Coldplay’s Fix You EP to Benefit Hurricane Katrina Victims Available Exclusively on the iTunes Music Store
CUPERTINO, CA— 09/15/2005— Coldplay, Capitol Records and Apple® today released Fix You, a digital EP that includes two songs previously unreleased in the US— “Pour Me” and “The World Turned Upside Down”—in addition to two versions of “Fix You,” the band’s new single from the double Platinum album X&Y. The EP is available exclusively on the iTunes® Music Store in the US at www.apple.com/itunes.
Coldplay, BMG Publishing, Capitol Records/EMI and Apple will donate 100 percent of their share of the proceeds of all US sales of this digital EP to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund. The Fix You EP was planned for digital release in the US next week and in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Coldplay, Capitol and Apple moved up the release date. The digital EP costs $2.99 and includes:
* “Fix You” (album version)
* “Pour Me” (recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003)
* “The World Turned Upside Down” (from the X&Y studio sessions)
* “Fix You” (recorded live this summer in Arnhem, Holland)
Since forming in London in 1998, Coldplay—comprised of Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Will Champion (drums) and Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards)—has won four Grammy awards, including the prestigious Record of the Year award for “Clocks.” The band’s albums have sold over 25 million copies, including Parachutes (2000), A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) as well as the latest album X&Y which is RIAA certified double Platinum in America.
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