Steve Hillage ‎– Rainbow Dome Musick

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Garden Of Paradise 23:09
Four Ever Rainbow 20:30

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VR1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Virgin VR1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VR1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album) Virgin VR1 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
2445 301 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album) Virgin 2445 301 France 1979 Sell This Version
L 36943, VR-1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin L 36943, VR-1 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
VR1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album) Virgin VR1 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
VR1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album) Virgin VR1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ORL 8346 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(LP, Album, RE) Virgin ORL 8346 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
CDVR 1 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDVR 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
none Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(CDr, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Iberica Logos Music none Russia 2005 Sell This Version
VJCP-68795 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin VJCP-68795 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CDVRX1, 00946-373458-2-5 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVRX1, 00946-373458-2-5 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CAROL 1803-2 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Blue Plate CAROL 1803-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDVRX1, 00946-373458-2-5, 00946 373458 2-5 Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVRX1, 00946-373458-2-5, 00946 373458 2-5 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Poortambo

Poortambo

August 18, 2016
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, VR1
I'm a avid collector of ambient since Eno coined the term and I rate this as one of the finest examples of the genre.
DuffyDoubter

DuffyDoubter

June 1, 2015
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, LP, Album, 2445 301
The beginning of this album makes me have to pee...
plusmynis

plusmynis

April 22, 2015
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, VR1
this is where coil and the orb intersect,a glorious hippy jam.
carl.phythian

carl.phythian

April 15, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, VR1
One of THE ultimate albums for testing your system. An audiophiles dream! Beware sellers grading as NM when it is anything else but!...Oh...the music is amazing too!
hickimau

hickimau

January 31, 2015
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, LP, Album, VR1
Garden of Paradise is a masterpiece. On the back side of the moon, Tranquility lunar orbit, Under water deep space..
stevejohns25

stevejohns25

October 27, 2014
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, VR1
WOW ....... 3 days ago I RECIEVED a LP copy of Rainbow Dome Music from a friend who had kept it at the back of his wardrobe since new in 1979. My friend was not aware of how big a System7 fam I am or even heard any of their tracks. I have just spend 40 minutes floating away while listening to it.
For anyone who is into ambient music it is a must, get hold of a copy at any price.
soundstorm

soundstorm

November 24, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, CD, Album, RE, CAROL 1803-2
Amazing synthy ambient noodlings. This is a must album for anyone that enjoys ambient music. The first track is very active ambient with lots of trickles and bubbles as opposed to second track which is more open spacious nothingness sort of ambient.

This is supposedly the album Alex Paterson of the Orb was playing in the chill out room of a club when Steve Hillage himself mosied in and introduced himself. Steve did some work on the next Orb album (U.F.Orb) and then began his new career in System 7.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

January 20, 2004
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, CD, Album, RE, CDVR 1
As above with the historical import of the random chance of playing a record and having so and so walk in the room. Alex was busy with E.G. records (another Ambient moment) as well and not quite fighting with Jimmy of KLF about making the new ambient house which Spacemen 3 kinda already had done with Dreamweapon which heavily borrowed the concept of Dream Music i.e. Architectural Music from La Monte Young and Psychick TV/Genesis P. was again accidently just a little bit ahead of anyone with their Kondole release which the Orb later borrowed heavily.
Steve Hillage of Gong fame took some time out from Gong dope smoking and making silly solo records where he mucked about on his guitar and sang Hurdy Gurdy Man and got to the task of making some serious get down ambient music. The world is a better place for it I might add. He later stopped mucking about so much and gathered together System 7 which later got into some problems with Apple over a silly name similarity.

Just for the record, Garden of Paradise is the better of the two tracks In spite of or even with it's water bubbling and hippy love vibe permeating throughout. Find it if you can and hold on to it for dear life.
barticle

barticle

July 22, 2003
referencing Rainbow Dome Musick, CD, Album, RE, CDVR 1
This album was written by Hillage and long-time recording partner Miquette Giraudy in 1979 for use at the Mind-Body-Spirit festival in London where it was played on a loop in a large dome (the Rainbow Dome of the title) where people could go and relax. They combined recordings of running water, layers of twirling synth sounds, Tibetan bells and (of course) floaty guitar-lines to create 44 minutes of dreamy beatless chill and one of the first ambient LPs. It was well ahead of its time and actually quite resembles some of the less dancier tracks by the duo as System 7 some 12-15 years later.

In fact the album played a crucial role in the formation of System 7. Around 1989 Alex Paterson (founding member of The Orb) was playing in the chill-out room at Paul Oakenfold's Land Of Oz clubnight at legendary central London venue Heaven. Paterson was busy inventing the "ambient house" genre using an 8-track mixer and numerous record decks to create a sonic collage of samples, songs looped for hours (e.g. Minnie Ripperton's Loving You) and vintage ambient records. Infamously, one night he happened to be playing Rainbow Dome Musick there (echoing the release's original function) when Hillage wandered into the room. The two became friends, Hillage collaborated on some early Orb tracks and was so taken with the new dance/ambient music scene that he and Giraudy formed System 7...