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|EP by Coldplay|
|Released||21 November 2008|
(see release history)
|Producer||Markus Dravs, Brian Eno and Rik Simpson|
|Singles from Prospekt's March|
Prospekt's March is an EP by English alternative rock band Coldplay, initially released on 21 November 2008 in Europe and Japan, and worldwide the following week. It features several tracks left over from the studio sessions for Coldplay's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. It is also available in the deluxe edition of Viva la Vida.
On 19 November 2008, Coldplay, through their website, announced that the release date would change to 21 November instead of 19 November. North American dates were brought forward to 24 November.
The cover features Eugène Delacroix's original painting Battle of Poitiers, similar to the cover art for Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. On 5 November, Coldplay offered an exclusive preview of the EP via their Facebook application and through their website.
The song "Glass of Water" entered the iTunes Top 100 songs and went on to be performed live by the band on 4Music. "Life in Technicolor II" debuted at #90 in the UK Singles Chart despite not being released as an official single. It has since been confirmed to be the EP's first single. It later peaked at #28 upon its physical release on 8 February 2009. The song later went on to be nominated for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals in the 2010 Grammy Awards.
As of July 2009, Prospekt's March has sold 486,500 copies worldwide.
Coldplay confirmed five songs for Prospekt's March on 3 October 2008, all of which had not been completed in time for Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The playlist was changed to eight songs on 5 October. Six of the eight tracks are new recordings of the band. The track listing is:
|1.||"Life in Technicolor II"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||Coldplay||4:05|
|2.||"Postcards from Far Away"||Chris Martin||0:48|
|3.||"Glass of Water"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||4:44|
|4.||"Rainy Day"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||3:26|
|5.||"Prospekt's March/Poppyfields"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland||3:39|
|6.||"Lost+" (featuring Jay-Z)||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin, Jay-Z||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin, Jay-Z||4:18|
|7.||"Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||3:58|
|8.||"Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||2:29|
|iTunes bonus video|
|9.||"Viva la Vida (Music video) (Anton Corbijn version)"||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin||4:08|
|U.S. Billboard 200||15|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums||7|
|UK Albums Chart||38||Silver|
|Australian Albums Chart||50|
|Canadian Albums Chart||26|
|United States||2008-11-24||CD, vinyl, 2CD (album+EP)|
|United Kingdom||2008-11-24||CD, vinyl, 2CD (album+EP)|
|Taiwan||2008-11-28||CD, 2CD (album+EP)|
|Italy||2008-11-21||CD, 2CD (album+EP)|
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