The Chemical BrothersBrothers Gonna Work It Out

Label:Freestyle Dust – XDUSTCD101, Freestyle Dust – XDUSTCD 101, Virgin – 7243 8 46599 29, Virgin – 7243 8 46599 2 9
CD, Album, Mixed
Style:House, Breaks, Techno, Big Beat


1.01Willie HutchBrother's Gonna Work It Out
Written-By, ProducerWillie Hutch
1.02Chemical Brothers* With Justin WarfieldNot Another Drugstore (Planet Nine Mix)
Written-BySimons*, Garofalo*, Warfield*, Rowlands*
1.03Chemical Brothers*Block Rockin' Beats (The Micronauts Mix)
Producer [Additional], RemixChristophe Monier, George Issakidis
RemixThe Micronauts
Written-BySimons*, Weaver*, Rowlands*
1.04This Ain't ChicagoRide The Rhythm
1.05The Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun
Written-ByThomas*, Castor*, Pruitt*
2.06Kenny Dope* Presents The Powerhouse Three*Makin' A Living
PresenterKenny Dope*
Written-ByKenny Gonzales*
2.07Badder Than EvilHot Wheels (The Chase)
Written-ByElias*, Badele*
2.08Unique 3The Theme (Unique Mix)
ProducerRob Gordon*, Unique 3
2.09Love CorporationGimme Some Love
Written-ByEdward Ball
3.10The MicronautsThe Jazz
Written-By, Producer, EngineerChristophe "Widowsky" Monier*, George Issakidis
3.11The Serotonin ProjectSidewinder (312 Vs. 216 Stomp Mix)
Written-BySteven Cinch*, Terry Mullan
3.12Carlos 'After Dark' Berrios*Doin' It After Dark (D-Ski's Dance)
Written-ByC. Berrios*
3.13FreestyleDon't Stop The Rock
Written-ByTony Butler (2)
3.14Metro L.A.To A Nation Rockin'
Written-By, ProducerDJ Davenport*, Xpando
4.15Chemical Brothers*Morning Lemon
Written-BySimons*, Rowlands*
4.16Meat Beat ManifestoMars Needs Women
Written-By, Producer, EngineerJack Dangers
4.17Renegade SoundwaveThunder
Written-By, ProducerRenegade Soundwave
4.18DBXLosing Control
ProducerDan Bell*
4.19Dubtribe Sound SystemMother Earth
5.20Barry De Vorzon And Perry Botkin Jnr*The Riot
Written-By, ProducerBarry De Vorzon, Perry Botkin Jnr*
5.21The Ultraviolet CatastropheTrip Harder
Written-By, ProducerJeff Taylor, Jon Drukman, Mike Wertheim
5.22Manic Street PreachersEverything Must Go (Chemical Brothers Remix)
5.23SpiritualizedI Think I'm In Love (Chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)
Mixed By, Edited ByMads Bjerke
Producer [Additional], RemixThe Chemical Brothers
Producer, Arranged By, Mixed ByJ. Spaceman
Written-ByJ. Spaceman

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Released in a regular jewel case (with clear tray) with a rectangular white sticker on the front stating:
"A DJ Mix By The Chemical Brothers
7243 8 46599 29"

Tracks 1.01 to 1.05 total duration: 10:52
Tracks 2.06 to 2.09 total duration: 9:13
Tracks 3.10 to 3.14 total duration: 15:37
Tracks 4.15 to 4.19 total duration: 14:51
Tracks 5.20 to 5.23 total duration: 18:22

Printed and Made in E.U.
This Compilation ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd. © 1998 Virgin Records Ltd.

Track 1.04 listed as "On The House - This Ain't Chicago"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 65992 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0724384659929
  • Price Code: PM 538
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society (Circled): bel BIEM
  • Rights Society (Tracks 1.02, 1.05, 3.13): BMI
  • Rights Society (Track 3.10): SDRM
  • Rights Society (Track 3.11): SOCAN
  • Rights Society (Track 3.12): ASCAP
  • Mastering SID Code (All variants): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 15D9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 154A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 159A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 155A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1552
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 15AE
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 1547
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): ifpi 15B0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): ifpi 155B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): ifpi 15BF
  • Matrix / Runout (All variants): EMI UDEN 8465992 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 1): 1-1-6-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 2): 1-3-3-NL
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Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Mixed)Freestyle Dust, VirginXDUSTCDX101, 7243 846600 24UK & Europe1998
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Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Cassette, Mixed)Freestyle Dust, Virgin, VirginXDUSTMC101, 7243 846599 43, 8 46599 4Europe1998
Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD, Album, Mixed)Astralwerks, Freestyle DustASW 6243-2, 0170 4 66243 2 9US1998
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Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD, Album, Mixed)Virgin, Freestyle DustVJCP-25413, noneJapan1998
Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD, Album, Mixed)Virgin Music Canada7243 8 46599 29Canada1998


  • Chris_3D's avatar
    Does anyone know what the 'big robot burp' sample is from that's used intermittently over The Serotonin Project?
    • djmertz's avatar
      Coming up on the 25th anniversary... would love to buy a 3LP gatefold version to mark the occasion.
      • BigBeat25's avatar
        Edited 9 months ago
        As Mama Klump would say : fabulous ! It's a real cool journey indeed. Big Beat combined with house, funk, electro, techno, hip-hop, rock and soul, there's something for eyeryone.

