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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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20 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 27 November.

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. Neither 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 the 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 his 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 I'm 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.
Margarette, France.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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20 November 2014 - submitted by Sunil Mistry, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi there! Do you think it is likely that the band will a Christmas concert this year?
I know previous years have included Crisis and Under 1 Roof.

Great news if they have one this year too!

Thanks!

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20 November 2014 - submitted by Miles, United Kingdom

Q.  I'm just out of school and I work in a sports shop and have done since I was 16. I didn't get great A-level's but they weren't terrible (CDD). I rejected university places because I wanted to work, however I'm finding it difficult to find a "proper" 9-5 Monday - Friday job.

What should I do?

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20 November 2014 - submitted by Sue, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,

This follows from Friday's telling, touching question about favorite Coldplay lyrics. Which does Chris write first: The lyrics or the music? By the way, you write with such meaning and sensitivity, I sometimes wonder if you are Chris or one of his family members! You are appreciated!

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19 November 2014 - submitted by John, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear Great and Powerful Oracle,

In your opinion, do you think that A Sky Full Of Stars breaks the usual Coldplay musical style? You know, like, it's Coldplay's first try at EDM but they're better off with their usual Alternative Rock . Plus, they say that it's more of an Avicii song than a Coldplay song. So do you personally think that they should write more songs that are EDM or stay with their traditional style. (Note: Chris Martin stated that he feels like he "cheated" the band because he asked Avicii to play the piano instead of him.)

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19 November 2014 - submitted by Kamili, Croatia

Q.  Dear Oracle,
is there any address where I can send you a Christmas card? Thank you, bye :) Kamili

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19 November 2014 - submitted by Maximilian, Germany

Q.  Today the boys announced that there will be a concert in Munich on December 6th. They wrote: (...) Ghost Stories Live 2014 concert film and live album with a one-off show (...) So my question is what does one-off show mean? Will it be a full GS concert where they only play the album like the one in LA? Or is it a normal GS tour concert where they play songs from GS and the other albums?

Thanks

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18 November 2014 - submitted by Agustina, Argentina

Q.  Dear Oracle !!
The question is what Coldplay would be encouraged to sing a song in Spanish?

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18 November 2014 - submitted by Liam, United States of America

Q.  Hello Oracle!
I know that Coldplay has gotten a lot more narrow in their selection of tour spots, but do you think there is a chance that the band could ever come to Houston? If not, so be it, That's life. But I figured if anyone knew you would! Thanks!

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17 November 2014 - submitted by Josh, Spain

Q.  Dear Oracle: Over the synthe in GS Film there's an iPad with an app. What app is open and plays Johnny? Thank U!!!

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17 November 2014 - submitted by Lorraine, United Kingdom

Q.  Re the art excibition do u need a ticket or can u just turn up? Cheers.

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14 November 2014 - submitted by Lisa, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #193
I recently lost my Dad. He was 72 and had not been ill, then started to feel tired and unwell. From the start of him feeling off colour to his death was 6 weeks. From his diagnosis to his passing was 3 weeks. He died in my arms at 21.01 on April 16th and passed away very peacefully. If there is such a thing as a beautiful death, then my beautiful Dad had it. The air was so thick with love, that if love was a physical solid thing, you could almost have reached out and touched it.
The trouble is, although I see that it was a blessing that he didn't suffer, he didn't have to experience any traumatic treatments etc and that he was surrounded by me, my Mum and Brother in his final days, I am struggling terribly. He's gone, I'm never going to see him, hear his voice again, smell his amazing smell or hear him call me Looby Lou, and it's heartbreaking. People who know me well can see this has had a profound effect on me, they know how important he was to me and when I'm asked how I am, I just can't explain how bereft I feel. How on Earth will I ever feel like me again.
I keep being told to smile and be happy, that my Dad wouldn't want me to feel like this, but it doesn't change how much I miss him, it doesn't bring him back, it doesn't make it right. I have an 8 year son who had the most amazing relationship with his Grandad and he has been a Godsend, but he's asking me questions I can't answer like where has Grandad gone. Who knows?

I miss him, he was an amazing man who lived a full life, a Naval career for 28 years, an expedition leader to the Arctic several times, a British Empire Medal owner. It seems so unfair for someone so full of life to be taken from us. How does someone cope with the loss of the person who shaped her into the woman she is today, who instilled his life lessons and morals into me? I feel totally heartbroken but in the same breath am trying to keep things normal for my little boy. It's the hardest thing I have ever gone through and I can't see how I will ever feel like me again :(
Any advice is so gratefully accepted.

