Platinum (Casiopea album)

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Platinum
Studio album by Casiopea
Released September 1, 1987
Recorded at SOUNDTRACK, New York City United States. from June 11 to June 23, 1987.
at STUDIO SOUND, Los Angeles United States June 23, 1987
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 40:01
Label Polydor K.K. / AURA
28MX-2544
Producer Issei Noro, Shunsuke Miyazumi
Casiopea chronology
Casiopea Perfect Live II
(1987)Casiopea Perfect Live II1987
Platinum
(1987)
Euphony
(1988)Euphony1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic0/5 stars[1]

Platinum is the 17th album released by the jazz fusion group Casiopea in 1987. The album featured a cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water"--a song originally written by Paul Simon.

Track listing[edit]

LP(28MX-2544) Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Access"-Issei Noro3:49
2."Akasha"Tetsuo SakuraiIssei Noro4:05
3."Magnetic Vibration"-Tetsuo Sakurai4:24
4."Me Espere"DjavanAkira Jimbo3:19
5."Do-Loo-Doo?"-Issei Noro3:56
Total length:19:33
Side B
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Get Back To That Good Thing"Andy Heermans, Tommy MandelAndy Heermans, Tommy Mandel4:01
2."Princess Moon"-Issei Noro4:21
3."Sunset Rhapsody"-Minoru Mukaiya, Issei Noro3:19
4."SUNCA" (賛歌)-Issei Noro4:38
5."Bridge Over Troubled Water"Paul SimonPaul Simon4:09
Total length:20:28

CD(UPCY-6538) Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Access"-Issei Noro3:49
2."Akasha"Tetsuo SakuraiIssei Noro4:05
3."Magnetic Vibration"-Tetsuo Sakurai4:24
4."Me Espere"DjavanAkira Jimbo3:19
5."Do-Loo-Doo?"-Issei Noro3:56
6."Get Back To That Good Thing"Andy Heermans, Tommy MandelAndy Heermans, Tommy Mandel4:01
7."Princess Moon"-Issei Noro4:21
8."Sunset Rhapsody"-Minoru Mukaiya, Issei Noro3:19
9."Believe in Yourself" (CD Bonus track)JESSIEYukou Kusunoki4:38
10."SUNCA" (賛歌)-Issei Noro4:38
11."Bridge Over Troubled Water"Paul SimonPaul Simon4:09
12."Asayake (Live)" (CD Bonus track)-Issei Noro5:12
Total length:50:23

Personnel[edit]

CASIOPEA are

Issei Noro - Electric guitar (YAMAHA ISSEI MODEL, FRETLESS GUITAR), Acoustic guitar (D'AGOSTINO GUITAR)
Minoru Mukaiya - Keyboards (YAMAHA DX-7, KX-88, TX-816, QX-1, KORG DSS-1, DSM-1, SG-1, ROLAND D-50, SBX-80 & Acoustic Piano)
Tetsuo Sakurai - Electric Bass (YAMAHA TETSUO MODEL, BB-5000, Kramer Electric Bass)
Akira Jimbo - Drums (YAMAHA YD-9000 Series, PTT-1, PMC-1, RX-5, AKAI S-900, ZILDJAN CYMBALS, SIMMONS SDS-V)

Additional Musicians

  • Yukou Kusunoki - Lead Vocal on A2, B1, B5, C9
  • Djavan - Vocal on A4
  • Background Vocal on A2, A5, B1 - Cedric Samson, Dina Miller, Amanda Blue, Issei Noro, Yukoh Kusunoki
  • Background Vocal on A1 - Issei Noro, Yukoh Kusunoki
  • Background Vocal on B4 - Issei Noro, Tetsuo Sakurai, Minoru Mukaiya, Yukoh Kusunoki
  • Steve Thornton - Latin Percussion on A3, B3, B5
  • Earl Gardner - Trumpet on A5, B5
  • Alex Foster - Alto sax on A5,B5
  • Lenny Pickett - Tenor sax, Baritone sax on A5, B5
  • Horns Arrangements - Issei Noro, Lenny Pickett
  • Additional Synthesizer & Programing on B1 - Andy Herrmans

Production[edit]


  • Executive producer - Katsuki Hagiwara, Shinichi Toyama
  • Production management - Masato Arai
  • Management - Osamu Takagi, Fumiaki Takahashi, Katsuhiro Maruichi


  • Art Direction Design and Illustration - Mitsuo Katsui
  • Visual Supervisor - Masahiro Tomioka, Miyuki Sawa

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Note
Japan September 1, 1987 Polydor K.K. / AURA 30cmLP 28MX-2544 stereo
September 1, 1987 12cmCD H33P-20176
July 1, 1992 POCH-1221
June 24, 2009 Universal Music LLC / AURA remastered SHM-CD UPCY-6538
June 24, 2017 UPCY-9700 J-FUSION 40th

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