The Orb ‎– The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

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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 (53)

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, 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
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 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 Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDCD 5, 847963-2 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
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
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
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
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
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 Europe 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 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
ACD 1321 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(CD, Album) Attic ACD 1321 Canada 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
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
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
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
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
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(23xFile, AAC, 128 + 2xFile, MPEG-4 Video + Album, ) Universal Island Records none UK 2006
984 002-2, UICY-7294/6 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Universal Music Catalogue, Island Records, UM³/USM Japan 984 002-2, UICY-7294/6 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
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, Island Records, 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
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
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
162-535 005-2 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCD, Album, RE, PMD) Island Red Label, Island Records, Inter-Modo 162-535 005-2 US 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
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
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
162-535 005-4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album, RE, 72,) Island Red Label, Island Records, Inter-Modo 162-535 005-4 US Unknown Sell This Version

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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.
Wronkos1

Wronkos1

February 2, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6

One of the best sounding records I own. Put on some nice headphones and listen to A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain... you won't be disappointed.
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

January 9, 2020
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, Spe, BLRDLP 5, 847963-1

Considered one of the ultimate classic ambient albums of the 90's and certainly is within one of my favourites, while not top 5 it is certainly something to add to your collection. Worth looking for a NM version, it's a timeless classic that will always keep it's value.
XETSOF

XETSOF

January 8, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 4xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 0600753592861

I agree with other reviewers - this is an outstanding pressing, and the SQ spot on. Great job from Miles @ Abbey. Worth every cent, and will only increase in value.
nouturn

nouturn

November 2, 2019
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, Spe, BLRDLP 5, 847963-1
who was we what were we how was we we are here and there
dmitry.matvienko

dmitry.matvienko

August 19, 2019
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6

So, my final review on this pressing - if you are ready to buy 5 copies of this, go for it and you will be rewarded. You may also be lucky with the very first one. But there are definitely more crappy copies than good ones. The sound is so nice that it makes me want to buy copy number 6 to get a 'perfect'-sounding set.
CityscapeRecords

CityscapeRecords

August 9, 2019
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, BLRDLP 5, 847963-1
I have the double CD Catalogue number blrcd5 847965-2 it has the same cover as the others except it does not have any text on the front cover, does nayone else have this version or know if it is listed here?
Triple-Diamond

Triple-Diamond

July 4, 2019
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, BLRDLP 5, 847963-1
Voted the best Electronic album of 1991 by the members of The World’s Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group.

https://www.twgeema.com/best-electronic-albums-of-1991
richgers

richgers

May 28, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0602557753264, 577 532-6
My new copy arrived yesterday. I was a little hesitant on picking this pressing up based on the reviews. I will say I lucked out. My copy sounds superb. Super quiet throughout. There was one loud pop at the very beginning of the fourth side. I thought "oh no...", but I also thought maybe it was just some debris from the pressing. Sure enough, I replayed it and it was gone - dead silent. My guess is that a lot of the pops people are hearing might be due to left over debris from the pressing or the paper sleeves (or possibly earlier pressings were bad?). I would recommend giving the records a clean and a few plays to see if it gets better. I've had other records get better over time. My copy looked pristine so I just used my Zero Stat for static and Sleeve City Thunderon brush for dust (I prefer the length on these to standard carbon fiber brushes). I skipped giving it a run through the Spin Clean. It sounded superb. I am so glad I picked it up. One of my all time favorite albums from this period and my favorite from The Orb. Pure genius release. So happy, and relieved, this pressing came through.