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The Orb

The Orb Release 15 Year Anniversary of Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld With BBC Tracks

By: Spacelab Research Staff
The Orb have rereleased their landmark album Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld to celebrate its 15-year anniversary. It's taken a variety of forms — as a 3 CD set or a 4 album set if you buy it as a download. The album is widely regarded as one of the definitive releases of electronic music in the nineties, before techno fractured into a million different subgenres. Perhaps the most memorable track was the single Little Fluffy Clouds, a trance like workout with beats that featured Rickie Lee Jones talking over the music about the clouds she used to see in the Arizona desert. Her voice was sampled from a PBS interview with Levar Burton.

It offers the original 2 disc album and a third disc of remixes by Pal Joey, Steve Hillage, Ready Made, Jimi Cauty & Dr Alex Paterson, and others. It also includes a 1989 Peel Session from John Peel's famous BBC Radio show.

But the biggest news is probably the extra BBC tracks that people who buy the download version will get. The tracks are more BBC material, that were freed up for release as part of a deal between Universal Records and BBC to license some of its archive for sale. As a result, bands like the Orb, Pulp, and Nirvana will see releases later this year of BBC material. For the Orb, the material is only available on the download version of Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld. That version will be available exclusively through iTunes.


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The Orb: Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Disc One
01 Little Fluffy Clouds
02 Earth (Gaia )
03 Supernova at the end of the Universe
04 Back Side of The Moon
05 Spanish Castles In Space

Disc Two
01 Perpetual Dawn
02 Into the Fourth Dimension
03 Outlands
04 Star 6 & 7 8 9
05 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld - Live Mix Mk 10

Disc Three
01 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld - John Peel Session from December 1989
02 Perpetual Dawn - Ultrabass II
03 Little Fluffy Clouds - Cumulo Nimbus Mix by Pal Joey
04 Back Side of The Moon - Under Water Deep Space Mix by Steve Hillage
05 Outlands - Fountains of Elisha Mix by Ready Made
06 A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld - Aubrey Mix Mk 11 by Jimi Cauty & Dr Alex Paterson
07 Spanish Castles In Space - Extended Youth Mix

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