Prodigy* ‎– The Fat Of The Land

XL Recordings ‎– XLCD 121
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Smack My Bitch Up
Vocals [Additional] – Shahin Bada*Written-By – C. Miller*, K. Thornton*, L. Howlett*, M. Smith*, T. Randolph*
2 Breathe
Guitar – Jim DaviesVocals – Keith Flint, MaximWritten-By – Keith Flint, L. Howlett*, Maxim
3 Diesel Power
Vocals – Kool KeithWritten-By – K. Thornton*, L. Howlett*
4 Funky Shit
Written-By – L. Howlett*
5 Serial Thrilla
Vocals – Keith FlintWritten-By – K. Flint*, Arran*, L. Howlett*, Skin
6 Mindfields
Vocals – MaximWritten-By – L. Howlett*
7 Narayan
Vocals – Crispian MillsWritten-By – C. Mills*, L. Howlett*
8 Firestarter
Guitar – Jim DaviesVocals – Keith FlintWritten-By – A. Dudley*, G. Lanagan*, J. Jeczalik*, K. Flint*, L. Howlett*, P. Morley*, T. Horn*
9 Climbatize
Written-By – L. Howlett*
10 Fuel My Fire
Guitar – Jim DaviesVocals – Keith FlintVocals [Additional] – SaffronWritten-By – Walsh*, D.J. Sparks*, James*, Knight*

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℗ XL-Recordings Ltd. 1997 © XL-Recordings Ltd. 1997

Produced & mixed at Earthbound.
Vocals on 1, 2, 7 and 8 recorded at Strongroom.

"Fuel My Fire" originally performed by L7.

Sample Information:
1. contains parts of "Give The Drummer Some" by Ultramagnetic M.C.'s from their album entitled "Critical Beatdown" used courtesy of Next Plateau Records.
4. excerpts from "Root Down" used under license from Capitol Records. 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.
5. "Selling Jesus" by Skunk Anansie used courtesy of One Little Indian except USA courtesy of Sony Music Inc.
8. sample of The Breeders "SOS" courtesy of 4AD Elektra (by arrangement by Warner Special Products). "Close To The Edit" by The Art Of Noise under licence from ZTT Records Ltd.
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.

Track# 01: GB-BKS-97-00073
Track# 02: GB-BKS-97-00074
Track# 03: GB-BKS-97-00075
Track# 04: GB-BKS-97-00076
Track# 05: GB-BKS-97-00077
Track# 06: GB-BKS-97-00078
Track# 07: GB-BKS-97-00079
Track# 08: GB-BKS-97-00080
Track# 09: GB-BKS-97-00081
Track# 10: GB-BKS-97-00082

This is an original release with Nimbus matrix, some limited copies come with a stamping on the front title page indicating the name of the band, the album title and release date.

Original release with PMDC matrix can be found here.
Original release with CDP UK Ltd. matrix can be found here.
Reissued release with Sonopress matrix can be found here.
Reissued release with Arvato Digital Services matrix can be found here.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 01212 0
  • Barcode (String): 634904012120
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MASTERED BY NIMBUS C6414 XLCD 121 ·
  • Mastering SID Code (x2): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2306
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2316
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 2319
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 2304
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 2308
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 2329
  • ASIN: B000006TNS

Other Versions (5 of 206) 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
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


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August 4, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
who can mix rock, pop, techno, punk, dance, mantras, guitars, rave, acid, indian voices and a supermagnetic frontman like keith? The Prodigy. Smack my bitch must be the best track in this album for dancers, firestarter for rockers, breathe for ravers and serial thrilla for punks. They make history, Liam make the sound of the ninetties dude. Like I said, best fking album of history!!


June 8, 2003

”What such a bullet-headed ten-track collection proves is, for once, startlingly clear. Having set out to create a record that plays firmly to their strengths (in a word, touring), the Prod have tailored their brutalist sound and deeply tongue-in-cheek cyber-vision to a point where it serves as an aural foil to the mind-boggling overload of their live show. There’s barely a second goes by amidst the hailstorm of Wu-Tang-esque martial arts samples, droning synths and Gizz’s kamikaze guitar breaks on ’The Fat Of The Land’ when you’re not picturing Leeroy hot-stepping away at his epileptic-on-an-ice rink anti-dancing, Keith bug-eyed and shivering like a (strontium) dog who’s just clambered out of the local duck pond, or Maxim foaming at the mouth and inciting us to, well, smell the glove.”


November 20, 2002

quite a change in sound on Liam's behalf on this record. Maxim and Keith have become more involved and their vocal contributions make this album that much better. Fat of the Land has a more hardcore/industrial sound to it than older Prodigy, but is still a staple for any collection, prodigy fan or not.