Ghost Stories Live 2014

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Ghost Stories Live 2014
Coldplay - Ghost Stories Live 2014 (Artwork).jpg
Live album by
Released24 November 2014 (2014-11-24)
Recorded
Venue
Genre
Length40:43
Label
Coldplay chronology
Ghost Stories
(2014)
Ghost Stories Live 2014
(2014)
A Head Full of Dreams
(2015)

Ghost Stories Live 2014 is the fourth live album by the British alternative rock band Coldplay. It is a live recorded version of the band's sixth studio effort Ghost Stories, being released by Parlophone in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2014.[1] A DVD from one of the concerts that was filmed at Sony Studios, Los Angeles in March 2014, is included in the package.[2]

The performance was previously shown on NBC, however, it differs from the TV special, as it only includes performances of the songs from Ghost Stories, while the special featured only six songs from the album, with the other three being replaced by the band's previous hits "Clocks", "Viva la Vida" and "Paradise".[3][4]

It was filmed by director Paul Dugdale in a custom-built amphitheatre at Sony Studios, Los Angeles, according to the band's official website. The ground-breaking production sets the band's performance against 360-degree and overhead imagery.[5] The live recording of the album won a Broadcast Award for Best Music Programme and scored a Best Music Film nomination at the Grammy Awards.[6][7]

Recording[edit]

"Always in My Head", "Midnight" and "A Sky Full of Stars" were recorded on 1–2 July 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. "Magic" and "True Love" were recorded on 19 June 2014 at Enmore Theatre, Sydney. "Ink" was recorded on 28 May 2014 at Paris Casino, Paris. "Another's Arms" was recorded on 5 May 2014 at Beacon Theatre, New York City. "Oceans" was recorded on 25 April at E-Werk, Cologne. "O" was recorded on 19 May 2014 at Royce Hall, Los Angeles.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, except "A Sky Full of Stars" (co-written by Tim Bergling).

CD[edit]

Ghost Stories Live 2014
No.TitleLength
1."Always in My Head" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)3:57
2."Magic" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)4:52
3."Ink" (Live at Le Casino de Paris, Paris)4:09
4."True Love" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)4:20
5."Midnight" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)4:48
6."Another's Arms" (Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York City)3:55
7."Oceans" (Live at E-Werk, Cologne)4:28
8."A Sky Full of Stars" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)4:38
9."O" ("Fly On" – 0:00–3:50 / "O (Reprise)" – 3:51–5:36) (Live at Royce Hall, Los Angeles))5:36
Total length:40:43
Ghost Stories Live 2014  – Japanese edition
No.TitleLength
10."Viva la Vida" (Live at Dome City Hall, Tokyo)4:26
Total length:45:09
Ghost Stories Live 2014  – iTunes version
No.TitleLength
10."Always In My Head" (Alternative Live Take)3:35
11."Oceans" (Alternative Live Take)5:13
Total length:49:31

DVD[edit]

Ghost Stories Live 2014  – Recorded in Sony Studios, Los Angeles[5]
No.TitleLength
1."Always In My Head" 
2."Magic" 
3."Ink" 
4."True Love" 
5."Midnight" 
6."Another's Arms" 
7."Oceans" 
8."A Sky Full of Stars" 
9."O" 
Total length:41:57
Ghost Stories Live 2014  – Bonuses[5]
No.TitleLength
1."Midnight" (Music video)5:10
2."Magic" (Music video, extended director's cut)10:30
3."A Sky Full of Stars" (Music video)4:14
4."True Love" (Music video)4:21
5."Ink" (Live at Royal Albert Hall)3:55
6."All Your Friends" (Music video)3:43
7."Ghost Story" (Music video)4:15
8."Always In My Head" (Artwork animation)3:36
9."Always In My Head" (Alternate live take in Sony Studios)3:34
10."Oceans" (Alternate live take in Sony Studios)5:12
Total length:48:30

Personnel[edit]

Coldplay

Production

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[22]
Album
Gold 50,000*
Hungary (MAHASZ)[23] Platinum 2,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Gold 25,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia 21 November 2014 Digital download Parlophone
Germany
Ireland
Canada 24 November 2014
France
Poland CD + DVD Warner Music Poland
CD + Blu-ray
United Kingdom CD + DVD Parlophone
CD + Blu-ray
Digital download
United States
Hong Kong 25 November 2014
Mexico
Parlophone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghost Stories Live 2014 out 24 November". Coldplay.com. 20 October 2015. Archived from the original on 28 September 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  2. ^ Slender Fungus. "Coldplay: News - Ghost Stories Live 2014 out today!". coldplay.com.
  3. ^ "Coldplay Debut 'Ghost Stories' on a Movie Soundstage at Intimate L.A. Show". Rolling Stone.
  4. ^ "Coldplay 'Ghost Stories' Special To Air on NBC". Billboard.
  5. ^ a b c SNI. "Coldplay Official Store - Ghost Stories Live 2014 (CD & DVD)". Coldplay Official Store.
  6. ^ "Broadcast Supplement" (Page 30-31/52). Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Coldplay". GRAMMY.com. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coldplay – Ghost Stories – Live 2014" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Coldplay – Ghost Stories – Live 2014" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Ranking ABPD - DVD ( 08/06/2015 a 14/06/2015 )". Portal Sucesso. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2014. 48. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Coldplay – Ghost Stories – Live 2014". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Coldplay – Ghost Stories – Live 2014". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Coldplay – Ghost Stories – Live 2014". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Official Music Video Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Coldplay Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2014". Ultratop. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Összesített album- és válogatáslemez-lista - eladási darabszám alapján - 2014". Mahasz. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  20. ^ "ultratop.be – Jaaroverzichten 2015" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  21. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2015". Ultratop. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  22. ^ "French album certifications – Coldplay – Ghost Stories - Live 2014" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  23. ^ "Adatbázis – Arany- és platinalemezek – 2014" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  24. ^ "British video certifications – Coldplay – Ghost Stories - Live 2014". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 January 2015.Select videos in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Ghost Stories - Live 2014 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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