The Orb ‎– Assassin

Big Life ‎– orb promo 5
Vinyl, Promo, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Aqua

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A Assassin (The Oasis Of Rhythms Mix)
Producer – Lewis Keogh, The Orb
B Assassin (Another Live Version...) 13:31

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Made in England
℗ 1992 WAU! Mr Modo Records
© 1992 WAU! Mr Modo Records

Side A runout also has hand-drawn pictures of a shark, two palm trees, and a flower.

Track B: "Recorded Friday 26th July at Glastonbury at sunset".
The correct date is actually Friday 26th June, as this track was recorded during their live show at Glastonbury Festival 1992.

Durations do not appear on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A, etched): BLRT 81-A1 / ORB PROMO 5-A1 S̷I̷N̷A̷I̷ SINAI WOT?
  • Matrix / Runout (B, etched): ORB PROMO 5-B1

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLRDA 81, 863 875-2 The Orb Assassin(CD, Single, CD1) WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, Big Life, Big Life BLRDA 81, 863 875-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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


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March 6, 2015

Apparently all copies suffer from inferior vinyl quality and play poorly, like they play VG even if the record is new /Mint.
Does anyone have a copy that doesn't sound like crap...?


January 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Not many were made of this one from what I recall.
The inclusion of Another live version from the superior second disc of the Assassin single is what makes this release absolutely worth finding.
For the dj, this is heavy material and will freak at least one person out if you get a chance to drop it in a session.
Skip the Oasis of Rhythms mix. It's adequately psychedelic. It does its things over 15 some odd minutes. It grows and expands like an Orb song tacked onto a four on the floor beat.
But, with an Orb live mix on the other side, on vinyl. It's kind of like. Why bother with it? You really want the live mix. It's completely psychedelic. It is dark and meaty in the right ways at the beginning. It grows, it swerves, it floats, it's got a clock ringing and all the things that made the Orb special. And you don't have to be vertically challenged to dance to it like so much of the Orb's other stuff.

You're a disc jockey? What's that?