Orbital (1991 album)

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Orbital
Orbital Green Album.jpg
Studio album by Orbital
Released September 1991 (UK and Europe)
October 1992 (US)[1]
Genre Techno
Acid house
Rave
Length 76:47 (UK version)
71:56 (US version)
Label FFRR
Producer Orbital
Orbital chronology
Orbital
(1991)
Orbital
(1993)
Singles from Orbital
  1. "Chime"
    Released: December 1989
  2. "III (EP) - Belfast and Satan"
    Released: January 1991
  3. "Midnight"/"Choice"
    Released: August 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC (Positive)[3]

Orbital is the first album from Orbital, released in 1991. It is often referred to as the "Green Album", to differentiate it from the band's second album, titled Orbital 2 (known as the "Brown Album"), which bears only the band's name on the cover.

The album[edit]

The original European release includes live versions of "Chime" and "Midnight". Orbital was released in 1992 with a significantly different cover and track listing in the United States, incorporating remixes and non-album singles.[4] All tracks on the U.S. release had also been remastered using the Bedini Audio Spectral Enhancer (B.A.S.E.) to enhance their stereophonic effects.

Samples[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Orbital.

United Kingdom and Europe[edit]

CD
  1. "The Moebius" – 7:01
  2. "Speed Freak" – 7:16
  3. "Oolaa" – 6:21
  4. "Desert Storm" – 12:05
  5. "Fahrenheit 303" – 8:24
  6. "Steel Cube Idolatry" – 6:34
  7. "High Rise" – 8:24
  8. "Chime" (Live) – 5:56
  9. "Midnight" (Live) – 6:53
  10. "Belfast" – 8:06
  11. "I Think It's Disgusting" (Outro) – 0:51
Alternate track listings

Each format (LP, CD and cassette) included a track not included on the others. The unlisted outro track appeared on the CD version only.[5] The double vinyl LP version included a track called "Macro Head" between "Speed Freak" and "Oolaa",[6] while the cassette included a nine-minute track listed as "Untitled" between "High Rise" and "Chime (Live)".[7] The cover design was modified to identify the format, with the red circle on the LP, CD, and cassette versions including the text LP, CD, and MC respectively. Vinyl pressings had the track listing on the front cover, rather than on the back.

United States[edit]

  1. "Belfast" – 8:06
  2. "The Moebius" – 7:01
  3. "Speed Freak" (Moby Remix) – 5:40
  4. "Fahrenheit 3D3" – 7:04
  5. "Desert Storm" – 12:05
  6. "Oolaa" – 6:21
  7. "Chime" – 8:01
  8. "Satan" – 6:44
  9. "Choice" – 5:30
  10. "Midnight" – 5:08
  11. "Steel Cube Idolatry" - 6:34 (Cassette bonus not on CD)

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Hartnoll – Performer (Orbital)
  • Phil Hartnoll – Performer (Orbital)
  • Orbital – Producer
  • Tim Hunt – Engineer
  • Herbert Lesch – Assistant Engineer
  • Fultano '91 – Sleeve Design

References[edit]

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