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
8:06
11 I Think It's Disgusting 0:51

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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

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

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  • 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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8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) Gut Records (3) 8282482 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
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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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Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

September 20, 2017
edited 2 months ago

If you play 'Desert Storm' at 45 rpm instead of 33 rpm (I changed the speed in Audacity; not sure whether this is possible on vinyl), you can hear snippets of 'Chime' and the Shamen's 'Progen' playing at their normal speed. The whole track is much more ravey and intense when sped up, too. Highly likely it was recorded at this speed then slowed down, hence the twelve-minute run time instead of nine. If anyone has any info as to whether this is the case, please let me know.
Numanoid

Numanoid

May 23, 2017
edited 5 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? 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.
paul.hobbs

paul.hobbs

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

further_harm

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.)
kazong

kazong

January 29, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Still one of the best debut albums of electronic music.
K_Stefan

K_Stefan

April 19, 2015
edited over 2 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.
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

November 5, 2014
edited over 3 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.