For the live album, refer to LeftRightLeftRightLeft (live album)
Leftrightleftrightleft was a song written during sessions for Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. It was mentioned once in a preliminary list of album songs on Prospekt's journal, on 5th September 2007, but did not make it onto the album and is so far unreleased.
In a coldplay.com inteview on May 21st 2009, Chris Martin commented that the song exists in eight different forms, all entirely unfinished. Will Champion is also known to dislike the song. Chris confirmed that the band have no plans to finish or release the song in any form in the future.
The Oracle on LeftRightLeftRightLeft
July 30, 2008 - submitted by Lucinda, Netherlands
Q. What about the songs named Glass Of Water, Rainy Day, Poppy Fields, Leftrightleftrightleft, A Spell A Rebel Yell a.o.? Are those names previous names of Coldplay songs on Viva la Vida, or are they new songs? And if so, when do they come out and where can we find them?
The Oracle replies:
They were all songs recorded during the process of making the 4th album. Some were serious contenders for inclusion. As with previous albums the selection process was long and intense. Trying to get the right balance meant that these songs had to be left off. Sometimes they appear as b-sides so we may still hear them. At the moment they can’t be heard anywhere I could direct you to.
|Violet Hill | Viva La Vida | Lost! | Lovers In Japan | Life In Technicolor ii | Strawberry Swing|
|Life In Technicolor | Cemeteries Of London | 42 | Reign Of Love | Yes | Chinese Sleep Chant | Death And All His Friends | The Escapist|
|Postcards From Far Away | Glass Of Water | Rainy Day | Prospekt's March/Poppyfields | Now My Feet Won't Touch The Ground|
|A Spell A Rebel Yell | Death Will Never Conquer | The Goldrush | Lhuna (ft. Kylie Minogue)|
|LeftRightLeftRightLeft | Famous Old Painters | Lukas | School | The Dubliners|