Safety (EP)

Safety was the first EP and public release by the British rock band Coldplay. It was recorded over a weekend during May 1998 and intended to be a demo for record companies. Phil Harvey, the band's manager, financed the project for around £1500 and only about fifty copies made it to stores, as they gave most of them away to labels, friends and families.[2]

Safety
Safety ep.jpg
EP by
Released25 May 1998[1]
RecordedEarly May 1998
StudioSync City Studios
GenreAlternative rock
Length14:24
LabelSelf-released
Producer
Coldplay chronology
Ode to Deodorant
(1998)
Safety
(1998)
The Blue Room
(1999)

The songs on this EP have all appeared unaltered on subsequent releases by Coldplay. "Bigger Stronger" and "Such a Rush" are featured on The Blue Room EP, and "No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground" was a B-side on the single release of "Yellow".[3] The cover photo of lead singer Chris Martin was taken by John Hilton, a friend of the band.[4]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin.

No.TitleLength
1."Bigger Stronger"4:49
2."No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground"4:31
3."Such a Rush"4:57
Total length:14:24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Safety EP". Coldplay Timeline.
  2. ^ Origin And Early Years (September 1996 – October 1999) coldplaying.com
  3. ^ "The Oracle". coldplay.com. Coldplay. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ Slender Fungus (10 June 2010). "News - Art history #1 (Safety EP)". Coldplay. Retrieved 8 March 2012.

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