Orbital ‎– Orbital

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Orbital's first album, commonly referred to as the "Green Album".
Circular logo on the cover differs according to format - LP, CD, MC.
Some Orbital releases refer to this album as L.P., C.D., M.C.

Tracklist

The Moebius 7:01
Speed Freak 7:17
Oolaa 6:15
Desert Storm 12:06
Fahrenheit 303 8:26
Steel Cube Idolatry 6:24
High Rise 8:23
Chime (Live) 5:56
Midnight (Live) 6:53
Belfast 8:06
I Think It's Disgusting 0:51

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR 8282482 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
828248-1, 8282481, 828285.1, 828286.1 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 828248-1, 8282481, 828285.1, 828286.1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
828248-1, 8282481, 828285.1, 8282861, 828285-1, 82 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR, FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 828248-1, 8282481, 828285.1, 8282861, 828285-1, 82 UK 1991 Sell This Version
828248 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album, TP) FFRR 828248 UK 1991 Sell This Version
POCD-1066 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) London Records, FFRR POCD-1066 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
398428230-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) London Records, FFRR 398428230-2 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR 8282482 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
828 248.4, 828 248-4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR 828 248.4, 828 248-4 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
828248.4, TRUMC9 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album, RE) Internal, Internal 828248.4, TRUMC9 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
162 351 001-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR 162 351 001-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
162 351 001-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Sil) FFRR 162 351 001-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
162 351 001-4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album) FFRR 162 351 001-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album, Promo) Barclay, FFRR none France 1992 Sell This Version
162-351 001-4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album, Promo) FFRR 162-351 001-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
828 248-2, 8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR, FFRR 828 248-2, 8282482 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
828 248-2, 8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR, FFRR 828 248-2, 8282482 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
8282482, 828 248-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Club) FFRR, FFRR 8282482, 828 248-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
8282482, TRUCD9 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE) Internal, Internal 8282482, TRUCD9 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1998 Sell This Version
2 28230 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE) FFRR 2 28230 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28230 2, 3984.2830.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE) FFRR, FFRR 3984 28230 2, 3984.2830.2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28230 2, 3984.2830.2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE) FFRR, FFRR 3984 28230 2, 3984.2830.2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
3984 28230 2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE, Red) FFRR 3984 28230 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
0825646128747 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Music Group 0825646128747 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646128747 Orbital Orbital(2xLP, Album, RP, 180) Vinyl Collector 0825646128747 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR 8282482 UK Unknown Sell This Version
162 351 001-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR 162 351 001-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album) FFRR 8282482 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
35032-2 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE, RP) FFRR 35032-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Unofficial) Gut Records (3) 8282482 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
8282482 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Unofficial) Gut Records (3) 8282482 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-138 Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Orbital) MTL-138 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
3984-28230-4, 3984 28230 4 Orbital Orbital(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR 3984-28230-4, 3984 28230 4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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kazong

kazong

January 29, 2016
edited 6 months ago
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, 8282482
Still one of the best debut albums of electronic music.
Blindtext

Blindtext

November 10, 2015
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, TP, 828248

anyone selling this?
powerstone05

powerstone05

August 24, 2015
edited 11 months ago
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, RP, 180, 0825646128747

An excellent repressing of Orbital's first album. There is some soft surface noise in the lead-in of each record, but are not noticeable once the tracks start.
One complaint I do have that disappointed me is the bonus MP3 download. The download is of the 'CD' version of the album, and not the 'LP' version, so instead of finally getting a digital version of "Macro Head", you'll be getting "I Think It's Disgusting", which is abit misleading. Still worth it to seek this album out! 4/5.
K_Stefan

K_Stefan

April 19, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, 8282482
This album wasn't titled "Orbital 1", "Orbital" or "Green Album". The title was "LP/CD/MC". "Orbital" was the title of the second LP. "LP/CD/MC" sounds exactly as it did in 1991! (sic) Which style is it? Electro? Single tracks "Satan", "Choice" and "Omen" is omitted. They were maybe more in the style of later Orbital output. "Chime", "Midnight" and "Belfast" is there. Check out the two "Mutations" EP's for remixes from the album by Moby, Dave Angel, Ray Keith, Joey Beltram, Meat Beat Manifesto, Dave Angel and Dave Dorrell, and Orbital themself. The LP, CD and MC had different "hidden" tracks.
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

