On Friday Little Mix released The Platinum Edition of their hit album, Glory Days. Glory Days was one of my favourite albums released last year, so I was intrigued to know what The Platinum Edition would include.
The album includes three new tracks, If I Get My Way, Is Your Love Enough? and Dear Lover, as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary and all of the music videos from the Glory Days singles. The three new songs are great, although I do think the tracks on the original Glory Days album are better. With that being said I do like the three new songs and I've had Is Your Love Enough? stuck in my head since Friday! I genuinely believe that it's impossible for Little Mix to release a bad song, obviously some are better than others, but never have any of them been bad.
The documentary is also a really nice touch for the fans to see what their favourite band do behind-the-scenes. While I really like Little Mix, a documentary doesn't interest me as much as new music does, but for massive fans this is obviously great to feature on the album.
If I were to design a Platinum Edition I would love there to be more than three new songs. Ideally I think at least five tracks should be added, and I think that there should be a separate album for the documentary. This would be for people like me who aren't too interested in a documentary, but love the thought of new music. That way fans have an option about what version of the album they want to purchase/download.
Overall I like The Platinum Edition and the response from fans has been incredible, so I decided to run a Twitter poll to see what the fans thought. Out of 726 votes, a massive 93% voted that they love all of album, 3% voted that they only like the new songs, 3% voted that the whole album is pointless, and a mere 1% voted that they don't like any of it. @sassyjeedx tweeted saying, "The album is everything, the 3 new tracks, the documentary, it just makes me love the girls more", while @perriesstan tweeted something similar saying, "They are amazing artists, so genuine and humble. I am lucky to have them as my role models". Clearly the fans are loving the whole album, and that is really lovely to see.
Therefore for fans The Platinum Edition is definitely worth it. However, for people who only enjoy Little Mix's music, it may not necessarily be worth it for them.
See below the response from the Twitter poll: