The Orb ‎– The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

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Track positions

The album has its own notation for the sides and track positions. Sides are divided in Orbits and Ultraworlds. These are further divided in sections. For the 10-track versions (which is the majority), the track positions are noted by these sections and track number sequence. The track positions in the releases should use the Discogs standard (A1, 1-1 et cetera), as the maximum length mentioned on the release exceeds the Discogs maximum (15 positions).

Earth Orbits
Earth Orbit One: Little Fluffy Clouds
Earth Orbit Two: Earth (Gaia)
Earth Orbit Three: Supernova At The End Of The Universe
Lunar Orbits
Lunar Orbit Four: Back Side Of The Moon
Lunar Orbit Five: Spanish Castles In Space

Ultraworld Probes
Ultraworld Probe Six: Perpetual Dawn
Ultraworld Probe Seven: Into The Fourth Dimension
Ultraworld Probe Eight: Outlands
Ultraworlds
Ultraworld Nine: Star 6 & 7 8 9
Ultraworld Ten: A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld: Live Mix MK 10

Recording info

Little Fluffy Clouds:
- Recorded at Do Not Erase, London. Programmed at the Coach House, London.

Earth (Gaia):
- Recorded at Do Not Erase, London. Respect to Jasper.

Supernova At The End Of The Universe:
- Recorded at Marcus Studios, London.

Back Side Of The Moon:
- Recorded at Marcus Studios, London. Programmed 25 miles above the earth.

Spanish Castles In Space:
- Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Barcelona, Spain.

Perpetual Dawn:
- Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Soho, London.

Into The Fourth Dimension:
- Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Soho, London.
- Interpolates the choral piece 'Miserere Mei, Deus' by Gregorio Allegri.

Outlands:
- Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Lab Studio, Berlin.

Star 6 & 7 8 9:
- Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Brixton, Southside.

A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld:
- Recorded live at Trancentral, London. Programmed in inner space.

Tracklist

Orbits Record One
Little Fluffy Clouds 4:26
Earth (Gaia) 9:48
Supernova At The End Of The Universe 11:56
Back Side Of The Moon 14:15
Spanish Castles In Space 15:06
Ultraworlds Record Two
Perpetual Dawn 9:30
Into The Fourth Dimension 9:16
Outlands 8:23
Star 6 & 7 8 9 8:10
A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld: Live Mix Mk 10 18:43

Versions (57)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
none The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album, Promo) Big Life none UK 1991 Sell This Version
none The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album, Promo, CrO) Island Records Ltd. none UK 1991 Sell This Version
SAC 382, 314 511 034-4 The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo, 12) Big Life, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, Big Life, Mercury, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings SAC 382, 314 511 034-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
POCP-9023/4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album) Big Life, Polydor POCP-9023/4 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDCD 5, 847963· 2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 5, 847963· 2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BLR CD 5, BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life BLR CD 5, BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BLR MC 5, 847963-4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album) Big Life, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings BLR MC 5, 847963-4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDMC 5, BLR DMC 5, 847 963-4 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life BLRDMC 5, BLR DMC 5, 847 963-4 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
847963-4, ICTT 8032 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album, CrO) Island Records Ltd., WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings 847963-4, ICTT 8032 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5, 847963-4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album, whi) Big Life, Island Records BLRDLP 5, 847963-4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ILPSD 8032 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Island Records ILPSD 8032 US 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ILPSD 8032, 847 963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPSD 8032, 847 963-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album, Bro) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album, Spe) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
314 511 034-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(CD, Album) Big Life, Mercury 314 511 034-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
ACD 1321 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(CD, Album) Attic ACD 1321 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
ACDM 1321 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(CD, Album) Attic ACDM 1321 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
CAT 1321, CAT-1321 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(Cass, Album) Attic, Attic CAT 1321, CAT-1321 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
314 511 034-4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(Cass, Album, 72,) Big Life, Mercury 314 511 034-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
BLRDLP 5 / 847963-1 The Orb The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (2xLP, Album, W/Lbl, Spe) WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, Big Life BLRDLP 5 / 847963-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
POCP-2319/20 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, Jew) Big Life, Polydor POCP-2319/20 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
IMCD 234, 847 963-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records, Inter-Modo, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings IMCD 234, 847 963-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CIDD 8032, 847 964-2, 847 963-2, 847 965-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records CIDD 8032, 847 964-2, 847 963-2, 847 965-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
847 963-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE) Island Records, Inter-Modo, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings 847 963-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures... ...Beyond The Ultraworld(CDr, Album, Promo) Fox Music none US 2000 Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(23xFile, AAC, 128 + 2xFile, MPEG-4 Video + Album, ) Universal Island Records none UK 2006
UICY-7294/6, 984 002-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Island Records, Universal Music Catalogue UICY-7294/6, 984 002-2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
984 002-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Universal Music Catalogue, Island Records 984 002-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
984 002-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + Dlx) Universal Music Catalogue, Island Records 984 002-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(3xCDr, Album, Promo, RM) Universal none UK 2006 Sell This Version
0600753592861 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(4xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, Island Records 0600753592861 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(10xFile, WAV, Album, RE) The Sound Of Vinyl none Europe 2017
0602557753264, 577 532-6 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Island Records, Island Records, UMC, UMC 0602557753264, 577 532-6 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5775328, 5775327 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, TP, W/Lbl, 180) UMC, UMC 5775328, 5775327 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Inter-Modo none UK 2018
162-535 005-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (Double Album)(2xCD, Album, RE) Island Red Label 162-535 005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) WAU! Mr. Modo Records none UK Unknown
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Inter-Modo none Russia Unknown
IMCD 234, 847 963-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album) Island Masters, Island Masters IMCD 234, 847 963-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLRDCD 05, 847963-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, Jew) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 05, 847963-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
162-535 005-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE) Island Red Label, Inter-Modo 162-535 005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 234, 847 963-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, Jew) Island Masters, Island Masters IMCD 234, 847 963-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
162-535 005-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, PMD) Island Red Label, Inter-Modo 162-535 005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, PMD) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
847963-2, BLRDCD 5 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, PMD) Big Life, Big Life 847963-2, BLRDCD 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
984 002-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RM, RP + CD, Comp, RM, RP) Universal Music Catalogue, Island Records 984 002-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 234, 847 963-2 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RP) Island Masters, Island Records, Inter-Modo, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings IMCD 234, 847 963-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
162-535 005-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RP) Island Red Label 162-535 005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
162-535 005-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RP) Island Red Label 162-535 005-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
162-535 005-4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album, RE, 72,) Island Red Label, Inter-Modo 162-535 005-4 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jonfawcett

