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Tracklist

The Moebius7:01
Speed Freak7:17
Oolaa6:15
Desert Storm12:06
Fahrenheit 3038:26
Steel Cube Idolatry6:24
High Rise8:23
Chime (Live)5:56
Midnight (Live)6:53
Belfast8:06
I Think It's Disgusting0:51

Credits (4)

Notes

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.

The US release features a different tracklisting, with tracks/versions taken from the singles.
The UK cassette features an untitled track. This was later renamed "Torpedo Town".

"The Moebius" samples "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Time Squared".
"Desert Storm" samples the movie "Beneath the Planet of the Apes".

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    Cover of Orbital, 1991-09-30, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album
    FFRR – 828248-1, FFRR – 8282481UK & Europe1991UK & Europe1991
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    Cover of Orbital, 1991-09-30, CDOrbital
    CD, Album
    FFRR – 8282482UK & Europe1991UK & Europe1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1991-09-30, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album
    FFRR – 828 248.4, FFRR – 828 248-4Europe1991Europe1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1991-12-01, CDOrbital
    CD, Album
    London Records – POCD-1066, FFRR – POCD-1066Japan1991Japan1991
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    Cover of Orbital, 1991-09-30, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album
    FFRR – 828248-1, FFRR – 8282481UK & Europe1991UK & Europe1991
    Cover of Orbital, 1991-08-22, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album, Test Pressing
    FFRR – 828248UK1991UK1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1991, CDOrbital
    CD, Album
    FFRR – 8282482Europe1991Europe1991
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    Cover of Orbital, 1991-12-01, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Promo
    London Records – POCD-1066, FFRR – POCD-1066Japan1991Japan1991
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, SRC Pressing
    FFRR – 162 351 001-2US1992US1992
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby HX Pro
    FFRR – 162 351 001-4, FFRR – 351 001-4US1992US1992
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album, Promo
    FFRR – 162-351 001-4US1992US1992
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Silver Hub
    FFRR – 162 351 001-2US1992US1992
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album, Promo
    Barclay – none, FFRR – noneFrance1992France1992
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Longbox
    FFRR – 162 351 001-2US1992US1992
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 1992, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Misprint, Transparent Hub
    FFRR – 162 351 001-2US1992US1992
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 1994, CDOrbital
    CD, Album
    FFRR – 828 248-2, FFRR – 8282482Canada1994Canada1994
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    Cover of Orbital, 1994, CDOrbital
    CD, Album
    FFRR – 828 248-2, FFRR – 8282482Canada1994Canada1994
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    Cover of Orbital, 1994, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    FFRR – 8282482, FFRR – 828 248-2Canada1994Canada1994
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    Cover of Orbital, 1995-08-00, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Internal – 8282482, Internal – TRUCD9UK & Europe1995UK & Europe1995
    Cover of Orbital, 1995, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Internal – 828248.4, Internal – TRUMC9Europe1995Europe1995
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1998-08-00, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    Moon Records (2) – noneUkraine1998Ukraine1998
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1999, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue
    FFRR – 3984 28230 2, FFRR – 3984.2830.2UK & Europe1999UK & Europe1999
    Cover of Orbital, 1999, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue, Red Cover
    FFRR – 3984 28230 2UK & Europe1999UK & Europe1999
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    Cover of Orbital, 1999, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue
    FFRR – 2 28230Canada1999Canada1999
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Orbital, 1999, CDOrbital
    CD, Album
    FFRR – 398428230-2Brazil1999Brazil1999
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    Cover of Orbital, 2001-05-01, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue
    FFRR – 3984 28230 2, FFRR – 3984.2830.2UK & Europe2001UK & Europe2001
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    Cover of Orbital, 2001-05-01, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue, PMDC UK Pressing
    FFRR – 3984 28230 2UK & Europe2001UK & Europe2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 2015-08-01, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
    Warner Music Group – 0825646128747, Vinyl Collector – 0825646128747UK & Europe2015UK & Europe2015
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    Cover of Orbital, 2015-08-14, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
    Warner Music Group – 0825646128747US2015US2015
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    Cover of Orbital, 2017-12-15, FileOrbital
    11×File, FLAC, Album
    London Music Stream Ltd. – noneUK2017UK2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 2024, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
    London Records – LMS1725118, London Records – 5061017251187Europe2024Europe2024
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    Cover of Orbital, 2024-04-19, CDOrbital
    2×CD, Reissue, Remastered
    London Records – LMS1725116Europe2024Europe2024
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 2024-04-19, VinylOrbital
    LP, Yellow Translucent; LP, Red Translucent; All Media, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
    London Records – LMS1725118, London Records – LMS1725119Europe2024Europe2024
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 2024-04-19, CDOrbital
    CD, Album, Reissue; 2×CD, Compilation; CD; Box Set, Remastered
    London Records – LMS1725117Europe2024Europe2024
    Cover of Orbital (The Green Album Expanded), 2024-04-19, FileOrbital (The Green Album Expanded)
    54×File, FLAC, Album
    London Records – 5061017 251477Europe2024Europe2024
    Cover of Orbital, 2024-04-20, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Record Store Day, Green & Red Splatter; All Media, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
    London Records – LMS1725118, London Records Ltd. – LMS1725129Europe2024Europe2024
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 2024-04-19, CassetteOrbital
    Cassette, Album, Remastered
    London Records – LMS1725130Europe2024Europe2024
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital, 2024-04-19, VinylOrbital
    2×LP, Album, Reissue; 2×LP, Compilation; Box Set, Remastered
    London Records – LMS1725120, London Records – LMS1725118Europe2024Europe2024
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital (The Green Album Expanded), 2024-04-19, FileOrbital (The Green Album Expanded)
    54×File, MP3, 320 kbps
    London Records – 5061017 251477Europe2024Europe2024
    New Submission
    Cover of Orbital (The Green Album Expanded), 2024-04-19, FileOrbital (The Green Album Expanded)
    54×File, WAV
    London Records – 5061017 251477Europe2024Europe2024
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    Reviews

