The Prodigy ‎– Invaders Must Die

Take Me To The Hospital ‎– HOSPCD001
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1 Invaders Must Die
Producer [Additional Production] – James RushentWritten-By – Nick Halkes
2 Omen
Producer [Additional Production] – James RushentWritten-By – Tim Hutton
3 Thunder
Vocals – Brother CultureWritten-By – Tim Hutton, Trevor Joe*
4 Colours
Guitar [Additional] – Tim HuttonWritten-By – John Fortis, Live ID
5 Take Me To The Hospital
Written-By – Jari Salo, Paul Malmstrom*
6 Warrior's Dance
Written-By – Anthony Srock, Bridgett Grace*, Jeff Mills
7 Run With The Wolves
Drums [Live] – Dave Grohl
8 Omen Reprise
Mixed By – Damian TaylorWritten-By – Tim Hutton
9 World's On Fire
Written-By – Kim Deal, Marcos Vicente Salon*
10 Piranha
Horns – Tim HuttonWritten-By – Billy Childish, Rajesh Roshan, Sameer Anjaan, Scrapper
11 Stand Up
Drums [Live] – Dave GrohlMixed By – Damian TaylorWritten-By – Manfred Mann (2), Peter Thomas (8)

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Released in jewel case with 8-panel accordion fold.

This release with EDC Blackburn Ltd pressing CD. Release with DOCdata UK pressing CD can be found here.

Original front cover photo taken from Collier's Photographic History of the European War (Published by P.F. Collier & Son, New York, 1916)

Thunder contains recreated elements from 'Ethiopian Peace Song' aka 'Rasta Peace Song' written by Trevor Joe. Published by JAMREC (BMI) administered by Happy Valley Music. Used by permission.
Take Me To The Hospital contains a sample of 'Salami Fever' (Salo/Malmstrom) by Pepe Deluxé courtesy of Catskills Records Limited. Published by Catskills Music Publishing Ltd. Used by permission.
Contains a sample of 'Ragamuffin Duo Take Charge' (Pixley/Needham) by Asher D & Daddy Freddy from the album The Hustlers Convention by courtesy of Music of Life Limited. Used by permission.
Warrior's Dance contains a sample of 'Take Me Away' (Grace/Mills/Srock) by Final Cut with True Faith by courtesy of Final Cut Productions. Published by Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd/Chelsea Music Publishing Co Ltd/Incentive Music/Bucks Music. Used by permission.
Run With The Wolves contains a sample of 'So Refined' by Senser, used by courtesy of Imprint Music Ltd. Used by permission.
Dave Grohl appears courtesy of Roswell/RCA Records.
World's On Fire contains a sample of 'Vamp' (Salon) by Outlander supplied courtesy of R&S Records Limited. Published by R&S Music/Strictly Confidential (UK) Ltd/Copyright Control.
Contains a sample 'I Just Wanna Get Along' (Deal) by The Breeders, licensed courtesy of 4AD Limited -
Copyright Control. Used by permission.
Piranha contains a sample of 'Troubled Mind' (Childish) by The Buff Medways by courtesy of Damaged Goods Records Limited. Published by Mute Song. Used by permission.
Usage of sample of original soundtrack 'Sara Zamana' (Roshan/Anjaan) by Kishore Kumar and Chorus under approval from Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd. Published by Universal Music India/Universal Music Publishing Ltd. Used by permission.
Stand Up use of 'One Way Glass' (Mann/Thomas) by Manfred Mann's Earth Band by courtesy of Creature Music Limited Published by Carlin Music Corp/Tarot Music Ltd. Used by Permission.
Dave Grohl appears courtesy of Roswell/RCA Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 711297880120
  • Label Code: LC:7180
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SOUND PERFORMANCE HOSPCD001 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0418
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SOUND PERFORMANCE HOSPCD001 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, Inner ring): IFPI 0478
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2, Outer ring): IFPI 04AM
  • Other (Variant 2, Inner ring): MADE IN THE UK

Other Versions (5 of 102) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Prodigy Invaders Must Die(CDr, Album, Promo) Chrysalis Music Group USA none US 2009 Sell This Version
MR 3374-2, HOSPCD001 The Prodigy Invaders Must Die(CD, Album) Moon Records (2), Take Me To The Hospital MR 3374-2, HOSPCD001 Ukraine 2009 Sell This Version
HOSPCD001S The Prodigy Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)(2xCD, Album + DVD-V) Take Me To The Hospital, Shock (2) HOSPCD001S Australia 2009 Sell This Version
HOSPCD001X, IIP0041 The Prodigy Invaders Must Die(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + File, MPEG-4 Video + Fil) Take Me To The Hospital, Linfair Records HOSPCD001X, IIP0041 Taiwan 2009 Sell This Version
HOSPCD001, none The Prodigy Invaders Must Die(CD, Album) EMI Music Mexico, S.A. De C.V., Take Me To The Hospital HOSPCD001, none Mexico 2009 Sell This Version


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February 25, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Forget the negative comments. Apart maybe from "Thunder", which I don't like as much as the rest, it's a hell of a comeback since "The Fat Of The Land".
It has slammin' beats, old-school keyboards as well as Keith & Maxim vocals.

They kept this steady rave breakbeat style, which is remarkable. They didn't sold their soul to charts, and they are still holding this spirit today.

