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Prodigy*The Fat Of The Land

Label:XL Recordings – XLCD 121
Format:
CD, Album, Nimbus Pressing
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Breakbeat, Big Beat

Tracklist

1Smack My Bitch Up
Vocals [Additional]Shahin Bada*
5:43
2Breathe
GuitarJim Davies
VocalsKeith Flint, Maxim
Written-ByKeith Flint, L. Howlett*, Maxim
5:35
3Diesel Power
VocalsKool Keith
Written-ByK. Thornton*, L. Howlett*
4:18
4Funky Shit
Written-ByL. Howlett*
5:16
5Serial Thrilla
VocalsKeith Flint
Written-ByK. Flint*, Arran*, L. Howlett*, Skin
5:11
6Mindfields
VocalsMaxim
Written-ByL. Howlett*
5:40
Narayan(9:06)
7.1Narayan
VocalsCrispian Mills
Written-ByC. Mills*, L. Howlett*
7:03
7.2Firedrill
Written-ByL. Howlett*
2:03
8Firestarter4:40
9Climbatize
Written-ByL. Howlett*
6:38
10Fuel My Fire
GuitarJim Davies
VocalsKeith Flint
Vocals [Additional]Saffron
Written-ByWalsh*, D.J. Sparks*, James*, Knight*
4:19
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Notes

℗ 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 1 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Next Plateau Music Inc/Beats G Music
Track 2 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/EMI Music Ltd/MCA Music
Track 3 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Momentum Music Ltd.
Track 4 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Polygram Music
Track 5 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/MCA Music/Chrysalis Music Publishing.
Tracks 6 & 9 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Track 7 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Hit And Run Music Publishing Ltd.
Track 8 published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/MCA Music/Perfect Songs/Zomba Music.
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.

Crispian Mills appears courtesy of Columbia Records Ltd.
Saffron appears courtesy of Deconstruction/BMG Entertainment International UK and Ireland Ltd.
Front cover photography & ant photography courtesy of FLPA-Images Of Nature.
The 'A' symbol is used by kind permission of Seddon Atkinson Vehicles Ltd.

ISRC:
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.
Reissued release with 3BC Ltd matrix can be found here.

Made in England.

NOTE: Track "Narayan" is actually 7:03 long and it merged with the beats track "Firedrill" (2:03) (originally called just "Beats" and later "Edward") that is not listed - and "Firedrill" was intended not as "Narayan" outro, but as an intro to "Firestarter" (it used this way on the vinyl release - i.e. "The Fat Of The Land").

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 01212 0
  • Barcode (String): 634904012120
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
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Other Versions (5 of 324)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Fat Of The Land (CD, Album)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsXL/INT 4 84465 2, 7243 4 84465 2 7Germany1997
The Fat Of The Land (2×LP, Album)XL RecordingsXLLP 121UK1997
The Fat Of The Land (Cassette, Album)XL RecordingsXLMC 121UK1997
The Fat Of The Land (CD, Album)Avex TraxAVTCD-95066Hong Kong1997
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The Fat Of The Land (CD, Album, Stereo)Maverick, Warner Bros. Records9 46606-2US1997

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Reviews

  • jancito303's avatar
    jancito303
    Climbatize epitomizes the big beat late 90's sound like few other tracks. It transports me back and breathes and smells like 90's so much it hurts. A fucking insane choon that rounds out one of the best big beat albums of all times.
    • revolution808's avatar
      revolution808
      The greatest album of the Prodigy! Narayah sounds incredibly powerful and beautiful!
      • king_ivan's avatar
        king_ivan
        Edited 16 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!!
        • skate8's avatar
          skate8
          ”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.”
          • DarkSouljah's avatar
            DarkSouljah
            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.

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