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The ProdigyOut Of Space

Label:XL Recordings – XLT 35, XL Recordings – XLT - 35, XL Recordings – XLT-35
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore

Tracklist

A1Out Of Space (Original Mix)
Written ByL. Howlett, C. Miller, K. Thornton, M. Smith & T. Randolph
5:07
A2Out Of Space (Techno Underworld Remix)
RemixL. Howlett*
Written ByL. Howlett, C. Miller, K. Thornton, M. Smith & T. Randolph
4:48
AA1Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix)
RemixL. Howlett*
VocalsSimone (15)
4:20
AA2Music Reach (1,2,3,4) (Live)
VocalsSimone (15)
4:21
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Notes

Cat#s:
Rear of sleeve: XLT 35
Sleeve Spine: XLT - 35
Centre Labels: XLT-35

All tracks engineered, produced and mixed at Earthbound Studios
AA2: Recorded live at Club 1992, July 18th 1992
Pressed at Damont Audio Ltd.
Distributed by Warner Music UK

A1,A2: Published by EMI/Virgin Music Publishing/Next Plateau
AA1,AA2: Published by EMI/Virgin Music Publishing
℗&© XL-Recordings 1992.
Made in England.

Incidental information:

Tracks A1 & A2 sample:
Vocal from Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown
Vocal from Max Romeo & The Upsetters - I Chase The Devil.

Track A1 samples:
Synth from Shades Of Rhythm - Homicide

Versions:
A reissued version is identified by a spelling error on the sleeve rear:
"I'll take your BRIAN to another dimension..."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 503561 >
  • Barcode (String): 5012093503561
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout etched, variant 1): ̶X̶̶T̶ XLT 35 A¹ 1 DAMONT AJ
  • Matrix / Runout (AA-Side runout etched, variant 1): XLT 35 B² 1 DAMONT N
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout etched, variant 2): XLT 35 A1 2 DAMONT THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (AA-Side runout etched, variant 2): XLT 35 B1 2 DAMONT THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (5 of 41)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Out Of Space (7", 45 RPM, Single)XL RecordingsXLS-35UK1992
Out Of Space (CD, Single)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsXLS 35 CD, XLS 35CDUK1992
Out Of Space (CD, Maxi-Single)Blow Up, XL RecordingsINT 825.976Germany1992
Out Of Space (12", 45 RPM, Single)Columbia659018 6Australia1992
Out Of Space (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)Elektra0-66347US1992

Reviews

  • Big-Beat-Beddy's avatar
    Edited 6 months ago
    "Out Of Space" updated Max Romeo's catchy reggae track "Chase The Devil" for the '90s with some speeded-up samples of breakbeats, '80s rap (Kool Keith on "Critical Beatdown") and turntablism (Jam Master Jay on "Peter Piper"), rave synths and bleepery, and the inspired use of a "boing" cartoon sound effect. The track builds superbly with the help of contrasting quiet-loud, slow-fast sections, a feature of '90s alternative music. Although the high-speed drums haven't aged so well, it remains a landmark in the evolution of electronic dance music, paving the way for genres characterised by eclectic sampling, such as big beat and bastard pop. ★★★★★
    • 2Styliztik's avatar
      2Styliztik
      Edited 3 years ago
      If you wanted to show somebody who doesn't listen to electronic music, what is rave music, a prime example of this would be The Prodigy - Out Of Space. Not only is it a beautiful piece of music, like pop music, there's an insanely catchy chorus that you can sing along to.

      It's hard to believe this was made in 1992, at a time when 2Unlimited was the big Techno act dominating the pop charts. Out Of Space shows what was happening with UK Breakbeat Hardcore at the time, and that Liam Howlett was a master of this style. Using Synthesizers, a drum machine, a sequencer, keyboards and a sampler, it is quite amazing what he was able to conjure up. The track revolves around an excellent rave synth stab that's simple and remarkably effective, especially in the last breakdown. It never occurred to me that one of the vocal samples is Kool Keith from Ultramagnetic MC's, a great musician himself. The track really rests on the famous ragga breakdown and chorus, I actually thought it was an original vocal from Maxim. However, it's from Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Chase The Devil made by the legendary Lee Scratch Perry. Regardless, it sounds so wonderful here, you can't help but sing (or shout!) every word! One of the greatest songs I've ever heard in my life.

      The accompanying video clip is kinda crazy, it contains the following: airplane footage, NASA simulations of the Voyager space probe orbiting around Saturn, ostriches (!), amazing dance moves by Leeroy and Keith, a gas masked raver completely off his pickle dancing like a man possessed in the middle of a farm, Maxim grabbing his balls and smiling at the camera while he does it, The Prodigy at some massive rave party and rare footage of Liam Howlett trying to dance!!

      If that wasn't enough, let me draw your attention to Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix). A darker B-side track that is a firm favourite among the purists. More amazing keyboard work by Mr. Howlett, leading up to an emotional culmination of a Casio synth stab, an uplifting pad, a ridiculously simple piano line and a lovely female vocal: "FEEL THE JUNGLE VIBE BABY!" Simply awesome. Despite what the song title states, I feel like The Prodigy conquered the Jungle Bizness quite comprehensively.

      Both the Techno Wonderland remix and the live version of Music Reach (1,2,3,4) is further proof that Liam Howlett is a musical genius. The latter was a glimpse into what a Prodigy live set was all about, if you were under age, this was the closest you could get to the Prodigy Experience. Speaking of which, even during the 2000's when promoting their newer material, they would always play Out Of Space, a testament to how good Out Of Space was and still is. Hearing an entire crowd sing Out Of Space is something to behold.

      On Monday the 4th of March 2019, Keith Charles Flint from The Prodigy passed away, he was only 49. Rest In Peace.
      • wezbash's avatar
        wezbash
        British Music Awards (Brit Awards) On Tv Next Year - Mr Keith Flint - Awarded - Outstanding Contributions To Dance Music 1990 - 2019, You Read It Hear First By Me

        Out Of Space - You Have Gone To A Peaceful Place Rip
        • Wickedmarkonwax's avatar
          Out of space chart crap , ruff in the jungle a sublime ragga rave anthem !
          • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
            The Prodigy ‎– Out Of Space. Super cheesy, boring, stale! The Prodigy are starting to slide...
            • fishing_daniel's avatar
              a right kickin tune!! nuff said!!
              • sammydog's avatar
                sammydog
                Edited 9 years ago
                The best days of Prodigy, surely?!!!!!
                Them at the Astoria in full harliquin outfits with beautiful girl dancers,stilt walkers and robots!!!!!And us lot.....
                • lostscrapvinyl2022's avatar
                  I can't believe I'm the first out of thousands to review this...
                  Out of Space and Ruff In The Jungle Bizness are both really, really great tunes. They are both timeless and wonderfully done classics, all I got to say...

                  Who hasn't heard this if you were around the scene in '92 and '93?
                  Three people out of hundreds rated a 1, and four a 2?? Quit hatin', you don't amount to dirt with your hater ratings. Even a three is really low balling these tracks so these people don't know whats up either (in my opinion, but hey, its just taste I guess right). Maximum respect to Prodigy for these tunes mate.

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