Orbital ‎– In Sides

Internal ‎– 828 763-2, Internal ‎– TRUCD10, Internal ‎– TRUCD 10
CD, Album


1 The Girl With The Sun In Her Head 10:26
2 P.E.T.R.O.L. 6:20
3 The Box 6:28
4 The Box 6:00
5 Dŵr Budr 9:55
6 Adnan's 8:41
7 Out There Somewhere? 10:42
8 Out There Somewhere? 13:26

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Comes in transparent tray jewel case with an 8-panel fold-out booklet.
Jewel case may have a sticker with artist/album name, catalog# 828 763-2 and with 'includes the single The Box' on.
This version has BIEM/STEMRA printed on rear artwork and BIEM/STEMRA printed on disc. (Orbital - In Sides has BIEM/MCPS on disc)

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Internal Records.
℗1996 Internal Records ©1996 Internal Records

Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Musik GMBH.

The Girl With The Sun In Her Head is dedicated to the memory of Sally Harding.
The Girl With The Sun In Her Head was recorded using CYRUS as the only source of electricity.

Tracks 3 & 4 and 7 & 8 are separate parts (often credited as part 1 and 2).

Incidental information:
7: Contains a dialogue sample "I'll remember, if it's the last thing I do", from 1975 TV film "The UFO Incident".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 87632 4
  • Barcode (String): 042282876324
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Price Code: PY 900
  • Matrix / Runout (All Variants): 828 763-2 02 +
  • Mastering SID Code (All Variants): IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 01G5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 01I8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 01I9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0107
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 01K2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 01G5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 01D9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0101
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 2): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 3): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC D
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 4): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 5): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC F
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 6): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC E
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 7): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC F
  • Matrix / Runout (Manufacturer Mould Text Variant 8): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC E

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
697-124 129-2 Orbital In Sides(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp) FFRR, Internal 697-124 129-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
TRMCR 10, 828 881-4 Orbital In Sides(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR TRMCR 10, 828 881-4 Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
828 763-2, TRUCD 10, TRUCD10 Orbital In Sides(CD, Album) Internal, Internal, Internal 828 763-2, TRUCD 10, TRUCD10 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828 763-2, TRUCD 10, TRUCD10 Orbital In Sides(CD, Album) Internal, Internal, Internal 828 763-2, TRUCD 10, TRUCD10 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828 763-4 Orbital In Sides(Cass, Album) Internal 828 763-4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version


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October 15, 2018
"Dwr Budr" means "Dirty Water" in Welsh.

The oil tanker SEA EMPRESS, carrying 130,000 tonnes of Forties Blend North Sea crude oil, ran aground in the entrance to Milford Haven, South-West Wales on the evening of 15th February 1996. Although the tanker was refloated within a couple of hours, it sustained serious damage to its starboard and centre tanks, resulting in a massive release of oil.

Attempts to bring the vessel under control and to undertake a ship-to-ship transfer operation were thwarted by severe weather and the tanker grounded and refloated several more times over a period of five days.

In all, some 72,000 tonnes of crude oil and 370 tonnes of heavy fuel oil were released into the sea between the initial grounding and the final refloating operation.



February 24, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
Many people will disagree with me but this is the best Orbital album. It really is just so far out there somewhere. It is the most unique and creative. This was how orbital went out with a bang before going to a more mainstream style. Don't get me wrong, middle of nowhere had some good songs. I feel "Way Out" was a hint of their change....their way out of the old style.


December 8, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
This is one of the finest electronic albums I ever heard in my entire life, for sure. It is absolutely brilliant. Wonderful landscapes sounds with outstanding beats. This is were classical music becomes in electronic music. This is a masterpiece. Best Orbital's album by far.


August 21, 2015
Some websites, e.g. http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/82924-what-a-gggg-news-orbital-green-brown-vinyl-reissues/
are saying that In Sides is being reissued on vinyl, along with Snivilisation. We have already gone past the release date in this article, but Orbital & Orbital II reissues were delayed by a couple of months from the release date quoted from this source.


January 31, 2011
edited over 10 years ago

My girlfriend bought me a pair of really awesome headphones for Christmas, and I've just dug out In Sides for a revisit.

I'll come clean as being a massive Orbital fan (at least a dozen gigs back in the day) and In Sides has always been my favourite album of theirs. To be honest, I didn't fully get it the very first time I listened to it, but for me that's part of the genius of Orbital. They don't compromise to achieve instant 'radio friendliness' - they take you somewhere far deeper if you are willing to persevere.

There is something intensely personal about this album and I always feel that it is speaking directly to ME. I guess I'm a grown-up now (past 40) but hearing In Sides again on crystal clear headphones, 15 years after it was released, has blown me away just like every time I've ever listened to it.

I agree with many of the reviews here - a true timeless masterpiece, probably my most played album ever - and I'll be forever grateful to the brothers for reaching out to that place they go and bringing this back to our world.


July 10, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
Arguably the best Orbital album perhaps because it is the most musical and most complex. While this album relies and the standard "loops and layers" approach employed by Orbital on all of their albums, this one is not weighed down by the addition of unnecessary vocalists like their later albums - the music is left to stand on it's own. The 2 part compositions "The Box" and "Out There Somewhere?" are the standouts for me. Like other reviewers, I'd have to agree that of all my electronica CD's, this one gets the most play.


May 10, 2006
edited over 15 years ago

This might actually be the album in my record collection I have played the most in my life! When this was released, it absolutely blew me away. From the day I heard this, there was absolutely no way back from electronic music. I remember the first time I heard it was in a car, driving high in some Norwegian mountains in spring. An album that gives me more nostalgic memories than any other record I own. An absolute masterpiece from beginning to end. When I first time heard "The Girl With The Sun In Her Head" live with the Hartnoll brothers on stage, it gave me tears of happiness... An album I will continue listen to until I pass away... Recommended!


June 10, 2003
The use of the Welsh phrase for "dirty water" as a track title provides a thematic link back to their previous album "Snivilisation" where one of the tracks was titled "Kein Trink Wasser" - German for "non-drinking water".


June 10, 2003
Yeah, the title of the fifth track means "dirty water" in Welsh. It's a reference to a major oil spill off the south-west coast of Wales - a tanker called the Sea Empress was wrecked there in 1996.

May 7, 2003
now this is what i call music, this is one of orbitals best work to date.
very nice sound and some of the best tracks i have ever heard like out there somewhere.
one of the tracks is about a town not that far from where i live "milford haven" in pembrokeshire in wales.
orbital rock.