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Coldplay Releases Prospekt’s March [EP] in the U.S. Today

Have you ever heard of Coldplay?  I am guessing even if you don’t listen to them, you have heard of the band.  I am truly amazed by this band.  Not only are they a darn good band, (even if you just think they are just a poppy, trendy U2, their success is obvious) but they very well could be the best marketed band ever.  They time their release dates perfectly, show up on all the popular shows just before the album hits the market, gives away free downloads of their songs, does free concerts in London and probably the most commonly played total set of songs from a secular band, currently being played in churches I have heard.  They have transcended most cultural lines, political boundaries, and music genres.

On June 15 2008, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends topped the UK album chart, despite having been on sale for only three days. In that time, it sold 302,000 copies; the BBC called it “one of the fastest-selling records in UK history“. By the end of June, it had set a new record for most-downloaded album ever.

They release one album in April of this year (see also Coldplay’s New Viva La Vida Cover Art Released), Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, after working on it since 2006, and today they have released an EP version of the album, but with 6 new songs and 2 good remakes.  Viva became Amazon’s number one selling album BEFORE it is released, just on pre-orders and today (without pre-orders) it is ranked #14 in rock and moving up.

Today, they released Prospekt’s March [EP], which was completed at the same time as Viva la Vida, and scheduled for release around this time.  It has 8 songs, 6 news ones, and a cover similar to Viva la Vida.

Photographing Spiderwebs in the Rain

If you are new to this blog, this is my daily image of the day post. I try to do this as a daily post of a photo I have taken at one point or another, as often as I can. Today is a favorite photography subject of mine, just because they are usually very cooperative when you are going to take their photo. Unlike people whom always seem to fidget, spiders are only interested in something when it hits their web.

I would have preferred to take this from the other side but it just wasn’t possible that particular day. I still love the detail in the web itself.