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The ProdigyCharly

Label:XL Recordings – XLT 21, XL Recordings – XLT-21
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Picture Sleeve
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore


A1Charly (Alley Cat Mix)5:27
AA1Your Love6:00
AA2Charly (Original Mix)3:56

Companies, etc.



Spine and rear of sleeve: XLT 21
Centre labels: XLT-21

This edition is packaged in a picture sleeve.
There is also an edition packaged in a company sleeve.

A1: Duration on sleeve: 5:27, centre labels: 5:24.

Recorded at C.W.S Studios
Distributed by Warner Music UK
Pressed at Damont Audio Ltd.

Copyright Control
℗ & © XL-Recordings 1991
Made in England

Track A1 samples:
Dialogue from 1970s public information film Charley Says: Mummy Should Know
Scat vocal from James Brown - Godfather Running The Joint
Vocal from M.C. Shan - Juice Crew Law

Track A2 samples:
Vocal from Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off
Vocal grunt from Big Daddy Kane - Big Daddy's Theme
Stab from Holy Noise - Father Forgive Them (The Trends Mix)

Track AA1 samples:
Vocal from Circuit ft. Koffi - Shelter Me
Vocal from Gary Taylor - Compassion
Sound effect from the film Grease 2

All samples are un-credited on this issue

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 502168 >
  • Barcode (String): 5012093502168
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A (Variation 1)): DAMONT 7 XLT 21 A¹ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side AA (Variation 1)): DAMONT AD XLT 21 AA¹ 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A (Variation 2)): DAMONT AC XLT 21 A¹ 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side AA (Variation 2)): DAMONT A XLT 21 AA¹ 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A (Variation 3)): XLT 21 A¹ 1 DAMONT D
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side AA (Variation 3)): XLT 21 AA¹ 2 DAMONT L

Other Versions (5 of 37)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Charly (CD, Single)XL RecordingsXLS 21CDUK1991
Charly (7", 45 RPM, Single)XL RecordingsXLS-21UK1991
Charly (12", 45 RPM, Single)Torso DanceTorso 12201Netherlands1991
Charly (12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)Blow UpINT 125.921Germany1991
Charly (7", 45 RPM, Single)Blow Up, XL RecordingsINT 110.926Germany1991
Johnmarcus's profile picture
Big 12" this one, "Charley" "Alley Cat Mix" was probably the better know & heavily played track with its cheeky sample from a safety advert for kids from the late 1980's. But then you also have "Your Love" which later became a huge track in its own right, along with the tough driving beats & synth of "Pandemonium".
mattcymru2021's profile picture
I knew the advert way before i knew the tune... ( late 90s i think) legendary stuff though! screw the haters!
SoulFab72's profile picture
Edited 5 months ago
Charly was a great track if you fancied a cheesy night of techno and rave at the local bar but Your Love on the flip side was much more of an anthem and is up there with serious club tunes of the day like Bizarre Inc - Playing With Knives, Brothers in Rhythm - Peace and Harmony, Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm, Shades of Rhythm - Sound of Eden, etc.
Matt-THE-Geeza's profile picture
The unreleased Original Original Mix is found on the 10 Track Demo Tape, and the unreleased Remix '91 version is found on the 5 Track Demo Tape which featured via Flash on the band's website for a week back in 2007. The Website back then also had the Studio Version of Death Of The Prodigy Dancer.
kev_gee's profile picture
Whilst the title track Charly got the attention. The standout track on this seminal 12 is Your Love. A FANTASTIC Piano track that gives me goose bumps everytime.
BTW The sample was from a TV public information advert featuring a cartoon cat telling kids to watch the road before they cross.
chrisesurfer's profile picture
Your love all the way, last track when the lights went up back in the day and the roof would nearly go off!
Wickedmarkonwax's profile picture
1991 what a year for hardcore and exstacy "pandemonium" what an absolute brilliant track
transition-metal's profile picture
Edited 3 years ago
i listened to a house remix of Charlie in a record store a few years ago and christ it was shite, it had nothing to commend it at all, an off the rack house beat and a boring cheesy baseline , i think howlett would have been offended by how utterly shite it was!!!!!
Choc1ce's profile picture
I think your Love is a UK Rave classic. DJ's like Slipmatt and Ellis Dee used to play this in a lot of their sets. It starts off all happy and melodic then it ventures into eerie darker sections and is uplifting. One of 91's real big tracks.
Choc1ce's profile picture
I listened to an Easygroove mix tape on Youtube. He decided to mix both versions of Charly together, and then mixed Pandemonium in as the next track. Your Love seems to be a big track with the A list old school hardcore D.J.s