A Spell A Rebel Yell

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Violet Hill 7"

A Spell A Rebel Yell is a song written during sessions for Coldplay's fourth album, Viva la Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The song, along with many others, didn't make it onto the album. It was instead released as the b-side to a 7" vinyl limited edition single release of Violet Hill, free with NME magazine on May 7th 2008.

Krissi Murison, deputy editor of the NME said that Chris Martin contacted them directly, regarding A Spell A Rebel Yell: "He called up our editor one night from the studio, he said 'I have just written this song and it's the pefect song. NME readers are gonna love it, we have to get it out there.'"

The song got its debut radio play on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio One on 6th May 2008, shortly after 7pm BST. It is often likened to the shoegazing genre and comes across as a very experimental track.

Coldplay's sound engineer, Dan Green, shares a writing credit on this song.

The Oracle on A Spell A Rebel Yell

January 16, 2009 - submitted by NED, United States of America
Q. I want to know how to get songs that are only on exclusive singles... I cant find any way to get ahold of songs like "a spell a rebel yell" since that came only w/ a magazine subscription
PLEASE ANSWER!
ned
The Oracle replies:
Sadly the only way you could get that song was on the Violet Hill single that was given away with the NME paper (but it wasn't subscription only). It was a vinyl record too so some people got it but still haven't heard it!
Anyway, you can hear it here.

Lyrics

As far as I can see
All time and circuitry is wrong 

As far as poetry
Sit down and sing to me a song

'Cause all I want in this world
All I want in this world
Is for you to come home

A spell
A rebel yell
A spell

Soldier come home to me
You've been away from me so long

All I want in this world
All I want and deserve
Is for you to come home

A spell
A rebel yell
A spell
A rebel yell...

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