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Uf Off-Best of [Double CD, Limited Edition]

The Orb Audio CD
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The Orb featuring David Gilmour - The Making of Metallic Spheres


The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors. The group popularized the genre as well, by appearing on the British chart show Top of the Pops and hitting number one in the U.K. with the 1992 album U.F.Orb. Frontman Dr. Alex Paterson's ... Read more in Amazon's The Orb Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Mar 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Limited Edition
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B00000DD0Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Orbital Dance Mix)
2. Little Fluffy Clouds (Dance Mix 2)
3. Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth Mix)
4. Blue Room (7'' Mix)
5. Assassin (7'' Mix)
6. Pomme Fritz (Meat 'N' Veg)
7. Toxygene (7'' Mix)
8. Outlands (LP Version)
9. DJ Asylum (7'' Edit)
10. Mickey Mars (7''Edit)
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Little Fluffy Clouds (Live From Washington DC '97)
2. Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass II)
3. Pomme Fritz (Orb Remix)
4. Toxygene (Ganja Kru Remix)
5. DJ Asylum (The Soulcatchers Mix)
6. Assassin (Chocolate Hills Of Bohol Mix)
7. O.O.B.E. (Pool Mix)
8. A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Radio Version)
9. Blue Room (Ambient Mix)
10. Mickey Mars (Red X Mix)
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THE ORB U.F. Off - The Best Of The Orb (1998 UK limited edition 24-track 2-CD album set including a Bonus 12-track CD featuring rare and unreleased recordings picture sleeve CIDD8078)


The title, coupled with a sleeve depicting an Apollo launch pad with a huge middle finger giving that gesture, summarises the ethos of former Killing Joke roadie Alex Patterson's The Orb. Their musical scale is gargantuan and fearlessly meandering, taking in ambient, reggae, techno and innumerable mutated samples. In order to pre-empt "prog-rave" tags or accusations of Pink Floyd-style pretentiousness, however, Paterson and his various collaborators always took a facetious, self-deflating approach to their work. In spite of the aura of silliness shrouding The Orb--as evinced on titles like "A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Underworld"--they can't puncture the delights of the freewheeling, orbiting "Pomme Fritz" or the intoxicating "Little Fluffy Clouds" with its ingenious sample of a Rickie Lee Jones interview. This compilation could either serve as an introduction to The Orb or as sufficient for those unwilling to follow them on some of their more extreme sonic excursions. --David Stubbs

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars get blown away ! 1 April 2005
By planet
Format:Audio CD
This import of UFOff has two discs. Two discs !, two !
I always love to hear different versions of Orb tracks and the second disc is full of them. And it's simply 'awesome'.
All the tracks seem to be deeper, wider and get inside you more.
Assassin, Huge Pulsating Brain ... and PI are all about a minute or less - BUT the versions of Little Fluffy Clouds, Perpetual Dawn, Pomme Fritz, Toxygene and Blue Room are deep and wide.
Totally awesome is the version of Mickey Mars (Red X Mix)
If you love The Orb - you have to buy it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 29 July 2014
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A very nice Collection! Perfect for People who is wondering what the Orb is about.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtuosos a la Aphex Twin 6 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
These guys are definately masters of their domain. I don't like this as much as Aphex Twin or Orbital or Tricky, another three distinctive styles, but if you like (a) dance songs like Little Fluffy Clouds, (b) funky electronic playing around, (c) techno that isn't quite dance, (d) dub-techno fusion, and all with a pretty funky sense of humor, you will like this cd. I'm not as big a fan of their style as some might be but their electronic chops are undeniable. Also, for twenty bucks for two absolutely jam-packed (70+minutes each) cds of rare material, ya can't go wrong. Geez, buy it already.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ohhhawwwwohhhhawwwww (Blue Room) 21 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have always 'liked' The Orb but did not love them. I saw them in concert once and LOVED the music. I didn't like their release stuff because it felt over-sampled for my taste- too much voice and cacophony, not enough beat.
This album solves that problem, starting with Huge Evergrowing.... and bumping along to the end.I like to listen to techno/trance/ambient while I work (IC Engineer) and I need something with an orderly flow and constant beat. Excellent dance tracks, taking the best and most memorable samples of The Orb and remixing along the lines of Orbital, Underworld, Sasha/Digweed, etc. Underworld actually remixed the first track. If you like Orbital, Underworld, etc but could never warm up to the more ambient sound of The Orb, then GET THIS ALBUM.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to The Orb 17 April 2004
By Erica Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love techno music. I have been a techno fanatic for some time now. It really irritates me when people who don't like techno music has to criticize the music and try to shove their music down other dance fans like myself. A reviewer here wrote that he didn't understand why people listened to this sort of music. Well I like it because I love listening to music that doesn't get played on the radio. I also love to dance to this sort of music. I will pass on Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton. That sort of music bores me to death.
Back in college I had a roommate who was even a bigger techno fan than I was. He helped shape my taste in music by unwittingly introducing me to Moby, Orbital, Leftfield and Delerium. Another techno act he exposed me to was The Orb. Their music was nothing that I haven't heard before. It was a good mixture of techno and reggae, especially on "Perpetual Dawn" (my personal favorite song by The Orb). I bought "U.F.Off: The Best of The Orb" to familiarize myself with their music. It was definitely different from Moby, Orbital, and Leftfield to say the very least. Another favorite song of mine by The Orb is "A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating..." which takes a sample from the old Minnie Ripperton song "Loving You". Good use of sampling as opposed to any song by Poofy (my nickname for the former Puffy/P.Diddy). All the songs on both disc one and two are cool. I more akin to the first disc though. For people who want to check out The Orb's music but never have, I strongly suggest checking out their best of cd. It is a good introduction.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return to past glories. 8 Oct 1998
By Sam (worm@wormzone.u-net.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The orb have gone off the boil a tad over the last few years but this release sees Dr Alex & Co doing what they do best once again. This CD offers mainstream orientated Orb fans access to the kind of remixes that have only been available on records before now. Excellent stuff, but make sure you get the limited double CD version as it has some of the best stuff on the bonus disc.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Way to Start 25 Aug 2005
By J. Brady - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For those of you who are Orb-curious, this a great place to start. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. More or less a singles compilation, with a few rarities, remixes and a live track as well. All the bases are covered. Techno, ambient house, hard electro, drum 'n' bass, dub reggae. It's all here. Kind of like a primer of 1990's style electronic music. Great for fans and completists also, because of the before mentioned rarities.
If you like this, I'd suggest the first album "the Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld" as your next purchase; it's where it all started. If you like more ambient style music that doesn't bash you over the head with hard beats and endless repitition, give "Orbus Terrarum" a listen.
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