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I removed the "may not be notable" tag. My reasoning: Coldplay's notability should be out of questions, international success in terms of charts and rotation, critical success and therefore plenty of independent sources, etc. That's Coldplay. Now, why this album? As a live album of the Viva la Vida tour, which in turn was arguably the most successful and notable album (by the band, duh) so far, this is certainly not a "major" release; nevertheless it will presumably, once it's released

a) be reviewed by several professional music magazines and websites
b) possibly enter the charts, albeit briefly (as did Live 2003)

So there you go (talk) 00:39, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

No notability for the album has been shown in the article, it hasn't been released, it hasn't charted, it's won no awards, etc. The notability of the band isn't in question. I'm restoring the tag and please don't remove it without fixing the problem. --JD554 (talk) 08:07, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
What do you mean by this? The fact that it is going to be released is surely notable enough? If someone heard something about a Coldplay album called LeftRightLeftRightLeft and wanted to know more about it, when they type "LeftRightLeftRightLeft" in wikipedia, they would find out it is an unreleased album coming on 15 may, its track listing, the fact it's going to be given away free etc. Surely this is better than not having a page? I don't mean to sound rude at all, I just don't understand how this album isn't notable enough to deserve a page. And also, what do you mean by "without fixing the problem"? Can you give any suggestions on how to fix the problem? (I don't completely understand what a notability tag means, other than a page may not be worth existing) Thanks :) --Lseven7 (talk) 04:59, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
You are right, the notability tag does question whether the article is worth existing. This can be fixed, however, by the use of reliable sources that verify the album's notability. --JD554 (talk) 07:43, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

It's the same as r.e.m.IX by R.E.M--♫Smanu! 19:17, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Notability tag removed again – articles by the BBC and Rolling Stone are present.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Cycle~ (talkcontribs) 14:15, 15 May 2009

Location of recording[edit]

Where was the album recorded? That would be an interesting fact. -- (talk) 20:13, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

The songs are recorded at various shows on the Viva la Vida tour, and Coldplay haven't said which ones appear on the album. In an interview on the Coldplay website ( in reply to "Did you know which night you'd be recording the songs?" Chris said "No, because they're from all over the place. I think there's Dutch people singing on there with New Zealanders. It was recorded in 101 locations." Next Question: "How did you decide which particular recordings to use? Well, we have our sound man Dan who is very patient and has obviously had to suffer more Coldplay concerts than anybody else in history. He picked the ones he thought were best, with Phil. In fact, our method came from reading about Bruce Springsteen's live record, Live/1975-85. His manager, John Landau, picked some of his favourite performances and then went through them with Bruce. We did a similar thing. Now, let's talk about Bruce Springsteen." Hope that answers your question :) --Lseven7 (talk) 09:13, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

"Fix You" was recorded on the 11th March 2009 at the Acer Arena in Sydney (from the bridge onwards anyway), and "Viva La Vida" was the night after at the same venue. Again, these songs have been mixed and interspersed with recordings from other venues, not that you can tell. That took some finding... pete (talk) 07:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)