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Posted: Sep. 15 2003, 04:33

I just bought the Platinum CD remastered re-issue and although well pleased witht he sound quality (I only had my old vinyl copy) I was surprised by the 'sloppy' sleeve notes and other details. The track numbers are all wrong (as Platiunum is in fact rightly divided into 4 tracks) and they even list Sally as track 3 .. with a specific mention to the song in Dave laing's sleevenotes, whereas of course the CD contains Into Wonderland as per most albums. Why this mistake? The names of the individual 'Part 1-4' tracks (Charleston, Airborn etc.) are mentioned nowhere (even though it's true that on the LP they were only on the label of side 1). Any views on this?

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Posted: Sep. 15 2003, 04:38

sorry gang, just realised this has all been discussed some months, even years ago. Just wanted to get it off my chest.

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Posted: April 25 2007, 09:26

It's too bad Virgin didn't put more effort into these remasters.
I just got platinum today and it says Philip Glass arranged Platinum parts 1-4. That is not correct right?

Mike just put Philip's piece North Star in there as a sort of a cover. Am I right?
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Posted: April 25 2007, 16:53

As far as I know, you're right. The vocals were arranged by David Bedford, and the horns by Peter Gordon, but everything else was Mike's doing, I think.


Does the back cover of your CD also call it "Platimum", Imhotep?  :p


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Posted: April 25 2007, 20:13

Quote (ImAFoolAndImLaughing @ April 25 2007, 16:53)
As far as I know, you're right. The vocals were arranged by David Bedford, and the horns by Peter Gordon, but everything else was Mike's doing, I think.


Does the back cover of your CD also call it "Platimum", Imhotep?  :p

No it says platinum.
But what are the four parts called and which one did Philip Glass write?
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Posted: April 26 2007, 06:14

1. Airborne  
2. Platinum  
3. Charleston  
4. North Star/Platinum Finale (written by Philip Glass)


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Posted: April 27 2007, 17:30

Quote (manintherain @ April 26 2007, 06:14)
1. Airborne  
2. Platinum  
3. Charleston  
4. North Star/Platinum Finale (written by Philip Glass)


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Thank you. Mike wrote the finale though I guess.
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Posted: April 30 2007, 07:52

I bought the North Star Suite by Glass just after I got platinum.
It's a bit hardwork ! but if you see it cheap why not ??
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Posted: April 30 2007, 12:04

Where did you get it from, Ingresman? Been looking for a cheap copy of North Star for ages... :(

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Posted: May 19 2007, 16:35

I'd like to help, but I've only got Glass' "North Star" second-hand vinyl copy. It really is a hardwork (like all the Glass' works are). Glass' music is very minimalistic. Mike's cover sticks to an original, but only in the basic melody - there're backing choir vocals as well, but no drums and it first seemed to me like two very different tracks.
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Posted: Sep. 09 2007, 11:52

Oh no - mine says Platimum! In terms of presentation the 2000 reissues were absolutely craptacular.
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Posted: Feb. 26 2008, 22:53

Quote (Taurus 4 @ Sep. 09 2007, 11:52)
Oh no - mine says Platimum! In terms of presentation the 2000 reissues were absolutely craptacular.

Yes, made me laugh.  Wrong spelling, poor track listing, not fixing Sally - lucky the CD sounds so good.
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Posted: Oct. 08 2010, 06:49

at least mine spells Platinum right ..

roll on the new issue


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