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Orb Featuring David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres

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ACOL 60441
UPC: 886977604416
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

45 RPM
Original Price: $29.98
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The label on this LP indicates that this is a 33 rpm pressing, it is a 45 rpm pressing.

The Orb, the visionary UK "ambient/house" collective, came to collaborate with David Gilmour after working together on a version of Graham Nash's Chicago for a charity project. The Orb were so energized by the task that they continued working until it was an album-length entity. Having asked Gilmour to bring his guitars to prolong and enrich their new creation, the trio worked up a sonic mixture in a range of styles. Thus, the Metallic Spheres project was born. Metallic Spheres is designed to be heard in two parts - "Metallic Side" and "Spheres Side." Each track, or side, consists of five movements. The album uniquely utilizes Gilmour's electric guitar and lap steel guitar, Alex Peterson's sound manipulation, keyboards and turntables and Youth's bass guitar and keyboards.


1. Metallic Spheres
2. Hymns to the Sun
3. Black Graham
4. Hiding in Plain View
5. Classified
6. Es Vedra
7. Hymns to the Sun (Reprise)
8. Olympic
9. Chicago Dub
10. Bold Knife Trophy

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Nice surprise

posted on 06/28/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Justin Reed
I had downloaded this album from iTunes a couple of months ago, and was pleased to see it released on vinyl. This is a 4 disc set, each track split across two sides, but done nicely (not abrupt like the 8 track days). There is a bonus third track available by internet download for free (vinyl purchase required).

This set is incorrectly labeled as being 33 1/3. This set is ACTUALLY 45 RPM, which was a nice surprise once I figured out something didn't sound quite right ;)

This is atmospheric David Gilmour at his best, a great collaboration between himself and the Orb.

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