July 29, 2014 - submitted by Raoul, Italy

Q. All-knowing Oracle, I think the only Coldplay song that has never been played live is A Spell, A Rebel Yell (which I love). Is there a particular reason? Will we be hearing it someday?

Keep on oraclin'!


The Oracle replies:

There are more songs that have never been played live. Famously, Twisted Logic was never played on the Twisted Logic tour.
Off the top of my head, I can't recall ever hearing U.F.O, Up With The Birds, Ghost Story or All Your Friends played live either. I saw a clip of Prospekt's March at a soundcheck but not sure if appeared in a set. There are a few b sides unplayed too.
There's no particular reason - it can be one of many but it's doubtful you'll ever hear A Spell A Rebel Yell.