Prodigy* ‎– The Fat Of The Land

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XL Recordings ‎– XLLP 121
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Smack My Bitch Up
Recorded By [Vocals] – Neil McLellanVocals [Additional] – Shahin Bada*Written-By – C. Miller*, K. Thornton*, L. Howlett*, M. Smith*, T. Randolph*
5:43
A2 Breathe
Guitar – Jim DaviesRecorded By [Vocals] – Neil McLellanVocals – Keith Flint, MaximWritten-By – Keith Flint, L. Howlett*, Maxim
5:35
B1 Diesel Power
Vocals – Kool KeithWritten-By – K. Thornton*, L. Howlett*
4:18
B2 Funky Shit
Written-By – L. Howlett*
5:16
C1 Serial Thrilla
Vocals – Keith FlintWritten-By – K. Flint*, Arran*, L. Howlett*, Skin
5:11
C2 Mindfields
Vocals – MaximWritten-By – L. Howlett*
5:40
C3 Narayan
Recorded By [Vocals] – Neil McLellanVocals – Crispian MillsWritten-By – C. Mills*, L. Howlett*
7:07
D1 Firestarter
Guitar – Jim DaviesRecorded By [Vocals] – Neil McLellanVocals – Keith FlintWritten-By – A. Dudley*, G. Langan*, J. Jeczalik*, K. Flint*, L. Howlett*, P. Morley*, T. Horn*
6:43
D2 Climbatize
Written-By – L. Howlett*
6:38
D3 Fuel My Fire
Guitar – Jim DaviesVocals – Keith FlintVocals [Additional] – SaffronWritten-By – Walsh*, D.J. Sparks*, James*, Knight*
4:19

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A1 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Next Plateau Music Inc/Beats G Music. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
A2 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/EMI Music Ltd/MCA Music. ℗ 1996 XL Recordings Ltd.
B1 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Momentum Music Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
B2 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Polygram Music. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
C1 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/MCA Music/Chrysalis Music Publishing. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
C2 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
C3 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Hit And Run Publishing Ltd. Crispian Mills appears courtesy of of Columbia Records Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
D1 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/MCA Music/Perfect Songs/Zomba Music. ℗ 1996 XL Recordings Ltd.
D2 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. ℗ 1997 XL Recordings Ltd.
D3 published in the USA: By Drop Trou Tunes. Administered by Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI)/Shock Music Publishing Australia. Rest of the 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.

Produced & mixed at Earthbound.
Vocals on A1, A2, C3 and D1 recorded at Strongroom.

A1 contains portions of "Give The Drummer Some" by Ultramagnetic M.C.'s from their album entitled "Critical Beatdown" used courtesy of Next Plateau Records.
B2 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.
C1 "Selling Jesus" by Skunk Anansie used courtesy of One Little Indian except USA courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
D1 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.
D2 contains portion of "Horn Track" by Egyptian Empire/Tim Taylor courtesy of London Records and published by Northcott Music administered by International Music Network.

Track durations of C3 and D1 are different to the CD version, because the last 2 minutes of "Narayan" on the CD are the first 2 minutes of "Firestarter" on the LP version. The audio content is exactly the same.

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

"Fuel My Fire" originally performed by L7.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 01211 3
  • Barcode (String): 634904012113
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 1): XLLP 121 A¹ DAMONT I Y MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 1): XLLP 121 B¹ DAMONT MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 1): XLLP 121 C¹ MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE - DAMONT Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 1): XLLP 121 D¹ I DAMONT MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE R
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 2): XLLP 121 A¹ DAMONT I Y MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 2): XLLP 121 B¹ DAMONT MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 2): XLLP 121 C¹ MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE - DAMONT E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 2): XLLP 121 D¹ I DAMONT MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE L
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 3): XLLP 121 A¹ AF MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT -
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 3): XLLP 121 B¹ MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT -
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 3): XLLP 121 C¹ MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE - DAMONT AC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 3): XLLP 121 D¹ - DAMONT MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE X

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UDP-C 77211 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(Cass, Album) UDP UDP-C 77211 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
none Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Prodigy) none Unknown 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
9 46606-2, XLCD121 Prodigy* The Fat Of The Land(CD, Album, Unofficial) Maverick (2), Warner Bros. Records (2), XL Recordings (2) 9 46606-2, XLCD121 Unknown Sell This Version

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hooptedoodlekid

hooptedoodlekid

January 13, 2018
Missing the a/b side of the 1997 UK pressing of this if anyone has a copy of only this for sale?
sethwhilst

sethwhilst

September 18, 2016
you don't have the right to say that you are an EDM Junkie if you don't have a HARD copy of this album. Simple as that.
plucker

plucker

September 26, 2015
How can one tell the difference between this original 1997 press and the 2012 repress (http://www.discogs.com/Prodigy-The-Fat-Of-The-Land/release/5194618)? According to the Discogs pages, these 2 presses have identical barcodes and matrix runouts??? Anyone know how to distinguish between the two pressings?
RoryHoy

RoryHoy

March 27, 2015

It's strange to think that this album is nearly 20 years old - It sounds just as fresh today as it did back in 1997!
melmaq

melmaq

June 3, 2014
Why nobody mentioned the similarities between The Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up and Junkie XL's Dealing With The Rooster? I read everywhere that Junkie XL copied Smack My Bitch Up but Dealing With The Rooster was first released in March 1997, 3 months before Smack My Bitch Up was first released!
L.A.P

L.A.P

December 17, 2013
Is this original pressing a gatefold? Im trying to work out if i have and older version or the 2008 repress. Was mint when i got it but am sure i bought mine before 2008. Any help thanks =)
Juandibreakbeat

Juandibreakbeat

January 11, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
What can you say about this album that has not been said already, but there I go. This album was and remains today of the best albums in the history of electronic music, the prodigy in 1997 revolutionized the music market with this album and conquered the hearts of many people around the globe. When you get the recognition breakbeat world, always in the underground, with this album surfaced the world with anger and aggression. This powerful blend of Breakbeats, punk attitude, deep bass, synthesizers acids etc ... was explosive. Many look forward to more, a second part of the fat of the land would be great. I think a level of this album is not never hear anymore. 10. Juandibreakbeat. CANALYOUTUBE JUANDIBREAKBEAT
shanethedominator

shanethedominator

February 23, 2003

Prodigy really changed thier style with this one, fair play for originality but this did'nt have that same impressive vibe like "Experience" did. It's more slick than Jilted Generation though, more "put together" on a Productive standpoint me thinks...
djvector

djvector

June 27, 2002
One thing that does annoy me about the vinyl release is the way the beats between Narayan and Firestarter were dealt with. Whilst I personally consider that this whole Chemical Bros-style section is unnecessary and adds nothing to the album, it is so much more a part of Narayan than it is Firestarter. Yet the beats are placed at the start of Firestarter, which is the first track on a different side to Narayan.