Orb* ‎– Orbus Terrarum

Island Records ‎– CIDX 8037, Island Records ‎– 524 099-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Valley
Written-By – Paterson*, Weston*, Phillips*, Green*
2 Plateau
Written-By – Paterson*, Weston*, Fehlmann*
3 Oxbow Lakes
Written-By – Paterson*, Weston*, Fehlmann*
4 Montagne D'Or (Der Gute Berg)
Written-By – Paterson*, Hughes*, Cole*, Weston*, Burton*, Fehlmann*
5 White River Junction
Written-By – Paterson*, Weston*, Fehlmann*
6 Occidental
Written-By – Paterson*, Hughes*, Needs*, Weston*, Burton*, Phillips*, Fehlmann*
7 Slug Dub
Written-By – Paterson*, Weston*, Ferguson*, Fehlmann*

Companies, etc.



This is the standard edition of the album.

The tracks 'Plateau' and 'Slug Dub' have credited durations of 13:18 and 17:02 respectively. The corrected durations are above. The longer versions do appear on the vinyl version, as well as on the Canadian and US compact disc issues of the album.

Liner Notes:
"There maybe a legal obligation to obey, but there will be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to history, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom who will remembered and honoured."
Tony Benn. Labour MP.

Published by Orb Music, Big Life Music Ltd.,
Edition Bingen (GEMA), Chrysalis Music Ltd., Buddha's Belly,
Polygram Music Pub. Ltd. & Copyright Control.

℗ 1995 Island Records Ltd.
© 1995 Island Records Ltd.
The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Island Records Ltd.
Made in France by PMDC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31452 40992 8
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Price Code: PY 833
  • Rights Society: BIEM • MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: PMDC FRANCE 524 099_2 00 L7 1F
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L004
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 02A9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 02A4

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
I2 24099 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Club) Island Records I2 24099 US Unknown Sell This Version
314-524 099-4 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(Cass, Album) Island Records 314-524 099-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099-2 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records 314-524 099-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CIDX 8037, 524 099-2, CID 8037 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records CIDX 8037, 524 099-2, CID 8037 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099-2 The Orb Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Club) Island Records 314-524 099-2 US 1995 Sell This Version


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August 25, 2021
I own the ILPSD map version (the collectible one) and live in the US. I notice not many copies are shipping from the states. I'm not going to list it but if anyone from the states is interested - make an offer in DM. Can send pics and correspond. Not going out of my way to part with it, but if someone is interested I will sell for a fair negotiated price and free ups shipping in continental US. It's a great copy. Close to NM all around at a conservative grading, Plays at NM throughout. Sleeve is flawless.


February 27, 2021
Dying for a repress of this album...it's a top 10 all timer for me.


November 20, 2020
I finally got a copy on vinyl, it was worth the wait. I remember hearing my mate play this on CD in his Cortina back when it came out - sounds good in a car.

This is essential listening material if you like The Orb as to my ears is possibly their best, esp Oxbow Lakes.


November 12, 2018
If you only ever buy one The Orb album, make sure this is it.... oh, you might want Pomme Fritz as well!


July 13, 2018

For some time I considered "Orbus Terrarum" to be of ambient genre, but then I realised it really wasn't a piece to relax to. It demands attention. It swirls and waves and bubbles and grows before your eyes like a living organism. Both airy and dense, liquid and solid, this album is one of a kind.
I'm just not sure about "Slug Dub". Although in a typical orb-esque humorous style, it seems quite out of place.


February 7, 2017
I love this album, and the 'Pommes Frites' EP that came out a few months before it. 'Oxbow Lakes' is a very special song to me, and immediately takesme back to the Summer of 1995 every time I hear it.

There were a few really good remixes on the single for 'Oxbow Lakes' with Carl Craig, Andy Weatherall and A Guy Called Gerald. Great stuff. :'D


April 29, 2016

Essential Orbic dub meditations. This is The Orb at their most psychedelic, very liquid and complex sound that demands a very good sound system. Reminds me a lot of some of Greg Hunters stuf.