One thousand fans are to be sent a limited-edition CD containing a cover of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'...

Coldplay have released an ultra-limited edition Christmas present to fans – a CD featuring the classic ‘HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS’.

The two track promo, titled ‘Mince Spies’, is strictly limited to 1000 copies and has been distributed to fans and journalists across the country.

In addition to the Yuletide classic, written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and sung by the likes of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Perry Como, the CD also features a remix of the group’s biggest hit ‘Yellow’ by Alpha.

The group also gave their fans a message on the back of the CD, which reads: “Hello and Happy Christmas from us. We’re in the studio at the moment but for now here’s something for you that you might not have heard. This (CD) is one of only a thousand copies. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy 2002! With love from Guy, Will, Jonny and Chris.”

The CD is not likely to be released commercially.