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20 December 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #197 pt i
As the end of 2014 draws to a close, who would you like to thank and / or what would you give thanks for over the past year?

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19 December 2014 - submitted by Leonardo, Mexico

Q.  Hello Oracle !

I want to know what happens to the songs not included in any of the album's Coldplay. Someday will be revealed ?

Greetings from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

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19 December 2014 - submitted by Curtis, United States of America

Q.  Have you ever caught a fish?

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19 December 2014 - submitted by Xiamar, United States of America

Q.  What is Coldplay's thoughts on allowing us to use their songs for video projects for Youtube as long as we credit them for the song & have purchase links?

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18 December 2014 - submitted by Stanislav, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I know that In My Place was not originally intended for AROBTTH and the beginning of Violet Hill had been written long before Viva came to fruition.
Are there any other songs, perhaps in MX or GS, that have been 'leaked' in from other eras? Thank you!!

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18 December 2014 - submitted by Gareth, Canada

Q.  Hi Oracle! I just recently flew on an Air Canada flight and they were showing the Ghost Stories live concert which was awesome. I noticed however that the upcoming CD/DVD doesn't include non-Ghost Stories tracks such as Clocks, Viva and others that were shown in the concert on the flight.. Do you know if they'll be releasing a full concert version later on? Thanks for your time! Cheers! Gareth

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17 December 2014 - submitted by Adam, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi, just wondering the Ink single isn't in your Recordings section, it was an official single, right?

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17 December 2014 - submitted by Isaiah, United States of America

Q.  Oracle,
I can't find Miracles or the lyrics in the Recordings section of the website. I have the same problem with Wish I Was Here. Are they not official releases by the band, or do you just not put soundtrack songs on the recordings section? I'm confused because Atlas is there and Miracles isn't.

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17 December 2014 - submitted by Emma , United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I just moved school and hardly EVER get to see my best friend from my old school. How could I get our mum's to make a plan??

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16 December 2014 - submitted by Chris, United States of America

Q.  Is this movie actually happening? As a Coldplay/Foo Fighters fan, I would absolutely love it!!

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16 December 2014 - submitted by Jinafer, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle and to the grand Coldplayer's in the world.
My question:
Chris recently displayed a printed paper of a lady on his piano at Coldplay's recent BBC concert. Can you tell us who the lady is?
Thank you for your time.
Happy Holidays.
Sincerely,
Jin

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16 December 2014 - submitted by Dino, Switzerland

Q.  Dear Oracle,
what does it mean that Simon Pegg is godfather to Chris's daughter? I mean, is it like godfather in baptism (sacrament) or something else? Thanks, stay strong and cool, cheers and merry Christmas! D.

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15 December 2014 - submitted by Sylvie, Czech Republic

Q.  Just back from the movies and I was very surprised to hear the Midnight track on the trailer of Exodus. I knew about Miracles, but was Midnight initially planned to be on that soundtrack? Any other contribution to future productions?

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15 December 2014 - submitted by David, Netherlands

Q.  Hey Oracle!
There are a lot of concerts that I want to go to, but I can't find anyone to go with, because most of my friends don't like the artist or don't have the money. Should I go alone? I don't think it'll be the same fun as going with friends. Have you ever been to a concert on your own?

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12 December 2014 - submitted by Kris, India

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #196
My life has been in a tailspin for a couple years now. My dad passed away in 2012 at an early age, after an 8 month battle with cancer. I was only 15 at the time, and seeing him trying to fight the disease was more that I could bear. I hid my depression though, since I had to be strong for him and my mom. Losing the most important person in your life can be hard. It has been two years and I still cry myself to sleep, missing him. I have not been able to open up to anyone and still keep my emotions hidden under a veil of humour. Is there any way I will be able to share my feelings with anyone again? I feel trapped.

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12 December 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following week, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply. At this time of the year, we usually have a more general question. I decided that perhaps we could use the space to give thanks to someone or for something.
There are two deadlines as I will split the answers over two weeks.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Friday 19 & 26 December.

