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Mike Oldfield - Platinum download album

  • Performer: Mike Oldfield
  • Title: Platinum
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: MMF AIFF MP4 MMF MP2 ASF AA
  • Released: 1979
  • Style: Folk Rock, Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1172 mb
  • FLAC album: 1203 mb
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Mike Oldfield - Platinum download album

Platinum is the fifth record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1979 on Virgin Records. It was Oldfield's first album to include shorter songs and music written by others. A modified version of the album was released in the United States and Canada and titled Airborn. The In Concert 1980 tour, which ran from April to December of that year, was in promotion of the album. In Germany the album peaked at number 11. The album has since been reissued with bonus material.

The first Mike Oldfield album to break from the tradition of a single long composition spread over multiple record sides into 1 long composition over 1 side (Platinum Parts 1-4) and several shorter pop-style songs on the other. Part 4 of Platinum (subtitled North Star) featured an excerpt from the Phillip Glass album (also called North Star) but converted into progressive rock through the addition of bass, drums and guitars.

This entry is only for versions of the album with the track "Sally", which is only on initial LP pressings with "-B-1" or "-B-2" in the B-side runout groove. Some later pressings (such as those with "-B-3" or "-B-4" in the B-side runout) have "Sally" printed on the label and cover, but actually contain "Into Wonderland". Please check your copies thoroughly before listing them for sale or adding to your collection - if they do not have a "-B-1" or "-B-2"matrix, then please list them under another entry

Released November 23, 1979.

With this album, Oldfield began to make an attempt to break down his extended structures into a more commercially acceptable format, with the side-long title track being separated into four sections. Early versions of the album included "Sally," Oldfield's paean to his partner Sally Cooper, while later pressings include "Into Wonderland.

Platinum is a music studio album recording by MIKE OLDFIELD (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1979 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Platinum Collection Remastered EMI Import 2006.

Mike Oldfield - Platinum - Remaster 2012Artist: Mike Oldfield Album: Platinum Label: Mercury. Mike Oldfield - Platinum - Remaster 2012Artist: Mike Oldfield Album: Platinum Label: Mercury.

Platinum" is a record album written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield. It was his fifth new album and the first to feature "regular" songs and cover material. A slightly different version of the album was released in the United States and Canada and titled "Airborn". Released in 1979 (see 1979 in music), it peaked at on the UK albums chart. It spent 6 weeks on the Norwegian charts, peaking at Album analysis. Those compositions rely on strong melody played mostly with electric guitar. The first part is in a slow tempo and has many changes, while the second part introduces a simple groove rhythm and a more repetitive song structure. The third part, "Charleston", is humoristic and intentionally naive, with a simplistic rhythm and swinging melody that is partly played by a horn section. A female vocalist adds some "spooky" bits while Oldfield himself makes some scat vocals in whispering voice.

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Aa1 Platinum (Part 1- Airborne) 5:06
Aa2 Platinum (Part 2 - Platinum) 6:03
Aa3 Platinum (Part 3 - Charleston) 3:17
Aa4 Platinum (Part 4 - North Star / Platinum Finale) 4:43
B1 Woodhenge 4:06
B2 Into Wonderland 5:00
B3 Punkadiddle 4:56
B4 I Got Rhythm
Vocals – Wendy Roberts
4:40

Credits

  • Cover – Trevor Key
  • Producer – Tom Newman

Notes

Recorded at Electric Lady & Blue Rock USA:
Througham, Denham and The Manor UK.
Mixed at Art Studios.

Labels:
FACE 1/2 | 33 TOURS | Made in France
Ed. Virgin Music Ltd. ℗ 1979 Virgin

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Price Code: AE 230

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2141 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album, B-1) Virgin V 2141 UK 1979
VJD-23006 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJD-23006 Japan 1989
370 883-6 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Mercury, Universal UMC 370 883-6 Europe 2012
VIK 712141 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin VIK 712141 Italy 1979
TLP 70065 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album) Virgin TLP 70065 Argentina 1987

Tracklist Hide Credits

Platinum 19:09
A1.1 Part 1: Airborne 5:06
A1.2 Part 2: Platinum 6:03
A1.3 Part 3: Charleston 3:17
A1.4 Part 4: North Star/Platinum Finale
Arranged By [North Star] – Mike OldfieldWritten-By [North Star] – Philip Glass
4:43
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B1 Woodhenge 4:06
B2 Sally
Written-By – Nico Ramsden
5:00
B3 Punkadiddle 4:56
B4 I Got Rhythm
Written-By – George Gershwin
4:40

Credits

  • Producer – Tom Newman
  • Written-By – Mike Oldfield (tracks: A1 to B3)

Notes

℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.

Side One consits of only one title, Platinum, that consists of four parts. The cassette gives Side 1 Running Time as 19'09 and Side 2 as 18'02. Both side are called Platinum on the cassette, with no specifing track titles are given.

Tracklisting incorrectly lists track B2 as "Sally", when in fact it is "Into Wonderland". The song "Sally" is only on the first edition of Platinum, later pressings has the song replaced with the song "Into Wonderland", even though the album covers still list "Sally" as track B2.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: n©b

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2141 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album, B-1) Virgin V 2141 UK 1979
VJD-23006 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJD-23006 Japan 1989
370 883-6 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Mercury, Universal UMC 370 883-6 Europe 2012
VIK 712141 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin VIK 712141 Italy 1979
TLP 70065 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album) Virgin TLP 70065 Argentina 1987

Tracklist Hide Credits

Platinum
A1 Part 1: Airborne 5:06
A2 Part 2: Platinum 6:03
A3 Part 3: Charleston 3:17
A4 Part 4: North Star / Platinum Finale
Arranged By [North Star] – Mike OldfieldWritten-By [North Star] – Philip Glass
4:43
B1 Woodhenge 4:06
B2 Into Wonderland
Written-By – Nico Ramsden
5:30
B3 Punkadiddle 4:56
B4 I Got Rhythm
Vocals – Wendy RobertsWritten-By – George Gershwin
4:40

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horns] – Michael Riesman, Peter Gordon
  • Arranged By [Vocals] – David Bedford
  • Artwork By [Cover] – Trevor Key
  • Bass – Franscico Centeno*, Hansford Rowe, Neil Jason
  • Bells [Tubular] – Sally Cooper
  • Congas – Demalza
  • Drums – Alan Schwartzberg*, Maurice Pert*
  • Drums, Vibraphone – Pierre Moerlin*
  • Engineer – Kurt Munkacsi, Tom Newman
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Renate Blauel, Richard Manwaring
  • Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Marimba, Vocals – Mike Oldfield
  • Keyboards – Nicko Ramsden*, Pete Lemer*
  • Producer – Tom Newman
  • Written-By – Mike Oldfield

Notes

Stiff printed inner sleeve.
Tracks on A, Platinum, consists of four parts. The cover has the A title as "Platinum" whereas the label has named the different parts.

This is the second edition that was released and shows side-2 track 2 as being 'Sally', on both the sleeve and on the label but actually contains the track 'Into Wonderland'.

The first edition of Platinum has a different track as B2, "Sally", and not "Into Wonderland".
The third edition of Platinum lists 'Into Wonderland' and also plays it.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (runout side A): V-2141 A2 MACK ONE
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side B): V-2141-B4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2141 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album, B-1) Virgin V 2141 UK 1979
VJD-23006 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJD-23006 Japan 1989
370 883-6 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Mercury, Universal UMC 370 883-6 Europe 2012
VIK 712141 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin VIK 712141 Italy 1979
TLP 70065 Mike Oldfield Platinum ‎(LP, Album) Virgin TLP 70065 Argentina 1987




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