Good Old-Fashioned Orb
splitendsjustifythemeans | virginia beach | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first Cd of the Orb's Peel Sessions, comprised of a session in 1989 (the first track), and one in 1990 (the last two). The version of A Huge Ever-Growing... is much like the album or single versions, only with different samples that pop up here and there (notably, in a tribute to their favorites, the riff from "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". This track last just over 20 minutes. The version of Back Side of the Moon takes elements also from Supernova at the End of the Universe (essentially it plays like an edit of the two tracks put together). It lasts exactly 10 minutes. The last track is Into the Fourth Dimension, and plays similar to a beatless version of the album track, and goes about 12 and a half minutes. These last two are interesting as these sessions came out before the album did, and it's interesting to see how they were still playing around with the songs. While the songs here aren't as radically changed as the versions of songs on the Live 93 album, they're still different enough to be necessary for Orb fans, and only the Orb can make 40 minutes fly by and make you want to play it over and over."