6 oracle items tagged as blue room
January 8, 2013 / submitted by Sam, United States of America
Q.  Hi, Oracle!
I was wondering... who does the hand on the cover of The Blue Room belong to?
This is silly, but I've been wondering it every time I listen to one of the songs on that EP.
Thank you!

It's not silly but we don't know - it's sourced from National Geographic and we had nothing to do with taking it.

I answered this question back on November 12, 2010 (wow, where does time go?) so you can read more about the sleeve here.

February 1, 2012 / submitted by Caleb, Malaysia
Q.  Hey Oracle, I just bought Coldplay's The Blue Room E.P for GBP 20.00 and the item is in good condition but it have a little defects on the back cover. Since this is my first time buying things online, I want to make sure that the purchase is a good purchase. Therefore, I want to ask you about The Blue Room E.P. Can you please tell me how many of them were produce and are they considered as rare items? :)
Thanks in advance for your help! :)

It would depend from which batch the cd you have is from. The initial run of the E.P was 5000 which is considered low and would make the item somewhat rare. It was re-issued a couple of years later which means it was more readily available and therefore cds from that batch wouldn't be considered to be rare.
I don't have access to serial numbers so can't help you work out whether yours is from the earlier or later pressing.

November 12, 2010 / submitted by Karen M, Colombia
Q.  Q.Dear Oracle
the hand that is in the picture of the Blue Room EP is from one of the guys? Or is from another person?

Anchorman recently interviewed the designer of the Blue Room EP's cover; the hand in the photo does not belong to anyone in the band.
The article explains the picture was sourced from a magazine.

September 25, 2010 / submitted by Dan, United States of America
Q.  Good day to you Oracle,

I was wondering if the name for The Blue Room Ep stemmed from an unreleased song with that name; quite like LeftRightLeftRightLeft (Coldplay's live album from the Viva La Vida Era).

As always I appreciate your time and consideration.



P.S. How Is Your Life Today?

There was never a song called The Blue Room; it doesn't exist, unlike Leftrightleftrightleft that does but hasn't been released (as you say).
The Blue Room got its name from the studio where it was recorded.
p.s My life today is great. Thanks for asking!

September 1, 2009 / submitted by Nikki, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
How much is The Blue Room EP worth?

Around the £40 mark but can of course reach more in online auctions.

April 21, 2009 / submitted by Daan, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle.
Some of the early songs appear on two releases (singles, albums, EPs)
I was just wondering which of the following are actually new versions and which ones were just re-released:
Bigger Stronger (Safety EP/Blue Room EP);
Such a Rush (Safety EP/Blue Room EP);
No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground (Safety EP/Yellow single);
Don't Panic (Blue Room EP/Parachutes);
High Speed (Blue Room EP/Parachutes).
I think the Brothers & Sisters track from Brother's & Sisters is different from the Trouble single, judging by the intro.

I hope this isn't too much work for ya, but I'm sure I'm not the only Coldplay fan to wonder this.
Thanks a million.

The 3 tracks that were originally on the Safety E.P are exactly the same and weren't re-recorded for their subsequent releases. There were 2 recordings of Don't Panic and High Speed from sessions with the original producer Chris Allison before Ken Nelson took over; Don't Panic on The Blue Room E.P is said version.
Brothers & Sisters on the Trouble single is a different version. In fact, the band had already recorded that track before the Fierce Panda release of it.