Earlier, we knew that Mike Oldfield would release updated versions of Platinum (1979), and QE2 (1980) on July 23 of this year, both in Deluxe Edition formats. We now know a little bit more (thanks again, Pat) about these upcoming releases.
Platinum, will, in addition to the classic album (and three bonus tracks), add in a second disc which will include Live at Wembley Arena 1980 heard in nine performance tracks. The track-list, which includes the Oldfield arrangement of Philip Glass’ “North Star”, and a version of Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”, is found below.
01) Part One – Airborn
02) Part Two – Platinum
03) Part Three – Charleston
04) Part Four – North Star / Platinum Finale
06) Into Wonderland
08) I Got Rhythm
09) Platinum (Live Studio Edition) – Bonus
10) North Star – Bonus
11) Blue Peter – Bonus
Disc Two (Live At Wembley Arena, 1980):
03) I Got Rhythm
06)Tubular Bells Pt II
07) Guilty / Tubular Bells Pt I Finale
08) Blue Peter / Portsmouth
09) William Tell
Platinum Deluxe Edition will also release as LP (Limited Edition Blue vinyl), and DD formats, all on July 23, in Europe (always).
The other Mike Oldfield classic, QE2, will also be released in 2CD Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition White Vinyl LP, and DD, all on July 23 in Europe. The first disc includes the classic album along with three bonus tracks, while the second disc includes nine 1981 performance tracks (Live At European Adventure, 1981). The album will contain the following track-list over the two CDs.
01) Taurus I
05) Wonderful Land
10) Polka – Bonus
11) Wonderful Land (Single Version) – Bonus
12) Shiva – Bonus
Disc Two: (Live From The European Adventure, 1981):
01) Taurus I
07) Tubular Bells, Part I
Like its close sister, QE2 will release on July 23 of 2012.
Both Deluxe Editions will arrive via Mercury Records UK.