On November 23, 1979.


On November 23, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Platinum”, the fifth Mike Oldfield album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Blue Rock”, “Electric Lady” in the US; and “Througham”,  “Denham”, and “The Manor” in UK, and was produced by Tom Newman.


  • Mike Oldfield– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, marimba, piano, synthesizers, vibraphone
  • Peter Lemer– keyboards
  • Nico Ramsden – keyboards
  • Sally Cooper – tubular bells
  • Wendy Roberts – vocals
  • Francisco Centeno – bass guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Hansford Rowe– bass
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums, vibraphone
  • Morris Pert– drums
  • Demelza – congas
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • David Bedford– vocal arrangements
  • Peter Gordon – horn arrangements
  • Michael Riesman– horn arrangements
  • Kurt Munkacsi – engineer
  • Tom Newman- engineer
  • Richard Manwaring – engineer assistant
  • Renate Blauel– engineer, assistant

Track listing:

  1. Platinum Part One: Airborne
  2. Platinum Part Two: Platinum
  3. Platinum Part Three: Charleston
  4. Platinum Part Four: North Star/Platinum Finale
  5. Woodhenge
  6. Into Wonderland
  7. Punkadiddle
  8. I Got Rhythm

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