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The History of EMI Records

Coldplay Release "X&Y"

On June 6th, 2005, Coldplay released their 3rd album, “X&Y“. When their previous offerings had become huge hits, with “A Rush of Blood To The Head” a significant step forward from the debut, “Parachutes”, and seen Coldplay become one of the major UK acts and flag bearers, expectations were high.
However it was obvious from early on that Coldplay were in no hurry to release another record as they tortured themselves in an attempt to better “A Rush of Blood To The Head”.

"Piece of Mind" released by Iron Maiden

Piece of Mind is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on May 16th 1983. It was the first album to feature what is now widely considered the definitive Iron Maiden line-up of Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and new drummer Nicko McBrain. It features the classic Iron Maiden tracks, “Flight of Icarus” and “The Trooper”

The Beatles Release "Abbey Road"

The Beatles released “Abbey Road” on October 1st, 1969 in the USA and September 26th, 1969 in the UK. “Let It Be” was the final album released by The Beatles although it was actually recorded before “Abbey Road“, making the “Abbey Road” sessions the final sessions The Beatles worked on together as a band.
The fact that The Beatles managed to reconvene after the disastrous “Abbey Road” sessions was deemed to be miraculous. What may have been the saving grace was the decision to get George Martin back in to produce the “Abbey Road” sessions. He managed to broker an uneasy peace between the warring Paul McCartney and John Lennon and helped negotiate a path through the debris to pick out the gems, and unbelievably delivered the most coherent record The Beatles ever produced.