Live in Madrid (EP)

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Live in Madrid
Coldplay - Live in Madird.jpg
EP / Live album by
Released31 October 2011
Recorded26 October 2011
GenreAlternative rock
Length39:54
LabelEMI
Coldplay chronology
Mylo Xyloto
(2011)
Live in Madrid
(2011)
Coldplay Live 2012
(2012)
Coldplay live album chronology
iTunes Festival: London 2011
(2011)
Live in Madrid
(2011)
Coldplay Live 2012
(2012)

Live in Madrid is a live EP by British rock band Coldplay, released at 31 October 2011. The EP was available as a free download on the Google Music site. A second version of the EP with only 5 tracks was released through Google on November 30, 2011. The album was recorded on 26 October 2011, in Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain, during the band's fifth concert tour, Mylo Xyloto Tour and the programme "Coldplay Live: Unstaged".

Recording[edit]

A premiere concert in Madrid was streamed live on YouTube. The programme was titled, "Coldplay Live: Unstaged". The band performed songs from Mylo Xyloto alongside their previous hits. The concert aired on 26 October 2011. The show was directed by Anton Corbijn and presented by American Express.[1] The live webcast is reported to have been viewed by nearly 20 million viewers.[2] Replay of the show on Vevo was viewed by nearly 8 million viewers.

The album consisted of recordings from the concert. The first version of the EP consisted of 7 songs, while the second version consisted only 5 songs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written, composed and performed by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin.

Version 1
No.TitleLength
1."Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"4:38
2."Violet Hill"3:43
3."God Put a Smile upon Your Face"4:51
4."Charlie Brown"5:01
5."Paradise"4:51
6."Clocks"4:57
7."Paradise" (Tiësto Remix)4:44
Total length:33:15
Version 2
No.TitleLength
1."Violet Hill"3:43
2."God Put a Smile upon Your Face"4:51
3."Charlie Brown"5:01
4."Paradise"4:51
5."Clocks"4:57
Total length:23:38

Personnel[edit]

Coldplay
  • Guy Berryman – bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
  • Jonny Buckland – lead electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Will Champion – drums, backing vocals, guitar
  • Chris Martin – lead vocals, keyboard, acoustic guitar; rhythm guitar (on "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face")

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YouTube show launches Coldplay tour". Press Association. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (10 November 2011). "Mary J. Blige to Celebrate 'Life,' Past and Present, With Online Concert Broadcast". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011.