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U.F. Off: The Best of Orb Best of, Import, Limited Edition
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|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)|
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|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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This celebration of the British ambient-dance group's first 10 years is one for all electronic tastes. Whether you like your beats hard and fast or slow and gentle, U.F. Off has something for everyone, with each of the album's 12 compositions wrapped generously in the Orb's uniquely dubbed-out style. Orb aficionados will enjoy some new mixes of old favorites, such as "Little Fluffy Clouds" by LFC and "A Huge Ever Growing Brain..." by Orbital, while newcomers will be drawn by the timeless sunrise aura of "Blue Room" and "Pi (Part 1)." However, it is during the pulsating reggae throb of "Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth Mix)" and the metronomic trance-floor classic "Assassin" that the Orb's richest identity shines. The first 15,000 copies come with a 12-song bonus disc containing further riches, rarities, and previously unreleased recordings. --Steffan Chirazi
Top Customer Reviews
Here The Orb offers up its best; mixed perfectly. The CD includes rare tracks such as Assassin, Huge Evergrowing Brain, Blue Room, and Perpetual Dawn. The unreleased (and underrated) track Mickey Mars is only available here. The hidden Oxbow Lakes remix, at the end of CD1, is excellent.
The double CD offers music unavailable elsewhere including a 1997 live version of Little Fluffy Clouds and the Mickey Mars Red X remix. There are also rare gems including the fantastic Soul Catchers remix of Asylum. Side two is mixed well and is presented symmetrically to the first CD and makes the collection nearly complete.
Older fans may want more. The "Chocolate Hills" remix of Assassin is trimmed down to a minute and a half from fourteen. The edits of Blue Room are good, but fail to catch the majesty of the original that sent the standard for Ambient House music. Still, this album is a good representation of the group's body of work up to 1997. If are new to the Orb fan this CD might be the place the start and finish with The Orb.
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.
The best part about this CD is the bonus disc where a bunch of hard to get and unreleased Orb songs reside. The Pomme Fritz, OOBE, LFC, and Montagne D'or mixes aren't available elsewhere. The mix of Blue Room is only available on vinyl and bootlegs. Most of the other songs were only available on OOP singles. The only bad part is that they decided to only give 1 minute apiece to Assassin and Huge..Brain. When these songs are much longer.
If you like this cd you have to buy all their albums!
PS the orbital mix is an (orb)ital mix. They attached that name to the mix back in 1989!...
Most recent customer reviews
This is your typical greatest hits album. It didn't show me anything wonderful or new, but it has a bunch of 7" edits, which are great for mix cds. Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by A. Farquhar
A mix that covers -very lightly- a catalogue of tracks formented from the Land of OZ & beyond, it spectacularly hits the mark at 'PI'- Four minutes & Fourty-Eight seconds... Read morePublished on May 29 2003
Its a great piece of work. Very nice to listen to in the background. Well thought out pieces.
The only downside was a few of the tracks tend to be too repetetive like the... Read more
why don't the orb just f... off themselves and leave us alone... what is the point of their music? is somewhere there a hidden message? 'cause i don't seem to notice it anywhere... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2000 by Vedran Dinter
Thats exactly what it is. This is the first Orb album I bought, it has some good remixes of their best songs, if you haven't heard The Orb yet, let this be your first.Published on Aug. 6 2000 by Nick Martinez
I have always 'liked' The Orb but did not love them. I saw them in concert once and LOVED the music. Read morePublished on Dec 21 1999
This is easily some of the most incredible music I have ever heard, full to the brim with creativity and skill. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 1999