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  • Summary: The eight-track EP contains songs from the "Viva La Vida" sessions, including one track featuring Jay-Z.

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Life In Technicolor II
There's a wild wind blowing Down the corner of my street Every night there the headlights are glowing There's a cold war coming, On the radio I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Six tracks are leftovers from the Brian Eno-produced "Vida" sessions, many of which make noticeable, if not exactly terrifying, departures from the band's swelling rockery.
  2. A slight change of pace can be seen in this EP with a hip-hop icon cameo and some Eastern embellishments that may hint to new musical endeavors for Coldplay.
  3. More than just a quickie disc of extras, Prospekt's March actually stands as the sturdiest Coldplay collection since "A Rush Of Blood To The Head."
  4. None of this is major but it is enjoyable, worthwhile for the devoted--and it's nice they can get it separately instead of plunking down cash yet again for a deluxe edition.
  5. In truth, of the eight previously unreleased tracks, one is a not-massively-adventurous reshuffle (the Osaka Sun mix of ‘Lovers In Japan’), another a 48-second long incidental piano piece, another the version of ‘Lost!’ that features Jay-Z on autopilot (ie, still quite amazing) but is on the flip of the single.
  6. Just as "Viva" did an admirable job of troubleshooting the band's lazy weaknesses while expanding their sound, Prospekt's March offers a truncated version of their svelte and marginally progressive new formula.
  7. This EP collects recordings from the sessions for "Viva la Vida," Coldplay's most sonically tricked-out record, but the new songs feel too conservative after Viva's world-music-laden sprawl.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Steve
    Nov 26, 2008
    10
    Unbelievably good. Amazing for a collection of songs considered not to be used as A sides.
  2. Sep 29, 2016
    10
    Prospekt's March is really good EP. This album included many great songs where not included their 4th album Viva la Vida. Life In Technicolor,Prospekt's March is really good EP. This album included many great songs where not included their 4th album Viva la Vida. Life In Technicolor, Glass of Water are one of best songs made by Coldplay Expand
  3. mp
    Nov 25, 2008
    10
    Prospekts March. Postcards from far away.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    9
    For The small collection of Viva La Vida cut outs this EP fares pretty darn well. To be honest Viva la Vida made me finally go to pointFor The small collection of Viva La Vida cut outs this EP fares pretty darn well. To be honest Viva la Vida made me finally go to point realizing Coldplay were losing their touch (not a positive sign as most bands dont begin to burn out until about their 8th, if at all). But the songs on here as a whole provide a far stronger experience and beauty that only the 2nd half of VLV began to dive into. the title track is perhaps is one of the most emotional pieces they've ever made. the other main songs "rainy day"and "now my feet wont touch the ground" are the first truly "experimental" songs from an era of recording that Coldplay has claimed to be one. "Life in Technicolor II" a powerful opener that beats its instrumental conterpart on vlv and postcards form far away is also a good one. lovers in japan and jay-z-a-fied lost+ are forgettbale but the rest is fine... buy it Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2012
    9
    I first heard Postcards from Far Away and Glass of Water on the LeftRightLeftRight live album. Since hearing Glass of Water on that, it hasI first heard Postcards from Far Away and Glass of Water on the LeftRightLeftRight live album. Since hearing Glass of Water on that, it has become one of my favorite songs of the Viva/Prospekt's March Album. Life in Technicolor ll is also a must-buy. Expand
  6. MattA
    Dec 15, 2008
    8
    This is essential for Coldplay die-hards. I don't see why it's being rated so harshly by Critics when it's an EP of Coldplay This is essential for Coldplay die-hards. I don't see why it's being rated so harshly by Critics when it's an EP of Coldplay releasing stuff that they feel weren't right for the album. Individually i think that each song is great. They each remind me of different points of Coldplay's career. Life in Technicolor ii is amazing and warrants the album's purchase (it reflects Viva La Vida's style. Rainy Day reminds me of some of the best of X&Y as well as Glass of water. Prospekts March reminds me of AROBTTH. While "Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground" reflects parachutes. Great music. Love it. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    A nice EP complementing the bands Viva La Vida album. The highlights are all alternative versions of the album tracks. Surprising that theA nice EP complementing the bands Viva La Vida album. The highlights are all alternative versions of the album tracks. Surprising that the full version of Life in Technicolor (II) or Glass of Water didn't make the original album but I guess the band didn't feel the fit was right. One thing about this EP is that it doesn't flow too well - individual tracks are good but as a whole doesn't come together as well as it could for me. Jay-Z's cameo on Lost + is interesting but think the band were right to keep this version off the album. Not sure how well the hip hop would have worked in the middle of the album. Expand