Note that the following information relates to the UK release of the Coldplay album Parachutes. However, details of non-UK releases are listed in the Other Versions section.
Release type Album
Date of release 10th July 2000
Highest chart position Information not found
Record label Parlophone
Catalogue number 527 7832
Producer Coldplay, Ken Nelson, Chris Allison
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An Japanese version of Parachutes was released on 9th August 2000 through the Parlophone record label. It has the tracklisting: 1. Don't Panic 2. Shiver 3. Spies 4. Sparks 5. Yellow 6. Trouble 7. Parachutes 8. High Speed 9. We Never Change 10. Everything's Not Lost / Life Is for Living 11. Careful Where You Stand 12. For You
An American version of Parachutes was released on 7th November 2000. It has the tracklisting: 1. Don't Panic 2. Shiver 3. Spies 4. Sparks 5. Yellow 6. Trouble 7. Parachutes 8. High Speed 9. We Never Change 10. Everything's Not Lost 11. Beautiful World 12. Help Is Round the Corner 13. Some Birds 14. For You 15. See You Soon 16. Shiver (live) 17. Yellow (live)
Music doesn't come more touching than Parachutes. With their debut single alone, the emotion-fortified "Shiver", Coldplay proved they could shift between elated and crushed in a breath as singer Chris Martin poured out music's oldest chestnut (unconditional yet unrequited love) with the shakiest of voices and a backdrop of epic guitars that rouse and tug at the heart strings. For 10 tracks on Parachutes, he comes out with these, adding new-found meaning to the most tired and overused rock sentiments--love found, love lost, love unrequited, hurting the o... Read full review »
Parachutes is still my favourit album from Coldplay. This album contributed to coldplays success with great s... Read full review »
Great cd/album , got all of there cd/albums and i think they are all just great , actually... Read full review »
The songs on this album are ok but that's it they are just mediocre. There are good musicians at work here but somehow the sum of their talents adds up to something which leaves me uninspired and untouched. There are better songs on "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" but... Read full review »
Emotionally unsettling and uplifting in equal measure, simple
smart records are sometimes the best. Some of Coldplay's best work
is here along with the souring choruses that they would perfect
with the next album.
Chris Martins voice may lack the beauty of his counter parts but it works for his character, he feels vunrable and troubled and immediately identifiable that's exactly why Shiver was such an outstanding debut single. Slowly building momentum with guitars into a pure jam of uplifting chimes, only then does Chris begins crooning his tale of being unnoticed by someone whom he desires, it's a sad song, indeed and it impacts and gives you a cold shiver, similar if we must to Radiohead's Creep. Don't Panic a simple but serviceable opener feels a bit like Bitter Sweet Symphony without wings. `Spies' is probably the most interesting song on the album which like Shiver races to a climax of pure brilliance but not without first taking a murky look at the world. Sparks is a slow simple ballad in an album not short of them and then we get to Yellow.... Read full review »
7 years on and Parachutes still sounds great. The first time I
ever heard of or saw Coldplay, was on the much missed channel 4
music show hosted by Jo Whiley. The video for `Yellow' was shown
and I was hooked instantly "You know I love you so".
A lot of music fans at the time dismissed Coldplay as a poor Radiohead tribute act, but I always felt they owed more to the Verve (no bad thing and possibly benefited from their demise) but regardless of how derivative Coldplay were, `Parachutes' is possibly one of the finest debuts of the past 20 years. Coldplay hit the UK music scene just at the right time at the turn of the century, when British music was in need of a boost following the end of the so called Brit Pop movement, and they delivered to those who took the time.
Compared to their later albums this is obviously their debut album. By that I mean i... Read full review »
You can get the lyrics to the songs on Parachutes from the Bands Only Coldplay lyrics section.