The Orb ‎– U.F.OFF - The Best Of The Orb

Label:
Island Records ‎– 314-524 599-2
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed
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1-01 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Orbital Dance Mix) 8:10
1-02 Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix 2) 4:10
1-03 Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth Mix)
Remix – Youth
3:35
1-04 Blue Room (7" Mix) 4:01
1-05 Assassin (7" Mix) 3:41
1-06 Pomme Fritz (Meat 'N' Veg) 7:12
1-07 Toxygene (7" Edit) 3:31
1-08 Outlands (LP Version) 6:10
1-09 DJ Asylum (7" Edit) 3:56
1-10 Mickey Mars (7" Edit) 3:51
1-11 Towers Of Dub (Original Mix) 10:23
1-12.1 Pi (Part 1) (LP Version) 1:02
1-12.2 (Silence) 3:45
1-12.3 Oxbow Lakes (Unknown Mix) 8:36
2-01 Little Fluffy Clouds (Live From Washington DC '97) 7:43
2-02 Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass II)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Andrew Weatherall
6:14
2-03 Pomme Fritz (Orb Remix)
Remix – The Orb
6:25
2-04 Toxygene (Ganja Kru Remix)
Remix – The Ganja Kru
6:27
2-05 DJ Asylum (The Soulcatchers Mix)
Remix – DJLJK
7:12
2-06 Assassin (Chocolate Hills Of Bohol Mix)
Remix – Alex "Hassassin" Paterson*
1:15
2-07 O.O.B.E. (Pool Mix) 6:02
2-08 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Radio Version) 0:58
2-09 Blue Room (Ambient Mix) 10:00
2-10 Mickey Mars (Red X Mix)
Remix – Andy Hughes (2), The Orb, Thomas Fehlmann
9:16
2-11 Pi (Part 2) (Orb Remix)
Remix – Relax Pan Toes*, T/Boy*
0:27
2-12 Montagne D'or (Der Gvte Berg) (Vestax Mix) 6:26

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Notes

CD 1 is a black disc, CD 2 is a white disc.

Track 1-11 is also known as "Towers Of Dub (Ambient Mix)".

This compilation ℗©1998 Island Records Ltd.
Printed in the USA.

Packaging:
Slim double jewel case.
Front insert: 12-page stapled booklet, color print exterior and interior.
Back insert: color print exterior and interior.
Disc tray: clear.
CD 1: black and white print.
CD 2: white and black print.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 731452459923
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, Variant 1): 314 524 5652 03! C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, Variant 2): AX 314 524 5662 02%
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, Variant 1): IFPI L005
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, Variant 2): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1, Variant 1): IFPI 0384
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1, Variant 2): IFPI 0383
  • Other (CD 1 Additional Mould Text): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Barcode (CD 1, Matrix area, Code 39, Variant 2): 3145245652
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, Variant 1): 314 524 6002 01! J
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, Variant 2): 314 524 6002 01! B
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2, Variants 1, 2): IFPI L005
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2, Variant 1): IFPI 0343
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2, Variant 2): IFPI 0361
  • Other (CD 2 Additional Mould Text): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Barcode (CD 2, Matrix area, Code 39, Variant 2): 3145246002

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPSD 8078, 524 565 1 The Orb U.F.OFF - The Best Of The Orb(2xLP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records ILPSD 8078, 524 565 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
STARCD 6432 The Orb U.F.OFF - The Best Of The Orb(CD, Comp, Mixed) Island Records STARCD 6432 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
X2-24565 The Orb U.F.OFF - The Best Of The Orb(CD, Comp, Mixed) Island Records, Columbia House X2-24565 US 1998 Sell This Version
none The Orb U.F.OFF - The Best Of The Orb(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Orb) none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
CIDD 8078 The Orb U.F.OFF - The Best Of(2xCass, Comp, Promo) Island Records CIDD 8078 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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soundstorm

soundstorm

September 17, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

Not a hugely critical album for the casual listener, but an eventual must for all Orb fans. There are some real gems on here along with some filler radio edits.

On the first disc: The Solar Youth Perpetual Dawn mix is classic and always puts a smile on my face. DJ Asylum 7" Edit has a sweet sliding synth tone singing the melody. The unreleased track Mickey Mars is almost worth the whole purchase of the disc.

On the second disc: The Ultrabass II Perpetual Dawn is spot on. Especially the way you flow into it from Little Fluffy Clouds. The Ganja Kru drop a bomb remix on Toxygene. Another smooth DJ Asylum mix. The ambient, beatless Blue Room works perfectly.

I'm not sure what the reason was that the Orb ended up leaving Island records after a string of huge albums. I guess the huge middle finger and title have something to do with that.
keefycub

keefycub

April 28, 2003

The title says it all to punters ...

This first disc seems to be a way of collating all the versions you were likely to hear on the dodgier compilation albums that needed the short version, and at least they let me hear a piece of many of the songs in question before I located the 12"s or the CD5s. All the radio versions are here along with the obligatory secret bogus track at the end. Obviously, it's the farewell to Island Records, who were screwing them over at the time.

I like the second disc better than the first but Mickey Mars is one of their most wonderful tracks ever ... a through composed track that resembles the progressive rock that Alex was a part of during the 80's, with a truly technically astonishing through-composed sampled vocal. How I wish this were a 12" somewhere. But it's good to put on and float away to.
AtomicCow

AtomicCow

January 3, 2002

There are about 3-4 great tracks on each cd, the rest is garbage. I don't see the point of including two mixes of the same track at the expense of a different (and better) track. The previously unreleased track (Mickey Mars) is worthless so if you have the other tracks save your money for something else.