Safety (EP)

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Safety
EP by Coldplay
Released 25 May 1998
Recorded Sync City Studios, early May 1998
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 14:12
Label Self-released
Producer Coldplay
Nikki Rosetti
Coldplay chronology
Safety EP
(1998)
The Blue Room EP
(1999)

Safety was the first public release by British rock band Coldplay. It was recorded over a weekend during May 1998, and was intended as a demo for record companies. It was financed by the band and their manager Phil Harvey for around £200.

Everyone involved was so pleased with the finished product that they decided to pay for 500 copies to be manufactured for distribution around London. Only about 50 copies ever made it to record stores, as they gave most of the copies away to record companies and their friends and families.[1] The EP is unavailable on iTunes and therefore is such a rarity that it is known to fetch in excess of £2000 on eBay.[2]

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 listing[edit]

  1. "Bigger Stronger" – 4:49
  2. "No More Keeping My Feet on the Ground" – 4:31
  3. "Such a Rush" – 4:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Origin And Early Years (September 1996 – October 1999) coldplaying.com
  2. ^ http://www.wikicoldplay.com/Safety_EP
  3. ^ "The Oracle". coldplay.com. Coldplay. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Slender Fungus (10 June 2010). "News - Art history #1 (Safety EP)". Coldplay. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 

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