September 12, 2012 - submitted by Marvick, Netherlands

Q. Hello Mighty Oracle.

I was wondering. Why doesn't Coldplay play the 'original' version (The one at ACL Festival) of Up In Flames. The one with the real drums?

Thanks in Advance!

The Oracle replies:

That's not the original version as it were; that's the debut live version.
The song was written quite close to that performance and they were still working out how to present it live.
The album version and the way it's played live now are very similar. I think it suits the song the way it is.