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Orbital - The Altogether album download
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The Altogether is Orbital's sixth studio album and was released in 2001. It features guest vocals by the Hartnolls' brother-in-law David Gray, a sampled Ian Dury, a sample from 'Sober' by Tool and a version of the Doctor Who theme. It was Orbital's last album for FFRR and received a mixed critical reception. As of 2001, it had sold 135,000 copies worldwide.

The Altogether" is Orbital's sixth studio album and was released in 2001. It features guest vocals by the Hartnolls' brother-in-law David Gray, a sampled Ian Dury, a sample from "Sober" by Tool and a version of the Doctor Who theme. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

Songs on The Altogether of Orbital by Rockol. Altri album di Orbital. Teen Spirit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). There Will Come a Time (We Will Die Remix).

This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 125/134 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Altogether. BPM Profile The Altogether. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Orbital. The Middle of Nowhere.

The album title is mostly accurate: The Altogether is just that, a bunch of samples and stuff all thrown together. Trending Now. Beast Coast Rate Black Holes, K-Pop, and Chucky. Tootled," which is constructed from samples of Tool's "Sober" and anarchists Crass, just rehashes Orbital's collaboration with Kirk Hammett on the Spawn soundtrack. And "Shadows" should have been dumped with the TV pilot it was written for- the dark Underworld ambience teases, but then enter the operatic wailing. You might dig it if you still have a jones for Apotheosis' "O Fortuna. Oh, and then there's the "Dr. Who" theme novelty remix.

Getting farther away from both the electronica mainstream as well as its experimental underground with each release, the sixth full album by Orbital finds the Hartnoll brothers very tired indeed, recycling sounds and styles they'd pioneered ten years earlier. Sampling arch-metal heroes Tool and the frat rock staple "Surfin' Bird" (not even the original "Surfin' Bird") for a pair of aggro-thrash tracks doesn't exactly bode well for The Altogether, and even when the duo works in more familiar territory, it's far too familiar


Tension 5:52
Funny Break (One Is Enough) 4:55
Oi! 5:04
Pay Per View 5:11
Tootled 4:51
Last Thing 5:12
Doctor? 5:30
Shadows 5:47
Waving Not Drowning 4:31
Illuminate 5:28
Meltdown 10:17


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8573 87782 2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album) FFRR 8573 87782 2 UK & Europe 2001
none Orbital Orbital VI ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) London Records none US 2001
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857387782-2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album) FFRR 857387782-2 Brazil 2001
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8573877822 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album) FFRR 8573877822 Australia 2001
40678 2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) FFRR 40678 2 US 2001
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31167-2A Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album, Promo) FFRR 31167-2A US 2001
8573 87782 2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) FFRR 8573 87782 2 Russia 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Orbital) none Yugoslavia 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) WEA Records none Germany 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) FFRR none Europe 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) FFRR, London Records none US 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) FFRR none UK 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) FFRR none US 2001
8573-87782-4, 8573 87782 4 Orbital The Altogether ‎(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR 8573-87782-4, 8573 87782 4 Bulgaria 2001
8573 87782 4, 8573 87782-4 Orbital The Altogether ‎(Cass, Album) FFRR, FFRR 8573 87782 4, 8573 87782-4 Poland 2001
87782 4, 8573 87782 4 Orbital The Altogether ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Music Korea, Warner Music Korea 87782 4, 8573 87782 4 South Korea 2001
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records none Ukraine 2001
857388127-2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(DVD, Album, Promo, Pre) Warner Vision International 857388127-2 UK 2001
WPBR-90209 Orbital The Altogether 5.1 ‎(DVD-V, Album, Multichannel, NTSC) Warner Music Vision, FFRR WPBR-90209 Japan 2002
8573 87782 2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album) FFRR 8573 87782 2 UK & Europe Unknown
8573 87782 2 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) FFRR 8573 87782 2 Russia Unknown
MTL-158 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Orbital) MTL-158 Russia Unknown
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Not On Label none UK Unknown
543-0 Orbital The Altogether ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Orbital) 543-0 Malaysia Unknown
none Orbital The Altogether ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RST Studio One Records, Tino Corp Ltd none Russia Unknown

