Orb*Orbus Terrarum

Label:Island Records – ILPSD 8037, Island Records – 524 087-1, Island Records – 524 097-1, Island Records – 524 098-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Map Pack
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Dub, Experimental, Ambient


Mixed ByHughes*
Written-ByPaterson*, Weston*, Phillips*, Green*
Mixed ByHughes*
Written-ByPaterson*, Weston*, Fehlmann*
B1Oxbow Lakes
Mixed ByHughes*
Written-ByPatrson*, Weston*, Fehlmann*
B2Montagne D'or (Der Gute Berg)
Mixed ByHughes*
Written-ByPaterson*, Hughes*, Cole*, Weston*, Burton*, Fehlmann*
C1White River Junction
Mixed ByHughes*
Written-ByPaterson*, Weston*, Fehlmann*
Mixed ByWeston*
Written-ByPaterson*, Hughes*, Needs*, Weston*, Burton*, Phillips*, Fehlmann*
DSlug Dub
Mixed ByWeston*
Written-ByPaterson*, Weston*, Ferguson*, Fehlmann*

Companies, etc.



“There maybe a legal obligation to obey, but there will
be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to histo-
ry, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom
who will be remembered and honoured.”
Tony Benn. Labour MP.

Published by
Edition Bingen (GEMA),
Buddah's Belly, Polygram Music Pub. Ltd.

Thanks to Clare Pritty & Alec Byrn at Inter Recordings.
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Released in a see-through outer sleeve containing two inner-sleeves illustrated with different map designs and also released in the US as a stickered white sleeve promo: Orbus Terrarum.
Durations for Plateau and Slug Dub run longer than UK & European CD versions,
Oxbow Lakes is listed as 7.29 but runs for 8:18, longer than all CD versions.
Montagne D'or (Der Gute Berg) is listed as 10:42 but runs for 11:10, longer than all CD versions.
Occidental is listed as 13:35 but runs for 13:54
The artist is credited as Φrb on the release and all instances of u are replaced with the Old English letter v for the title and tracks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31452 40871 6
  • Barcode (String): 731452408716
  • Label Code: LC0407
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side (Runout)): ILPSD 8037 A-1 SNA CLAPHAM Ⓜ
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side (Runout)): ILPSD 8037- B-1 SNA CLAPIERS
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side (Runout)): ILPSD 8037_C1- SNA BOHOL Ⓜ
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side (Runout)): ILPSD 80 37 D-1 SNA BATTERSEA
  • Price Code: PY287
  • Rights Society: Biem/Stemra
  • Other (LP 1 Cat#): 524 097-1
  • Other (LP 2 Cat#): 524 098-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Orbus Terrarum (CD, Album)Island Records314-524 099-2US1995
Orbus Terrarum (CD, Album, Limited Edition)Island Records, Island Records524 087-2, CID 8037UK1995
Orbus Terrarum (Cassette, Album)Island Records, Island Records, PolyGram Polska, PolyGram PolskaICT 8037, 524 087-4Poland1995
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Orbus Terrarum (CD, Album)Island Records, Island RecordsCIDX 8037, 524 099-2UK1995
Orbus Terrarum (CD, Album)Delabel7 24384 03572 3France1995



  • daviddgrant's avatar
    Was a hard listen when I first got this when first released but has turned out to be one of the Orbs classic albums and defiantly within the top 5. Probably within top 3 for me, as long as I am in the right mood. Classic ambient but pretty deep, rather than upliftin.
    • RovingBlade's avatar
      Awesome presentation, but I have to say -- and I'm shocked, since this is an Orb release -- that this is the first time a release has ever sounded better on CD than on vinyl. I've been waiting 20 years to get the vinyl, finally got it, put it on, and there's no bass.
      • Reptillian's avatar
        The inner sleeves are printed on a nice quality, heavy weight, textured paper stock and really adds to the "old world, map pack" aesthetic. Nice artful approach to this packaging & a real treat to hold in hands!
        • bishop_siege_alpha's avatar
          from the times when music was original and pressings were great.
          • reflexation's avatar
            Edited 17 years ago
            This is one of the best releases from The Orb, spanning across 2 wonderful LPs stacked inside a see through jacked - this "map pack" is just the icing on the cake!

            They really pushed their own sound with this record, long lush tracks that hold your imagination. Lots of samples thrown in as usual. I dont know if I would reccomend this as a starter for someone who is new to The Orb, but more for the seasoned listener of ambient or "chilled" music. Once into the mind set you will probably be likst most who enjoy The Orb and hear this wonderful album, it is one of my all time favourite ambient type albums. Abstract drums and sounds layered overtop sounds that seem to come alive. A nice bit of variation leads this release away from mediocrity. Enjoy!


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