37 oracle items tagged as yellow
April 16, 2015 / submitted by Sally, United Kingdom
Q.  Do you know if Chris still owns the raincoat he wore in yellow, it's my favourite song and I just always wondered?

I have no way of knowing but I'd put money on the answer being "no". As is the nature of videos, it may not even have been his coat.

October 6, 2014 / submitted by Georgie, United Kingdom
Q.  Recently I bought a Yellow EP, with a cardboard case, with the words 'your skin and bones turn into something beautiful' on the inside front cover. However other people seem to have a plastic case version of the same EP? Why was there two different versions?

If it is indeed an official item, I would imagine you have a promo single, not an E.P, though I have never seen one fitting that description. I've seen a promo in a yellow card sleeve but nothing gatefold, that opened up.

August 7, 2014 / submitted by Brennen Diehl, United States of America
Q.  Is the beach in the alternate video for Viva la Vida and Yellow the same beach?

No. Yellow's beach is in Dorset ( Studland Bay). The alternative video for Viva was shot in The Hague so I assume the beach was somewhere nearby but it definitely wasn't Dorset.

July 10, 2014 / submitted by Henry , United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle

I'm very interested in how many times the band have played Yellow live seeing that's their most played song (probably). How do they play their songs so many times and show so much passion ?

I know it may seem strange to play the same set live every night with the same enthusiasm but the energy from the audience helps. Every night is unique because of that. Plus the band love what they do & rarely play songs they don't like (apart from the when they were split on their love for The Hardest Part).
It would appear Yellow has now been played around 825 times live.
Ooh, happy 14th birthday to Parachutes!

March 24, 2014 / submitted by Derek, Canada
Q.  Dear Oracle, it saddened me to watch Coldplay not play Yellow at the concert the other night. Why did they choose to exclude it? And was this the first time ever?
Thanks from Canada eh!

The band didn't play Yellow at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony either but as far as I know it's been played at all official Coldplay concerts and all summer festivals.
When they do a one-off performance or a show that's part of something else they sometimes have the chance to pick an exclusive, bespoke setlist and I think that was the case at the iTunes gig.

March 20, 2014 / submitted by Joselyn, Costa Rica
Q.  Hello dear Oracle
I'm curious, what was the song that most have played over the years?

Yellow is definitely the band's most performed live song.

February 25, 2014 / submitted by Matt, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle!

I was searching Youtube videos (Yes I have nothing better to do!) and found a video of Chris apologising to Will (with the help of crowd) in San Diego when playing Yellow in 2009, I'm sure you've answered this before but what was that about? The video quality isn't good enough for me to work it out!

Cheers :)

This was all in jest but at the start of the song Chris made a mistake (from what I can gather, there was no acoustic guitar intro). Just before the end of the song, Chris explains to the crowd that at the beginning he made "a tremendous error" and Will gave "the nastiest look" a drummer can give to a singer.
He asks the crowd to help him say sorry at the end of the song, which they did.

January 30, 2014 / submitted by Jessica, Australia
Q.  Hi Oracle,
My fiance & I are getting married next August and we want to have Yellow for our first dance as a married couple.
Are there any releases that feature an acoustic version we can buy?

There are acoustic versions of the song around. The most notable being from Jo Whiley's Lunchtime Social session back in 2000. Whether you will be able to buy it remains to be seen but the track featured on Coldplay Acoustic, a promo E.P.

December 12, 2013 / submitted by Tori, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle, I was wondering what the name of the egg-shaped guitar Chris uses in this performance of Yellow was?
I believe it's also one of the guitars that the band the Rolling Stones used.

It's been a while since I answered this question. I first replied to it in 2009 and again here in 2010.
And yes, here is Rolling Stone's Brian Jones playing one.

November 13, 2013 / submitted by Ethan, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle!
I hope you are having a great day, I was just curious was the Yellow video shot in one take?
Best Regards,

No, but it didn't take long. Although it was a 12-hour day, the actual footage was shot in under an hour. They only ran through the song 5 times.