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Diversions [Us Import] [EP, Original recording reissued, Import]

Orbital Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 May 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP, Original recording reissued, Import
  • Label: Sire
  • ASIN: B00004T6UW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,608 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Impact USA (The Earth Is Burning: Diversion) (LP Version)11:21Album Only
Listen  2. Lush 3 (Euro Tunnel Disaster '94) / Walk About (John Peel Sessions) (LP Version)14:35Album Only
Listen  3. Semi Detached (LP Version) 9:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lush 3-5 (C.J. Bolland) (LP Version) 6:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lush 3-4 (Warrior Drift Psychick Warriors OV Gaia) (LP Version)10:48Album Only
Listen  6. Lush 3-3 (Underworld) (LP Version)13:01Album Only


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I heard Diversions ages ago and mistook it for the brown album, as it has the most amazing mixes of 'The earth is burning' and other versions of 'Lush' from the brown album. This album's 6 tracks are arguably the best pieces that the brothers behind orbital have ever put together and Diversions is a great follow up to the brown album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oft Overlooked Masterpiece 3 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
Bought this on a whim when it first came out. It's still one of my all time favourite albums and it's hard to see that ever changing. The timeless tracks blend perfectly.

A pleasure to behold.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review 13 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
had this one for a few years now,when i first got it i wasn't sure at first,but after a few plays,it started to grow on me,andto be honest,when "impact-the earth is burning"is the first track,need i say more!!interesting that they release stuff like this over there and not here,but i suppose that makes owning this one a bit special!!anyway,buy and enjoy!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only for Impact USA 13 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
Despite the consistently excellent content this is really for major orbital fans and collectors, I see no logic to the choice of tracks compiled, it's basically the majority of 2 eps and a remix of 'Impact'. The Lush remixes are all highly accomplished and individual enough that even when placed consecutively in the running order your ears don't suffer from repetition. I prefer the original although the Underworld mix in particular is great and very cleverly the end result comes over as a perfect hybrid of both artists, Orbworld or Undertal, take your pick. There are also 3 tracks from the 'Peel Session' ep. Great tracks but the ep works best as a whole and you feel like something is missing - it is!

Now for my money the highlight and whole point of buying this release is 'Impact USA'. If you know the Brown album, their second album, you will be aware of the glory of this tune, it is utterly epic, it's one of the best tunes they've ever made. This version however is even better, it is essentially the same tune but at the 5 minute 10 seconds mark it mutates into the most epic acid breakbeat monster. Now I'm a sucker for acid tracks but this is truly glorious, majestic, genius, once that 303 kicks in it is pure climax until you hear the dramatic spoken 'It's a cry for survival' sample. Just a bit of an adjustment at the later part of the track but I had to have it. If you're interested in Orbital I would leave this release until you have acquired their albums and eps, you can then decide if you want to shell out for this 6 track release when you already have 5 of the tracks, personally speaking, the remix of 'Impact' is probably my all time favourite electronic track, so despite having it on vinyl it didn't deter me from the purchase. I don't know if the track would sound as good lost and marooned somewhere but I'm willing to take the gamble, definitely number 1 in my desert island discs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars US fans rejoice 24 Aug 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This US-only compilation gives us some of the best of the Hartnolls' best post-'Brown Album' work. Diversions is essentially two UK singles (The Peel Sessions EP and the Lush 3 single) minus the songs already released stateside (Attached from the Peel Session disk and Lush 3-1 and 3-2). Don't be deceived by the fact that there are only six songs; this is an album-length release, with four 10+ minute tracks.
Impact USA updates the Orbital 2 track for stand-alone listening; added bass and synth lines make it more complex than the original, more dancey, and ultimately more enjoyable.
Lush 3/Walk About is a live track from John Peel's legendary UK show. Orbital's live performances have always surpassed their studio work and this is no exception. Almost 15 minutes of pure electronic bliss, with enough new elements added to distinguish it from the album versions.
Semi-detached started out as another Lush 3 remix, but somehow mutated into a different entity. It is quieter that the other tracks, verging into ambient territory, but the burbling synths keep interest throughout.
Lush 3-5 and Lush 3-4 are a lull in the disk. It's not to say that they aren't good, but they both use too much of the original tracks as a backbone. There are different drum tracks and new synth squiggles, but nothing really interesting. Luckily, these are also the two shortest songs.
Lush 3-3 makes up for it's predecessors' failings; representing a meeting of two of the greatest trance groups, it is no less than incredible. Underworld take Lush 3 and remake it in their own image. Sequences that are paridoxically hypnotic and urgent envelop the entire song, propelling it onward with freight-train force. And just for good measure, a dash of wah-wah guitar is layered on top to stunning effect.
Diversions makes a wonderful companion piece to Orbital 2 for those who cannot get their hands on the original import singles and is well worth seeking out.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vicious Driving Techno Train Wreck 21 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Imagine you knew the world was going to end in 15 minutes and you wanted the Anthem to accompany the impending disater. Slide this disk in and punch up track two and you will hear what I think is the greatest techno track of all time. DO NOT listen to this music while driving as you are liable to attract vehicles with flashing lights. Euro tunnel disaster is an appropriate name for the track.
The rest of the disk is awesome. If you like solid pounding techno, and felt like "Insides" was a little soft, or that Orbital II was really good but want something a little more vicious then try this one out.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "a frenetic feast for the fans" 7 Feb 2002
By seb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
... that's what the sticker said when I found this CD. If you are an Orbital worshiper (like me), than you will find this album essential for your collection. Reworkings of "Impact" and "Attached" are all here, along with several mixes of "Lush", including the Euro-Tunnel Disaster Mix mixed with "Walk About" live on Peel Sessions. Basically selected tracks from "2" remixed. I particularly enjoyed "Lush (Underworld)", a 13-minute remix by Underworld, featuring electric guitar and flute. And even though it's an "EP", its just as long as a full length album. Add yet another Orbital CD to your collection that you can praise fully.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ORBITAL......by far the best electronica music out there! 8 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Chemical Bros., Underworld, Juno Reactor, etc.... these artists are all excelent, but I would have to say that Orbital tops them all. This album will complete my collection and these guys never fail! If it's their first CD or their last CD,it doesn't matter! Orbital is great and just keeps putting out the best electronica I've ever heard. Their number one in my book!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth picking up if you like orbital! 13 May 2000
By "bonzomntrx" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you have yet to buy an Orbital CD, this may not be the BEST one to start with, although there would certainly be nothing wrong with making this your first Orbital purchase. It includes three "new" tracks by Orbital: Impact USA (The Earth Is Burning), a nice reworking of the Brown Album's Impact (""). The second part of this version is more intense than the first, and puts it as an equal to the original. There is also a reworking of the "Lush" series called Lush 3(Euro Tunnel Disaster 94/Walk About) which has some good moments. The third track, Semi-Detached, represents one of Orbital's more ambient and experimental tracks up to this point, and is a highlight of the album.The remaining three tracks are remixes of "Lush": The best of these by far is the Underworld remix "Lush 3-5." if you like Underworld, you will appreciate this blending of their styles (they even throw in some electric guitar!). Overall, I gave Diversions 3 stars; this is rating it as an ORBITAL CD, not as ANY CD, because I find Orbital difficult to compare to most other music. Because to me it sums up their pre-Snivilisation sound, I consider it a must-have.
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