4 oracle items tagged as bootleg
December 12, 2013 / submitted by Andrea, Peru
Q.  Hellow I'm very very frustrated because in tumblr someone put a photo of some cd's and dvd's of Coldplay and I saw a cd next to the left right left right soooo I want to know which see the is next to left right left right I want to know which cd is. Here is the link of my tumblr - is the second picture.
Please help me to find out the name of the cd. Thanks.

It's not the second photo now as I didn't answer this immediately but the cd next to Leftrightleftrightleft (you missed a "left" off) is a bootleg. I can see the cover is a black & white MX era photo but I'm afraid I don't know what the CD is as it's unofficial and therefore not one of our releases.

July 18, 2013 / submitted by Erick, Mexico
Q.  Hello wise Oracle.
Is there any official bootleg or any way to buy or get a recording from a show of the Twisted Logic Tour? Thanks!

An official bootleg would be a contradiction, Erick. A bootleg is - by definition - an unauthorized, unofficial recording. There isn't an official recording (audio or video) of the Twisted Logic tour, though there are clips online such as YouTube.

June 3, 2009 / submitted by justin, United States of America
Q.  Mr./Mrs. Oracle,
Why on earth doesn't Coldplay keep bootlegs of all of there shows? It would be quite awesome if I could get the soundboard recording of the show I was at. Point me in the right direction.

I know what you mean but if Coldplay did keep soundboard recording they wouldn't be bootlegs as that term refers to illegal copies. As they are under contract with EMI, they couldn't just offer those recordings for sale and that's not a common practice. The free live album LeftRightLeftRightLeft is as near as you'll get to that I'm afraid but surely that's good enough?

November 4, 2008 / submitted by David, Colombia
Q.  Dear great oracle, I dont know if this question was already made, I just want to know about the non oficial cd or recopilation named "Castles" , it is true that it came from some Coldplay fans on the web?, what do the band think about this? I just found it really cool and amazing!!

Castles is a bootleg CD. A bootleg is an unofficial release and is therefore not endorsed by the band or their label. In fact, they're illegal! They frequently start with a fan gathering recordings or live versions of tracks and making a compilation and that's what happened here. The problem with Castles is it's often mistaken for an official release. When it first appeared it had a different cover to the one they've got now, they've made it look very professional and used the official font (at the time). As it's being sold it's a total copyright infringement.