The Platinum Collection

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The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:53 am

A box set that comprises the three greatest hits albums, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits II and Greatest Hits III.

The album was originally released on 13 November 2000 on the Parlophone label. A booklet with song facts and images is also included with the three CD set.

The album's US release was delayed by Hollywood Records until September 2002 and featured the 2001 Japanese release remastered versions of Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2 on the US and Canadian versions of The Platinum Collection.


Remastered in 2011 by Bob Ludwig, and re-released with new design on the Island Records label. The albums are in super jewel cases.

*** Greatest Hits lll was also remastered in 2011, and is actually only available in this box set as a bonus, and not released separately.
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:57 am


Original version 2000 -


Special box (withdrawn by the band).




2011 Remasters (Europe)


2011 Remasters (Japan)


Steel book edition 2011 Remasters



Special edition, Japanese 2011 Remasters



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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:16 am

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Special box (withdrawn by the band).

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Steel book edition 2011 Remasters

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Special editon, Japanese 2011 Remasters





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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:48 am

Greatest Hits lll (2011 Remasters)

The remastered version of GH lll; only available
in the Platinum Collection.

Design:



 
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:54 am

Different crest designs over the years:



Year?


Embossed crest...
Year?



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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby bigV » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:55 am

TheHero wrote:
Steel book edition 2011 Remasters


What's this? How come I've never seen it before? Is it exclusive to Germany?

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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby slightlymad1970 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:20 am

The Platinum Collection Sales

UK - 1,810,000
America - 850,000
Italy - 575,000
France - 350,000
Germany - 350,000
Spain - 250,000
Netherland - 200,000
Australia - 120,000
Sweden - 70,000
Switzerland - 65,000
Belgium - 50,000
New Zealand - 40,000
Austria - 25,000
Finland - 20,000

Worldwide Sales Estimate 6,900,000
 
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby Leigh Burne » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:32 am

TheHero wrote:A box set that comprises the three greatest hits albums, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits II and Greatest Hits III.

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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby Kes » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:06 pm

Technically, if you look at the original track listings of the first Greatest Hits album, (on vinyl in those days), in Japan, the US, Europe and the U.K., you'll find the track listing on the CD only exactly mirrors ONE of these territories,

...and it wasn't Japan. :-)

Certain tracks on Greatest Hits (now), weren't even singles in some places like the US. Save Me, GOFL, and Now I'm Here, for example.
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:51 pm

I received a brand new version of The Platinum Collection in the mailbox today. And to my big surprise it wasn't the one with rounded corners and super jewel cases. It was a square outer box with normal square jewel cases. It says 2011 Remasters on both the outer box and each of the individual CD covers. It was ordered from a known European retailer.

It actually looks very much similar to this older Japanese version, except from the Japanese outer sleeve.
Another difference in the design is the crest and the logo. Instead of totally black color, it has now a faded black/grey-ish color. Other than that, similar :




Is anyone familiar with this, or do you have the one with rounded corners and super jewel cases?
To me it seems like they have gone away from those, and made a reprint similar to the Japanese ones.
Honestly I like this one better. :-)

Now I wonder if they have done this with a reprint of the 2011 Remasters studio albums as well? :?:
 
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby Kes » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:39 pm

Does it say on the disc or packaging where it was made? ie EU, Far East, etc.

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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:07 pm

Kes wrote:Does it say on the disc or packaging where it was made? ie EU, Far East, etc.

There might lie your answer.


It says made in the EU on the back of the outer casing, and on the discs.

The 2011 Greatest Hits l that I bought 2 years ago had the super jewel case with rounded corners.
The ones in the Platinum Collection has standard jewel cases, totally square.

So it does seem like a new production, don't you think?

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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby Kes » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:19 pm

Yeah, my UMG Platinum Collection has all three in Super Jewel cases, and the cardboard sleeve has rounded corners too.
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:56 pm

My Platinum Collection still has the Island logo on the back, and on each of the CDs.
 
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Re: The Platinum Collection

Postby TheHero » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:51 pm

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