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LIT Not by coldplay?!

Discussion in 'Life In Technicolor' started by shagbal, May 10, 2008.

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  1. bluexylophone

    By:bluexylophoneMay 10, 2008
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    you're not. same sweatshirt. same Eno head. he just has glasses on in the second one.
     
  2. Saffire

    By:SaffireMay 10, 2008
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    Yep that old geezer in the sweater on the keyboard is Eno.
     
  3. Vivek

    By:VivekMay 10, 2008
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    Obviously, if you read the wikipedia article correctly "All songs written by Coldplay, except where noted"

    So Coldplay didn't rip the song, make there are some lyrics to make on the final album version
     
  4. Dejan

    By:DejanMay 10, 2008
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    lol @ 'old geezer'
     
  5. ApproximatelyInfinite

    By:ApproximatelyInfiniteMay 10, 2008
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    "same eno head."
    oooh boy, that made me laugh.

    ANYWAY, yeah, i saw that on wiki a while ago and it got me a bit concerned, but i think we'll just have to wait until the album liner notes to know for sure. i sure as HELL hope they wrote it, because it kind of bothers me when artists let other artists write whole songs on their albums. but i do think this is coldplay. if you listen to the song carefully, especially in that "bridge" part, it's very, very coldplay, at least to me. the whole think has coldplay written all over it, as well as being perfectly fresh and new and different as well (that's what i think, anyway). i'm not all that concerned that the boys didn't write it, but it is something that's nagging at me a bit.
     
  6. sune_rose

    By:sune_roseMay 10, 2008
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    For me this song sounds more like The Cure, and I hope that it's just a demo. I love this melodic line, and hopefully album version will be longer!
     
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    By:NeSs1776May 10, 2008
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    LiT is amazing the best song yet it give such an old school coldplay feel yet new and fresh I hope its not just intrumental i love that song best cp song i have heard in a long time since RUSH OF BLOOD cd i believe!
     
  8. BigFatNoises

    By:BigFatNoisesMay 10, 2008
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    I think the album version will be longer because this version was a rough cut
     
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    By:jason41483Jun 7, 2008
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    Nope...LIT album version is just as we've all heard it. No lyrics.

    The Escapist at the end of the album is the first portion of Life In Technicolor but with Chris singing a short chorus a few times. I was expecting a little more out of The Escapist, but I'll let you be the judge.
     
  10. Darkedge

    By:DarkedgeJun 12, 2008
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    Actually LiT wasn't written by Coldplay, it was written by John Hopkins, but he wrote it for them. So it's not like they're just ripping a song. And The Escapist is apparently a "collaboration" between Hopkins and Coldplay, and them being the same song just kinda shows that Hopkins did the songs with / for Coldplay. But they didn't write them. Hope that clears things up :)
     
  11. UrbanBuckeye33

    By:UrbanBuckeye33Jun 13, 2008
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    its ok since he is the secret member :)
     
  12. Littlewhiteshadows

    By:LittlewhiteshadowsJun 13, 2008
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    In the album booklet, it says something like LIT & The Escapist 'borrow heavily' from a song by Jon Hopkins. That doesn't mean the song is by Jon Hopkins, but that Coldplay sampled his work...like they did with Kraftwerk on Talk. I reckon the beginning is all Hopkins, but then when the guitars come in, that's Coldplay too.
     
  13. Tnspieler1012

    By:Tnspieler1012Jun 21, 2008
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    I thought the synths intro was courtesy of brian eno until I learned about jon Hopkins, I don't think anyone thought Martin and co. made that by themselves, so nothing's really changed. Anyway, it's everything coldplay added that makes the track as awesome as it is, mainly the hammer-dulcimer. The synths intro is all that jon gave them, and that practically dissappears (or becomes inaudible) halfway through anyway.
     
  14. Bonus_mosher

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    :rolleyes: relax, it's just the synth part at the beginning, like the first 10 seconds of ambience or whatever.

    not the song.
     
  15. CRYSTAL

    By:CRYSTALJun 23, 2008
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    but the lyrics on the track are by coldplay anyway.

    i loved the song and is one of my favorites.
     
  16. djibou

    By:djibouJun 23, 2008
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    I heard that they wanted to put Life In Technicolor on their next album or maybe on their next EP, but with lyrics.
    Wrong or right?
     
  17. Napoleon

    By:NapoleonJun 23, 2008
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    The intro is a sample from one of Hopkin's songs. The guitar riffs and further are Coldplay.
     
  18. Space Cadet

    By:Space CadetJun 24, 2008
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    From Jon Hopkins myspace: "The new Coldplay album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends is out on 12th June. I worked on the album as one of the co-producers for much of last year, and contributed some sounds and various keyboard instruments. An adapted version of one of my new tracks Light Through The Veins also appears as the intro to the first track Life In Technicolour, and as the backing for the track hidden at the end, The Escapist." http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=26521034&blogID=403195111

    He has the original song up on his myspace now: http://www.myspace.com/jonhopkins
     
  19. howyousawtheworld

    By:howyousawtheworldMar 18, 2009
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    No! The intro of LIT (first 30 seconds or so) is sampled from a track Jon Hopkins did, once the dulcimer comes in THAT is Coldplay 100%.
     
  20. Pseudonym

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    The main song itself (LITii part) was written by Coldplay. The part that was written by Hopkins (for them, willingly given) was the intro part that was also used in The Escapist.