To fill that gap, a number of radio-friendly, adult contemporary rock bands like Travis, Stereophonics, Elbow and Embrace emerged. Their first, more formal release was a demos EP called Safety. Coldplay would soon join these names with their own LP—though they went on to sell far more copies than any of those great albums.
Parachutes was released on July 10, , and it was the first major stepping stone for the soon-to-be stadium rock band. However, when the song was recorded for the album, it turned into the anthem that we know and love today. After a break, Coldplay reconvened in the studio with Chris Allison, but rehearsals did not go well and the producer bailed out of the project.
He told Sound On Sound in : "The night they offered me the job, they were actually playing a gig in Liverpool with Gomez. They were being beamed out live to Radio 1, and I think they were very very uptight about it.
They rushed through the set, so I was thinking to myself 'They just need to calm down. Although Yellow was the massive hit around the world, Parachutes was previewed in March by Shiver. Producer Ken Nelson recalled: "This was one where Chris's vocals were done in one take. He recorded more than one take, but the one we picked was one take, warts and all. Coldplay wrote Yellow at Rockfield Studios in South Wales and during a break stepped outside to look at the night sky, which inspired the first line: "Look at the stars Getting the correct tempo was a problem for Coldplay, which probably contributed to frictions within the band.
Producer Ken Nelson recalled: "It all sounds very easy, but it was quite intense because we recorded it two or three times until we were happy with what we got. You can imagine that if you've recorded something and put quite a lot into it, then to decide that you're going to do it again can be quite depressing. The only track that survived from the aborted sessions with Chris Allison was the eighth song, High Speed, which had appeared on Coldplay's first release for Parlophone, the Blue Room EP, from October M People Elegant Slumming.
Ladytron Witching Hour. Depeche Mode Violator. Richard Hawley Coles Corner. Everyday Life. A Head Full of Dreams. Ghost Stories. On Music Lists. Add a Comment. HolidayKirk May 5th Comments. NapalmCrusader May 5th Comments. YoYoMancuso May 5th Comments. RadicalEd May 5th Comments. TheSpaceMan May 5th Comments. Ecnalzen May 5th Comments. The album was produced by the band and British record producer Ken Nelson, except for one track, "High Speed", which was produced by Chris Allison.
The album was a commercial success, and was met with positive reviews. In the United States, the album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard , and has since been certified Double Platinum.
It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in , and has earned the band various accolades since its release. Parachutes is also the 22nd best-selling album of the 21st century in the United Kingdom, and won the Best British Album award at the Brit Awards.
As of , it has sold around 8. Get promoted. In Lyrics. By Artist.1. Don't Panic 2. Shiver 3. Spies 4. Sparks 5. Yellow 6. Trouble 7. Parachutes 8. High Speed 9. We Never Change Everything's Not Lost Free UK delivery over £50 We are shipping all orders as normal.