Just rediscovered this in my car CD folder. Slightly blown away by its awesomeness. Why was this never released on vinyl?
My copy doesnt have any documentary on funny break...instead it plays the funny break vídeo again. anyone else having this issue?
You may well be right about that, as that would explain why we can't find it.:-(P.s. if you ever fancy uploading it on you tube let us know :-) :-)
My copy seems ok but then I used DVD decrypter to rip all the clips to my PC first. I've got the video for Funny Break, plus the music with behind the scenes, stunts etc. Maybe it's on the disc but the menu is not pointing to it
That's a good question, all the other videos are even on you tube so maybe it isn't on any of the uk version's :-( i had a copy of the American dvd but don't remember seeing it on there either.
oh :( bummer. only the uk ones affected? wonder where can I see the documentary
Yes i have the same problem with the UK dvd :-(
Utterly fed up by the negative reviews The Altogether received.I'm an absolutely massive fan of Orbital and each album has been an evolution, this was a really good one.The Altogether is an incredibly brave collection of tracks. They sit well individually from each other, but also work together to form an advanced body of work.I can understand that some fans would not be able to relate this album to previous releases. However, there is a great amount of innovation here and the sound pallet is very creative - much more diverse than say, The Middle of Nowhere.I loved this album from release and whenever I listen to it again through the years, I remain unchanged.There are huge dance tunes in here like Oi!, Tootled is soooo tight!Pay Per View is so far from what Orbital had done before, but it is genius - possibly some of the best production that Orbital has ever released.There are too many good tracks to go through here, the only one that maybe drags a bit is Last Thing.The only thing I utterly hate about this album is that it never came out on vinyl.MiniDisc would have been a nice option ; )
How is it possible to not pick "Illuminate" as the lead single from this album? That song is stellar, got crossover appeal with David Gray, and could have rescued a rather lackluster album, yet the record company choose "Funny Break"? Seems like a case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...I also wonder if the Hartnolls ran empty on inspiration at this time, several of the songs seems to be expanded from snippets they recorded for the TX:Nothing documentary a couple of years earlier.In my opinion, this sequence would have made the album a worthy follow up to "Middle of Nowhere":Beelzebeat Funny Break (One Is Enough) Pay Per View Last Thing Doctor? MonorailShadows Illuminate Beached
Orbital cut ties with their club roots - temporarily at least.The Altogether got a lot of flak when it came out, from myself included. The chunky drum sounds, the long unfurling epics interspersed with occasional club bangers: all gone. Orbital's pop album: something, it seemed, that nobody really wanted. Strong lead single - and the most classic-Orbital sounding track here - 'Funny Break', gave listeners false expectations. So the disappointment on initial plays led to an understandably negative response.In hindsight, I find it a lot easier to be positive about the album for what it is: a very brave record. Previous album The Middle of Nowhere was solid, but found them out of new ideas - Orbital by numbers. Instead of continuing down that path with diminishing returns, they decided to mix things up entirely. The snippets of pop songs and '70s sci-fi that littered their tracks in the past now take the fore. Parts of the record - most notably 'Shadows' - preempt the hauntology movement, with a strong influence from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. 'Waving Not Drowning', ties together folky acoustics and basic analogue electronics in a disturbingly cheery kids TV theme. 'Pay Per View' skews lounge music into strange territories; 'Tootled' does the same with metal, sampling heavily from Tool. 'Tension' and 'Oi!' have tongues firmly fitted in cheeks, retro sounds and chirpy melodies mashing together rockabilly and rave. It's not all great. 'Last Thing' is b-side quality, 'Doctor?' is a novelty step too far - a fun live track that should have been kept to the stage - and the less said about David Gray's appearance on 'Illuminate' the better. 