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Mike Oldfield - Platinum album

Mike Oldfield - Platinum album Performer: Mike Oldfield
Title: Platinum
Style: Folk Rock, Prog Rock
Date of release: 1980
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1992 mb
Size FLAC: 1678 mb
Rating: 4.2

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.

Album by Mike Oldfield. Platinum Part I: Airborne. Platinum Part II: Platinum. Platinum Part III: Charleston. Platinum Part IV: North Star/Platinum Finale. Into Wonderland (mislabelled as Sally). MusicBrainz: Platinum. ProgArchives: Platinum. Albums by Mike Oldfield.

Mike oldfield - platinum vinyl album lp record 33 original excellent, near mint. Phase two of MIKE OLDFIELD'S career begins with a decent enough album - one that I loathed at the time, but one that has grown a little on me. The twin enemies of prog rock, punk and disco, had arisen between 'Ommadawn' ( on the British charts) and 'Incantations' (.Like many late '70s progressive acts, OLDFIELD'S position in the industry was threatened by these musical trends, so much so that Virgin, his record company, favoured their new punk signings over him and other established acts.

Performer: Mike Oldfield Album: Platinum Label: Mercury Records. Tracklist: - CD1 01. Mike Oldfield - Platinum {Part One}: Airborne 02. Mike Oldfield - Platinum {Part Two}: Platinum 03. Mike Oldfield - Platinum {Part Three}: Charleston 04. Mike Oldfield - Platinum {Part Four}: North Star, Platinum Finale 05. Mike Oldfield - Woodhenge.

Still not satisfied, Virgin updated the compilation again in 2006, bringing out a three-CD set called The Platinum Collection with 46 tracks spread across his career from the opening excerpt of "Tubular Bells" to "The Millennium Bell" and "To Be Free" from the 21st century. It is doubtful that Virgin was totally happy with this release.

This album has an average beat per minute of 123 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/170 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. 1. Platinum, Part 1: Airborn. BPM Profile Platinum. Album starts at 170BPM, ends at 115BPM (-55), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Mike Oldfield.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1a Part 1. Airborne 5:06
A1b Part 2. Platinum 6:03
A1c Part 3. Charleston 3:17
A1d 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


  • Producer – Tom Newman


(c) 1980

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Price Code: AE 430
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL

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