8 oracle items tagged as greatest hits
October 8, 2014 / submitted by Lauren, United States of America
Q.  Helloooo Dearest Oracle,

Next year as you know is the 15th Birthday of Parachutes. Any chance of a greatest hits tour? 15 years of Coldplay. Is this something the band has even talked about or considered? Would be a grand idea in my opinion.

Fifteen years, blimey! I always think that Greatest Hits feels like a finale. It's not really the band's style to do a tour just of greatest hits; there'll be new music to play when they next hit the road, with some hits thrown in.

February 20, 2014 / submitted by M, United States of America
Q.  What if I bought a Greatest Hits album, which I now know is illegal, and not real, but I didn't know at the time. Would I be held accountable for getting in some kind of trouble for owning it, even though I didn't know at the time? Should I throw it away?

If you're ever not sure about legitimate recordings, just check our Recordings section. CDs should also bear the label's official logo.
The band don't have a Greatest Hits but I doubt anybody cares enough to hunt you down - don't worry. How would anyone know you have it? Apart from us and I won't tell anyone ;-)

January 23, 2014 / submitted by Laura, Germany
Q.  Dear Oracle,
You answered to another question that there isn't a greatest hits album yet, but on Amazon I found one. So my question is if this is an official CD by Coldplay or just songs by Coldplay thrown on a CD?

The latter. I'm sorry but it matters not what you found or where - if it isn't in this official site's Recordings section it's not a legitimate release.
There is no bona fide Coldplay Greatest Hits album.

January 21, 2014 / submitted by Ross, United Kingdom
Q.  Is there perhaps a Greatest Hits album coming soon? I've noticed that several older songs have been posted recently (Talk on Twitter, Shiver on Facebook and Don't Panic has been the video on the homepage of the website for a few weeks now).

Absolutely not. I can see why you have put 2 and 2 together and come up with 5 but I assure you there is no correlation between the videos and a Greatest Hits album.
It's more a random selection of older songs while there's nothing much else going on but no other reason.

September 19, 2013 / submitted by crests of waves, Harveytown
Q.  via twitter: ‎‏@crests_of_waves Do you think the band will ever release a Greatest Hits album? Have they considered it before?

Their label have probably considered it but the band have never keen on the idea. One should never say never so let's say for now, they are more than happy to release new material.

December 20, 2012 / submitted by Veronica, Argentina
Q.  Hello Oracle! I want to know something. Is Coldplay Essensial an official album?

No; all the official recordings are on this website in the Recordings section. The band have never released any kind of Greatest Hits.

January 12, 2012 / submitted by Naomi Marshall, United States of America
Q.  So... the Coldplay Greatest Hits album that has been circulating in the stores from about 4 months ago, is it official?
It says, Parlophone on the sleeve and all, just wondering :)

Stores? Parlophone logo? Hmm this is very fishy. There is NO official Greatest Hits album. If there was a) we'd have announced it and b) it would be in our Recordings section and as you can see, it isn't.

March 4, 2011 / submitted by Justin, Australia
Q.  Dear Oracle, are there any plans to release a Greatest Hits?

No there aren't. The band aren't madly keen on the idea; they don't like fans paying extra for things they already have. Not sure where EMI stand on the idea at some later stage in the future.
Speaking of EMI, you may have noticed their server went down and unfortunately it wiped this week's Team Oracle responses from our system. They will now appear on Sunday as I'm afraid commitments mean I cannot address the problem until then. Sorry folks!