Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Orb - Various Mix's [Dec 21, 1993]


Another interesting eBay purchase, this time in the form of a CDr. Here is the blurb from the seller:

"The Orb, Various Mix's. A superb original Orb rarity from 1993. Exclusive mix & track listing which includes a handwritten message inside.

Demo for "Johnny Menomic" movie soundtrack to a script by William Gibson - 1/6 made

Recorded 21st December 1993
Track listing:
Spanish Castles in Space - Orb
Satellite Serenade (Suzuki)
Towers of Dub - Orb
Waterford - Remix (YMO)
Robinson Crusoe (Art of Noise)
U.F.Orb - Orb
Orbular Bells - Remix (M Oldfield)

A very rare item as only 6 were produced and this is the only one I've ever come across"


This is another strange one purely because I already own a CDr from "Chop Em Out" called "The Orb - Various Mixes '90-'93" [Promo 274] and this includes exactly the same track listing as the CDr above! This new CDr includes an inlay which features the Metropolis Mastering header and The Power House address. To muddy the waters still further, there is a third version of the same mix called "Radio Orb - Orb mixes, remixes & choice dub reggae cuts" so the jury is out on this one too... unless somebody can provide any details on the set and from where it originated...

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