Surround Sound release takes album ‘to its furthest conclusion’
Coldplay are to release a Blu-Ray edition of their album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ next week (September 23).
The release sees the album presented in 5.1 Surround Sound, which Coldplay’s producer says is the ultimate format for the album.
Rik Simpson, who co-produced ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ with Stargate, said: “The album was always conceived by the band as a dreamlike, kaleidoscopic sweep of music so it was fantastic to be able to take it to its furthest conclusion with a trip into a surround-sound dreamscape.”
The album was initially released in December 2015, reaching No 1 and having sold over four million copies so far. Its singles have been ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’, ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ and ‘Up&Up’.
As well as a stadium tour, the album also saw Coldplay headline Glastonbury Festival in June, where they were joined by former Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis, who sang Frank Sinatra’s standard ‘My Way’ on stage.
Coldplay also performed a benefit show at Kensington Palace in aid of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale, where the prince joined Coldplay on stage to perform ‘Up&Up’.
Coldplay resume touring on November 19 in India, with their final show for the album currently scheduled for December 14 in Australia.