Prodigy* ‎– The Fat Of The Land

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XL Recordings ‎– XL/INT 4 84465 2, XL Recordings ‎– 7243 4 84465 2 7
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1 Smack My Bitch Up
Recorded By [Vocals Recorded With] – Neil McLellanVocals [Additional] – Shahin Bada*Written-By – N. Miller*, K. Thornton*, L. Howlett*, M. Smith*, T. Randolph*
5:42
2 Breathe
Guitar – Jim DaviesRecorded By [Vocals Recorded With] – Neil McLellanVocals – Keith Flint, MaximWritten-By – Keith Flint, L. Howlett*, Maxim
5:34
3 Diesel Power
Vocals – Kool KeithWritten-By – K. Thornton*, L. Howlett*
4:17
4 Funky Shit
Written-By – L. Howlett*
5:16
5 Serial Thrilla
Vocals – Keith FlintWritten-By – K. Flint*, Arran*, L. Howlett*, Skin
5:11
6 Mindfields
Vocals – MaximWritten-By – L. Howlett*
5:39
7 Narayan
Recorded By [Vocals Recorded With] – Neil McLellanVocals – Crispian MillsWritten-By – C. Mills*, L. Howlett*
9:05
8 Firestarter
Guitar – Jim DaviesRecorded By [Vocals Recorded With] – Neil McLellanVocals – Keith FlintWritten-By – A. Dudley*, G. Lanagan*, J. Jeczalik*, K. Flint*, K. Deal*, L. Howlett*, P. Morley*, T. Horn*
4:40
9 Climbatize
Written-By – L. Howlett*
6:37
10 Fuel My Fire
Guitar – Jim DaviesVocals – Keith FlintVocals [Additional] – SaffronWritten-By – Walsh*, D.J. Sparks*, James*, Knight*
4:18

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Italian press of this CD can be found here: The Fat Of The Land.
UK press of this CD can be found here: The Fat Of The Land.

This album:
℗ XL Recordings Ltd. 1997
© XL Recordings Ltd. 1997
Made in England

Marketed by Intercord Tonträger GmbH, licensee.
Printed in Holland.

This CD was made in Holland.

www.intercord.de
www.xl-recordings.com
www.prodigy.co.uk

Vocals on tracks 1, 2, 7 and 8 recorded with Neil McLellan at Strongroom
Front cover photography: Konrad Wothe/Silvestris/Courtesy of FLPA-Images of Nature
Ant photography: Terry Whitaker courtesy of FLPA-Images of Nature
The 'A' symbol is used by kind permission of Seddon Atkinson Vehicles Ltd.

Track 1 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Next Plateau Music Inc/Beats G Music. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
Track 2 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/EMI Music Ltd/MCA Music. ℗ 1996 XL-Recordings Ltd.
Track 3 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Momentum Music Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
Track 4 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Polygram Music. ℗ 1997 XL-Recordings Ltd.
Track 5 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/MCA Music/Chrysalis Music Publishing. ℗ 1997 XL-Recordings Ltd.
Track 6 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL-Recordings Ltd.
Track 7 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Hit And Run Music Publishing Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd. Crispian Mills appears courtesy of Columbia Records Ltd.
Track 8 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/MCA Music/Perfect Songs/Zomba Music. ℗ 1996 XL-Recordings Ltd.
Track 9 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL-Recordings Ltd.
Track 10 published in the USA: By Drop Trou Tunes. Administered by Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI)/Shock Music Publishing Australia. Rest of world: By Zomba Music Publishers Ltd/Shock Music Publishing Australia. ℗ 1997 XL-Recordings Ltd. Saffron appears courtesy of Deconstruction/BMG Entertainment International UK and Ireland Ltd.

Track 1 contains portions of "Give The Drummer Some" by Ultramagnetic MC's from their album entitled "Critical Beatdown" used courtesy of Next Plateau Records.
Track 4 excerpts from "Root Down" used under license from Capitol Records. A division of Capitol Records Inc. Sample from "2-3 Break" by The B-Boys used courtesy of Vintertainment. Published by Vintertainment Enterprises (ASCAP). Sample from "Theme From S.W.A.T." by Barry Derorzan, used courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. under license from Universal Music Special Markets Inc.. Published by EMI Gold Horizon Music.
Track 5 "Selling Jesus" by Skunk Anansie used courtesy of One Little Indian except USA courtesy of Sony Music Inc.
Track 8 sample of Breeders "SOS" courtesy of 4AD/Elektra (by arrangement with Warner Special Products). "Close To The Edit" by Art Of Noise under licence from ZTT Records Ltd.
Track 9 contains portion of "Horn Track" by Egyptian Empire/Tim Taylor courtesy of London Records and published by Northcott Music administered by International Music Network.

Total playing time: 56:27.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24348 44652 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724348446527
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 4844652 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code (Variant 1)): 1-1-20-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code (Variant 2)): 1-1-19-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code (Variant 3)): 1-1-11-NL
  • Label Code: LC 5667
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 155B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 151B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 158E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 152C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1599
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 1558
  • Other (Distribution Code): D: INT 4 84465 2

Other Versions (5 of 209) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLLP 121 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(2xLP, Album) XL Recordings XLLP 121 UK 1997 Sell This Version
UDP-C 77211 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(Cass, Album) UDP UDP-C 77211 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
XLMC 121 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(Cass, Album) XL Recordings, BMG New Zealand XLMC 121 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
VR-0084 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Prodigy) VR-0084 Unknown Sell This Version
6062-2 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(CD, Album) Sum Records (2), Paradoxx Music 6062-2 Mexico 1997 Sell This Version

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northregent

northregent

October 21, 2010
the fat of the land is the prodigy's best album, and it's way better than experience. while experience has corny hardcore tracks that destroyed the hardcore era, this album made big beat one of the most memorable eras in music.
Habitak_Berlin

Habitak_Berlin

December 18, 2009

I expect "disagree" ratings to be raining down on me, but this highly overrated album was not that good when it came out and hasn't aged well either.

The singles "Firestarter" and "Breathe" were great, as they went further into the direction The Prodigy had taken with "Poison", but the rest of the album is made up of pretty formulaic big beat / industrial sounds that can be heard on dozens of other records released around this time, most notably The Chemical Brothers' "Dig Your Own Hole". Also, the fusion of breakbeats, rock and psychedelica / world music influences that can be found on "Smack My Bitch Up" and "Narayan" had already been done way better on a number of Chemical Brothers tracks before.

The selection of samples don't do the album any good either: For a group that had just done a concept album against the criminalisation of the rave scene with "Music For The Jilted Generation", it's really disappointing to start an LP with Kool Keith talking about "smacking his bitch". There had also already been way too many techno tracks up until 1997 that had used samples from early Beastie Boys songs, as is done here on "Funky Shit".

About the choice of guest singers: I have to admit that I actually liked the music of cheesy pop-rock groups Republica and Kula Shaker back then, so I don't really have a general problem with The Prodigy inviting their lead singers for this album. The problem is though that they do a pretty half-assed job on the songs ("Fuel My Fire" and "Narayan"), and it's obvious that they were invited only so that the records company could write some big names on top of the records and market this album not only to ravers, but also to the indie rock scene.

All in all, what you get with "The Fat Of The Land" is two great singles and a handful of average big beat DJ tools, the rest is filler material.