Coldplay Viva La Vida Album





Viva La Vida, aka Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, is the 4th album from Coldplay, the immensly popular British alternative rock band. Viva La Vida was released worldwide in June 2008, features 10 tracks and sold over 300,000 copies on the first day of it's release! Viva La Vida has already become a number one selling album in 36 countries around the world and is now the most downloaded paid album of all time thanks to iTunes and Amazon digital sales.

The "Viva la Vida" titled comes from a painting by a 20th century Mexican artist named Frida Kahlo and the title translates to "Live The Life" in Spanish. However, the album cover is not this painting and is actually a painting called "Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté Guidant Le Peuple)" by a French painter named Eugène Delacroix, which commemorates the July Revolution of 1830.

The first 2 singles off Viva La Vida were "Violet Hill" and the smash hit "Viva La Vida". Viva La Vida was released just under two weeks after the release of the Violet Hill single.

Some of the other stand out tracks on Viva La Vida are: Cemeteries of London, Lost!, Viva la Vida, Strawberry Swing, and Lovers in Japan.

Viva La Vida was released by Parlophone in the UK and by Capitol Records in the US. Coldplay says their next album will be released sometime in 2009 and will feature tracks that were not included on Viva La Vida.

Coldplay has four members: Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion.