37 oracle items tagged as yellow
November 6, 2013 / submitted by Merlin, Mexico
Q.  Me and my best friend, we both like Coldplay a lot, but he says that he hates Yellow because it reminds him to his ex-grilfriend hahaha! What should I say to him?

Don't say anything - do something. Make a nice new memory to that song so that he thinks of you instead.

November 5, 2013 / submitted by yzachris, twitter
Q.  Good morning. I found on ebay a Coldplay Yellow Fever CD ? I'd never seen it before, what is it?

I've never seen (or heard of) it before either. That narrows it down to a bootleg / unofficial CD.
It could be a remix of Yellow but I shouldn't think it's worth spending your money on. Probably just someone trying to cash in so I don't advise you to buy such things.

July 29, 2013 / submitted by Jorge, Peru
Q.  Hello Oracle,

I've been a Coldplayer since I was 8 but there's a little problem, I've never known what was the name of this intro (if it has) that the band used during their AROBTTH tours for Yellow is? (0:00 - 0:55)

It hasn't got a name and it is exactly what you said; an intro. It was an extended intro for the AROBTTH tour but still part of the song rather than a separately named entity. There isn't an official studio recorded version (single, album etc.) but obviously it is available on Live 2003.

July 18, 2013 / submitted by Christina, United States of America
Q.  Dearest Oracle,
I have been trying to find a specific version of Yellow that I heard. It was acoustic and slower than the original and Chris sings with a lower voice. The live 2012 is the closest I have gotten but it isn't the whole song. Is there a version of the whole song like that? It's my absolute favorite.

There are acoustic versions of the song available on CD, but they won't be identical to the version you seek. Live 2012 has a slower intro and then built into the climax.
There's an acoustic version on the God Put A Smile Upon Your Face EP but the most well-known one out there was from Jo Whiley's Lunchtime Social (Radio 1) that was available on a promo CD called Acoustic.

February 7, 2013 / submitted by Craig, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle!

So, I came across this. Have you ever heard this version before?! It's really beautiful!!!

My question, where and when is this from? I know the first verse and chorus is how they played it on the more recent MX tour shows, but I never knew there was this full studio version!

It's amazing, thank you. :-))


There are a few acoustic versions of Yellow and not just live.
The first studio version was given away via a newspaper back in 2000. It was from a radio session.
This version you love is from the Every Mother Counts compilation. A beautiful version for a great cause.

January 31, 2013 / submitted by Rick W, United States of America
Q.  In the alternate video for Viva La Vida made by Anton Corbijn, it looks like the beach Chris walks onto around 2:36 is the same one he walked on in the music video for Yellow. Is this really the case?

Nope, there was only ever the one video visit to Dorset's Studland Bay.

July 3, 2012 / submitted by Cameron F, United States of America
Q.  I've heard that the song Yellow was influenced in some part by the novel Great Gatsby. I'm torn, because I've read that Chris was inspired by a meteor shower, but at a recent concert, the yellow lights faded to a single green light, just like in the book.

I don't know where you heard it was influenced by The Great Gatsby, but it wasn't.
The story involves Chris singing in the style of Neil Young during their recording session after strumming some chords that he liked.
Speaking of The Great Gatsby, Gatz is a new show that features an enactment of the novel in its entirety - 6 hours of performance!
One of the actors, Scott Shepherd, knows the entire book off by heart. Incredible.

July 3, 2012 / submitted by Miguel, Philippines
Q.  Hey Oracle,

I was watching Coldplay live videos of Yellow during their Mylo Xyloto tour on youtube recently, and I was wondering if they stopped using the yellow balls they release during the song. If so are they going to use them again? Much thanks! And I'm seeing them in Toronto in July.

You will have balloons don't worry. They aren't yellow and they aren't released during Yellow. They appear during... actually, I won't spoil it for you!

April 24, 2012 / submitted by Saz, United States of America
Q.  Hello dear Oracle,

This is not so much a question as it is a request. I will soon be going to see Coldplay at the Hollywood Bowl and I always hoped that at a Coldplay concert I would be able to hear the song Yellow, but experience it like seen in videos with giant yellow bouncy balls. So if you could put in a good word for us Cali kids to get to experience that live, that would be fantastic. Thanks. :)

I don't need to put a good word in for you as that will definitely be happening. If you read the review of the first show in Edmonton, you'll see the yellow balloons are still very much a feature of Yellow live.

March 28, 2012 / submitted by Ben, United Kingdom
Q.  Last week I went on a geography trip to Studland Bay where the music video for Yellow was filmed - why was this beach, of all beaches chosen?

James Frost (one half of the video's directing team) said it was their producer who suggested it.
As is usual with videos, several locations are given as options before a scout of those places are carried out. Studland Bay was actually the first they visited and as soon as they saw it they knew immediately it was the right place to film.