The Blue Room (EP)
|The Blue Room|
|EP by Coldplay|
|Released||"Bigger Stronger" 5 August 1999 "Complete EP" 11 October 1999|
|Recorded||Sync City Studios and Orinoco Studios, May – July 1999|
|Genre||Alternative rock, indie rock|
The version of "Don't Panic" featured on this release is different from the one that appears on the band's later debut LP, Parachutes. The fourth track, "High Speed", also made the cut for Parachutes although it remained unchanged. The first track, "Bigger Stronger" (re-released on 5 August 1999), and fifth track, "Such a Rush", are re-releases from the Safety EP, and are the same on both EPs.
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.
Sputnik 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. AllMusic 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.
- "Bigger Stronger" – 4:49
- "Don't Panic" – 2:38
- "See You Soon" – 2:51
- "High Speed" – 4:16
- "Such a Rush" – 4:04
- "The Oracle". coldplay.com. Coldplay. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Art History #3: The Blue Room EP. Coldplay.com. 2010-08-10.