      • tomwebb101's avatar
        tomwebb101
        I hoped the 2024 cut would relieve me of wearing my 2015 cut out but alas this is the superior version.... much quieter background, more dynamic, less compression and no midbass bloatyness.
        • tomwebb101's avatar
          tomwebb101
          I am not that impressed tbh. Not really a remastering, mostly just a re-loudening. Circa 4 to 5db louder throughout and with a midbass lumpyness ive not suffered before which might be welcome to those with modern dry lean systems but not rich, warm, beautiful sounding ones like my own. It remains an essential Orbital album along with In Sides but it remains their rawest produced and it shows now. The pressing qualities are not very good either but thats GZ for you. I distinctly prefer the playback quality of the 2015 cut ive got which avoids the overblown upper midbass lumps here
          • davidcorway's avatar
            davidcorway
            Sound quality on this is outstanding. Where discogs reviews become a loop.
            • Phizax's avatar
              Phizax
              Finally resolved my years' long battle with Orbital's color-blindness over the title of this one. All the pre-orders said it was "green" PVC to match the "Green Album," but thankfully it's clear yellow PVC compound which actually matches the (not green) album cover. It's yellow, damn it!!!!
              • steven_finnegan's avatar
                Sounds fantastic. Detailed, crystal clear and dynamic. Bass also slaps.
                • _ZERO_'s avatar
                  _ZERO_
                  Edited 27 days ago
                  A great pressing and after a good wet clean has minimal noise and really opens up dynamically. The splatter is so good! Fluro even. The few pops and clicks that are there do not affect the listening experience. To get the best results this records needs a good wet deep clean though.