I can understand that I may not please most of purists, however it is obvious that, in 2009, "Invaders Must Die" ruled the game.
An absolute must-have for a comeback to the 90's electronic roots.


December 11, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
This is the best album from this guys since phenomenal Fat of The Land. In fact, this album seems to be the perfect continuation of this one. Fantastic beats with powerful melodies. Old school Rocks!


November 20, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
This album is cheesy in every respect, however, the greatest threat to my ears posed the first track with its ridiculous melody. As such it's quite indicative of the album's overall cheesiness and maybe that's the reason why its named the same way. The only good thing about "Invaders Must Die" is the announcement in the first track stating "We are The Prodigy": I hadn't believed it otherwise for it reminds me of cheap sell-out music in many respects.

In fact, I never liked the Rock'n'Roll sort of image The Prodigy took on after "Music For The Jilted Generation" and which culminated in this album. Nevertheless, if it wasn't for "The Fat Of The Land" this album definitely means a downgrading in their carreer.


March 25, 2011
edited over 8 years ago

This album seems to split the masses.
In my oppinion the last one AONO was acceptable, because Liam tried to do something new and I digged this e-clash stuff!
But what he did here is nothing more than a copy of the first albums.
But the concept seems to work as I could read here and else.
If you think this album is good than try out Exillon or Glowstyx. They make exactely that hardcore acid stuff, what prodigy may would do today, if they would not have been corrupted!


March 1, 2011
While my favourite Prodigy album always will be FOTL, IMD comes a CLOSE f***ing second! This album brings together ALL the elements of Prodigy for me, from their early days of rave to later punk and breakbeat fusions, IMD marries all the elements from Prodigy's career and brings them together into one package. All the songs for me are awesome and the final track really makes me feel like Prodigy are back and in shape. It's sort of funny to see how Prodigy's post-FOTL albums polarizes so many. Either way, this is the album that brought the three boys together again and deserves some praise for that. Best track is definitely Warrior's Dance which sounds a lot like some of their early material.


September 14, 2010
liam needs to switch up his style. that hardcore/punk techno was great but this album is just a rehash to try and relive that style. not recommended.


May 13, 2010
If this was made by anyone else other than The Prodigy (Liam Howlett) the whole world would be wetting it's pants about the genius of it's creator. The fact that Liam Howlett is the most successful electronic musician of a generation plays against him.

This is classic Prodigy. Pissing off the pretentious and entertaining everyone else. Drop 'Thunder' and see what happens...


January 4, 2010
edited over 9 years ago

For people like me who have known that band in my teenage angst, I have to say it's really painful to witness this: that album is joyful, noisy, corny, irrelevant and very danceable. It's really like if Liam Howlett had already done all he wanted, and now his music is more a continuation of what he used to be, than a real matter of sense. Let's not be too nostalgic, but I can assure you "invaders must die" is definitely not his best work, I strongly recommend to you his previous albums "music for the jilted generation" and "fat of the land".
I remember reading in Newspapers at that time (mid nineties) that the prodigy is the only band that have reconciliated rock fans and techno fans...well I actually think his latest crappy effort will have a hard time trying to seduce anyone who knows a bit about music.
Also his latest videoclips are so rotten I can't help myself feeling ashamed of what they have become (take me to the hospital & invaders must die are their two worst videos ever made), just compare with "voodoo people" or "smack my bitcb up" and u will draw the same conclusion than me : Liam has no more ideas nowadays. Proof is he has entrusted the making of his last single to his fans besides, which is perilous but logical since his current public is rather young and musically uncultured and since he doesn't seem to care about his music now.
So we have here 11 songs who doesn't offer any aesthetic of any kind, any appeal, any relevance and any originality at all. If some people are calling Liam a genious, let's mention it's despite of that album, and not thanx to. Overall only for young people who just wish to move and dance, but I personaly can't eat shit. Definitely not recommanded.


January 4, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
A very poor LP from start to finish.
Liam seems to have borrowed a drum kit library from Pendulum and used the same sounds on every track. It's formulaic, dull and sounds like Pendulum and some of their clones. I'd heard this was a re-invention of their early style but it's not - it's just dreadful and has very little in common with the 1st 2 ingenious Prodigy LPs. Even Fat of the Land which was average at best is light years ahead of this travesty. I'm not even going to bother mentioning individual tracks because they are all the same. Also, whoever told Keith that he was a vocalist should be slapped senseless. His scrawny, squeaky voice annoys the hell out of me.
The Prodigy as a band at their best who were doing something original, artistic and incredible died after Jilted Generation and what is left is an embarrassment.
RIP Liam, Keith, Maxim and Leeroy - thanks for my 2 x favourite LPs and some amazing live shows in the early/mid 1990's but your last 2 x LPs have been horrible.


January 3, 2010
Am i the only one to NOT like this album?
I think it is mainly a repetition of older tricks... Only new thing is the incorporation of modern drum'n'bass-beats, which i think are nothing compared to the 1995-2000 d'n'b sounds...
Too much compression going on, which just gives a very flat feel to the whole array of the sound, while it is meant to achieve a more dynamic sound!

So if you're looking for the good Prodigy stuff, just pick up 'Music for the jilted generation'.