        The first soulful notes followed by the boomin' "Not Another Drugstore" are legendary, but the entire 18-minute long last track offers some of the most classic sounds of the Chems.
        The two last tracks especially are the realness. Who can't remember "Everything Must Go" in that magic & timeless intro of Gran Turismo 1 ?

        After some replays, the aforementioned journey is not fully enjoyable for me, particularly at the beginning of the third section. "The Jazz" by The Micronauts is a rough acid house and noise production with intense 303's and various raw bleeps which I'm not very fond of, especially with the previous funky vibes of "Gimme Some Love".

        I still prefer this mix over their "Live At The Social" work. In the latter's series, the second volume by Jon Carter aka Monkey Mafia is a goldmine if you don't mind a bit of ragga hip-hop and dancehall.
        "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" positions itself as an important contributor of big beat mixes, along with "On The Floor At The Boutique" and "The Dirtchamber Sessions"
        Some additional similar recommendations include :
        - The whole "FSUK" series (especially "FSUK3" by Bentley Rhythm Ace)
        - "Community Service" by The Crystal Method
        - "On The Floor At The Boutique Vol 2" by Lo Fidelity Allstars)
        - "Breakthru Vol 1 : Revelation" by Soul of Man
        - "Brit Hop And Amyl House" by the uncredited Tom Rowlands
        • ricksta7's avatar
          I've returned to this record many times over the years. It's one of the best in my collection. Truly a mix that takes you on a journey
          • Quiller1's avatar
            It should be noted that a track appears in this mix that was not listed on the official tracklist. "Peace" by 2-B-3 & Tony Johnson is mixed underneath DBX's "Losing Control".
            • dubconcrete
              Unlike the other high-profile big beat DJ mix from around this time, Fatboy Slim's 'On The Floor At The Boutique', 'Brothers Gonna Work It Out' was recorded in the studio instead of live, eschewing Norman Cook's vinyl beatmatching and spinbacks for seamless digital transitions. So seamless, in fact, that they included 5 index points instead of separating each track on the mix.

              Instead of just rocking the party, Tom and Ed take the opportunity to reveal some of their influences, including funk, soul, hip-hop, electro, classic house, Detroit techno and film music. Unfortunately the majority of these tracks have been reduced to a vocal sample or a 1 to 4 bar loop repeated ad nauseum, which is frustrating.

              All in all, this disc is definitely worth a listen, but it's not a record you'll find yourself returning to many times over the years.
              • official_gate_one's avatar
                This is my favorite DJ mix of all time, ever. On a technical level it's a little repetitive, the EQing could be better, the mixes aren't amazingly smooth... but who cares? This CD is all about the groove, and the Chems don't let the feel of the mix down. The last track is my favorite, especially the last 2 songs.

                If you love the Chems, you probably already own this record, and love it. If you don't own it, but it... NOW.
                • Matt-THE-Geeza's avatar
                  Edited 15 years ago
                  The Manics and Spiritualized remixes i think are the best part of the album and i don't think the rest of it is anything to lose sleep over.

                  I knew the original versions of "Everything Must Go" but not "I Think I'm In Love" and find these mixes really a pleasure to listen to. Not something i do a lot; but i'm glad i have this album in my collection. I like a couple of The Chems early tracks:
                  "In Dust We Trust" and "Chemical Beats (Dave Clarke Remix)" and found a softer side to them here.

                  The album i found by accident in Woolworths, and was pleased with my lucky find as it contains The Chemical Brothers Remix of "Everything Must Go" used on the Intro to the Playstation game "Gran Turismo", which i had spent an age wondering what that tune was!

                  This album is worth buying at least just to shove in front of band purists and say this was so much better than what the original bands had produced!
                  • Edited 15 years ago
                    Press 'stop' before the last two tracks come in and you've got one of the best mix albums of funk and early 90s techno/breaks. Admittedly I got this before I knew anything about any of these genres, but it opened a lot of interesting doors.
                    • KoolzAK1200's avatar
                      Edited 16 years ago
                      some great tunes on here...
                      .....but some of the tunes on here are basically ruined by some ridiculous looping malarky which at times reduces certain tracks in places to a reptitive one or two bar loops.

                      Take the classic break of "Hot Wheels-The Chase" for example they must loop the same few bars for about 5 or so minutes! Turning a classic break into boredom
                      Absolutely ridiculous!

                      Whilst the Live At The Social mix remianed a relatively straight-up sort of mix album the Chemicals got bogged down way too much in the studio over this mix album trying to force things to match and the end result is frankly bit poo in places.

                      Plus that Manic Street Preachers remix ........eurgh .



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