Orbital ‎– Orbital

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1 The Moebius 7:01
2 Speed Freak 7:17
3 Oolaa 6:15
4 Desert Storm 12:06
5 Fahrenheit 303 8:26
6 Steel Cube Idolatry 6:24
7 High Rise 8:23
8 Chime (Live) 5:56
9 Midnight (Live) 6:53
10 Belfast
Performer [Extract From 'o Euchari'] – Emily Van Evera
11 I Think It's Disgusting 0:51

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First release, without SID codes.
Very similar pressings exist with SID codes: Orbital (with BIEM MCPS on disc face) and Orbital (without).

Orbital's first album, commonly referred to as the "Green Album". Album title on CD label is "C.D."

Contains hidden 11th track entitled "I Think It's Disgusting", which was not available elsewhere until the '99 re-release on FFRR.

Extract from "O Euchari" used by courtesy of Hyperion Records.
"Belfast" recorded at Marcus Studios.

℗ 1991 FFRR
© 1991 FFRR
The copyright in the sound recording is owned by FFRR Records Ltd.

Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH

The Moebius samples Star Trek TNG episode "Time Squared".
Desert Storm contains sample from the movie "Beneath the Planet of the Apes".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 82482 0
  • Barcode (String): 042282824820
  • Label Code: LC7654
  • Matrix / Runout: 828 2482 10161571 02 %   MADE IN U.K.
  • Distribution Code: BA900
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) Gut Records (3) 8282482 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Unofficial) Gut Records (3) 8282482 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
35032-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE, RP) FFRR 35032-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3984-28230-4, 3984 28230 4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR 3984-28230-4, 3984 28230 4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
8282482, 828 248-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Club) FFRR, FFRR 8282482, 828 248-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version


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May 23, 2017
edited 2 months ago
For some weird reason top material like Open Mind and Choice (especially the Eye & I mix) got stuck on single b-sides while F303 and Steel Cube Idolatry was included on the album. High Rise and Desert Storm are also rather sub-standard material (for Orbital), why weren't the singles Omen & Satan included instead? [EDIT: It took me some time to realize that The Möbius is actually Omen in disguise!] The Mutations remixes of Speed Freak and Oolaa are superior to the originals included here, and so is Chime Crime far the best version of Chime. Alas, in hindsight this album's shining lights are Midnight and Belfast.

The Untitled exclusive track on the cassette version is really good, I wish they had included that on all formats.


May 22, 2017
Noticed today that my copy is starting to suffer with the common CD oxidization issue from the 90s.


August 5, 2016
An unremarkable debut - some nice ideas but masked with a bland, washed out production sound (reminiscent of 808 State's 'Gorgeous' - I think they both used B.A.S.E.)


January 29, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Still one of the best debut albums of electronic music.


April 19, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
This album wasn't titled "Orbital 1", "Orbital" or "Green Album". The title was "LP/CD/MC". "Orbital" was the title of the second LP. "LP/CD/MC" sounds exactly as it did in 1991! (sic) Which style is it? Electro? Single tracks "Satan", "Choice" and "Omen" is omitted. They were maybe more in the style of later Orbital output. "Chime", "Midnight" and "Belfast" is there. Check out the two "Mutations" EP's for remixes from the album by Moby, Dave Angel, Ray Keith, Joey Beltram, Meat Beat Manifesto, Dave Angel and Dave Dorrell, and Orbital themself. The LP, CD and MC had different "hidden" tracks.


November 5, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Classic Techno album containing "Belfast" one of the best end of the club night tunes ever - Most of this music is very much of it's time so maybe some of this sounds a little dated, especially to the younger listener. It's not the most engaging of sounds, but I still like it.

March 15, 2008
A revolutionary album at the time, but I must admit that now it sounds very dated, uncreative, and at times, boring. I think that Orbital's Brown Album has aged much more effectively, as interesting now as it was back then, and although the original Orbital, the funky techno Orbital, is more accurately displayed on this release. I'd definitely recommend this, because you may or may not like it - just keep in mind the year this was made in.