A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld

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"A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld"
Single by The Orb
from the album The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
B-side Alternate mixes
Released 1989
Format 12", CD
Genre Ambient house
Length 19:07
Label WAU/Mr. Modo Records
Big Life
Producer The Orb
The Orb singles chronology
"A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld"
(1990)
"Little Fluffy Clouds"
(1991)

"A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld" is a mix of a song by the ambient house group The Orb. The song is about being in love with a beautiful person. The song was at first a Minnie Riperton song called Lovin' You. The Orbs version was first sold in October 1989 and was in the UK Singles Chart in 1990, at number 78.[1] In April 1991, it was sold as part of the album The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld. The name is taken from a sound effects track from Blake's 7 on BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound Effects called "The Core, A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain which Rules from the Centre of Ultraworld".

History[change | edit source]

In 1989, The Orb, with Martin "Youth" Glover, developed the musical style of ambient house using samples. The best of their musical work came when The Orb recorded music for John Peel on BBC Radio 1. The song, then known as "Loving You", was made quickly with many sound effects and samples from science fiction radio plays, nature sounds, and Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You".[2] Before the song was sold by record company Big Life, The Orb changed the name to "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld". After the first week of sale Minnie Ripertons record company forced Big Life to remove her voice from the song. After the first week another singer sang the song.[3]

The Orbs version of the song was 19 minutes long and became number 78 on the UK Singles Chart.

UK Singles Chart[4]
Week 01 02 03
Position
93
78
90

Tracklisting[change | edit source]

12": WAU! Mr.Modo / MWS 17T (UK)[change | edit source]

  1. "Loving You [orbital mix]" (19:07)
  2. "Loving You [bucket and spade mix]" (5:50)
  3. "Loving You [why is six scared of seven?]" (5:30)

12": WAU! Mr.Modo / MWS 017R (UK)[change | edit source]

  1. "A Huge Ever Growing Remix (orbital dance mix)" (7:05)
  2. "A Huge Ever Growing Remix (orbital radio mix)" (3:34)
  3. "A Huge Ever Growing Remix (aubry mix mk 2)" (8:38)
  • First sold January 1990

CD: Big Life / BLR 27 OCD (UK)[change | edit source]

  1. "Loving You [orbital mix]" (19:07)
  • Called "compactdisc"
  • First sold June 1990, re-issued March 1994 [BLRDB 27]

CD: Big Life / BLR 27CD (UK)[change | edit source]

  1. "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain... (orbital dance mix)" (8:20)
  2. "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain... (orbital 9am radio mix)" (3:15)
  3. "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain... (aubrey mix mk1)" (6:06)
  • Labeled as "Jimmy Cauty Remixes"
  • "aubrey mix mk1" is an edit of "aubrey mix mk11"
  • Called "Compactdisco"
  • First sold June 1990, re-issued March 1994 [BLRDA 27]

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