There are raised eyebrows in the Oasis camp over Coldplays’s decision to release their new album on a Thursday.
Chris Martin and Co hope their upcoming Viva La Vida will topple Oasis’ 11-year reign with Be Here Now as the fastest-selling British record.
But the Manchester band’s team believe Coldplay are stealing their idea to do it.
Be Here Now sold almost 700,000 copies in the first three days of sale in 1997.
Oasis released it on a Thursday — rather than the usual Monday — with three days of manic sales enough to catapult it to No1. Coldplay are doing the same with Viva La Vida, out on June 12.
Their last album, X&Y, is currently second on the fastest-selling list.
An Oasis source said: “Some people reckon Coldplay have nicked their successful blueprint from Be Here Now to try to break the record.”
But an insider in the Coldplay camp said: “The band decided to release the album on a Thursday to bring it in line with the rest of Europe.
“Oasis was never an influence.” I’m looking forward to seeing how many copies they shift.
It’ll be massive ... but I think the Oasis figure is a big ask.
23 May 2008
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