4 oracle items tagged as rainy day
October 15, 2014 / submitted by Oscar, Mexico
Q.  Hello dear Oracle
My question is: is considered Rainy Day a part of Viva La Vida due to the similarity of sound?

Rainy Day was recorded during the Viva la Vida sessions but didn't make it on to the album. Along with other tracks that didn't - but almost did - it featured on the Prospekt's March EP. The EP is like an extension of Viva and the Deluxe Edition actually included Prospekt's March.

July 14, 2014 / submitted by Max, United States of America
Q.  Who does the strings on Rainy Day? It's probably one of Coldplay's best songs, in my opinion.

All string arrangements / performances on Rainy Day are by Davide Rossi. Davide has been arranging strings with the band for a while now but his website hasn't yet been updated to include his more recent Coldplay collborations.

January 13, 2009 / submitted by Charlie, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle, I travelled to Denver, Colorado from Bath, UK to see Coldplay on the 21st November 2008 with my Dad as he was the pilot and was the best thing ever!! The show was incredible enough for me to go and see them in Manchester as well. I will also be seeing them at Wembley.

Anyway, is it true that a Caroline Dale played the cello on the song Rainy Day. I know that on the album it says all string arrangements by Davide Rossi, its just that I happen to know Caroline and she mentioned to me that she played on it?
Thank you

Wow that's a cool way to go to a show!
Caroline did play cello on an early version of the track but as Prospekt's March E.P sleeve notes state, "all strings Davide Rossi", that includes cello.

January 5, 2009 / submitted by Chris, United Kingdom
Q.  Who is Emily Bart-Smith?

I presume you ask as she is credited with additional vocals on Rainy Day...
Emily is a close friend of the band and has been for many years. She was also a member of The High Wire but wasn't part of the line-up that supported Coldplay on the last U.K leg of the tour.