The Blue Room (EP)

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The Blue Room
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EP by
Released11 October 1999
RecordedMay – July 1999
StudioSync City Studios and Orinoco Studios
GenreAlternative rock
Coldplay chronology
Safety EP
The Blue Room

The Blue Room is the second EP released by British rock band Coldplay, and their first release after signing with the Parlophone label in October 1999.


The version of "Don't Panic" featured on this release and produced by Chris Allison[1] is different from the one that appears on the band's later debut LP, Parachutes. The fourth track, "High Speed", also produced by Chris Allison[2] made the cut for Parachutes and remained unchanged. The first track, "Bigger Stronger" and fifth track, "Such a Rush", are re-releases from the Safety EP, and are the same on both EPs.[3]

"See You Soon" would later become a regular part of Coldplay's setlist during their A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour and was featured in both the DVD and CD of Coldplay's Live 2003 album. "See You Soon" was performed live for the first time since 2003 in Bogota, Colombia during the A Head Full of Dreams Tour and has become a recurring song in the tour.

Only 5000 copies of the CD version were manufactured in the original pressing, along with a limited edition 12 inch vinyl release which was individually numbered on the front picture sleeve. The CD version was re-released with identical packaging in 2001, thereby making it more widely available. A 2x7" vinyl version was included with The Singles 1999–2006 box set in 2007.

The artwork for the album was taken from a National Geographic magazine issue in 1997.[4]


Sputnikmusic user RandyfromPennywise gave a highly positive review, calling it "one of the best EPs I've heard, with one of the best songs I've heard" and continued "it's the most refined, complete and balanced effort released prior to the impressive debut album Parachutes" and awarded it 4.5/5.[5] AllMusic journalist MacKenzie Wilson gave similar praise, saying "the limited-edition five-track piece is well-crafted with lush harmonies and Martin's harking vocals reflect common dream pop melodies similar to Gene frontman Martin Rossiter" and singled out "Such a Rush" as being "outstanding".[6]

Track listing[edit]

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

The Blue Room E.P.
1."Bigger Stronger"4:49
2."Don't Panic"2:38
3."See You Soon"2:51
4."High Speed"4:16
5."Such a Rush"4:57
Total length:19:33


  1. ^ Allison, Chris. "All Music".
  2. ^ Allison, Chris. "All Music".
  3. ^ "The Oracle". Coldplay. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ Art History #3: The Blue Room EP Archived 27 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine. 2010-08-10.
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