Brothers & Sisters (song)

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"Brothers & Sisters"
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Single by Coldplay
B-side
  • "Easy to Please"
  • "Only Superstition"
Released 26 April 1999
Format CD
Recorded Station Studios, February 1999
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:05
Label Fierce Panda
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Coldplay singles chronology
"Brothers & Sisters"
(1999)
"Shiver"
(2000)

"Brothers & Sisters" is a song by Coldplay, released as their first single in 1999 following the release of the band's first EP Safety, released a year earlier. It was later re-released as an EP. The song has peaked at number 92 on the UK Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

After forming in 1998, Coldplay met up with local record label Fierce Panda Records after a representative from said label saw them perform at the Camden Falcon in December of that year. Fierce Panda offered to release their debut single, and the band agreed, signing a short record deal.[1][2]

Recording[edit]

According to the single's liner notes, recording completed in only four days and cost the band a lowly sum of £400.[1] The atmospheric sounds on "Easy to Please" were created by setting up microphones on a wet road outside the studio.[2]

Release[edit]

1,500 copies of the vinyl single were issued in a special wrap-around picture sleeve. The single was re-released as an EP in late 2002 on Brash Records.

Versions[edit]

There are three versions, one from 1998, another from 1999, and a last one from 2000, being the version of this release the second one. The first and original can be found on the Ode To Deodorant CD promo single, and the third one later appeared on the "Trouble" single as part of the Parachutes record sessions.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Brothers & Sisters" 4:05
2. "Easy to Please" 3:01
3. "Only Superstition" 3:48

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'Brothers and Sisters' Liner Notes
  2. ^ a b "Brothers & Sisters EP". coldplaying.com. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-05-01" UK Singles Chart.

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