The Orb ‎– U.F.Orb

Big Life ‎– BLRCD 18, Big Life ‎– 513 749-2, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings ‎– BLRCD 18, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings ‎– 513 749-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 O.O.B.E
Flute – Tom GreenWritten-By – Fehlmann*
2 U.F.Orb
Bass – Guy Pratt
3 Blue Room
Bass – Jah WobbleProducer – Steve HillageWritten-By – Wobble*, Giraudy*, Hillage*
4 Towers Of Dub
Harmonica – Marney PaxPerformer [Intro By] – Victor Lewis-SmithWritten-By – Fehlmann*
5 Close Encounters
Written-By – Meikle*, McMillan*
6 Majestic
Producer – YouthWritten-By – Glover*
7 Sticky End 0:49

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Original UK CD release in jewel case.
Later reprinted with some differences in tray insert and label artwork: see here.

The duration of track 1 is misprinted 18:45 on CD instead of 12:51.

Track 1: programmed in berlin
Tracks 2, 6: programmed at butterfly
Track 3: programmed in space at mark angelo's
Track 4: programmed at sunsonic
track 5: programmed at livingston

[Back Tray insert:]
℗1992 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by wau! mr modo records
big life are the exclusive licensees for the world
©1992 wau! mr modo records. made in england

[On CD:]
℗1992 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by wau! mr modo records and is licensed to big life records for the rest of the world
©1992 wau! mr modo records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 731451374920
  • Barcode (Text): 7 31451 37492 0
  • Label Code: LC 6816
  • Price Code: PG 900
  • Matrix / Runout: MAYKING RECORDS BLRCD18 MADE IN U.K. 10194121 01 %

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IMCD 219, 513 749-2 Orb* U.F. Orb(CD, Album, RP) Island Masters, Inter-Modo IMCD 219, 513 749-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
513 749-1, ILPSD 8033 The Orb U.F.Orb(2xLP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings 513 749-1, ILPSD 8033 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DE 881422 The Orb U.F.Orb(CD, Album) Delabel DE 881422 France 1992 Sell This Version
162-535 006-2 Orb* U.F.Orb(CD, Album, RE, UML) Island Red Label, Inter-Modo 162-535 006-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
POCP 1236 Orb* U.F.Orb(CD, Album) Big Life, Polydor POCP 1236 Japan 1992 Sell This Version


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October 14, 2018
Is it wanky to say this album gives "spiritual experience"? I've sat in a field in Oxfordshire looking at the stars to this.


November 28, 2009

I was in the army in 1994. We were having "gines" for whole weekend. It was lazy Sunday afternoon after lunch. I was little tired of yesterday exercises we had, so I was laying on my bed. I was somewhere in the state between of awake and asleep having somekind of nice dreams. Ambient music was playing and I felt like I was in a trance. Finally I woke up totally when I heard "wake up, wake up, wake up" and I saw my roommate playing nice ambient music. It was this album. It was perfect music for the moment. The sample of "wake up" was in the beginning of track 6. My imagination added music into my dreams.

Later I had to buy this one. This must be one of the best ambient albums ever created. It has it all.