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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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Viva La Vida is a great CD, but I wasn't really sure how the Prospekt March Edition would hold up. I was pleasantly surprised. Some of the tracks seem to be a real departure from Coldplay's usual style. "Lost (With Jay-Z)" is bashed by a lot of people, but I really respect that Coldplay just wanted to do something different (although I DIDNT respect that they allowed swearing in this album - I was really surprised. Rainy Day is probably my favorite track on the Prospekt's side... it's just so upbeat you can't help but love it. Really, if you like Coldplay, this is probably their best collection yet.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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For those who love Coldplay's latest offering, this is a great way to round your Viva experience out with the new EP, especially if you got the original album electronically. While it's not the most red-carpet edition imaginable, it is stylish and quite affordable. For those wondering whether to buy the EP, do so - it's a nearly seamless addition to the inspiration of Viva, with the sole exception of a couple dozen seconds of silly rapping overlaying "Lost+", unnecessary since it's the same version of the song on the album. Listen to it once.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2008
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A worthy extension of Viva for Coldplay fans. A bright spot for me was to hear vocals overlayed to the "Life in Technicolor" track (part ii). . .but did we really need to hear Jay-Z rapping over (my favorite track) Lost!? The other material here is not earth shattering, but enjoyable. 4 stars moves to 3 for the Rush like mistake (roll the bones) of adding a train wreck into the middle of a great track. It's like listening to Bach and hearing Angus Young's guitar crunch jammed into the middle of the symphony.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2009
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Just going to point out first that it does not come in a standard CD case.

Regardless, both CDs are amazing. I especially love the two Life in Technicolor tracks (first tracks on each disc.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2009
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Before purchasing this album, I had doubts whether the tracks were worth listening to and after hearing first-hand how bad X&Y was, I was justified in having second thoughts about buying it. After hearing that the album had dropped down to $5 for a limited time, I decided to buy it and experience it first-hand. What I experienced was an almost perfect album. I have to admit that it does stray from their earlier albums like "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" but not being a hardcore Coldplay listener, I welcomed the change. Songs like "Lost!", "42", "Lovers in Japan" to name a few showcase Coldplay's new and welcomed direction where they expirement with various styles. Not to mention all the songs are extremely catchy and they will be stuck in your head for days. Here are some of my comments on the songs:

Life in Technicolor - 4/5; Short but sweet
Cemeteries of London - 4/5
Lost! - 5/5; Catchy
42 - 5/5
Lovers in Japan - 5/5; One of my favorites, awesome lyrics
Yes - 5/5; Also my favorite, features Martin singing looow, middle eastern section
Viva La Vida - 5/5; Amazing of course
Violet Hill - 4/5; Love the guitar solo
Strawberry Swing - 2/5; Okay, could have been left out
Death And All His Friends - 5/5; Great ending to a great album

Disc 2 is also awesome. I don't have time to comment on each song but make sure you buy the Prospekt's March edition! Why some of them were left out of Disc 1 is suprising really.

In summary, buy the album for you and 10 of your friends. It's that good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2014
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This album may just be the Viva album and the Prosket's March EP together, and that EP is just the "trash" from the Viva sessions and some remixes. But this set is perfect for a true Coldplay fan. I bought it because I wanted the Prospekt's March EP in a physical CD, but the EP alone was more expensive than this set, so I thought that it was a good idea to spend the money, and it was a good choice.

Songs:

-Life In Technicolor II In my opinion this song is way much better than the Viva one. Instrumentaly and lyricaly.

-Postcards From Far Away A really simple piano piece, that inspires you.

-Glass Of Water A masterpiece, in fact Chris' favorite song. A great combination of guitar, durms, bass and piano at the end.

-Rainy Day At first it sounds like a weather forecast song, but then it becomes a vey powerful song with great lyrics.

-Prospekt's March/Poppyfieds Really calm song don't know why it didn't make the cut for the Viva album.

-Lost + It's the song Lost! with Jay-Z's rap in the end.

-Lovers In Japan (Osaka Mix) It's Lovers In Japan without the hidden track "Reign Of Love".

-Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground A great ending for the EP.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2008
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It's Cd of the year for a reason...it's darn catchy and well done. U2 called by the way, they want their record back! Hahahahaaa!!! OK, kidding. Disc 2 is worth a listen, but the meat and potatoes is on disc #1. The downfall is the rapping over "Lost" on CD #2 as others have mentioned.....sorry! No good! They ruined this track. Don't try to be all things to all people. Coldplay is not ghetto. It's the only track you must skip over completely because its a great song that was destroyed by urbanizing it. Other than that, please do buy it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2009
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This is a terrific "combo" album pack. "Viva La Vida" is epic and beautiful with huge and broad-scoped songs that succeed in taking my breath away. "Prospekt's March" is probably even better, with songs that are more intimate and soothing (more like old school Coldplay.)

However, who's idea was it to slap Jay-Z on here? That was an awful idea...
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Already a fan of Coldplay and IMHO, this is definitely their best album to-date and is certainly one of the best 100 albums of all time! Almost every song is nothing less than fantastic. Seriously, you must own this album! Check it out online, from a friend, borrow it from your local library or one of the many other free ways available first, but trust me, you simply can't go wrong with this one. Buy it!
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on March 25, 2014
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The case these CDs come in is literally a pamphlet. The discs are in completely unprotected paper pockets, where they can easily fall out. The booklets are stuck in the same pockets as the discs, and don't contain any lyrics (just a few pages of pictures in each one).

As for the music, Viva la Vida is the best album Coldplay has made so far. Prospect's March is an excellent collection of b-sides and remixes to top off the main album.
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