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This is the second Orbital album. All US releases also refer to this as "Orbital 2" on the spines. Other releases only list "Orbital".
This is also sometimes referred to as "Brown Album" due to the cover. However this title does not appear on any of the releases.

Tracklist

Time Becomes 1:44
Planet Of The Shapes 9:36
Lush 3-1 5:40
Lush 3-2 4:41
Impact (The Earth Is Burning) 10:28
Remind 7:58
Walk Now... 6:49
Monday 7:07
Halcyon + On + On 9:27
Input Out 2:11

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
162 351 026-2 Orbital Orbital 2(CD, Album) FFRR 162 351 026-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
162 351 026-4 Orbital Orbital 2(Cass, Album) FFRR 162 351 026-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
162-351-026-4ADV, 162 351 026-4ADV Orbital Orbital 2(Cass, Album, Promo) FFRR, FFRR 162-351-026-4ADV, 162 351 026-4ADV US 1993 Sell This Version
PRL P026-1, PRLP-026-1 Orbital Orbital 2(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo) FFRR, FFRR PRL P026-1, PRLP-026-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
TRULP2, 828 386.1 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album) Internal, Internal TRULP2, 828 386.1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
POCD-1115 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) London Records, Internal POCD-1115 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) Internal, Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Promo) Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
828 386-4, TRUMC2, 828 386.4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 828 386-4, TRUMC2, 828 386.4 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
TRUMC 2, 828 386-4, TRUMC2, 828 386.4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album) Internal, Internal, Internal, Internal TRUMC 2, 828 386-4, TRUMC2, 828 386.4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
35033-2 Orbital Orbital 2(CD, Album, RE) FFRR 35033-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
3984282312 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE) Internal 3984282312 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
0825646128716 , TRULP 2 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Music Group, Warner Music Group 0825646128716 , TRULP 2 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646128716 , TRULP 2 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Music Group, Warner Music Group 0825646128716 , TRULP 2 US 2015 Sell This Version
162 351 026-2 Orbital Orbital 2(CD, Album, RP) FFRR 162 351 026-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
162 351 026-2 Orbital Orbital 2(CD, Album) FFRR 162 351 026-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-139 Orbital Orbital 2(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Orbital) MTL-139 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TRULP2, 828 386.1, TRULP2-1 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Internal (2), Internal (2), Internal (2) TRULP2, 828 386.1, TRULP2-1 Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) Internal, Internal, Internal, FFRR, FFRR, FFRR TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RP) Internal, Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RP) Internal, Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RP) Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RP) Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD2, 828 386.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RP) Internal, Internal TRUCD2, 828 386.2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TRUCD, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Unofficial) Internal (2), Internal (2), Internal (2) TRUCD, 828 386.2, 828 386-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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further_harm

further_harm

August 5, 2016
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, TRUCD2, 828 386.2
Fantastic single-minded melodic 4/4, one of the most consistent 90s techno LPs and an absolutely huge leap from their debut album. The lush/impact/remind continuous sequence was something that no electronic album had really successfully done up until at point - capture the club experience in an artist album.
Jewbotcrusher

Jewbotcrusher

April 25, 2016
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646128716 , TRULP 2
Phenomenal pressing and a beautiful album. Haven't heard the original but this is probably pretty close, if not better.
powerstone05

powerstone05

December 26, 2015
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646128716 , TRULP 2
A fairly good reissue of Orbital's classic album.

Everything looks like it has printed and pressed professionally, along with the inner sleeves. Sounds excellent as well. And now the cons. There is a mastering or transferring error on some copies in which "Impact" starts slightly too early over the end of "Lush 3-2". My copy is one of victims unfortunately. Apparently the original issue also came with a insert of all the postcard artwork, which isn't present here. Lastly, while not a dealbreaker at all but rather an annoyance from a collector's point of view, the direct US imports didn't come with the bonus digital download. I'm assuming licensing reasons but it's still a downer.

Overall, still worth getting as nothing is super horrifically bad here. Now Rhino, where's the other reissues?!?
Dfektiv

Dfektiv

November 20, 2015
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646128716 , TRULP 2
Just got my copy and is now sold out from where I got it from and I can honestly say it is a perfect pressing! If you can get a copy for a decent price I recommend you purchase it otherwise you will end up like I did waiting to see if any originals will ever be affordable which is the way this one might go!
ShakeyDave

ShakeyDave

August 29, 2015
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, TRUCD2, 828 386.2
This particular release of the Brown Album fades out and back in again between Impact and Remind. According to Paul Hartnoll (via Twitter), this "makes it defective and I should ask for my money back". Have to say - while it's probably not as bad as ALL that - it is quite irritating - if you can get a different release that doesn't do this, then you should.

Overall, it's one of the best albums ever released, though.
further_harm

further_harm

August 17, 2015
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646128716 , TRULP 2
There's a glitch on the transition between Lush 3-2 and Impact on my copy.
roryistea

roryistea

August 14, 2015
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646128716 , TRULP 2
Worth picking up for Halcyon + On + On alone. But also, for Time Becomes & Input Out - great DJ tools and Lush 3-1, Lush 3-2, and particularly Impact (The Earth is Burning)... Nice Repressing of one of the greatest electronic albums of all time.
blacklog

blacklog

May 16, 2015
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, TRULP2, 828 386.1
Reissue on its way along with green album
K_Stefan

K_Stefan

May 2, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, TRUCD2, 828 386.2
This album wasn't titled "Orbital 2" or "Brown Album". It was titled "Orbital". Another title was "Gasp". (In the U.S. "Orbital 2" stickers was put on it.) The first album was titled "LP/CD/MC".
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

November 6, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, TRUCD2, 828 386.2
A great album in its day, the most essential Orbital album and a must have for any serious collector of Electronica - The whole thing plays like a mix tape, flows well, builds up and breaks down nicely. Some of it may sound a little dated now but the album really is a classic, there are some great tunes and it's worth obtaining a copy for the timeless, majestic, classic "Halycon + On + On" alone. I clearly remember the first time I ever heard the album version of this tune, where I was and who I was with. It still sounds fresh today.