Coldplay – LeftRightLeftRightLeft (2009)
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- Glass of Water
- Strawberry Swing
- The Hardest Part/Postcards from Far Away
- Viva la Vida
- Death Will Never Conquer
- Fix You
- Death and All His Friends
LeftRightLeftRightLeft is a live album by British alternative rock band Coldplay, released on 15 May 2009. The album was given away for free at all of the remaining concerts on the Viva la Vida Tour and was available as a free download on the band’s official website. However, the album was pulled from the band’s website before the release of Live 2012. Within six days, the album was downloaded 3.5 million times.
Regarding the limited release, Chris Martin states that: “Although it’s live, it’s supposed to be a real album, part of our canon. Y’know, as well as being a gift move, it is also a musical move. It’s meant to say that this is what we sound like at the moment.”
The purpose of the free album was to show gratitude to fans. The band stated that “playing live is what we love” and that the album is “a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.”
The material used for the album was “recorded in 101 locations”. Coldplay’s “sound man Dan [Green]…picked the [tracks] he thought were best, with Phil.”