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Written by Marcelo Paulo de Souza   
Sunday, 08 October 2023

The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de SouzaTo coincide with the release of Metallic Spheres in Colour by The Orb and David Gilmour (full details and ordering info here) on September 29th, a special event was held at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) in London to launch and perform the album.

The reimagining of the original album has garnered much acclaim and brought the work to a new audience, as well as those who were already familiar with the 2010 version. This launch event was a celebration of the work undertaken.

Of this new reimagining, producer Youth said that "the idea for Metallic Spheres In Colour, was that Alex Paterson (founder of The Orb) could have done more on the first version, and he didn't really have the opportunity because we had a philosophy of making the music like the Blade Runner soundtrack meets Wish You Were Here. So, I asked him why don't we remix it and make it like an Orb classic? And in doing that, it's almost like a completely different album."

There were lukewarm and highly unrealistic rumours that David Gilmour would appear to recreate his guitar work, and as expected, he didn't. A good friend of BD, Marcelo Paulo de Souza, was at the event, and sent over the following notes on the event, along with the great pictures below!

Last Friday, I attended the album release party in London for Metallic Spheres in Colour by The Orb and David Gilmour. To celebrate the launch of the Metallic Spheres in Colour album, The Orb were due to perform the entire album live, alongside some classics and modern pieces.

Additionally, Youth, the producer of Pink Floyd's seminal album, The Endless River, played a DJ set that included a pleasantly strange rendition of the song Time. David Gilmour did not perform at this show. Despite the advert for the event, they didn't perform the entire album, but just a segment.

As promised, here are a few photos from the Album Release Party for Metallic Spheres in Colour last Friday:

The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de Souza
 
The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de Souza
 
The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de Souza
 
The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de Souza
 
The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de Souza
 
The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in Colour - picture by Marcelo Paulo de Souza
 

 
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