5 oracle items tagged as lovers in japan
November 24, 2014 / submitted by Nick, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

What is Jonny's setup to achieve the tone for Lovers In Japan? I also submitted this question on twitter. Jonny's guitar tone in this song is one of my favorites because it's so unique and beautiful!! It seems similar to the Life In Technicolor ii guitar part!


This week I have once again called upon the expertise of Matt McGinn to answer some questions asked about Jonny...

Fender Thinline Telecaster, Audio Kitchen Custom Combo, TC2290 delay, Eventide H7600.If you're talking about the album version I assume you mean the bits in the verses which are Jonny - Brian Eno did some of the guitar on this though and so did I! The live version - where JB puts all the best bits together - is my favourite though.

August 30, 2012 / submitted by Jacqueline B , United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!
Could you confirm for me whether or not part of the Lovers in Japan music video was shot at 33 Portland Place in Marylebone, the same place used in The King's Speech as Lionel's office?

Wow, it's always very impressive when fans spot things that aren't necessarily well-known facts.
Yes, some shots were filmed there as well as some at Alexandra Palace and some at Abbey Mills Pumping Station.

February 22, 2012 / submitted by Logan, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I am very excited about going to another Coldplay concert this summer. I have seen some of their performances online and have wondered why they haven't played Lovers in Japan. In my opinion it is one of their best songs performed live. Is there any chance they will add it to their set list when they start their tour back up?

Lovers In Japan has been played live so many times as it was part of the Viva tour setlist. It's not on the current MX one though so enjoy these clips to your heart's content.

March 30, 2011 / submitted by Helene, Norway
Q.  Dear Oracle,

Is there any place where I can buy the acoustic version of Lovers in Japan? I'd never download anything from a band that I adore as much as Coldplay without actually paying for it first.

Thanks in advance!

Best wishes from Norway.

The acoustic version was a bonus track on the pre-ordered Viva album via iTunes, in fact there was only ever a digital version. Unfortunately that also means it was only available for a limited period of time.
It popped up on my iPod's shuffle the other day and I myself wondered how I'd come by it.

June 12, 2009 / submitted by Stefan, Germany
Q.  Dear Oracle

I just found out that the Lovers in Japan video will be shown for the first time tonight on German TV. Will only the video be released or will it also be released as a single?

Kind regards


Back in November we showed the video here so it would seem there's no specific reason that German TV is airing it tonight.