180g Vinyl! First Album Since 2011's Mylo Xyloto!
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound!
Lacquers Cut at Abbey Road!
2015 Grammy Award Nominee for:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - "A Sky Full of Stars"
Best Pop Vocal Album
Ghost Stories is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band Coldplay. The album, co-produced by the band with returning Mylo Xyloto producers Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson. It is the first full-length release by the band in North America under Atlantic, after Coldplay were transferred from Capitol Records in 2013, following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012.
Ghost Stories, partly inspired by lead singer Chris Martin's troubled relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow at the time of the album's recording, is a concept album that tells the story of a man going through a dramatic and sudden breakup, with the narrative following the man's various emotional states leading up to his eventual acceptance of the situation. The album revolves around a central theme of "opening yourself up to love", and accepting that love does not last forever. The album was recorded by the band throughout 2012 and 2013 at the band's purpose-built home studios in London, England, and features guest producers Avicii, Timbaland and Madeon, in addition to the band's frequent collaborator, Jon Hopkins. The album is packaged with original etchings by Mila Fürstová, created specifically for the album.
Reported by Rollingstone.com about the debut performance of the full album for an intimate audience of 800 guests, "...Fans were still on their feet as the band left the small stage, marking the end of an elegant night of love songs from Coldplay..."
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Lacquers Cut by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road
Pressed at Optimal, U.S.
Limited time digital download
1. Always In My Head
4. True Love
1. Another's Arms
3. A Sky Full of Stars