The Prodigy ‎– Fire • Jericho

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Band's 3rd single (and the 3rd from their Debut album "The Prodigy Experience").
Released 14 September 1992.

The Single's tagline "Strangely Limited Edition" is printed on Cover. This was because it was initially planed, to be intermediately discarded (and never to be Reissued again), once their Debut Album will "see the Light of Day". High Demand for the Single's Exclusive Mixes however nixed this plan.

Official Music Video was made for the "Burning Version" of "Fire", and was included on XL-Recordings: The Video Chapter.
Of all Official Music Videos made for "Experience" Era Singles, this was the ONLY ONE not to be included on their 1st Official Video Compilation "Electronic Punks". This was due to Cheap and Cheesy nature of its CGI.

Versions of these two Songs, that were eventually included on their Debut Album are: the "Original Version" of "Jericho" and the "Sunrise Version" of "Fire".
The track "Fire (Edit)" that appears in some versions of this single is an edited version of "Fire (Burning Version)" despite it not ending up as the album edition of Fire.

Main Samples used in this Song:

"Fire"
- Introduction and the first two seconds from "Fire !" by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
- "Fire !" yell from "Live Jam" by Daddy Freddy
- "When I was a youth I used to burn collie weed in a Rizla" from "Hard Times" by Pablo Gad
("Burning Version/Edit" only)
- Introduction to "Soca Rumba" by Aswad
("Sunrise Version" only)
- Drum Beats from "Panic" by Force Mass Motion
- "Woo Hooo!" yell from "Shelter" by Circuit featuring Koffi

"Jericho"
- "The Walls of Jericho" Chant from "The Badman Is Robbin'" by Hijack
- Flute Melody from "Kunta Kinte" by The Revolutionaries
- Quotation from "Come Back To Me" by Anthony Malvo & Tiger
("Original Version" only)
- Screaming from "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)" by AC/DC
- Drums from "Feel Real Good (Remix)" by Manix
- Quotation from "What "U" Waitin' "4"?" by Jungle Brothers
("Genaside II Remix" only)
- "Hey Poor! You don't have to be Poor Anymore!" from "Welcome to Paradise" by Front 242
- Whispers from "On The Run" by Jungle Brothers
- Quotation from "Power to the People" by Public Enemy
- Synth from "Let Beauty Loose" by Nitzer Ebb
- Drum Beats and Horse-esque Neigh from "Concrete Show" by Kobalt 60

Tracklist

Fire (Burning Version) 4:42
Fire (Sunrise Version) 5:05
Jericho (Original Version) 3:47
Jericho (Genaside II Remix) 5:45

Versions (42)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(12", Single, Ltd) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Fire (VHS, Promo) XL Recordings none UK 1992 Sell This Version
TORSO CD 227 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Maxi, Ltd) Torso Dance TORSO CD 227 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
INT 125.968 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", Single) Blow Up, XL Recordings INT 125.968 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
INT 192 793 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", Single, Promo) XL Recordings INT 192 793 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
SAMP 445 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", Single, Promo) CBS SAMP 445 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
XLT 30 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", Single, Promo) XL Recordings XLT 30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
INT 125.968 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", Single, TP) Blow Up, XL Recordings INT 125.968 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
XLT 30 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", Single, XL ) XL Recordings XLT 30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
XLT 30 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(12", W/Lbl) XL Recordings XLT 30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
XLS-30 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(7", Single) XL Recordings XLS-30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
XLS-30 The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(7", Single, MP) XL Recordings XLS-30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(Cass, Single, Promo) Blow Up none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
0-66370 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(12", Single, Ltd) Elektra 0-66370 US 1992 Sell This Version
Torso 12227, TORSO 12227 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(12", Single, Ltd) Torso Dance, Torso Dance Torso 12227, TORSO 12227 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, Ltd) XL Recordings XLS 30CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
658843 2 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, Ltd) Columbia 658843 2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(12", Single, Ltd) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 UK 1992 Sell This Version
INT 825.968 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(CD, Maxi) Blow Up, XL Recordings INT 825.968 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
INT 825.968 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(CD, Maxi) Blow Up, XL Recordings INT 825.968 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
66370-2 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(CD, Maxi, Ltd, Dig) Elektra, XL Recordings 66370-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, RP) XL Recordings XLS 30CD Europe 1995 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, RE) XL Recordings XLS 30CD Europe 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, RE) XL Recordings XLS 30CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(12", Single, Ltd, RP) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 UK 1996 Sell This Version
33968-6 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single) Koch International Poland 33968-6 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS 30CD Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, Ltd, RE) XL Recordings XLS 30CD Canada 1997 Sell This Version
33968-7 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(Cass, S/Sided, Single) Koch International 33968-7 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
33968-4, 33968-7 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(Cass, Single) Koch International, Koch International 33968-4, 33968-7 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
33968-7 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(Cass, Single) Koch International Poland 33968-7 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) XL Recordings XLS 30CD UK Unknown
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire / Jericho(4xFile, WAV, Single) XL Recordings XLS 30CD UK Unknown
XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(12", Single, Ltd, RP) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30 UK Unknown Sell This Version
XLT 30 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(12", Single, RE, RP) XL Recordings XLT 30 UK Unknown Sell This Version
XLS 30CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Maxi, Ltd) MNW ILR XLS 30CD Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
66370-2 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Maxi, RP, Dig) Elektra 66370-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
658843 2 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, Ltd, RE) Columbia, Dance Pool, XL Recordings 658843 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
XLS 30CD, XLS 30 CD The Prodigy Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition)(CD, Single, RE) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLS 30CD, XLS 30 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
INT 825.968, 7243 8 78210 2 6 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(CD, Maxi, RP) XL Recordings, XL Recordings INT 825.968, 7243 8 78210 2 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
INT 825.968, 7243 8 78210 2 6 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(CD, Maxi, RP) XL Recordings, XL Recordings INT 825.968, 7243 8 78210 2 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
66370-2 The Prodigy Fire • Jericho(CD, Maxi, RP, Dig) Elektra 66370-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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mattcymru2021

mattcymru2021

February 18, 2021
referencing Fire • Jericho, 12", Single, Ltd, XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30
the videos pretty cool for its age. but not on the sinlges dvd!!
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

February 19, 2018
referencing Fire • Jericho, 12", Single, Ltd, XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30
The only saving grace for this ep is Jericho (Genaside II Remix). Should Genaside II have gone onto bigger and better things or remained true to the underground?
genocyber

genocyber

November 27, 2017
referencing Fire • Jericho, 12", Single, Ltd, XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30
is it me or is the piano riff in jericho a 100% rip-off of satin storm?
Jarren

Jarren

June 5, 2017
referencing Fire • Jericho, 12", Single, Ltd, XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30

Fire is a decent enough track, but amongst the wealth of classic material Liam produced up to '92 I think even he would agree that it is one of the weaker efforts.

Flip it over to get one of the absolute best Prodigy tracks of any era: Jericho.

This track is one of the most devastating oldschool rave tracks of all time, regardless of the fact it broke into the pop charts.

Pure evil on every level, from the sinister sub bass to the main riff which just screams terror.

And then you get the Genaside II remix, my God!!!

He ramps the track up into a sound that actually could sit alongside the "Big Beat" sound of '96! Just listen to the heavy as fuck kick!

Of course, there's still plenty of '91-'92 'ardkore flavour. Pure mosh, pure insanity.

So yeah, forget the Fire. Head straight to the b-side on this one.
djsid86

djsid86

April 12, 2017
referencing Fire • Jericho, 12", Single, Ltd, XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30

Jericho is a great track. Even the Genaside mix is pretty good. Of course at 140+ BPM its almost Hardcore.

I think this was the last Prodigy EP I bought since the old Rave era started to die about 1992 (at least here in SF, US).
Planetcore

Planetcore

October 15, 2011
referencing Fire • Jericho, 12", Single, Ltd, XLT 30, XLT - 30, XLT-30
Jericho is an excellent breakbeat old school rave track !!!! Superb work from the legends that is the Prodigy
blueskin

blueskin

December 14, 2003
referencing Fire • Jericho (Strangely Limited Edition), CD, Single, Ltd, XLS 30CD

That's because they intended to sell for 2 weeks. Their album Experience was coming. The single has been re-released but they just left they cover in original state.