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Platinum
Mike Oldfield
Platinum
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Japanese digitally remastered limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork.

      
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All Artists: Mike Oldfield
Title: Platinum
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Plate Caroline
Original Release Date: 1/1/1979
Re-Release Date: 9/23/1992
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046185622

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Japanese digitally remastered limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork.

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Light At The End of The Beginning
C.T. Chase | Arlington, VA USA | 04/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After my initiation into the Mike Oldfield Fan Convergence with the original release of both TUBULAR BELLS and HERGEST RIDGE, I became ravenous for all things Olfield. OMMADAWN only slaked my thirst temporarily, but it was finally quenched at last with the songs featured here, only as a "different animal." This was previously released here in a "special edition" vinyl LP (which I still own, thank G*d!) which was called AIRBORN. This album included the title track, plus "Platinum," "Charleston," "North Star/Finale," (co-written with Philip Glass,) "Into Wonderland," "Punkadiddle" and "I Got Rhythm." "Sally" and "Woodhenge" are the replacements for "Wonderland," I take it, which was a kind of lilting, silly, Mike-channeling-McCartney-at-his-loopiest sorta thing.

AIRBORN was a two-album set, (anybody remember those?) which also offered some 'preview' cuts of EXPOSED, with live-edit versions of "Incantations," "Tubular Bells" and "Guilty."

The editing on the U.S. version was so well-done, I now consider the first four songs as a suite (or sweet, just as apropos), that chronicles Mike's wonderful journey out of the weightier themes and concepts of his first three albums, into something a little more accessible for the casual listener as well as the die-hard Oldfield fans. A little more commercial than some would probably like, but the indelible Oldfield stamp is there, with enough razor-sharp guitar hooks and fills to keep it substantial.

I haven't heard this version yet, but I look forward to see how it compares to the "other" version."