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OrbitalIII

Label:FFRR – FX 149, FFRR – FX149, FFRR – 869 279.1
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country:UK & Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno, House

Tracklist

A1Satan
Mixed By [With]Ian Tregoning
ScratchesLex*
A2L.C.1
BBelfast
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Notes

Recorded at Marcuss Studios
'Satan' mixed at Konk.

℗ 1991 FFRR Records Ltd
© 1991 FFRR Records Ltd

The Cat# appears as FX 149 on the center labels and FX149 on the rear sleeve.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by FFRR Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 42286 92791
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042286927916
  • Rights Society: Biem/Stemra
  • Label Code: LC7654
  • Price Code: BA122
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label, Side A): FX 149A
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label, Side B): FX 149B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A): FX 149 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B): FX 149 B-1U-1-1

Other Versions (5 of 13)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Remix (12", EP, 45 RPM)FFRR, FFRRFXR 149, 869 281-1UK1991
Recently Edited
III (CD, Single)FFRR, FFRR, FFRR, FFRRFCD 149, 869 279-2, FCD149, 869 279.2UK1991
Recently Edited
III (Cassette, Single)FFRR, FFRR, FFRRFCS 149, 869 278.4, FCS149UK & Europe1991
Recently Edited
III (7", 45 RPM)FFRR, FFRR, FFRRF 149, F149, 869 278.7UK & Europe1991
Recently Edited
Satan (12", 45 RPM, Promo)FFRRFXDJ 149UK1991

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Reviews

  • spoons's avatar
    spoons
    Too much nostalgia here, no reality. The 1990's was MDMA-fueled pretense. I'm 56 now and I can see it for the bollox that it was, though I loved it at the time.
    • SYSTEM-J's avatar
      SYSTEM-J
      Edited 10 months ago
      It's always irritated me that to this day you STILL cannot get the original version of Satan in the UK on any in-print CD or digital release, despite the track remaining a mainstay of Orbital's live show and thus secure in its status as one of their biggest hits. The Industry Standard version that crops up here and there on Greatest Hits compilations is a poor man's radio edit, the '96 release that reached #3 in the UK singles chart is a live recording and the '97 version on the Spawn soundtrack had Kirk Hammet's guitar noodling scribbled all over it.

      Nothing beats the original from this 1991 EP, a genuinely genre-blurring UK interpretation of the Belgian new beat sound that fuses industrial heaviness, heavy metal guitar stabs and even some hip-hop scratching in the outro, all at a surprisingly slow 109bpm-ish tempo and capped off with a jokey intro sample swiped from The Butthole Surfers' 1987 Black Sabbath parody Sweat Loaf. This is arguably the real touch paper for mid-90s big beat, back when The Prodigy were still messing around with silly toy town rave tunes and the Chemical Brothers' voices hadn't even broke yet. One of Orbital's finest without question.
      • pablo.75's avatar
        pablo.75
        The high chant from Belfast is imho probably taken from '1989 - The Beloved - The Sun Rising (Deeply Satisfying) 1989' and it is partly based on a sample of "O Euchari" by Hildegard von Bingen (performed by Emily van Evera)" - https://www.discogs.com/Beloved-The-Sun-Rising/release/92578
        • vonkink77's avatar
          vonkink77
          What a tune LC1 is. Even now! Probably my favourite Orbital tune & this 12" was the first time I had ever heard Orbital back in the early 90's on me mates CD player!
          • djdstone's avatar
            djdstone
            Belfast is such an amazing tunes that still sounds great to me all these years later
            • technomek's avatar
              technomek
              Can someone please remove the Progressive House and EBM tags? Do people not realize how stupid that sounds to someone who lived through it in 1991?
              • PHOOEY's avatar
                PHOOEY
                Edited 13 years ago
                Variety of dance music genres can be found on this 12". Satan, a relatively downtempo track - with a hard edge, benefits by lacking the hardcore Amen drums added to subsequent mixes; always went down a storm at live gigs. LC1, a more house orientated composition with acidic elements, has Fred Dinnage talking about alien abduction (Fred, known Pompey fan & television news anchorman, with a great comb-over hairstyle. Seen on T.V programmes including 'How', 'Magpie' & latterly, Meridian Tonight c2010) . Belfast, essentially a downtempo house track, is a personal favourite - takes me back to the hot summer of 1990 when Kiss F.M tested it's new legal broadcast status with non stop mixes without commercials... bliss
                • sy1975's avatar
                  sy1975
                  Edited 17 years ago
                  What a great release. Two great tracks on the A side typical quality Techno from Orbital, but flip it over and you get the amazing Belfast. A Beautiful atmospheric downtempo track that has everything. Equally at home within a house set, its was a massive Sasha tune that stayed in his box for a number of years but ideally suited to a chill out set. Perhaps one of their best ever tunes and in my opinion one of the best dance tunes of all time.

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