Coldplay are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Parachutes this week, and boy is it hard to believe that time has flown quite so far since the British pop-rockers burst onto the scene with their first record.
The album came out on July 10 in the year 2000, and now to mark the milestone of 20 years since its release Coldplay have uploaded an alternative version of their iconic video clip for ‘Yellow’.
The new clip includes never-before-seen footage, in the form of the first every take for the breakout single. “There were loads of extras in this version, but it rained all day so we sent them home at 4PM,” said Coldplay’s creative director Phil Harvey.
“Chris grabbed the cameraman and said ‘let’s just walk down the beach.’ Worked out well in the end!”
Bloody hell, check out how young baby-faced Chris Martin is!
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Take 1 of the Yellow video (hidden in the vaults since 2000). There were loads of extras in this version, but it rained all day so we sent them home at 4pm. Chris grabbed the cameraman and said ‘let’s just walk down the beach’. Worked out well in the end! PH #Coldplay #Parachutes
As well as posting the unseen footage, Coldplay also restored the fully release video for Coldplay to 4K quality.
“Happy 20th birthday to Parachutes, the album which set us off on this amazing adventure. Thanks to all of you who have joined along the way,” said Harvey in a separate Instagram post.
It could be some time before we see the band tour again, and not just due to the coronavirus pandemic. After releasing their eighth studio album in 2019, they revealed they wouldn’t be touring again until they’ve worked out a way to tour in a carbon-neutral fashion.