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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The Brothers & Sisters EP was originally released in 1999 and only available as an import. Coldplay were mere babies when recording the three songs found here; however, the sophistication that would soon be Parachutes was already coming into form. Before Coldplay had a record deal in the States, they were primarily a singles band in the U.K. Next to the Safety and Blue Room EPs, Brothers & Sisters is one of the many that made them a favorite among the college and indie rock crowds across Europe. From the cold acoustic guitars and Chris Martin's icy vocals on the title track to the more dark and subdued "Easy to Please," one could sense that Coldplay would do ...
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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The Brothers & Sisters EP was originally released in 1999 and only available as an import. Coldplay were mere babies when recording the three songs found here; however, the sophistication that would soon be Parachutes was already coming into form. Before Coldplay had a record deal in the States, they were primarily a singles band in the U.K. Next to the Safety and Blue Room EPs, Brothers & Sisters is one of the many that made them a favorite among the college and indie rock crowds across Europe. From the cold acoustic guitars and Chris Martin's icy vocals on the title track to the more dark and subdued "Easy to Please," one could sense that Coldplay would do something big. Whether they broke in America or not, they were still going to matter. Completists already know that, and Brothers & Sisters is mostly for them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Label: Brash Music
  • UPC: 677516102322
  • Catalog Number: 61023
  • Sales rank: 36,575

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Coldplay Primary Artist
Chris Martin Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Will Champion Drums, Group Member
Guy Berryman Bass, Group Member
Jon Buckland Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Crash Producer
Phil Harvey Contributor
Coldplay Producer
Chris Martin Composer
Will Champion Composer
Guy Berryman Composer
Jon Buckland Composer
Mike Beever Engineer
John Hilton Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    * Sweet 3-piece Treat *

    After all the hype - positive and negative - over Coldplay's third album *X&Y*, there comes a point where a devoted fan might wonder what the band did prior to their slightly more known material. The "Brothers and Sisters" disc opens up eyes and ears to the answer in question. It's actually techniqually one of the band's first albums, but not really - as it never enjoyed much fame and only some 2,500 copies were produced under the indie Fierce Panda label. Nevertheless, it takes the listener back to the "rawer" days of the band when they did not have access to all the fancy synthesizer gadgets that they used for *X&Y*. The title track of the album begins quite abruptly with Buckland's uber-catchy resonating guitar riffs, Berryman's strong bass noodlings, Champion's slicing drum beats, and Martin's swirling piano chords, but it all settles into place when Martin's melancholy vocals sweep in like a visting dove upon a dusty windowsill. The 2nd song "Easy to Please" is a real beauty, with subtle folk-talk, quiet acoustic strummings and what sounds like the work of an eBow - one of Buckland's guitar tools. It finishes on a mysterious and lovely piano riff and goes into "Only Superstition" which is a good finsher to the album. By listening to these earlier musical melodies of Coldplay, fans grow a deeper appreciation for the band back in the days when the foursome were only nascent musicians in Britain....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD for Coldplay fans

    I am a huge Coldplay fan and I love these songs. After completely overplaying the songs from their other CDs, this comes as a breath of fresh air. Only Superstition, especially, is great to listen to--the complex beat and great guitar riffs make for a completely fresh Coldplay-listening experience. If you're not that into Coldplay, I don't know if you'd think it was worth it, but for me, it definitely was.

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