Orbital (1991 album)

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Orbital
Orbital Green Album.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 September 1991[1]
GenreTechno
Length76:47
LabelFFRR
ProducerOrbital
Orbital chronology
Orbital
(1991)
Orbital
(1993)
Singles from Orbital
  1. "Chime"
    Released: December 1989
  2. "Midnight" / "Choice"
    Released: August 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]

Orbital (commonly known as the Green Album or Orbital 1) is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo Orbital, released on 30 September 1991 by FFRR Records. The alternate title comes from the fact that Orbital made both of their first 2 albums self-titled, forcing fans to call it something else to distinguish it from the 2nd album. Despite the fact that the cover is yellow it is called the Green Album due to a color misprint in the 1st printing vinyl.

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.[5] 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.

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.[6] The double vinyl LP version included a track called "Macro Head" between "Speed Freak" and "Oolaa",[7] while the cassette included a nine-minute track listed as "Untitled" between "High Rise" and "Chime (Live)".[8] 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

Use in other media[edit]

"Belfast" appears on the soundtrack to the film Human Traffic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richards, Sam (16 September 2016). "Was September 1991 the best month ever for albums?". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Orbital – Orbital". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Randall, Mac (2004). "Orbital". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 607. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ Orbital – Orbital (US CD) at Discogs
  6. ^ Orbital – Orbital (Europe CD) at Discogs
  7. ^ Orbital – Orbital (UK vinyl) at Discogs
  8. ^ Orbital – Orbital (UK cassette) at Discogs

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