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The ProdigyMusic For The Jilted Generation

Label:XL Recordings – XLCD 114
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Techno, Big Beat

Tracklist

1Intro0:46
2Break & Enter8:24
3Their Law
Featuring, Written-ByPop Will Eat Itself
6:41
4Full Throttle5:03
5Voodoo People
Guitar [Live]Lance Riddler
6:27
6Speedway (Theme From Fastlane)8:56
7The Heat (The Energy)4:28
8Poison
Written-ByK. Palmer*
6:42
9No Good (Start The Dance)6:18
10One Love (Edit)3:53
The Narcotic Suite
Level Up113 Kilos7:26
Level Up12Skylined5:58
Level Up13Claustrophobic Sting7:12
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Samples used:

Track 2: Vocal from 'Casanova' by Baby D
Track 4: Laughter from 'A Fistfull Of Dollars' "Hey" from 'SOS' by The Breeders.
Track 5: Guitar from 'Very Ape' by Nirvana Vocal from 'The Shalimar' by Gylan Kain.
Track 7: Vocal from 'Poltergeist III'
Track 9: Vocal from 'No Good For Me' by Kelly Charles.
Track 13: Sample from '2001 - A Space Odyssey'

As with most of The Prodigy albums a lot of the mixes are missing on the tracklisting.

Track 4 - Is the same as the (Original Mix) apart from The Star Wars sample "we're going in full throttle" is played backwards and the last 30 or 40 seconds has a different bridge. It is also shorter in total duration by 30 seconds.
Track 5 - Voodoo People - (Original Mix)
Track 9 - No Good (Start The Dance) is the (Original Mix) although not credited.

℗ & © 1994 XL-Recordings.
Distributed by Warner Music UK.
Made in England.

This is an original UK issue.
Reissued UK release with Nimbus matrix can be found here.
Reissued UK release with Sonopress matrix can be found here.
Reissued UK release with Sonopress Arvato matrix can be found here.
Reissued UK release with Arvato matrix can be found here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 551425
  • Barcode (String): 5012093551425
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): XLCD114 1:5 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): XLCD114 1:8 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): XLCD114 : 1:0 .MASTERED. BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): XLCD114 : 1:1 .MASTERED. BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): XLCD114 : 1:11 MASTERED. BY NIMBUS

Other Versions (5 of 224)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Music For The Jilted Generation (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)XL RecordingsXLLP 114UK1994
Music For The Jilted Generation (CD, Album)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsINT 847.903, XL/INT 847.903Germany1994
Music For The Jilted Generation (CD, Album)Delabel, XL RecordingsDE 8398132, 7243 8 39813 2 8France1994
Music For The Jilted Generation (CD, Album)UDPNR 4221-2Italy1994
Music For The Jilted Generation (Cassette, Album)XL RecordingsXLMC 114UK1994

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Crash-Loader
What is it meant by "theme from fastlane"? Was that a game or movie or something? Do any prodigy buffs know?
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Eric6807
"Music For The Jilted Generation" is the best album from The Prodigy! "Fat of the Land" may had been more popular. But this one is better. Except for the 46 second intro, I've included every song in this album to any CD mix I made for myself. Awesome rave and jungle music. A+
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AllyKarate
Bought on cassette as a 14 year old in the airport before going on holiday to Ibiza with my parents! (Never been back, Ibiza could never again live up to that holiday, pathetic as it sounds......) Blew my tiny mind listening to it on the balcony of our self-catering apartment while watching the sun go down over the Mediterranean. A weird juxtaposition to the dark and heavy music but it will live with me forever. Bought again on CD a couple of years later as the technology in my house progressed and my obsession with the Prodigy and electronic music grew.

Liam Howlett, you'll always be a legend for this album and much more besides.
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Candy_Guru
The best Prodigy album and definitely among top 10 of electronic dance music. "Experience" was unpretentious, but slightly raw, while "MFTJG" shows Liam as a mature producer who effortlessly shifts from one style to another across the album, while never missing the mark. The diversity is particularly striking; each track bursts with originality. All their consecutive albums sound painfully one-dimensional comparing to this one, and I always had a feeling that, starting from "The fat of the land", Liam took greater care into nurturing the bands (electro-punk) image than into developing himself as an artist.
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SUPERGUN
Best Prodigy album by far. Liam Howlett had to evolve musically & he did.
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Booj1Boy
Edited 3 years ago
I'm just gonna go out and say it: I don't really get it.
One Love is a classic, and Break & Enter is pretty cool (thought it drags on for too long), but a lot of the other stuff is just kinda meh. I really don't like "Their Law", I don't get why everyone loves it so much, it's just boring electro industrial. There are some standout tracks here, like "Voodoo People", and "No Good (Start The Dance)" is an alt-dance classic, but the album really drags at 78 minutes.
2.5/5

Edit: It still drags at spots, but my opinion of this has risen much higher due to the strength of many of the tracks. 4/5
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shaaman
this record together with several other 1994 techno, rave, ambient etc. records introduced me to the electronic music. even today, this one sounds so fresh and exceptional, everytime i play the cd, it still forces me to put the hand up in the air and start the dance. atmospheric and good for listening, too. do yourself a favor and go buy it. :)
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monkee102
Edited 15 years ago
The album was meant to have been longer, with a full mix of 'One Love' and an additional tune called 'We Eat Rhythm', however, this wiould exceed the amount a CD could hold so they had to put on the Edit of 'One Love' and cut 'We Eat Rhythm' out completely (it has since only appeared on a tape free with Select Magazine, it's a very tribal sounding tune, with no stabs or kicks). The 'Star Wars' sample on 'Full Throttle' had to be put on backwards at the insistence of Lawyers representing George Lucas.
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idem77
Edited 16 years ago
What is needed left to say about this album. This album represents the quality and originality of 'The Prodigy' and Liam Howlett at the same time. Very diverse and powerfull album that shows that The Prodigy has developed from a young rave band to something more serious.

To bad they went a totally different way after this album, as I would have loved having a third album with tracks as full of energy as the ones on this album (and on 'Experience', too), something I miss on 'The Fat Of The Land'. The prodigy at this moment was far ahead of its time.