Coldplay – Ghost Stories Live 2014

Parlophone ****

THE DVD section of Coldplay’s latest live offering formed part of an NBC special recorded at Sony Studios in March 2014 in front of an enthusiastic 800-strong crowd in Los Angeles.

The programme aired on the eve of the album’s release in May and although tracks such as Viva La Vida and Paradise were also played that night, they fail to feature here as this release is all about Ghost Stories and how it translates live.

The band’s minimalist sixth album is also showcased on a CD of performances recorded around the globe on a recent world tour, with singles A Sky Full Of Stars – taken from the Royal Albert Hall – and Magic, in Australia, real highlights on a well thought-out package.

A must for any Coldplay fan’s stocking.