The ProdigyInvaders Must Die

Label:Take Me To The Hospital – HOSPCD001
CD, Album, Sound Performance Pressing
Style:Breaks, Big Beat


1Invaders Must Die
Producer [Additional Production]James Rushent
Written-ByLiam Howlett, Nick Halkes
Producer [Additional Production]James Rushent
Written ByLiam Howlett/Tim Hutton/Maxim
Written-ByLiam Howlett, Maxim, Tim Hutton
VocalsBrother Culture
Written-By [Recreated samples of "Ethopian Peace Song"/"Rasta Peace Song"]Trevor Joe*
Guitar [Additional]Tim Hutton
Written ByLiam Howlett/Live ID/Keef Flint/John Fortis
5Take Me To The Hospital
Performer [Sample, "Ragamuffin Duo Take Charge"]Asher D & Daddy Freddy
Performer [Sample, "Salami Fever"]Pepe Deluxé
Written ByLiam Howlett/Keef Flint/Jari Solo/Paul Malmstrom
Written-By [Sample, "Ragamuffin Duo Take Charge"]Pixley/Needham*
Written-By [Sample, "Salami Fever"]Salo*, Malmstrom*
6Warrior's Dance
Performer [Sample, "Take Me Away"]Final Cut, True Faith
Written ByLiam Howlett/Brigett Grace/Jeff Mills/Anthony Srock
Written By [Sample, "Take Me Away"]Grace/Mills/Srock
Written-By [Sample, "Take Me Away"]Srock*, Grace*, Mills*
7Run With The Wolves
Drums [Live]Dave Grohl
Performer [Sample, "So Refined"]Senser
Written ByLiam Howlett/Keef Flint
Written-ByKeef Flint*, Liam Howlett
8Omen Reprise
Written-ByLiam Howlett, Tim Hutton
9World's On Fire
Performer [Sample, "I Just Wanna Get Along"]The Breeders
Performer [Sample, "Vamp"]Outlander
Written ByLiam Howlett/Maxim/Marcos Vicente Salon/Kim Deal
Written-By [Sample, "I Just Wanna Get Along"]Deal*
Written-By [Sample, "Vamp"]Salon*
HornsTim Hutton
Performer [Sample, "Troubled Mind"]The Buff Medways
Performer [Sample, Original Soundtrack "Sara Zamana"]Kishore Kumar
Research [Sample Sourcing]James Hyman
Written ByLiam Howlett/Scrapper/Maxim/Billy Childish/Rajesh Roshan/Sameer Anjaan
Written-By [Sample, "Troubled Mind"]Childish*
Written-By [Sample, Original Soundtrack "Sara Zamana"]Roshan*, Anjaan*
11Stand Up
Drums [Live]Dave Grohl
Performer [Sample, "One Way Glass"]Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Written ByLiam Howlett/Manfred Mann/Peter Thomas
Written-By [Sample, "One Way Glass"]Mann*, Thomas*

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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)

Samples and credit notes:
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.

1) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./Incentive Music Publishing Ltd.
2) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./Perfect Songs Ltd./Supahero Media/Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
3) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Perfect Songs Ltd./JAMREC/Happy Valley Music
4) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Kobalt Music Group Ltd./Reverb Music Ltd.
5) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Kobalt Music Group Ltd./Catskills Music Publishing Ltd.
6) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd./Chelsea Music Publishing Co. Ltd/Incentive Music/Bucks Music
7) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
8) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Perfect Songs Ltd
9) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ Supahero Media/ Kobalt Music Group Ltd./R&S Music/Strictly Confidential (UK) Ltd/Copyright Control
10) EMI Virgin Music Ltd./ EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Supahero Media/Kobalt Music Group Ltd/Mute Song/ Universal Music Publishing obo Universal Music India
11) EMI Virgin Music Ltd/Carlin Music Corp/Tarot Music Ltd

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  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Inner ring): MADE IN THE UK
  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): SOUND PERFORMANCE HOSPCD001 01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0448

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  • Glumpticus's avatar
    By the time this was out, breakbeat had run its course for nearly a decade. Dubstep became the new breakbeat by then. Breakbeat had been milked for all its worth so it would only seem logical that The Prodigy would move on to the untapped market of dubstep.

    Despite what many think, this is a good release. Not too original, but not cheesy and overrated.

    It’s simply The Prodigy’s Take on the new scene at the time

    And for that, I give it a 6/10
    • BigBeat25's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      I honestly don't play "Warrior's Dance" as much as the rest of the soundtrack, as well as some pieces here and there. Moreover, most of the vocals are hard to distinguish from the music. Only "Run With The Wolves" truly does justice to Flint's voice.

      Apart from that, I do consider "Invaders Must Die" more recognizable and relevant compared to the more original/experimental "AONO", when talking about the post "Fat Of The Land" era.
      I really like the homogeneous, yet slammin' breakbeats, the old-school keyboards as well as Keith and Maxim's vocals. "Stand Up" in particular will always be a "kick-ass".

      Liam dug out this steady rave breakbeat style. They didn't sold their soul to charts, and they are still holding this spirit, making them instantly recognizable amongst thousands of artists.

      Having discovered The Prodigy thanks to "The Fat of the Land", I did not get hooked on with "Invaders Must Die at first.
      However, I'm not afraid to say it's one of the best electronic LP's from 2009. I did not know this album at its release date, but it surely brought lots of fresh air and energy in the middle of then stars such as Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay or Miley Cyrus.

      I recommend to check out some of their live tunes from their "Rock Am Ring" concert in 2009. This concert features, in my opinion, the best version of "Omen Reprise". Besides, Liam's transition from "Invaders Must Die" to "Diesel Power" is pure bliss.
      • Bateriano's avatar
        Edited 7 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!
        • Bambadeng's avatar
          Edited 9 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.
          • noizstepper's avatar
            Edited 13 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!
            • Alyxxandria's avatar
              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.
              • northregent
                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.
                • narsti's avatar
                  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...
                  • Dimitri_Ostrovitch's avatar
                    Edited 14 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.
                    • cosanostrakriminal's avatar
                      Edited 14 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.


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