3 oracle items tagged as elbow
September 24, 2009 / submitted by Amber, United States of America
Q.  I was lucky enough to see Elbow in Charlotte, NC when they opened for Coldplay and I thought they were amazing and quite the crowd pleasers. I would love to get all of their albums but money is a bit tight right now and I can only afford to get one. In your opinion, which one should I get??

It's a tricky one because Elbow have some amazing songs on their fantastic catalogue of albums. My favourite overall album of theirs is The Seldom Seen Kid.
As that is their latest chances are most of the songs you heard and liked in Charlotte were from that very CD.

September 1, 2009 / submitted by Sean, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I know that Elbow has been supporting Coldplay in the last few weeks and I was wondering, are Chris Martin and Guy Garvey friends? If so how long have they known each other and is it possible they'll collaborate in the future?

They get along well and have known each other for quite a while now not just from Elbow playing as special guests on the recent
tour dates.

Chris interviewed Guy back in 2004 but as they started to get attention on the unsigned circuit around the same time back in 1998, their paths crossed many times over the years.
A collaboration isn't likely although they're mutual friends and fans.

July 28, 2009 / submitted by Jennifer, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle! I was recently at a Coldplay concert (best concert of my whole life) and Elbow was their opening act, they sang a song with a lot of violin in it. Sorry if this is a dumb question but could you please tell me the name of the song!? I would love to buy it! Thanks so much! :)

I sincerely hope you mean One Day Like This because it is amazing. It's on their last award winning album The Seldom Seen Kid. It's a fantastic cd and I highly recommend buying it if you can.
FYI: Coldplay & Elbow both played at the In The City music convention back in 1998 which indirectly launched both their careers.