January 20, 2010 - submitted by Virgil, Australia

Q. Hello, would you please tell me about the cover art of the first album. The spinning globe... why it was chosen by the band. Thank you.

The Oracle replies:

The pressure to come up with an idea for the Parachutes cover was mounting. At that time the globe was being used at live shows sitting atop Chris's piano and had been a fixture during the recording process. It was almost a whimsical last minute decision in absence of any other idea. As it goes it was the perfect image to fit with the songs contained within.