jonfawcett

August 17, 2021
referencing Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, Cass, Advance, Album, Promo, 12, SAC 382, 314 511 034-4
Bought this crate digger's delight at Globe News, Superior, Wisconsin in summer 1991 - a promo likely cast off from a Twin Ports station that didn't playlist progressive ambient. Star 6,7,8 and 9 is the "Phase II" version from https://www.discogs.com/The-Orb-Perpetual-Dawn/master/7084. Tape eventually broke after soundtracking endless late night recreations, with the motorbike panning from right to left a particular highlight for the semi-conscious caner.
jamesgadd

jamesgadd

July 27, 2021
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, Spe, BLRDLP 5, 847963-1
Holy moly! Just picked up a copy of this... wow, where did that bass come from!

A special pressing indeed!
TeamHartman

TeamHartman

July 10, 2021
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6
This is heavyweight, flat, seemingly plenty of care put into the entire production. Should sound great HOWEVER(!) this IS the dirtiest album I've ever acquired. After 3 attempts it's been roped off with a big note to never, ever play it again before an ultrasonic cleaning. Even after a thorough hand-washing it sounds harmful to equipment.
rzrxtion

rzrxtion

May 16, 2021
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6
Considering that each side is approaching half an hour, this is a wonderful pressing! Or at least MINE was as I see that others' mileage has varied
svara1nis

svara1nis

April 12, 2021
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6

This one is a great pressing. Just get it. There's nothing else to add.
Nozzz

Nozzz

March 5, 2021
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Gat, BLRDCD 5, 847963-2

A stone-cold classic work of Electronica. Pretty much defined the ambient house genre of the early 90s.
Production is excellent. The bass is insane. I've been listening to it recently on a new hi fi and I'd forgotten how low it goes.
Sadly the the Orb never bettered this, probably because the genre became so large and copied that it was hard to ever stand out again.
OldiesUnlimited

OldiesUnlimited

January 22, 2021
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, BLRDLP 5, 847963-1
We are short of " Spanish Castles in space" to make up the set of 4 from the Orb live 93 set on island.
rlittler1981

rlittler1981

September 22, 2020
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6
Anyone else get a copy that has a 'Side 3' label on on both sides 3 and 4? My copy came with a lot of debris which I cleaned off. Also, the jacket for disc 1 has a typo with a random ')' after 'Supernova at the end of the universe' credit.
mistyvales

mistyvales

September 8, 2020
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xCass, Album, RE, 72,, 162-535 005-4
Sounds excellent on a good deck and system, maybe more warmth than the CD version I've played. Would love to compare the to the US cassette with HX Pro.
anduine

anduine

August 23, 2020
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6

This came with some very real release agent debris on the vinyl but it cleans up quick and easy. It sounds AMAZING.