Shiver / For You / Careful Where You Stand Import, Maxi
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Digipak. Following on from the Sell-Out Nme Premier Tour, Coldplay Return with their Fantastic First Single for 'Shiver'. Includes Two New Tracks 'Careful Where You Stand'& the John Barry-Esque 'For You'.
Top Customer Reviews
"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!
"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.
Bottom line: I listen to tons of bands. I own about 800+ Cd's and this single right now is my most prized. "Shiver" is a fine example of what this band is capable of...the B-sides are beautiful as well. Perfect vocals...perfect lyrics...perfect music.
If the rest of Coldplays studio material is as good as this single they are setting themselves up to leave a very big and meaningful mark in the world of music and beyond.
Most recent customer reviews
this is their the first material, and i have to say that is amazing all the songs are really great, my favorite one is shiver, and this band is the best new group that i never... Read morePublished on April 19 2002 by adriana
if you love the softer side of Parachutes, then invest the cash in this ep for the 2 b-sides.
"For You" is their masterpiece. Read more
I first heard this tune on the radio, and couldn't wait to buy the single. Chris's voice is just absolutely brilliant! Read morePublished on June 28 2000 by email@example.com
An excellent single, what with Chris Martin's cherubic voice and the band's bright, exuberant sound. (Perfect for pining Jeff Buckley fans. Read morePublished on March 23 2000