Orb* ‎– Orb In Dub

Big Life ‎– BLR R46, Big Life ‎– 867 225-1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP

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South Pole
A Towers Of Dub (Ambient Mix)
Engineer – Matt*Other [Special Thanks] – Greg Hunter, LeroyProducer, Mixed By – The OrbWritten-By – K Weston*, T Fehlmann*
North Pole
B Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass 2)
Bass – Jah WobbleGuitar – Duke JamesProducer – Dr Alex Paterson*, Eddie ManassehRemix, Producer [Additional] – Andrew WeatherallVocals – Jeffrey NelsonWritten-By – E Maiden*, J Nelson*

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Text on cover reads: "the orb, the remix ☼ perpetual dawn & towers of dub"
Some copies carry a circular green sticker which states "BLR R46 features previously unreleased towers of dub"
Spine reads: "the orb, the dub and the bass too! perpetual dawn & towers of dub"

South Pole (Track A): Programmed at Sunsonic, mixed in dub.
North Pole (Track B): Additional production & remix for Boy's Own Productions.

The Ambient Mix of Towers Of Dub (in common with some live versions) features two comedy routines by Hudson & Landry. The "not as dead as these cigarettes" dialogue at the start of the track is from the sketch entitled The Doctors and the extended "Claude Nine" dialogue through the second half of the track is from The Hippie & The Redneck.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 042286722511
  • Barcode: 0 42286 72251 1
  • Label Code: LC 6816
  • Matrix / Runout (South pole side): BLR-46R-A,
  • Matrix / Runout (North pole side): BLR-46R-B,
  • Distribution Code: PG 122

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLR R46, 867 225-1 Orb* Orb In Dub(12", EP, W/Lbl) Big Life, Big Life BLR R46, 867 225-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version


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May 4, 2003
Or like the car sticker in the Assassin³: "Don't Leave Earth Without One"...


April 11, 2003

Nice 12" release from the Orb. The A-side was exlusive to this 12" for many years but has since appeared on the U.F.Off Best of compilation. Real nice mellow ambient intro that lasts for a good 5-6 minutes. It contains some of the same keyboard riffs that was used in the Live 92 version. The riff slowly roles in and out as a Sherif and a hippie are overheard discussing things like how the hippie lost hhis head and how his lisence was hiding out behind his Timothy Leary trip of the month club card. The skit ends as the Sheriff tries a toke of what the hippie is smoking and lets him go. Claps from a live audience would lead me to believe that it's a sample of a live skit (the Orb have used so many samples it's ridiculous and not something I care to keep track of). At that point the dub reggae beat from the U.F.Orb version kicks and lasts through the end of the song. The second half of this song is sample free.

The B-Side is a track that I didn't like at the time, but have come to love. In fact, all the versions of Perpetual Dawn have really grown on me over the years. A completely original track. Reggae-house-pop. Quite ahead of it's time.

Note: This is early Designers Republic packaging (as were almost all of the Orb releases around this time) and may contain a funny little Orb saying (as did many of the DR/Orb releases of the time) such as "Orb Be In You, Orb Be Out You" or, my personal favorite, "An Orb Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas".