From where did The Orb source their Paradise Lost samples?
July 30, 2013 11:15 PM   Subscribe

At several points during Prime Evil, an excellent track by The Orb, there are samples from what sounds like a particularly flamboyant reading of Paradise Lost. Were these created for the sake of the track or are they extracted from a larger performance of the poem?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The credits for the album say it was 'narrated at blackhole studios', so I imagine that it was done for the album.
posted by empath at 11:26 PM on July 30, 2013

Best answer: Narration on that track appears to be provided by Neville Jason.

Discogs entry
Amazon review
Wikipedia "mirror"
posted by mykescipark at 11:28 PM on July 30, 2013

(Despite his extensive audiobook credits, I couldn't find him doing a rendition of Paradise Lost outside the context of the Orb recording, so I suspect it was a hired job.)
posted by mykescipark at 11:29 PM on July 30, 2013

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posted by J0 at 8:39 AM on July 31, 2013

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