD, Album)Parlophone, Parlophone7243 5 27783 2 4, 527 7832Europe2000
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Parachutes (CD, Album)Parlophone, EMI Music Canada7243 5 27783 2 4Canada2000
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Parachutes (LP, Album)Parlophone, Parlophone7243 5 27783 1 7, 527 7831Europe2000
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Parachutes (CD, Promo)EMI Records AustraliaCHUTE001Australia2000
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Parachutes (CD, Album, Stereo)Capitol Records, Nettwerk America0 6700 30162 2 3US2000
  • thurminator's avatar
    Edited one month ago
    Although I haven't listened to Coldplay in years, I am still fond of this album's acoustic grounding and it's the vinyl I've likely listened to most even though I haven't spun it in probably 5 or 6 years. This is thanks to my musical tastes right after purchasing it in 2014 and the fact that I listen to most of my music via streaming or ripped CDs.

    The first track on Side B has one big skip that is so familiar to me that when I hear it somewhere else I'm always thrown for a loop when it plays normally. Coming back to the record 9 years after purchasing it, I have to say that I'm in the camp that feels as though my copy of this version is not particularly warm and comes across as a bit flat. It's quiet, but the pressing leaves the mid-range and highs almost "shrill" for lack of a better word. The lower end comes across a lot better - the beginning of B3 and bass/kicks of B5 for instance sound great. I own the CD but haven't listened to it recently enough to compare it. My memories of the album recall more dynamic range than I get today on this pressing with more of a trained ear than I possessed a decade ago. Individual mileage may vary.

    As for the music itself, it's all enjoyable, nostalgic stuff for me. Some tracks are better than others, but after being quite disgusted with the direction CP took in later years (which was a large catalyst for me delving into other genres that more match my current tastes), I can safely say that returning to Parachutes is a perfectly delightful experience. The follow-up is sonically pleasing in a more robust early 2000s way that I'd also recommend - these two albums, along with other standalone singles and B-sides from the 1998-2002 era, clearly represent the band, in my opinion, at their best and most grounded.
    • Smillymike's avatar
      I own it in CD but want this one for the sound quality and it is very good. Now I am waiting " rush blood ", latest album I don't want them, they became more artificial sounding and in cd version we hear the music compression, so I don't want to get same results in LP.
      • FoeHammer517's avatar
        One of my very favorites. This album sounds so clean, plays great, sounds warm, and is a really good pressing. Plus it's one of my all-time favorite albums, so that helps. Love 'old' Coldplay.
        • evowhite777's avatar
          Recently missed out on a OG copy of this LP on a popular auction site so I thought I`d give this reissue a chance as I want the LP on vinyl.
          I`ve heard this on cd & this reissue IS much better so I wonder what that original copy sounds like,I`m NOT getting any sibilance or masses of sub-bass some are,just good quality dynamics all round on both sides. Even on the last tracks on both sides which are usually the hardest tracks on a LP to track "Yellow" & "Life Is For Living" sound fine. BUT if your turntable/cartridge is not optimally set-up you may well hear some issues but this can be said for ANY modern day reissue,so please bear this in mind.

          Highly recommended for under £21 you can`t go far wrong especially if your system (ie:turntable/cartridge) is spot on,you'd be shocked at the amount of turntable users that get this wrong even when set-up by a salesperson.

          Equipment used:
          Modified Rega P3,with RB880 tonearm,Rega Neo,Orea bronze feet(3),pro-ject turntable platform(for precise tt leveling),Goldring G1042,WHEST TWO.2 phono stage,Musical fidelity class a pre,Meridian G57 Fully balanced dual mono pwr amp,Tannoy xt 6f spkrs,all interconnects & spkr cable are Tellurium Q.

          Inner sleeves:4.5
          Thank you for reading.
          • StaticWednesday's avatar
            Edited 9 months ago
            Bought this new..flat quiet sounds awesome. never had a problem with the sound...then again I vac clean every new record and make sure my cart is in alignment at least 2x per least. Great package overall. Listening to this now...still sounds perfect after all these years. Flat ...noise free...and sounds great. It does have a huge amount of sub bass...which I dont like.. I prefer bass clarity...but that is the Coldplay sound. Not sure of the source on this but it does have a nice sound to it. Great album...great pressing and the packaging is really really dont well.
            • PJK25's avatar
              I agree with the sibilance. This record gives me a headache when I listen to it. Happy with my alternative that is NOT Capital:
              • itsherjas's avatar
                Coldplay has been a big part of my life growing up, so happy to have this on vinyl.
                • davidsess's avatar
                  Edited 2 years ago
                  No surface noise at all, but it's the first record I've bought that I noticed sounded "bad" - flat, lacking depth and dynamics, and very notable sibilance - especially on the quiet parts of "Spies." So I tested against other formats with inconclusive results. The CD and Spotify 320 kbps sounded less clipped and sibilant on "Spies," but also thinner on bass/drums/low end. Went back to the vinyl and decided it sounded best of the three playing in the background across the room. There's heavy sibilance on "Spies" in all the versions, so maybe that's just how Chris Martin sang it.
                  • david.sosebee.14's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    I recently upgraded my cart and tried playing albums that had horrible "Ssssssibilance" to see if anything changed. This record immediately came to mind... The sound quality improved by a lot, however the last song on side A suffered a little. This version certainly won't knock your socks off, but it's a decent pressing. It's Coldplay after all lol.
                    • old_woodstock's avatar
                      Mine sounds really Good ! Nous surface noise , just Perfect.



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