Coldplay’s Just Giving It Away for Free Now

For anyone who’s ever thought that Coldplay’s music is worthless, the band’s about to prove you right.

Chris Martin and company have announced on their Web site that they’re giving away their new live CD, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, to fans at their concerts and online.

The giveaway is intended to be “a recession-busting mark of gratitude to everyone who’s supported them,” the Web site notes.

“Playing live is what we love,” bandleader Martin says. “This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.”

The nine-song CD—which includes the tracks “Clocks,” “Viva La Vida” and “Death and All His Friends”—will be available starting on May 15 to fans attending tour dates on their upcoming North American tour, and also from the site

The songs were recorded during concerts in various locations over the past year.

Have your say in the comments section: Would you pick up a Coldplay live album for free?