As the end of 2014 draws to a close, who would you like to thank or what would you give thanks for over the past year? Only one per person, please.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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11 December 2014 - submitted by Caillin, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi, I know Coldplay are fans of the great Aha but I didn't know until recently that they performed a cover of The Living Daylights. Is there anywhere where people could hear it?

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11 December 2014 - submitted by Abraham, Honduras

Q.  I just watch the mid-season finale of Forever and at the end of the episode one can hear Chris Martin playing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Is this song part of a compilation or just a single? Also, where can I find it?

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11 December 2014 - submitted by Z, Malaysia

Q.  What did Madeon help in producing Always in my Head ?

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10 December 2014 - submitted by Daniel, United States of America

Q.  At Radio One's Big Weekend back in May, what was the band and audience singing at the end of Fix You? It's been driving me nuts because I couldn't quite understand what it was they were saying. Thanks Oracle!

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10 December 2014 - submitted by Eric, United States of America

Q.  When recording Lost+ did Chris help write Jay Z's rap?

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10 December 2014 - submitted by Zara, Italy

Q.  Dear Oracle,

how many problems do you recieve for Team Oracle every Friday? And how many answer do you get on average? Just curious, you must be very busy about that, but thanks for doing it! Zara

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9 December 2014 - submitted by Ariel, United States of America

Q.  I thought A Spell a Rebel Yell was released as a b-side.. But it's not on the "Recordings" section of the site. Neither is it available to purchase on iTunes. This is one of my favorites, I would like to know more about it! Thank you in advance.

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9 December 2014 - submitted by Valentine B, France

Q.  Hello my dear Oracle !
I would like to know if the band are doing any signing events this week in Cannes, as they will be here for the NMA. I would really love to see them!
Thank you so much, all the love
Valentine

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9 December 2014 - submitted by Caro, Argentina

Q.  The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, looks amazing! Did the band ever played there again? Personally, I would love to have the chance to see them play at a theatre again. I saw them both times they came to Argentina, and don't get me wrong the big show (at river plate) was amazing but that (I don't know how to call it), intimate feeling? at Gran Rex theatre was unbeatable. It felt they were playing at my house living room although I was at the very very back. Any chance they switch back to smaller venues in the future? Thanks!

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8 December 2014 - submitted by Teddy, Lebanon

Q.  Hello Oracle!
Is it true that Chris will be substituting Bono in his band U2?!

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8 December 2014 - submitted by D, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi O, do you happen to know how many songs Coldplay will perform at the BBC Music Awards? Thanks!

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8 December 2014 - submitted by Nathan, United States of America

Q.  Can I use the word Prospekt as my band name? I've wanted to this all my life and it's a really good title. I'll even say the name is from Coldplay. Can I use it?

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5 December 2014 - submitted by Gavin, Isle of Man

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #195
If you could ask your younger self one question, what would it be?

And (added by The Oracle):
If you could give one piece of advice at the same time, what would it be?

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5 December 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 11 December.

My life has been in a tailspin for a couple years now. My dad passed away in 2012 at an early age, after an 8 month battle with cancer. I was only 15 at the time, and seeing him trying to fight the disease was more that I could bear. I hid my depression though, since I had to be strong for him and my mom. Losing the most important person in your life can be hard. It has been two years and I still cry myself to sleep, missing him. I have not been able to open up to anyone and still keep my emotions hidden under a veil of humour. Is there any way I will be able to share my feelings with anyone again? I feel trapped.
Kris, India.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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4 December 2014 - submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle, I noticed the other day that Lost and Chris' version of the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas appears in Ugly Betty.... And I was just wondering if you have a list of all the Coldplay songs that appear in movies or tv series?

Thanks x

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4 December 2014 - submitted by Ann Sofie, Sweden

Q.  Hi Oracle, when was the last time you met the band and what did you do? Thanks and have a great week :-)

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2 December 2014 - submitted by Allen, Philippines

Q.  Hello Oracle!
Did Chris ever had a duet? Instead of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna?

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2 December 2014 - submitted by Kasia , Poland

Q.  I know that a song in a new Sky Movies Christmas advert is not Miracles. Can you tell what's the title and author of this song, please?