November 5, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, 8282482

Classic Techno album containing "Belfast" one of the best end of the club night tunes ever - Most of this music is very much of it's time so maybe some of this sounds a little dated, especially to the younger listener. It's not the most engaging of sounds, but I still like it.
hyperreal

hyperreal

July 19, 2010
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, 828248-1, 8282481, 828285.1, 828286.1
A truly special album that defined a generation of club music and bedroom techno. Any album containing the masterpieces Chime, Midnight and Belfast is likely to be a classic, even if the other tracks are bulgarian monastic chanting. But they're not. Steel Cube Idolatry and Oolaa are special in their own right and the whole album just works seamlessly. All in an essential LP if you were a club goer in the early 90s or you want a flavour of what it was like when dance music got epic.

March 15, 2008
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, 8282482
A revolutionary album at the time, but I must admit that now it sounds very dated, uncreative, and at times, boring. I think that Orbital's Brown Album has aged much more effectively, as interesting now as it was back then, and although the original Orbital, the funky techno Orbital, is more accurately displayed on this release. I'd definitely recommend this, because you may or may not like it - just keep in mind the year this was made in.
thacidisaster

thacidisaster

June 28, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Orbital, 2xLP, Album, 828248-1, 8282481, 828285.1, 828286.1
This LP for me epitomises what Orbital are (or were) all about. A lot of people say that the Brown album is the one. Both albums are old in terms of techno music and I wouldnt even say that they were groundbreaking. After all, the first Orbital LP came out what seemed an eternity after the singles contained on it (2 years later which is a vey long time after to release an LP). Its the simplicity that does it for me. The build ups on these tracks are so simple. You get one sound doing its thing for 32 beats then another sound is introduced for the same period of time and so on and so on. The whole LP is built his way. It is this style which sets itself apart from the brown album which is good, BUT, It fixes itself in a period of time that will always sound likes its from 94. When you listen to Kraftwerk, you are listening to innovation in techno music that has a real robotic feel to it. You listen to Kraftwerk because you are into where it all comes from historically. I cant listen to the Brown album in this way whereas its predecessor has that real early techno vibe and is the basis of Orbital's sound. Everything following that would never sound like that but would follow or fit in with what was going on musically at the time. It would still sound like Orbital but you have to go to the roots to get the real deal.

The Green album sounded dated when it first came out! If you dont remember, there was stuff like Mescalinium United which still sounds like the sound of the future today. It just didnt sound up-to-date like that and most of the people I played it to, had not really been on the scene as long as me and were listening to the Begium and German stuff.

The sound of the Green LP has more appeal now and will continue to have more appeal as time goes on whereas the tracks that were from Germany and may have sounded new and fresh then, you wouldn't dream of playing now. Its a funny thing. If I were asked to reccomend an Orbital album, It would be this. It is what made them. Its their sound. It has Chime, Midnight and Belfast all on one side. Just for that - this is it. The rest is fantastic too. Just dont expect new synth sounds. It about the composition, the build-up and the breakdowns. Its so simple but so effective. Nobody did it like Orbital did.
ReeferMan

ReeferMan

August 31, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, RE, 3984 28230 2, 3984.2830.2

Orbital's first album and therefore a classic. It has been bettered by their 'Brown album' but nevertheless it contains renditions of both 'Chime' and 'Belfast'.

Surprisingly this is also quite an experimental and simple album as Orbital hadn't yet settled on a formula. Therefore you get the loopy weirdness of 'Moebius' (complete with Star Trek vocal sample - I think, don't quote me) next to the lovely 'Oolaa'.

A most satisfying album even especially compared to some of the overproduced dance music of today.
obs

obs

August 9, 2003
referencing Orbital, CD, Album, 162 351 001-2
This release is actually a compilation and not Orbital's "real" first album.

Unfortunately, the mix of Midnight is an edit of the 12" version, but it is better than the "live" mix that appears on the non-US versions of this album.