Monday, November 26, 2012

Coldplay Live 2012

I was more than thrilled when I got the invitation from PolyEast Records to attend the exclusive preview of Coldplay’s Live 2012 Concert Film for a number of reasons. 1. I’m a fan of this British Alternative Rock Band. 2. They are my idol’s (Champ Lui Pio) fave band, 3. They have an incredibly hot lead vocalist Chris Martin. and 4. They offer a semi-dramatic yet world beating music.

This ‘Coldplay Live 2012’ is a 90 minute-film showcasing the band’s first concert documentary from their performances in Paris's Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Center and Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage in support of their acclaimed Mylo Xyloto World Tour. Every show was full packed and sold out to 30,000 energetic music lovers.

From the onset of the film, it was already hypnotizing and mesmerizing. The stage, the design, the production, the concept and the band, comprised of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion & Jonny Buckland all together came out bigger, artistic, passionate and lovable. It was like overstuffed! They sounded so real that you will feel like you are in the venue with your hands in the air, waving and singing with them. Just beyond good-vibes.

Interviews & Insights from the band members, behind the scenes from the tours and Coldplay’s ‘life on the road’ are shown in between songs. A defining moment in the film was when all the led wristbands of the audience were lighted up in neon colors blinking to the music. Also another awesome moment was when Chris Martin smashed his guitar (shown in slow-mo) on stage after singing ‘God Put A Smile on Your Face’. Everything was just wonderful from flashes of lights to pouring of confetti butterflies to dazzling fireworks to colorful screens. 

Chris Martin said on the film: “ The Mylo Xyloto tour has been the most fun we’ve ever had as a band. It felt very uplifting right from the start because of the amazing audiences that we’ve been playing for. Our crowd has become more and more a part of the concert itself. They are loud, diverse, full of soul and they make the songs sound much better that we can on our own.”

Mylo Xyloto is Coldplay’s 5th studio album that was released October of last year with hits ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Charlie Brown’, ‘Princess of China’ giving them 3 Grammy Award Nominations.

The screening took place at the board room of PolyEast Records with a glass of Ice Tea, a bowl of chips & popcorn and a big tropical burger adding cinematic glory. Hahaha!

You guys are all lucky that you get to watch this epic concert on DVD like that of a Live Experience. This is for sure the next best thing to seeing them in person. Concert in Manila may not happen yet anytime soon coz it will cost producers Millions. 

Coldplay Live 2012 CD+DVD are available for P485 and a special imported edition with free MyloXyloto baller for P1500 and will be launched on Nov. 30 at Astro Plus SM North Edsa and Odyssey Megamall. 

Follow @PolyEastRecords on twitter for more updates. 
Here is the trailer!