'Meltdown' is decent but totally unfitting for the album. The album's artwork is really quite bad, even by the retro tongue-in-cheek feel of the album (bring back the old logo and swirly emblem!)The Altogether is never going to be reassessed as a masterpiece, but I think it's time it gets a wider reappraisal. It's a bold record, a band trying a totally different approach after taking their classic sound as far as possible. It's intentionally retro sounding, and intentionally poppy, so those kitsch, cheesy sounds people often complain about are being unfairly misjudged. It might not be the most successful experiment ever, but it's an admirable one, and one that yields some excellent results in hindsight.The US version features a generous, if slightly muddled, bonus disc, featuring all the original non-album material from the 'Style', 'Nothing Left', 'Beached' (sadly not 'Beached' itself, with the rights being owned by 20th Century Fox) and 'Funny Break' singles, plus the Altogether DVD bonus track 'Monorail'. Although these are almost all ostensibly the band's remixes of their own material, Orbital come from the same school of artists as FSOL and Underworld when it comes to reworking their own tracks into wonderful new, often unrecognisible, tracks. The menacing electro-breaks of 'Beelzebeat', for instance, started life as 'Funny Break', although one would never know by listening. 'An Fhomhair' is an acidic (and far superior) take on TMON's 'Otono'. 'Weekend Ravers' turns 'Funny Break' into a storming progressive trance number. 'Old Style' begins by reprising the melody from 'Style', before moving into an entirely new piece with an early rave feel. The sole wholly original piece here, 'Mock Tudor' is possibly the best, a stunningly beautiful piece of analogue techno in 7/4. In terms of consistency and track quality, this bonus disc is one of the finest discs in the band's extensive catalogue. Unfortunately, the production styles of The Middle of Nowhere and The Altogether are incredibly at odds, giving the mixed running order a somewhat clumsy feel. 'Beelzebeat' seems immediately garish when followed by the chunky analogue sound of 'Nothing Left Out'; 'Monorail' suffers similarly sat between two more TMON-era pieces. A purely chronological running order, putting the various 'Style' mixes next to each other would have made an equally unsatisfying listen, but I still think the running order could do with more work to make the disc sound more cohesive. Regardless, despite the criticisms I do have of this two CD set, they are mostly minor in comparison to the numerous highlights found here. To any newcomers to Orbital potentially put off by the negative response The Altogether has received, I'd strongly recommend giving this 2CD set a listen, as there is a lot to love if approached from the right perspective.
To sum it up in a nutshell this is the contractual obligation album. The songs (if they can be called that) "Tension", "Oi!", "Tootled", "Waving Not Drowning" and "Meltdown" are more about sticking two fingers up to the label than pleasing the fans...
I have approached this album with caution, knowing how many negative reviews it's gathered over the years. Of course I knew "Funny Break" years before, but only this morning I have finally listened to the album in its entirety. And it sounds great! It's right on par with "The Middle of Nowhere" and even "Snivilisation", and not even a bit less interesting. It cannot be compared with Green or Brown, because it's different in style. You need to make up your mind what you expect of this album, before taking it on. Electronic music was different back in the early 90's when Green and Brown were released, and it is no surprise that the highly successful techno innovators such as Orbital have altered their sound ten years after that. It's intriguing, involving, and still makes you move every now and then. The only flaw I would say is its lack of signature climax, an anthem you anticipate by the end of the album; instead, "Funny Break" strikes right at number 2, which is not the way Orbital have usually set their tracks. Anyway - don't listed to the reviews - go and listen to it!
I am surprised at how few reviews there are of this album, and how most are negative. Having just listened to this album (twice) for the first time in at least 7 years, I am astounded at how much more I like it now compared to when it was first released, and I felt spurred to write something more positive.I'm actually inclined to say that, stylistically, this is their most consistent, listenable and creative album since In Sides. They seem to have gone for a post-retro sound, i.e. the sounds are new, but I feel like they are channeling '60/70s Britain throughout. What I mistook for a hodgepodge of styles when this was first released now comes across as being much more coherent: this is Orbital pulling Add N to X-style rock vamps while sticking vehemently to their melodic guns; this is Orbital in the re-awakening of Britain of its BBC Radiophonic Workshop past, and this is Orbital doing a '70s (not '80s) pop/lounge album in their own inimitable style. Their synth programming is on par