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1 The Moebius 6:59 28,817
2 Speedfreak 7:14 3,463
3 Oolaa 6:20 20,347
4 Desert Storm 12:02 20,857
5 Farenheit 303 8:22 7,423
6 Steel Cube Idolatry 6:33 14,842
7 High Rise 8:20 14,019
8 Chime (Live) 5:55 10,997
9 Midnight (live) 6:52 9,007
10 Belfast 8:07 102,872
11 I Think It's Disgusting 0:51 9,395

About this album

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 original United Kingdom release includes live versions of “Chime” and “Midnight”. Orbital was released in 1992 with a significantly different cover and tracklist in the United States, incorporating remixes and non-album singles. 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 used include:
“The Moebius” samples the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Time Squared”.
“Oolaa” samples the Martian cry from Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds musical.
“Desert Storm” samples the “Blessing of the Bomb Almighty” from Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
“Satan” samples Time Zone’s “The Wildstyle” and Butthole Surfers song “Sweat Loaf” from the album Locust Abortion Technician.
“Choice” samples the Crucifix song “Annihilation”

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  • Gordonflesher

    Midnight (live)

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • kruetznaer

    Probably even better than its "brown" follow-up, rather overlooked recording full of techno gems. A monolyth.

    7 Jun 2010 Reply

    This is all wrong!! I own this album and "Choice" is missing??

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • thesfdude

    Too bad, I would have liked this in the 90's :(

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
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    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • shannonrae

    is there a difference between farenheit 303 on the uk version and fahrenheit 3D3 on the us version?

    31 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Terrasidius

    chime!!! :D

    9 Aug 2007 Reply
  • helloelan

    Missing the untitled track from the cassette tape version of this album.

    28 Apr 2007 Reply
  • fandor11n

    Belfast, a great chill out track to fall asleep to, try it, it works!!!!. x

    15 Apr 2007 Reply

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