Platinum Collection

The Platinum Collection
March 13th, 2006 

With a career span of over 30 years Mike Oldfield is truly part of rock music royalty. From his ground breaking introduction with ‘Tubular Bells’ to his hit singles such as ‘Moonlight Shadow’ and ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ his music has spanned a generation and with this 3 CD set, a career of essential music is all brought together for the first time.

This fantastic collection separates Mike’s career into 3 distinct sections. 

Disc 1 covers the early part of Mike’s career, a period when Mike released the aforementioned ‘Tubular Bells’ along with the chart successes ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ and ‘Portsmouth’. Also included on Disc 1 are excerpts from hit albums such as ‘Hergest Ridge’, ‘Ommadawn’ and ‘Incantations’.

Disc 2 covers the period from 1979 to 1984, a period in which Mike released an astounding 7 albums along with the smash singles such as ‘Moonlight Shadow’, ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘Guilty’. Other stand out tracks on this disc include ‘Family Man’, ‘Crime Of Passion’ and ‘Tricks Of The Light’.

Disc 3 covers the period from 1985 up to the end of Mike’s recording time with Warner’s and includes the top 10 hit ‘Sentinel’ along with tracks from ‘Heaven’s Open’, ‘Amarok’ and music from ‘The Millennium Bell’ album. Including archive photos and a newly commissioned interview with Mike, this collection will be an essential item for the die-hard followers along with the thousands and thousands of fans for whom Mike Oldfield is a household name.

Cat No: MIKECDX17

CD1
1. Tubular Bells – Opening Theme 1973
2. Tubular Bells – Excerpt 1973
3. Sailor’s Hornpipe 1973
4. Hergest Ridge – Excerpt 1974
5. Ommadawn – Excerpt 1975
6. Ommadawn – Excerpt 1975
7. In Dulci Jubilo 1975
8. Don Alfonso 1975
9. Portsmouth 1976
10. William Tell Overture 1976
11. Cuckoo Song 1977
12. Incantations – Part 4 Excerpt 1978
13. Platinum – Part 4 1979
14. Woodhenge 1979 

CD2
1. Moonlight Shadow (Extended Version) 1983
2. Blue Peter 1979
3. Guilty – Long Version 1979
4. Arrival 1980
5. Wonderful Land 1980
6. Sheba 1980
7. Five Miles Out 1982
8. Family Man 1982
9. Mistake 1982
10. Shadow On The Wall (Extended Version) 1983
11. Foreign Affair 1983
12. In High Places 1983
13. Crime Of Passion 1983
14. Tricks Of The Light 1984
15. To France (Extended Version) 1984
16. Etude 1984
17. Evacuation 1984 

CD3
1. Sentinel 1992
2. Pictures In The Dark 1985
3. Shine (Extended Version) 1986
4. Islands (12″ Mix) 1987
5. Flying Start (12″ Version) 1987
6. The Time Has Come (12″ Version) 1987
7. Innocent (12″ Mix) 1989
8. Earth Moving (Club Version) 1989
9. Amarok (Excerpt) 1990
10. Heaven’s Open (12″ Version) 1991
11. Hibernaculum 1994
12. Women Of Ireland 1996
13. Far Above The Clouds 1998
14. The Millennium Bell 1999
15. To Be Free 2002