- Audio CD (Nov. 27 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Maxi, Import
- Label: EMI Import
- ASIN: B00004SA6A
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
|1. Shiver - Coldplay|
|2. For You - Coldplay|
|3. Careful Where You Stand - Coldplay|
"Shiver" was never really my favorite of Coldplay's songs. It's not bad, it's just not as good as most of their others. Track 2, "For You" is not bad, it's a slow piano based number that moves along gently yet never quite achieves lift-off. The closing song, "Careful Where You Stand" is a great one however. It has a beautiful melody and a wonderful guitar part. It's definitely better than some of the tracks off of Parachutes.
A decent single, worth the five dollars you can get it for.
"For You" is their masterpiece. Right up there with "Spies" and "Trouble". Sparsely driven by piano and as haunting as they get.
"Careful Where you Stand" is nearly as beautiful and mellow, this time acoustic guitar based.
"Shiver" is a wonderful mix of the band's harder and softer work in one song. The song opens with a great guitar riff, then giving way to Chris Martin's voice, then smartly intertwining vocals and guitars, with fine backing from drums and bass. Wow!
"For You" finds Chris at the panio, with the band eventually joining in gently. The vocals are hauting on this track (witness Chris whispering "For You" in the fade-out...)
"Careful Where You Stand" starts of with accoustic guitar only, with additional but sparse intrumentation later on. What makes Coldplay so good is the mix of fine melodies with smart but touching lyrics ("I am cured when I'm by your side"). This song demonstrates that so well.
In the tradition of Oasis and Travis, Coldplay issues singles that do more than rehash the lead track a couple of times. The quality of the "B side" songs are amazing. Both "For You" and "Careful" are not found on "Parachutes", so the bottom line is clear: buy this!