with anything they ever did, but they also makes significant efforts to get away from some of their usual stylistic crutches. It's Orbital trying a little less hard to be classic "Orbital" while still very much sound like them; it's a tough balance but they manage it without sounding like they are trying too hard. Their vocal hooks are as catchy as ever, if not better, and I appreciate the unabashed happy-go-lucky nature of the entire album--this makes the odd "cheesy" synth sound easily forgiven. The only truly downer moment, for me, is the last song, Meltdown, which feels very out of place. Orbital doing (overwrought) IDM-style drum and bass just doesn't work. Ever. This was true in '94 for "Are we here", and it's true in 2001. Finishing on Illuminate would have been stellar. Oh well.In the context of the earlier Middle of Nowhere and the later Blue album, those albums seem much more hackneyed and belabored to me now compared to The Altogether (although I vastly prefer the first to the second).Ultimately, this will never be a classic Orbital album to the casual fan of their earlier material. But I think time has served it well, and it is definitely worth another listen if you, like me, had disowned it long ago. I'll also add that the second disc is full of some b-side classics. Most of the slightly-too-many remixes of "Style" and one completely dodgy trance remix of Funny Break ["Funny Break (Weekend Ravers Mix)"] can be ignored, but "Monorail", "Doctor look out" and "Beezlebeat" are fantastic and should have all been on the Blue album. "Mock Tudor" is possibly one of the simplest, but most melancholic songs Orbital have ever done, akin to "The Tranquilizer" in terms of bittersweet melodies.
Completely agreed, right down to the later reassessment. Expecting a 'classic' sounding Orbital album, I was SO upset when I first got this album, but distanced from that initial emotional disappointment, listening reveals a wonderful record. As you say, it mines a lot of their non-club influences, particularly the '70s sounds more widely aped by artists on the Ghost Box label. I was so happy to finally 'get' this album a few years back, after such a long period of disappointment.
I'll actually skip much commenting on the album proper; suffice to say it is a credible, although not groundbreaking, endeavor. But the 2nd disc is the keeper, mainly for the sublime "Beelzebeat" (originally a B-side to "Funny Break (One is Enough)"): an aggressive beat, horror bleeps, rave breaks, laser blasts, vocoderized vocals hidden in the mist, thunderous chords, and a midwestern melody played-on-who-knows-what show the Hartnoll boys never lost it. Quite worth the price, and the hidden gem of their past decade's efforts.
Snake Rocking
Listening yo Beelzebeat whilst typing this, it's bangin' mate, gonna have to get this, hidden gem is spot on.
1.09 Waving Not Drowning 4:31 Vocals - Kirsty HawkshawOn this track I don't hear any vocals at all. Am I missing something?
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Typical on Hartnoll Bros. releases for the liner credit notes to be a bit misleading and I think its always intentional. I believe that its Hawkshaw's vocals (which are audibly found) on "Pay Per View" and "Last Thing" instead.
Orbital. Now more pop than ever before. I've found three really good tunes on Orbital's new album. "Funny Break (One Is Enough)" is a classic Orbital-song with beautiful cyclical vocals by Naomi Bedford. "Doctor?" is the brothers' techno version of the Doctor Who theme, a favorite from innumerable live sets, finally down on plastic. "Meltdown", the last track on the album, is an epic masterpiece with clear rave vibes. The tune's got it all: slow HEAVY bass, at least two different breakbeats, piano loops, samples of type writers, sirens, telephones, smashed glass... and a build-up so filled with energy that it's next to impossible to sit still, you just gotta dance. The rest of the album does have a few golden moments, but they are overshadowed by an all permeating feeling of cheesiness. For some unfathomable reason Orbital have taken the tinny sounds of eighties hi-nrg pop and tried to turn it into nineties rave. The result is thin and unengaging. Dated. Also irritating is the fact that all of "Meltdown" isn't included on the CD, only the DVD version has the complete 22 minutes.
SomeWhiteNoise This is very true. I think this album would be more worth hearing in 5.1 surround, the whole album seems to lend itself to it. But the DVD is only region PAL so it won't work here in the states... I might add that there is a US version in NTSC.
This is very true. I think this album would be more worth hearing in 5.1 surround, the whole album seems to lend itself to it. But the DVD is only region PAL so it won't work here in the states...