                  As for the album. What a piece of electronic art. IDM house ambient- love it. Side 4 is astonishing!
                  • powerstone05's avatar
                    powerstone05
                    In September of 2021, Paul Hartnoll revealed in a feature with SuperDeluxeEdition that the duo would be remastering and reissuing all their albums during their tenure under FFRR. The original plan entailed that the tracks would be included as part of the "Thirtysomething" campaign, however it was perhaps wisely decided to leave the archival portion as its own project separate from Thirtysomething.
                    Fast forward 2 and a half years, thirtysomething and a new studio album in between and the first of hopefully at least 6 deluxe sets is now out.
                    ----
                    The CD set is pretty damn gorgeous. This is the first release I own in the so-called "super-deluxe" style packaging and I can see why it's stuck around. The presentation is superb. For this particular set, it includes a 12" gatefold sleeve that opens up to reveal the tracklisting for each disc appropriately sectioned, credits, and 4 cardboard sleeves also appropriately designed to fit the aesthetic. I quite enjoyed the ingenuity of inverting the colors on each of the disc labels to make each one feel ever so unique. This gatefold sleeve is stacked up with a 60 page hardcover book with commentaries, three flyer repros and a host of magazine articles, photographs and the various singles up through the first album. (Oddly, nothing in here about the sudden naming of the previously "Untitled" cassette track.) After being spoiled at seeing one of the recent Blondie boxsets which had a book specifically for showing most of their discography, I do wished for a little bit of that here. Wonderful, regardless.

                    The audio remastering is intriguing. All of the tracks sound 'fuller', mostly with the bass frequencies turned up, which makes the original 1991 master sound quite flat in comparison. However, I also noticed that some of the higher frequencies sound more muffled in this presentation compared to the original mastering. Considering the notes about the remastering job and how it was supervised, I have to imagine this may be more towards what was intended, and that maybe the original FFRR masters had the highs EQ'd artificially up through however it was mastered. I naturally have a bit of a rose-tinted sentimental feeling about the older versions but granted you'd have to really be listening closely to notice it. Most people won't notice or care.
                    The tracklisting is abit peculiar for the track placement and what they chose to include, more about that below.
                    One very nitpicky negative to point out is that a few of the tracks that their fadeouts trimmed for some reason. Midnight Live, Belfast Wasted, Crime and especially Satan have this issue (with the latter being the most egregious, the natural fadeout is literally cut by half where the fade sounds very abrupt. Note that this is NOT to be confused with the original released version of Satan that had the last 30 seconds cut with a fade).

                    Overall, a release many have been waiting for decades to come in some form and it's delightful.
                    The last thing I want to mention however involves this release's digital expanded version and how the label has been releasing this material. The label has been drip-feeding some of the archival material through various single releases digitally and even with the original reveal of the release, some were abit disappointed with many tracks having not been included on the set. On release day of this album, the label surprise-dropped a digital "expanded" version of the album that includes most of the previously released material, including the remixes that were exclusive at the time to Beatport, the other remix from the III EP that wasn't released previously and the Mutations EPs. The same day they also shadowdropped a single of Belfast which includes many other tracks that are also not included on the "expanded" album. While the label has been guilty of spreading tracks around on various formats before, this felt particularly egregious to me in that instead of including this extra material on the boxset which was intended to be "archival", they chose to keep them as "digital exclusives". They had this material all on hand and they decided it was better to squeeze a few extra bucks out from repeated purchases instead of making the boxset even better. The pricing on these boxsets were controversial when revealed, but I think most people would have been happier to pay a little bit more if it included all this material as well. You're already offering this luxurious set that's for collector's and fans anyway, why not go the extra mile and include two more discs to finish it off? Who's to say that as more singles come out (I have to imagine they'll at least do one for Satan and one more at least for Midnight/Choice), they'll rerelease the album again? And if so, why didn't they include that material on the digital edition as well? For all I know, we may never get an opportunity like this again. (fun fact, from one source, the entire digital expanded album is actually cheaper then the single with the exclusive remixes from Beatport lol) But that's business for ya I guess.

                    While I enjoyed this set and I look forward to future sets having the same style, I wish the label was abit more inclusive and will be going forward (guess that's a fat chance). Who knows, despite surround options being basically null, maybe SuperDeluxeEdition whom revealed this in the beginning will come around at the end and do a blu-ray release with all of this on disc (probably with plenty of room for the original masters too!).

                    Besides the issues, absolutely recommended.
                    • bondy27's avatar
                      bondy27
                      Very happy here. The records sound very good. The book is very insightful, I love how the Belfast vocals were found. I look forward to all of the boxsets coming through. The spot glossed box is very well done.
                      • brettsmcneil's avatar
                        brettsmcneil
                        Sounds so good! Boxset arrived so well packaged and the vinyls sound amazing. The hardcover book is already very neat and has great essays and track by tracks!

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