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||Posted: June 14 2012, 10:18
|Quote (yanouch65 @ June 14 2012, 14:12)|
|By the way, Official website doesn't mention that it was in Essen|
How do you know that?
I have my sources *knowing wink*
In this case the source is an email announcement from the folks at Universal:
Platinum & QE2
Released July 23rd
Universal’s Mike Oldfield reissues continue with albums five and six…
Universal Music Catalogue/Mercury Records are delighted to announce the fifth and sixth in Mike Oldfield's critically acclaimed reissue programme, Platinum and QE2.
Like the previous releases in the series, Mike Oldfield has been closely involved in their assemblage, selecting material, approving masters and adding material from his archive to make the packages definitive editions.
Album 5: Platinum
Recorded in part at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the mood of Oldfield’s fifth album especially reflects the bustling dynamic of the city in the late Seventies. It was Oldfield’s first album to feature shorter songs, including a beautiful version of George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm and a new arrangement of North Star by Philip Glass.
The 2012 remastered edition contains three bonus tracks – a live studio session of Platinum, a 2012 mix of North Star by Oldfield and the single A-side, Blue Peter. The second disc of the Deluxe edition - which features an interview with Oldfield in its 16-page booklet - contains nine previously unreleased tracks recorded during the Platinum tour at Wembley Arena in May 1980.
Album 6: QE2
Taking its name from one the last great Transatlantic ocean liners, Mike Oldfield’s sixth album was a beautiful blend of instrumentals and songs that reflected the shifting musical landscape which heralded a new decade. Released in October 1980, it features two of his most loved instrumentals, QE2 and Taurus, as well as cover versions of Wonderful Land by the Shadows and, surprisingly perhaps for the time, Arrival by Abba.
The 2012 remastered edition contains three bonus tracks, the single edit of Wonderful Land, the live B-side ‘Polka’, and a 2012 reworking by Mike of Sheba, entitled Shiva. The second disc of the Deluxe edition, which contains an interview with Mike in its 16-page booklet, features nine previously unreleased tracks recorded on the QE2 tour in Essen, Germany in April 1981.