Love In Tokyo

ColdplayDecember 7, 2018
Alternative/Indie℗ 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Company Music Group Company
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A Head Full Of Dreams (Love In Tokyo Version)4:54
Yellow (Love In Tokyo Version)4:54
The Scientist (Love In Tokyo Version)5:53
Paradise (Love In Tokyo Version)6:51
Everglow (Love In Tokyo Version)4:25
Midnight / Charlie Brown (Love In Tokyo Version)7:27
Hymn For The Weekend (Love In Tokyo Version)3:42
Fix You (Love In Tokyo Version)5:52
Viva La Vida (Love In Tokyo Version)4:12
Adventure Of A Lifetime (Love In Tokyo Version)4:51
Us Against The World (Love In Tokyo Version)6:21
Something Just Like That (Love In Tokyo Version)4:04
A Sky Full Of Stars (Love In Tokyo Version)4:53
Up&Up (Love In Tokyo Version)9:30
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December 7, 2018
℗ 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Company Music Group Company
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