Q. Hey Oracle!
So, I came across this. Have you ever heard this version before?! It's really beautiful!!!
My question, where and when is this from? I know the first verse and chorus is how they played it on the more recent MX tour shows, but I never knew there was this full studio version!
It's amazing, thank you. :-))
Q. In the alternate video for Viva La Vida made by Anton Corbijn, it looks like the beach Chris walks onto around 2:36 is the same one he walked on in the music video for Yellow. Is this really the case?
Q. I've heard that the song Yellow was influenced in some part by the novel Great Gatsby. I'm torn, because I've read that Chris was inspired by a meteor shower, but at a recent concert, the yellow lights faded to a single green light, just like in the book.
Q. Hey Oracle,
I was watching Coldplay live videos of Yellow during their Mylo Xyloto tour on youtube recently, and I was wondering if they stopped using the yellow balls they release during the song. If so are they going to use them again? Much thanks! And I'm seeing them in Toronto in July.
Q. Hello dear Oracle,
This is not so much a question as it is a request. I will soon be going to see Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl and I always hoped that at a Coldplay concert I would be able to hear the song Yellow, but experience it like seen in videos with giant yellow bouncy balls. So if you could put in a good word for us Cali kids to get to experience that live, that would be fantastic. Thanks. :)
Q. Last week I went on a geography trip to Studland Bay where the music video for Yellow was filmed - why was this beach, of all beaches chosen?
Q. Hey Oracle. I just received an old Coldplay shirt from a while back. It has different yellow paint samples on the front. Do you remember that shirt?
Q. I teach 4th grade in a Quantum learning classroom, and for some reason the beginning of Yellow from the Live 2003 world tour really calms them down in the morning. Is there a studio version of Yellow from the Live 2003 tour? The beginning of the song really helps them focus! It's been a great opportunity to introduce the class to Coldplay. Oracle... can you help me out here?
Q. Further to Pedro's question...so the video was not shot in real time?
Q. Hi O! I know you may have asked this before, but I would like to know how was Yellow clip made? How is it possible that in a few minutes the sky turned into a light blue and Chris didn't let footprints on the sand?!
Sorry if it's a repeated question but it's burning my head! Thank you!
PS: I can't wait for the new album!
Q. Hi Oracle! Today I saw a video of Yellow at the Glastonbury festival! It was beyond awesome! So I was wondering, were you there?
Q. Hi Oracle !
It's true or not?
"Chris Martin wrote the song Yellow after a family holiday to Osaka in 1996".
Q. While Yellow was played during the Viva La Vida tour, giant yellow balls were released into the crowd. When the song was over, the yellow balls seemed to disappear. I would have thought that the crowd would have kept the balls bouncing. How is it that the yellow balls disappeared almost on cue?
Q. In the live 2003 version of Yellow, who is playing the acoustic guitar? Because Jonny's playing the lead and Chris doesn't have a guitar.. Is it a recorded track maybe?
Q. Hey, Oracle!
In light of Jacob's question about the intro song for the 2003 concerts, I was wondering what the song is that's at the beginning of Yellow, like in the Live 2003 version. Or is it just a sample that was created for that purpose? I've always thought it was really beautiful so if there's a full song then I'd love to hear it!
Q. I've noticed that the version of Yellow being played in the tour so far is faster than the album and previous live versions. Any reason for this change in tempo?
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.
Q. There's quite a bit of internet banter regarding the lyrics of Yellow (throwback, I know). However... I've got to know. Is the correct line "for you I'd bleed myself dry" or "for you I'd plead myself tryin'"?
Please answer soon. In the meantime, I'll be looking at the stars and marveling at how they shine for you.
Love to the Oracle.
Q. ello chaps,
okay so I was just scrolling through your questions, & I read one that said Yellow was about a meteor shower, well I was watching 60 mins last sunday before the Grammys and Chris was talking about how he didn't know what the song was about?
Q. Yellow (Hallo).......Watching the video for Yellow , one can easily think it was shot in ONE TAKE. Was it, or is it just cleverly shot?? Well, either way its cleverly shot.....please answer, otherwise am banging my head against the wall here......no wall deserves that!
Q. Hello Oracle!
I was just listening to Yellow by Coldplay and was wondering where they got the idea for that awsome song? Thanx:)
Q. Dearest Oracle,
when I went to see Coldplay at Manchester on the 12th Dec, during Yellow I actually loved the balloons!
but the security didnt seem keen on people trying to keep them, why was this?