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2 December 2014 - submitted by Morgan, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear McOracle, Ink is my favourite song EVER, I love everything about it. I was wondering, how can I know if Coldplay are going to release a music video for it?

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1 December 2014 - submitted by Faye, Australia

Q.  Hi Oracle,
Somehow I found this. Please explain!!! I notice it says coldplay.com on the bottom too.

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1 December 2014 - submitted by Enrique, Mexico

Q.  Are we really meant to have only one best friend or can we share the same experiences with more than one? Thinking about the best man concept brought me the question.

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1 December 2014 - submitted by Marco, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was wondering about Miracles. I saw a video that has a snippet of the song and I'm really excited about it. I wanted to know: Will we be able to hear it before December 16th?

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28 November 2014 - submitted by Margarette, France

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #194
It's been a long that I keep it in my head, but it's time to come up. I have just graduated and moved back home but one big mystery still remained unsolved. It's about my so-called best friend with whom I spent 5 years of everyday life being "just friends", but being "more than friends". Nothing ever happened but everyone around us considered us as a couple, specially those who didn't know us. There's been many situations that almost led to something more clearly, but being a woman I thought that it was up to man to do something. None of us have ever had relationship during that time. He has some unsolved problems in his family which affected his childhood. and it maybe a reason for being blocked to do something. He is partially aware of that problems and trying to solve them. Although now, after my graduation we live in different towns, he keeps calling, and when I come to visit, we spend most of the time together and it is his initiative. I tried to talk about it directly and he has told that he wasn't able to do anything about us because of his problems. His father killed himself in friend's early childhood and his mother had never talked about it. He has pretty much normal life, a lot of friends and job, everything's ok but there are troubles with love and may be with me. I don't know what to do, I feel like trapped in this relationship not knowing who we are and what's going to happen. Please write your opinion and advice,any word will be helpful. Thank you.

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28 November 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 4 December.

If you could ask your younger self one question, what would it be? Gavin, Isle of Man.
I'm adding a Q to this:
If you could give one piece of advice at the same time, what would it be? The Oracle.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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27 November 2014 - submitted by George, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle,
I have a statement and a question in one; the end of Another's Arms (final chorus) is the best bit of guitar I've ever heard from Jonny. I've listened to every album countless times and seen the guys live and that is without doubt his best bit of work ever... try and let him know ;)
I was wondering - what is favourite work of Jonny's ever?
Thanks.

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27 November 2014 - submitted by Maedeh, Iran

Q.  I'm dying to read Roadie's book but it's not available here x( HOW CAN I GET ONE? PLEASE HELP

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27 November 2014 - submitted by Sarah, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle :)
Who is behind Jonny here?

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26 November 2014 - submitted by Jonathan, United States of America

Q.  What amp is it that Jonny is using on this Ghost Stories tour? It's different from his dual DeVilles.

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26 November 2014 - submitted by Peter, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear Almighty Oracle,
What effect pedals are used by Jonny while playing Life in Technicolor live? I've been trying to work this out for ages!

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25 November 2014 - submitted by Chris, United Kingdom

Q.  To my dearest, beloved Oracle,
What effect/amp settings are used on Strawberry Swing?

Thanks, Chris.

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25 November 2014 - submitted by Andrea, Peru

Q.  Could you please tell me all the names that Jonny have give to his guitars.
Thanks!

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24 November 2014 - submitted by Luc, Netherlands

Q.  O mighty Oracle,
Do you know the settings that Jonny uses during Violet Hill? I'm in a band and were thinking about covering it.
My idea...
Greetz,
Luc.

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24 November 2014 - submitted by Nick, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,

What is Jonny's setup to achieve the tone for Lovers In Japan? I also submitted this question on twitter. Jonny's guitar tone in this song is one of my favorites because it's so unique and beautiful!! It seems similar to the Life In Technicolor ii guitar part!

Thanks!

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20 November 2014 - submitted by Madalina, Romania

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #193
Why is it so hard to find real friends? And when you think you found them, they were just testing you or something like that to see if you are good or not?

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