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Live 93
Live 93
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #2

Double live 1993 album recorded in Europe and Japan. Features 12 tracks, including 'Plateau', 'Oobe', 'Little Fluffy Clouds' and 'Star 6 & 7 8 9'. Double slimline jewel case. An Island release.


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All Artists: Orb
Title: Live 93
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island Red / Pgd
Original Release Date: 2/1/1994
Release Date: 2/1/1994
Album Type: Live
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, IDM
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016253500426


Album Description
Double live 1993 album recorded in Europe and Japan. Features 12 tracks, including 'Plateau', 'Oobe', 'Little Fluffy Clouds' and 'Star 6 & 7 8 9'. Double slimline jewel case. An Island release.

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Excellent Orb Album...
easy | Hoboken, NJ United States | 08/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was kind of shocked that so many people gave this mediocre or poor reviews. I actually prefer this to the majority of their studio albums. Nothing compares to Orbus Terrarum, their crown jewel, but I would rather listen to this one before any of the others. '...Ultraworld' is great, but sounds a little dated now, same can be said for'UFOrb'. 'Pomme Fritz' shines, but only on a couple of tracks...same for 'Orblivion', and 'Cydonia' was a massive disapointment. So...this two disc live album, which might as well be a remix album, makes up for the others(In my humble opinion). The early versions of 'Plateau' and 'Valley' are great listening, as are the live versions of 'oobe' 'towers of dub' and of course 'blue room'. Every Orb fan should have this in their collection. Also, if you can find 'Orbscure Tracks'...don't pass it up. Peace..."
Strictly For The Fans
Briggs May | Richmond, VA | 08/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you're not too familiar with The Orb, this isn't the one to start with. For introductions, check out "Orblivion", "Orbus Terrarum", or "U.F.Off".

If you're a fan and you don't have this one, you need to stop sleeping. Even though it's not their best release, this one remains a personal favorite. Most people tend to think that electronic music doesn't translate well into a live, improvised atmosphere. This album blows that notion out of the water. If you're a dready tour kid that likes Phish or the Dead, you may even appreciate this one (if you're open-minded enough). I prefer the renditions of "OOBE" and "Little Fluffy Clouds" on this over the studio versions and the contribution of a REAL bass player and a REAL drummer definitely allows this to compete with any other so-called 'live psychedelic' rock music.

This stuff is way more danceable than those other jam bands out right now. It's widely believed that dancing can put you into a psychedelic trance and if this is the case then 1960s nostalgia doesn't compare to modern acid rock like this."
There aren't that many 'Live' Electronica albums that demand
fetish_2000 | U.K. | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It has to be said that 'Live' Albums can be notoriously tricky beasts. Trying to capture the energy of a Live Performance, can be a little like trying to capture 'Lightning in a Bottle', because it's hard trying to replicate the actual experience of actually being there, that's probably why their aren't as many expectational 'Live' albums as their should be, as there's nothing quite like actually being there, and seeing the performance for yourself. And although there are expectational 'Live' albums available, especially for the Rock/Soul/Jazz genres etc....there are very few 'Live' albums available for the electronica genre, that stand amongst the best 'Live' albums. Maybe its because the genre is largely reliant on digital technology, and seeing as that produces a crisp recording, there isn't as much a need for for Live recordings, that are arguably of a much lower fidelity than listeners are used to.

Which makes 'The Orb's' decision to release a 'Live' album all the more puzzling, and even more remarkable, considering that their music leans heavily towards downtempo/ambient grooves, it's hardly the sort of format to replicate the energy or dynamics of a conventional 'Live' album. But the first thing that'll surprise listeners, is the fact that the sound quality on this double Cd Live album is that it's only a couple of shades lower than that of the duo's actual studio recordings, with much of the crowd noise keep to a minimum. And as well as retaining the sprawling and soothing rhythms that the duo, became known for with their music, a lot of the crowd favourites are included here, although it should be noted that tracks have been shortened or slightly modified on some of the more 'Epic' tracks. (having 20 minute tracks in a 'Live' performance, wouldn't leave much room for a variety of tracks), yet surprisingly everything is consistent, and the playful sampling and sound effects, that feature almost everything from BBC nature recordings to American NASA space broadcasts and reflective synthwork, and a multitude of special effects, coupled with those ambient flourishes, all remain intact. And listeners that are paying attention, will notice the various "Pink Floyd" references dotted over the course of the album (Check out the CD Cover art, which is a cheeky reference to "Pink Floyd's - Animals" album).

This has definitely got to be one of the albums that I've been enjoying most over the last couple of weeks, it's not something that I've been sitting intently and concentrating on all the time. Instead it's been more like music to have on whilst I've been working, as it has that delicate and soothing flow, that works remarkably well, to have it on, in the background, and it's surprising just how well this music has aged, considering that the 'Ambient House' genre is now behind us (commercially at least). It's not an album that I'd recommend to listeners new (or fairly New) to 'The Orb', as you really should have: "Adventures beyond the Ultraworld", "U.F.Orb", or even the 'Best of' first. As this release feels as little bit geared towards the existing fan base, rather than attracting a new fan-base. But providing that you are acquainted with their previous work, I'd say that providing you can still find this, it's the next logical step, and it also joins the (very) small collection of essential 'Live' electronica albums."