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7 oracle items tagged as trouble
June 19, 2014 / submitted by Anton, Russia
Q.  Hi!
I've heard on the radio song Trouble in original, but feat. somebody. I have not find any information in WWW about this version.
Tell me please, where I can find this version? I've find chill, dub remixes. But this is not what I've lookin for.
Thank you!

P.S. Sorry for my English :-)

I'm sorry but I don't think you can be looking for Coldplay's original version of trouble featuring an artist because such a thing doesn't exist. You may have heard a cover version or one of songs using Trouble and (hopefully) crediting Coldplay but there have not been any official collaborations.


June 18, 2014 / submitted by Raj, Canada
Q.  Hi Oracle,

Was Alan Menken (Disney composer) involved with the production of the Trouble video? I've seen his name associated with the video and was wondering.

I don't know where you've seen that, Raj but I've never seen / heard that before. I can't really see why someone who scores films would be linked to the video's production.
Tim Hope directed this U.S version.
Sophie Muller directed the original European version.



February 6, 2014 / submitted by Sara, United States of America
Q.  At the Philadelphia concert on 7/6/12, Chris said Will's drum kit was broken, and and that they would skip a song. Which song did they skip? They played Trouble instead, which was an amazing treat! Thanks!

Back on *6 July 2012 the band skipped Up In Flames so played Trouble instead.

FYI UK folk: In the UK we refer to 7/6/12 as 6/7/12.



September 4, 2009 / submitted by Kevin, United States of America
Q.  Hello great and wise Oracle!
I know there's an alternate Trouble video that was rejected in the States for being "too dark". Now that Coldplay is as big as they are, do you think this video will see the light of day again??

That video was the original not the alternative so it hasn't been hidden away; should be easy to find online given that it wasn't banned or anything.


April 23, 2009 / submitted by sam, Australia
Q.  Hi Oracle!
Speaking of The Scientist (my fav song!)Chris said at the Sydney concert that he dedicated this song to 'Dr Emily'...who is this?? (is this his friends girlfriend?)
...Also, my other question is why did the band make 2 videos for Trouble?
...I know I'm asking for a lot, but can you please tell me what your fave Coldplay song is...(I'm dying to know, and I'm sure everyone else is too!!)
Thanks so much Oracle :)

Emily is Emily Bart-Smith who I have mentioned before as once being a member of The High Wire (with Tim Crompton).
There were 2 Trouble videos because the original video featuring the sinister imagery and tying up was deemed too dark for the U.S.
My favourite song changes depending on my mood but I am huge fan of Politik and Such a Rush.



April 21, 2009 / submitted by Daan, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle.
Some of the early songs appear on two releases (singles, albums, EPs)
I was just wondering which of the following are actually new versions and which ones were just re-released:
Bigger Stronger (Safety EP/Blue Room EP);
Such a Rush (Safety EP/Blue Room EP);
No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground (Safety EP/Yellow single);
Don't Panic (Blue Room EP/Parachutes);
High Speed (Blue Room EP/Parachutes).
I think the Brothers & Sisters track from Brother's & Sisters is different from the Trouble single, judging by the intro.

I hope this isn't too much work for ya, but I'm sure I'm not the only Coldplay fan to wonder this.
Thanks a million.

The 3 tracks that were originally on the Safety E.P are exactly the same and weren't re-recorded for their subsequent releases. There were 2 recordings of Don't Panic and High Speed from sessions with the original producer Chris Allison before Ken Nelson took over; Don't Panic on The Blue Room E.P is said version.
Brothers & Sisters on the Trouble single is a different version. In fact, the band had already recorded that track before the Fierce Panda release of it.



January 23, 2009 / submitted by Mary Anne, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

Coldplay got a major start in the US with Trouble. But out of curiousity, was there a time that Trouble was not the mellow piano ballad that we're used to hearing now (released on the Parachutes LP)? And if so, is there a way that I can find a copy of the song? Thank you for your time. :D

I know not of a time that Trouble was not a mellow piano ballad... There has only ever been this version. The only other time I have heard Trouble played another way was a very short clip on their Live 2003 DVD of a sound check but it was never performed.


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