9 oracle items tagged as in my place
June 30, 2014 / submitted by pam soap, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle, I was strolling through Coldplay's videos and I found the one for In My Place. I noticed two dark figures at the very back. Was that part of the video? If so why?

If you type in my place into the search field on the Oracle page, you will see I have answered this - most recently in April. It's also on wikipedia . The women were a wardrobe assistant and the then video commissioner at EMI, Faith Holmes. The reason the director (Sophie Muller) decided to keep them in shot was to show the expanse of the room.

April 16, 2014 / submitted by Greg, United States of America
Q.  Howdy Oracle!

I'm not sure if this had been answered before, but who are the two people sitting in the back of the In My Place video?

Thanks a bunch!


I first answered this in 2009 and again (indirectly) in 2011 but just for you, Greg here it is again.

February 21, 2013 / submitted by Tyler, United States of America
Q.  Is the In My Place version used in the Oxfam video available for download anywhere?

I'm afraid not. It's being used with permission from Absolute Radio as that's where it was performed and recorded.

July 10, 2012 / submitted by Vivek, Norway
Q.  I love this one, was it ever released, and what are your thoughts on this version ?

I like it! There have been quite a few acoustic performances of In My Place - mainly for radio show performances. None of are available on any official release which is a shame as I think it would have made a great b-side.

July 7, 2011 / submitted by Una, Finland
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I was just watching Coldplay In My Place music video and I have one question... Who are the two people on stairs? :)

I assume that's after the last question I answered... In that case, that is DEFINITELY tagged so I'm afraid you'll have to go and check In My Place tags.

July 7, 2011 / submitted by Chloe, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle, I was wondering where the music video for In My Place was filmed? I didn't see anything about it in the tag cloud, but if you've already answered this question, I'm sorry! :)

Love from the US, Chloe

Hmm, I thought I had actually but will be sure to tag this reply. The video for In My Place was filmed at Saatchi Gallery, London.

May 4, 2011 / submitted by Guada, Argentina
Q.  Hi dear Oracle, I wanted to know what song is playing Chris at the end of In My Place live here?

The song is a 1965 classic written by the dynamic partnership Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It has been recorded by many artists, the first of whom was Jackie DeShannon.

February 8, 2011 / submitted by Laurene, France
Q.  Dear Oracle,
In In My Place who are the two guys on the stairs (1:12 and 2:50)?
Thanks for your answer and have a great day :)

I was going to ignore this as you have sent it a few times and try to tell you telepathically about our Tagcloud. This question has been asked and answered before, ok so it was back in September 2009 but still...
You'll find it here.
Thought this would serve as a gentle reminder to all that if I don't answer there may be no need to keep sending the question as it may already be lurking within.

September 10, 2009 / submitted by Christina, United States of America
Q.  Oracle,
I was watching the In My Place music video and remembered something to ask... do you know who those people are sitting wayyy in the background that Chris runs up to? I'm sure you do, you're the Oracle. :]! Thanks a bunch!

Indeed I do; the stylist on the shoot and EMI's video commissioner. They were sat on the step when the band were setting up and the video's director - Sophie Muller - asked them to stay there to show the size of the room.