Chris Martin has posted '2000 Miles' on band website

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Coldplay have posted a Christmas song online on their website to listen for fans to now.

The festive cover of The Pretenders 1983 classic ‘2000 Miles’ has previously been available to download through the band’s website – but is now available to hear for free.

Chris Martin and co originally recorded the Christmas song in 2003, when it was the year’s top-selling download in the UK, raising money for Future Forests and a campaign to Stop Handgun Violence.

In a message on http://www.coldplay.com, singer Chris Martin explains: “We love Christmas songs, but every time we try and write one it’s awful. So we cover them. Well, once or twice actually. The one song I would most liked to have written is ‘Fairytale of New York’ by de bloody Pogues of Ireland.”

Click here to listen to the track: http://www.coldplay.com

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