Label: Virgin - 162-501 38/39 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Greece • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Leftfield, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Prog Rock
Platinum is Infernal Garden Blues - The Microscopic Septet* - Beauty Based On Science! (The Visit) fifth studio album by English multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mike Oldfieldreleased on 23 November 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 tour, which ran from April to December of that year, was in promotion of the album. In Germany the album peaked at number The album has since been reissued with bonus material. The first two sections rely on melody played mostly with electric guitar; the first is slow in tempo and has many changes, while the second introduces a simple groove rhythm and a more repetitive song structure.
A female vocalist adds wordless vocals while Oldfield contributes some scat vocals in a whispering voice. The lead melody is not borrowed from Glass but the choir's part. The constant bass drum beat and octave-jumping bass line start the section and guitar enters with the melody later. A funky guitar riff and chorus appear, and the lead guitar continues to play the melody over them.
Engineer Kurt Munkacsi was a frequent collaborator with Glass. On Airbornthe alternate version of Platinum only released in North America, the track was replaced by the disco-influenced track "Guilty". Part of the song survives on the second version of the album, as the first 50 seconds of "Punkadiddle" is actually the last part of "Sally".
This fast part, with the same melody of the song's chorus, served as a musical bridge to "Punkadiddle", so it was kept. Oldfield wrote "Punkadiddle" as a parody on punk rock. On stage, he and his band performed the song bare chested. Airborn is an alternate version of the Platinum album by Mike Oldfield released in North America in It is identical except that "Woodhenge" is replaced by " Guilty ", a fast-paced live track based on a theme from Incantations.
Certain tracks appear to be pressed at arbitrarily higher speeds than on the original pressing of Platinum. There is also a double LP release, with one LP being a version of Platinum as abovethe other having an alternate live version of Tubular Bells side one from the same tour Platinum (Including North Star / Platinum Finale) - Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield produced Exposedand a mix of studio and live elements of Incantations and Tubular Bells side 2.
This came as part of a deal Je Me Suis Souvent Demandé - Various - Pour Un Flirt. which Oldfield's Virgin albums were transferred to the label.
It was released on the same day as QE2 and a year after the last Universal reissue of Incantations. The first disc is the original recording remastered with bonus material, and the second disc available in the deluxe edition is a live concert recorded during the two concerts at the Wembley ArenaLondon as part of the In Concert tour.
It was used as the theme for a television Platinum (Including North Star / Platinum Finale) - Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield programme also called Alright Now. The album was mixed at Air Studios in London. It spent Paninaro - Pet Shop Boys - Disco weeks on the Norwegian chartspeaking at No.
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