The Orb ‎– Assassin

WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings ‎– BLRDA 81, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings ‎– 863 875-2, Big Life ‎– BLRDA 81, Big Life ‎– 863 875-2
CD, Single, CD1

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1 Assassin (The Oasis Of Rhythms Mix)
Edited By – Max LoderbauerEngineer – ThrashEngineer, Technician [Recalled, Cut By] – Greg HunterMixed By [Assistant] – Takeshi KobayashiMixed By, Producer – Lewis KeoghMixed By, Producer, Edited By, Technician [Recalled, Cut By] – The OrbWritten-By – Paterson*, Weston*, Keogh*
2 U.F.Orb (Bandulu Remix)
Engineer [Mix Assistant] – Emily MuggeridgeEngineer [Mix] – Greg Hunter, Steve Taylor*Producer – The OrbRemix – BanduluWritten-By – Paterson*, Weston*

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This is Part 1 of a two CD set (Part 2 sold separately). This release was packaged in a gatefold double digipak, with an empty side for the 2nd single (BLRDB 81), containing a CD-sized "Advance Warning!" card advert.

Spine reads: "The Orb: Assassin CD Set"

The back artwork includes stylized Japanese katakana text that reads ジ・オーブ (Ji Ōbu) - a transliteration of "The Orb".

Track 1: Programmed at Matrix 4, London. Mixed July 30 1992 at Somewhere, Tokyo. DAT Lost between London & Sheffield by TNT. Injuctions by Mr. Modo, Sheffield. DAT re-emerged in Manchester By Rave Management. Recalled at Matrix 4, London. Edited at Sun Electric, Berlin. Cut at Copymasters, London.
Track 2: Mixed august 4 1992 at Matrix 4, London. Recalled August 9 at Lillee Yard, London.

Made in England.

℗ 1992 Wau! Mr Modo Records. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Wau! Mr Modo Records. Big Life Records are the exclusive licensees for the world.
© 1992 Wau! Mr Modo Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42286 38752 9
  • Matrix / Runout: MAYKING RECORDS BLRDA81 10203441 01%
  • Label Code: LC 6816
  • Price Code: PG 940

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Orb Assassin(VHS, Promo) Big Life none UK 1992 Sell This Version
LOC 93 The Orb Assassin(12") Logic Records LOC 93 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BLRT 81, 863 875-1 The Orb Assassin(12", Single, Bro) Big Life, Big Life BLRT 81, 863 875-1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BLRC 81, 863 874-4 The Orb Assassin(Cass, Single) Big Life, Big Life, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings BLRC 81, 863 874-4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
orb promo 5 The Orb Assassin(12", Promo, Aqu) Big Life orb promo 5 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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February 25, 2018
Has anyone else's UK CD1 and/or CD2 degraded at all? Just checked my copies and they both have that distinctive cloudiness you get from occasional discs pressed in the mid-90s. Both play/rip perfectly though.


September 25, 2014

1 Assassin (The Oasis Of Rhythms Mix)
very nice.


November 25, 2012
The Oasis of Rhythms mix made me fall in love with the Orb in 1992, it is a masterpiece featuring samples of world music woven beautifully throughout, the excerpt of the master musicians of jajouka used gloriously. It is pretty much what started my love of house music which continues to this day.