The Orb ‎– The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

Big Life ‎– BLRDCD 05, Big Life ‎– 847963-2
2 × CD, Album, Jewel Case

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Orbit Compact Disc 53:14
1.1 Little Fluffy Clouds
Engineer – Greg Hunter, ThrashMixed By – Dr. Alex Paterson*, YouthProducer – YouthWritten By – Martin Glover
1.2 Earth (Gaia)
Engineer – Greg HunterMixed By – ThrashWritten By – Kris Weston
1.3 Supernova At The End Of The Universe
Engineer [Assistant] – Gunter Mit CafeEngineer, Mixed By – Andy Falconer, Thrash, Tim RussellProducer – Steve HillageWritten By – Miquette Giraudy, Steve Hillage
1.4 Back Side Of The Moon
Engineer [Assistant] – Gunter Mit CafeEngineer, Mixed By – Andy Falconer, Thrash, Tim RussellProducer – Steve HillageWritten By – Miquette Giraudy, Steve Hillage
1.5 Spanish Castles In Space
Bass – Guy PrattEngineer [Assistant] – James Mit FlowersEngineer, Mixed By – Andy FalconerWritten By – Guy Pratt, Jake Le Mesurier
Ultraworld Compact Disc 59:01
2.1 Perpetual Dawn
Engineer – Andy FalconerFeaturing [Dj] – Nancy NoiseMixed By – Dr. Alex Paterson*, ThrashProducer – Manasseh*Written By – E. Maiden
2.2 Into The Fourth Dimension
Engineer [Assistant] – Maureen Mit LoveEngineer, Mixed By – Andy Falconer, ThrashProducer – Andy FalconerWritten By – Andy Falconer, Paul Ferguson (2)
2.3 Outlands
Engineer – Andy FalconerMixed By – Dr. Alex Paterson*, Thomas Fehlmann, ThrashProducer – Ready Made (2)Written By – Thomas Fehlmann
2.4 Star 6 & 7 8 9
Engineer [Assistant] – James Mit CafeEngineer, Mixed By – Andy FalconerProducer – BakuWritten-By – H. Vickers*, Tom Green
2.5 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Live Mix MK 10)
Engineer, Mixed By – Dr. Alex Paterson*, Jimmy CautyProducer – Jimmy CautyRemix – Dr. Alex Paterson*Written By – Bruce Woolley, Jimmy Cauty, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Simon Darlow, Stephen Lipson, Trevor Horn


  • Artwork By [Design] – Designers Republic, The
  • Producer, Written-ByDr. Alex Paterson*


This album was released in the then-standard thick double-CD case. This is not the limited edition with a cardboard outer sleeve and gatefold insert.

1.01: Recorded at Do Not Erase, London. Programmed at the Coach house, London. 24,000 ft & rising.
1.02: Recorded at Do Not Erase, London. Respect to Jasper.
1.03: Recorded at Marcus Studios, London.
1.04: Recorded at Marcus Studios, London. Programmed 25 miles above the earth.
1.05: Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Barcelona, Spain.
2.01, 2.02: Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Soho, London.
2.03: Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Lab Studio, Berlin.
2.04: Recorded at Berwick Street Studio, London. Programmed in Brixton, Southside.
2.05: Recorded live at Trancentral, London. Programmed in inner space.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLRDLP 5, 847963-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
0602557753264, 577 532-6 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Island Records, Island Records, UMC, UMC 0602557753264, 577 532-6 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
ACDM 1321 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(CD, Album) Attic ACDM 1321 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
none The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(23xFile, AAC, 128 + 2xFile, MPEG-4 Video + Album, ) Universal Island Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
BLR MC 5, 847963-4 The Orb The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld(2xCass, Album) Big Life, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings BLR MC 5, 847963-4 UK 1991 Sell This Version


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January 3, 2017
Listened to it again after several years and still an outstanding album.


April 22, 2016
I got my version for €59; also inner sleeve residu on my copy. Seen it since for €99 and even €137; which is just crazy cash in pricing.
Also can confirm the typos on disc1: "fluffy white clouds" instead of "little fluffy clouds" and "Gala" instead "Gaia"; can't believe this slipped on the final print and also a very weird clipping of songs across sides.
The album sounds great and it remains a classic 90s album.


October 14, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Yeah, if you were around then you have to have this, its a no brainer, pity that Kris Weston has had, and still has lots of problems relating to The Orb, since leaving though (just google Kris Weston DEP3, you will get a browser warning visiting the site but its fine). Glad he's focusing on new work and less (justified) ranting about the past, it'll be best for creativity.


September 25, 2014

this is a classic.


September 19, 2014

This is a must have classic. This came at a time when a lot of people were appreciating Electronica for the first time (Nothing to do with drugs, honestly). The Orb take you on sonic journey that is some trip


July 14, 2014
The pointing is already all on "The White Room" by The KLF in that the musical areas should always be of ambient and spacious. And the follow-up project The Orb makes it all too true: "Little Fluffy Clouds" as a pretty Ambient House-piece with good beats and matching vocal samples makes the idea even more proud. Then there is no more track under 8 minutes and pretty much all consist mainly of endless sound and beat soup in the form of synth and sequencer sequences that were often blurred, house beats of Soul II Soul variety, vocal samples in echo plumes, nature sounds and rocket launches. Problem is that all this was anything but first new, not yet is particularly captivating, but rather plenty of boring, dragged, pulled and thought acts to irrelevant, and unfortunately anything but spacey or ambient effective-because there are better records. Stolen (even the fly by "Several Species ..." here comes back into favor) was in the Krautrockers the seventies and Pink Floyd.


December 13, 2013
As Tina Turner said... simply the best. I've been listening to this for 25 years and it still stands out as one of the best pieces of music... forget that it is electronic if you have a hang up about these things, this album rocks in many different ways. The Orb is not just for Christmas, it is a lifetime gift to be cherished. Bass to be blessed by amen.


May 16, 2012
This incredible album sparkles with creativity and is still one of the most beautifully executed electronic works of all time. Obscure factoid #572: In "Back Side of the Moon", the vocal sample "I'm 28 years old and I've been waiting for music like this all my life" was lifted from a radio interview the Sex Pistols did during their ill-fated US tour.


March 1, 2012
One of the first of 60 odd cd's i stole from HMV when i was a scraggly teen with no funds and a deep love for electronic music... and one of the best ones too! this is the most classic orb album, so lush and warm, slow without being boring, full of organic samples, humour like space invadors commenting on human lifeforms from their periscope, russian poetry!!!! if the orb had stayed this good for a number of years instead of seperating and pottering off somewhere, they would be as famous as aphex twin. well they were more famous at the time. ... In the end someone else stole it from me on holiday! my cousin was also not rich and abit of a street urchin! so the cycle goes on. in the end i got busted for stealing 2 albums drunk (tectonics and ltj bukem) and they raided my house but they ignored the stack of 60çds there!!! they were after other thigns :) ok... peace and babylon and ganawalamountain the orb


March 18, 2011
I've been digging through old stuff today looking for some old tunes to refresh and reset myself before new week's start. And there it is - this awesome album we can write a book about. 20 years anniversary already. Time runs so freakin quickly.