A Rush of Blood to the Head



  • Parr St. Studios, Liverpool (England)
  • Air Studios, London ( England)

A Rush of Blood to the Head (English for: " An increase of blood to the head " ) is the second studio album by English rock band Coldplay. It was recorded between September 2001 and May 2002 London and Liverpool and published on 26 August 2002.

  • 3.3.1 Single
  • 3.3.2 DVD single
  • 3.3.3 Dutch 3- CD set
  • 3.3.4 Japanese EP


The band started just a week after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 to record their second studio album. The past events have been partially specified as inspiration for the lyrics and influenced the songwriting process. The group wrote over 20 songs for the album, the first of which was In My Place, which also brought out as the first single from the album the band. According to singer Chris Martin, this was also the ultimate song that "just occur " let the other songs.

Musically, the band has expanded their sound field, among other things, are more common piano and electric guitar sounds in appearance than on the previous album.

Title list


In My Place

The Scientist

In some European countries, including Germany, published a version of The Scientist that the B- sides of UK singles additionally contains a live version of In My Place. In addition, The Scientist appeared as a DVD single. The background vocals in the song 1:36 comes from the actor Simon Pegg.

Immediately after publication as CD to The Scientist was placed for two weeks in the German charts and reached rank 87. Seven years later, won the title with the interpretation by candidates of the talent show Popstars renewed popularity and has established itself in the charts again via download. He reached through downloads on the evening of the broadcast already number 77 and rose in the following week to the highest position 26

UK singles

DVD single

European Single


Even clocks appeared as audio and DVD single. In Holland also a now very rare and accordingly trendy 3 - CD set with several live recordings was released. Furthermore, an EP was released for the Japanese market, which in addition to the regular B-sides the title Murder of the God Put A Smile Upon Your Face Single - and two live recordings and two videos contains.


DVD single

Dutch 3- CD set

Japanese EP

God Put a Smile Upon Your Face


With their second album, Coldplay managed the international breakthrough and made in America a name. In addition, the album won numerous awards, including three Grammys. In the published list of 2003 best albums of all times of the Rolling Stone magazine, the album reached the 473 square.

The album is the most commercially successful album of the band to this day with over 13 million copies sold. This is also the album is number 13 of the world's best-selling albums between 2000 and 2009.