3 oracle items tagged as singles
November 6, 2012 / submitted by Andrew, United Kingdom
Q.  I've been searching through eBay to purchase the Charlie Brown and Hurts Like Heaven singles however I find it quite odd that they are selling in excess of £40 whereas older, possibly rarer, items can be found for half the price. Is there a particular reason for this?

Well Andrew, you're not strictly trying to purchase the singles as they weren't physically released as singles. The items you see are all promo cds and they are always more because they're not meant for public sale so are deemed as rare, collectible items.

October 23, 2009 / submitted by David, United States of America
Q.  My question is in line with the previous questions about the singles. I have been debating whether or not buy the singles vinyl collection, but I'm hesitant too because I'm afraid they will come out with a new set with the last two major album singles included. I hate it when stuff like that happens, it just happened with my new iMac...

Nashville, TN

Yes that is annoying when such things happened. It did seem rather strange to me that the singles were taken from 1999-2006 rather than perhaps waiting for this year to mark a decade but anyway... it's highly unlikely to be honest. In ever changing times, most of the subsequent singles were released as download only. Although The Hardest Part was part of that box set but only released as a download it seems the collection was covering only the first three albums that Chris once referred to as a trilogy of work in their career.

October 22, 2009 / submitted by Joao, Portugal
Q.  Dear Oracle,

I'm about to spend all my savings on old Coldplay releases like Blue Room EP, Safety EP, and so on...

I'm going to be broke, but happy.

Should I really do this?

In your shoes I would just buy The Blue Room E.P. It shouldn't be anywhere near as expensive as the Safety E.P (going for £1000 plus). It features 2 of the exact recordings from Safety too. It is very hard to find a bona fide original copy of Safety so do be careful as you may be buying a fake. Other singles are fairly easy to find or you may get a good deal on the singles box set; they're vinyl only though.