Orbital 1990
Orbital in 1990. Phto: Martyn Goodacre

NEWS: Orbital to re-issue 1991 debut ahead of The Green and Brown album tour

Orbital will reissue their seminal self-titled 1991 debut album, known to fans as The Green Album, on 19th April via London Records. Formats include a 4LP Box Set, 4CD Box Set, Black and Coloured 2LP, 2CD, and Cassette. All tracks have been fully remastered by Phil and Paul Hartnoll for the very first time.
Originally released on September 30, 1991, The Green Album contains landmark Orbital tracks including their breakthrough 1990 single Chime, which reached no.17 in the UK singles chart and earned them their first Top Of The Pops performance, and the evergreen comedown classic Belfast’. The comprehensive reissue package also includes early Orbital favourites like Satan’ plus previously unavailable tracks, making it a must have for fans of the pioneering electronic music duo.
Additionally, Orbital will also be revisiting their pre-Green Album EPs with a series of ‘Orbital LED’s’ (Limited Edition Drops). Again, these will be fully remastered versions of the duo’s original 12” EP series, with brand new artwork. Fans will be alerted to these extremely limited releases on the day of release.

Following the success of ‘Chime’, Pete Tong signed Orbital to London/ffrr Records, and Tong allowed the Hartnolls the freedom to record the album they wanted to make. For their debut Orbital wanted to explore wider textures, different rhythms, stranger mind spaces. Paul Hartnoll explains: ‘Our heroes were always Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, the Severed Heads – people who made proper, satisfying, full albums, and we were like, yeah, that’s what we want to do.’

The tracklisting for the re-release is as follows:

A1  The Moebius
A2  Speed Freak
A3  Macro Head          
B1  Oolaa
B2  Desert Storm

C1  Fahrenheit 303
C2  Steel Cube Idolatry
C3  High Rise         
D1  Chime (Live) 
D2  Midnight (Live) 
D3  Belfast  

LP3 [Deluxe Boxset Only]
A1  Torpedo town (PKA ‘untitled’)  
A2  Satan              
B1  L.C.1   
B2  Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
B3  Crime   

LP4  [Deluxe Boxset Only]
C1  Fahrenheit 3D3  
C2  Open Mind Jam*
C3  The Other One *
D1  Satan (Rhyme and Reason Vocal Mix)
D2  Midnight (Sasha Remix)                


CD 1
01 The Moebius
02 Speed Freak
03 Oolaa
04 Desert Storm
05 Fahrenheit 303
06 Steel Cube Idolatry
07 High Rise 
08 Chime (Live)
09 Midnight (Live)
11 I Think Its Disgusting

CD 2
01 Torpedo town (PKA ‘untitled’)  
02 Macro Head 
03 Satan   
04 L.C.1   
05 Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
06 Crime   
07 Fahrenheit 3D3 
08 Open Mind Jam *
09 The Other One*
10 Satan (Rhyme and Reason Vocal Mix)
11 Midnight (Sasha Remix)

CD 3 [Deluxe Box Set Only]
1 Chime 12”
2 Deeper 12”  
3 Omen – The Fool 
4 Omen – The Tower
5 2 Deep  
6 Open Mind  
7 Midnight   
8 Choice  
9 Analogue Test Feb ’90
10 Choice (Eye and I Mix)

CD 4 [Deluxe Box Set Only]*
1 Synergy (Live)
1.1 Satan
1.2 LC1
1.3 Chime
1.4 Son of Chime

2 Mystery Gig 1991 (Live)
2.1  Choice
2.2  Fahrenheit 303 
2.3  Chime / Crime
2.4  BIT
2.5  Oolaa
2.6  Speed Freak

The tour dates are as follows:


24   – The Great Hall, Exeter
25   – O2 Southampton Guildhall, Southampton
26   – O2 Institute, Birmingham
27   – Troxy, London
28   – Rock City, Nottingham


2   – Beacon, Bristol
3   – The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
4   – O2 Victoria Warehouse
5   – Vicar Street, Dublin

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