Prospekt's March/Poppyfields

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"Prospekt's March/Poppyfields"
Song by Coldplay from the album Prospekt's March
Released 21 November 2008
Genre Alternative rock, ambient music, baroque pop
Length 3:39 (2:55/0:42)
Label EMI/Parlophone/Capitol
Producer Markus Dravs, Brian Eno, Rik Simpson
Prospekt's March track listing
  1. "Life in Technicolor II"
  2. "Postcards from Far Away"
  3. "Glass of Water"
  4. "Rainy Day"
  5. "Prospekt's March/Poppyfields"
  6. "Lost+"
  7. "Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)"
  8. "Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground"

"Prospekt's March/Poppyfields" are two songs by alternative rock band Coldplay that are included on the same track. They were written by all members of the band for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends but neither song made it to the final setlist, so they ended up on the Prospekt's March EP. The song "Prospekt's March" is built around acoustic guitars, an atmospheric synthesizer and vocals. The second song, "Poppyfields" is a short instrumental.

Writing and composition[edit]

The track has two different songs, like many others on the Viva la Vida album, such as "Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love". "Prospekt's March" is the main song and "Poppyfields" is a short, ambient instrumental piece. The songs are often considered to be a single-song medley as one unit. The band once explained that one of the reasons to put two songs in the same track was to add a bit of value, so it would have "enough value for money"[1]

The name "Poppyfields" was first revealed in September 2007 when Coldplay published a note signed as "Prospekt". The name "Prospekt's March" appeared for the first time in December of the same year, signed by the same pseudonym.[2]


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 182
Finnish Charts[4] 8


  1. ^ "Coldplay Give Track-By-Track Tour Of Viva La Vida, Explain Handclaps, Tack Pianos And The Number 42 - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  2. ^ Slender Fungus. "Timeline". Coldplay. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2008". Zobbel. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Coldplay - Prospekt's March / Poppyfields". Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

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