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14 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 20 November.

My question is: 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? Madalina, Romania.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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13 November 2014 - submitted by Pablo, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I have a quick question: How can I know when Coldplay is going to give a concert without having to enter the website. It would be great if there was an option that e-mails you their next concert.
Is that possible?
Thanks,
Pablo

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13 November 2014 - submitted by George, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
On a Dutch website that lets you know what singles are coming out this week, Miracles is listed. Can you confirm this?

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13 November 2014 - submitted by Simon, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi - I'm one of the lucky few to own a copy of the Safety EP and am considering selling it. Realistically what sort of prices am I looking at - ebay has a copy on at £1600 but I'm not convinced it would reach that... suggestions would be helpful. Cheers

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12 November 2014 - submitted by Adam, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey, I live near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire where there is an area called Violet Hill, were the boys aware this place existed? (Would've been great if they shot the video there).

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12 November 2014 - submitted by Jose, Mexico

Q.  Dear Oracle,
I just heard a beautiful orchestral remix of Midnight used for the Exodus: Gods and Kings movie trailer. I would like to know if this song will be published and available for purchase. Thanks!

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12 November 2014 - submitted by Cooper, United States of America

Q.  I heard rumors of Coldplay going back into the studio and recording another album, instead of touring for Ghost Stories. is this true?

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11 November 2014 - submitted by Sean, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle! Have you heard Miracles yet? And if so what era or album of Coldplay would you relate it to?

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11 November 2014 - submitted by Marc, Australia

Q.  Hi,

I was recently on a plane, and while looking through the in-flight entertainment, I noticed and watched a special live video of Ghost Stories. I am now aware that a live album for Ghost Stories is being released, and once I watched the trailer for the DVD, I was pretty sure that it was the same thing as what I watched on the plane. Is this true?

Thanks.

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10 November 2014 - submitted by Valeplayer, Mexico

Q.  Hello. I want to know if Coldplay work with an astrologer in the app The Horoscope? All that said, it becomes reality O.O Thanks a lot ?

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10 November 2014 - submitted by Chris, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle, was All Your Friends originally written as a tribute to WWI soldiers and why?

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10 November 2014 - submitted by Chiara, Italy

Q.  Hello Oracle! :)
I was enjoying the new Damien Rice's album called My Favourite Faded Fantasy, when around the 4th minute of a song titled It Takes A Lot To Know A Man there's a deep voice in the background that I identified as Chris' one.
Is it possible that he collaborated for latest Damien Rice album or is it just my imagination?
Thanks and lots of love.

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7 November 2014 - submitted by Ana, Spain

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #192
I'm in a bad stage of my life, I recently broke up with my boyfriend and if I say the truth, I don't even know the really "why". Well, since we've broken up I've been spending the weeks thinking about it. Have I done well? I really want this? It's just like one day I think I really don't want to go back with him but at nights or when I hear Coldplay songs like The Scientist I cannot stop crying and thinking of him like my boyfriend again.
I know is something that I can only know by myself but sometimes I need help and well... be sincere with someone who listen to me. Thanks for reading and helping me.

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7 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 13 November.

I recently lost my Dad. He was 72 and had not been ill, then started to feel tired and unwell. From the start of him feeling off colour to his death was 6 weeks. From his diagnosis to his passing was 3 weeks. He died in my arms at 21.01 on April 16th and passed away very peacefully. If there is such a thing as a beautiful death, then my beautiful Dad had it. The air was so thick with love, that if love was a physical solid thing, you could almost have reached out and touched it.
The trouble is, although I see that it was a blessing that he didn't suffer, he didn't have to experience any traumatic treatments etc and that he was surrounded by me, my Mum and Brother in his final days, I am struggling terribly. He's gone, I'm never going to see him, hear his voice again, smell his amazing smell or hear him call me Looby Lou, and it's heartbreaking. People who know me well can see this has had a profound effect on me, they know how important he was to me and when I'm asked how I am, I just can't explain how bereft I feel. How on Earth will I ever feel like me again.
I keep being told to smile and be happy, that my Dad wouldn't want me to feel like this, but it doesn't change how much I miss him, it doesn't bring him back, it doesn't make it right. I have an 8 year son who had the most amazing relationship with his Grandad and he has been a Godsend, but he's asking me questions I can't answer like where has Grandad gone. Who knows?
I miss him, he was an amazing man who lived a full life, a Naval career for 28 years, an expedition leader to the Arctic several times, a British Empire Medal owner. It seems so unfair for someone so full of life to be taken from us. How does someone cope with the loss of the person who shaped her into the woman she is today, who instilled his life lessons and morals into me? I feel totally heartbroken but in the same breath am trying to keep things normal for my little boy. It's the hardest thing I have ever gone through and I can't see how I will ever feel like me again :(
Any advice is so gratefully accepted. Lisa, UK.



Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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6 November 2014 - submitted by Adam , United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle, was Miracles specially written for the Unbroken soundtrack or was it just taken from the lp7 sessions?

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6 November 2014 - submitted by Amanda, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle, Is Coldplay coming back to New York? Anytime they have had a concert in recent years it always seems to be somewhere in the UK. Are they coming back to the Us, and more specifically NYC anytime soon?

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6 November 2014 - submitted by Marcela, Mexico

Q.  Hi Oracle!
Why All Your Friends and Ghost Story don't have live version?

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5 November 2014 - submitted by AnonyMousE, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Do you think it would have been such a bad idea to include Miracles in the GS live album as a bonus track ?
Thanx!

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5 November 2014 - submitted by Christof, Germany

Q.  Will the new recording of the Ghost Story Live 2044 concert tournee also be available on vinyl or only on CD/DVD?

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4 November 2014 - submitted by Kayla, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle! I was listening to the Princess of China - EP and I was wondering who created the Paradise Tiesto remix?
Love from America!
Kayla

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4 November 2014 - submitted by Millie, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello Oracle,
I'm a bit confused. The Magic music video was released, but it said it was "their first single" I thought it was Midnight? Thank you!
;)

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4 November 2014 - submitted by Carlos, Mexico

Q.  Dear lovely Oracle.

I'm an aspiring music artist. I been told that you must move with your music where you think that it will be better accepted. I'm been a fan of all brit rock, so of course Coldplay is a huge inspiration on my sound and writing. So my question is, do you think I should move to England with my music and try to start a career there?

Gracias!

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3 November 2014 - submitted by John, United Kingdom

Q.  Dear Oracle,

I was watching the trailer for the upcoming Ghost Stories live DVD/CD/Blu-Ray and I noticed that Coldplay filmed an intimate concert for the film in a arch shaped building. The front of the building has the Ghost Stories wings printed or painting on it. I was wondering whether this was real or whether it was computer generated?

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3 November 2014 - submitted by Simon, Canada

Q.  Hi Oracle,

If you had to place each of the Coldplay members into a respective house from Game of Thrones, which member would go in which house?

Best wishes from Ancaster, Ontario!

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3 November 2014 - submitted by Jessica, United States of America

Q.  In Coldplay's newest single A Sky Full of Stars, I can't help but to notice the influence of electronic music in the melody. I was wondering if they had inspiration from EDM or if an electronic DJ helped produce the song? I would love to find out - Jessica

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31 October 2014 - submitted by Hannah, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #191
I was recently diagnosed with Asperger's disorder, meaning I am extremely intelligent but have trouble socially. I have a couple of close friends and a boyfriend, and I want them to know what is going on. At the same time, there is a ton of stigma with Asperger's syndrome, and I don't know if my boyfriend and friends would look at me the same if I told them. What should I do?

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31 October 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 6 November.

I'm in a bad stage of my life, I recently broke up with my boyfriend and if I say the truth, I don't even know the really "why". Well, since we've broken up I've been spending the weeks thinking about it. Have I done well? I really want this? It's just like one day I think I really don't want to go back with him but at nights or when I hear Coldplay songs like The Scientist I cannot stop crying and thinking of him like my boyfriend again.
I know is something that I can only know by myself but sometimes I need help and well... be sincere with someone who listen to me. Thanks for reading and helping me. Love, Ana, Spain.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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30 October 2014 - submitted by George, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle,
Does anyone at Coldplay.com care very much that Chris sometimes doesn't sing quite the same words as given in the posted lyrics? For instance, on the song Ghost Story there's a line that reads: "A spectre on a rollercoaster" but Chris is clearly not singing the word "rollercoaster" on the recording.
Thanks

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