The ProdigyTheir Law - The Singles 1990-2005

Label:XL Recordings – XLCD190X
2 x CD, Compilation, Special Edition
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Big Beat, Techno, Jungle, Breakbeat, Hardcore, Drum n Bass


GuitarJim Davies
1-2Their Law5:36
GuitarJim Davies
1-4Out Of Space5:02
1-5Smack My Bitch Up
Vocals [Additional]Shahin Bada*
1-8Voodoo People3:40
1-10No Good (Start The Dance)6:19
Bass [Stab Creation]Matt Robertson
1-13Everybody In The Place5:09
1-14One Love5:25
Backing VocalsHannah Robinson
GuitarScott Donaldson
Vocals [Written-by]J.Lewis*
2-2Back 2 Skool
2-3Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional]Pendulum (3)
2-4Under My Wheels (Remix)3:15
2-5No Man Army
PerformerTom Morello
2-6Molotov Bitch4:54
2-7Voodoo Beats3:54
2-8Out Of Space (Audio Bullys Remix)
Programmed By [Additional], Arranged By [Additional]Liam Howlett
Remix, Producer [Additional]Audio Bullys
2-9The Way It Is (Live Remix)
Producer [Recreation Work]Matt Robertson, Rinse*
Vocals [Additional]Louise Boone, N.McLellan*
2-10We Are The Ruffest5:19
2-11Your Love6:03
2-12Spitfire (Live)
ProducerBen Houdijk
Recorded ByRonald Trijber
Vocals [Additional]Maxim
2-13Their Law (Live)5:32
2-14Breathe (Live)6:40
2-15Serial Thrilla (Live)5:15
2-16Firestarter (Live)5:21

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Deluxe limited edition 2CD version of "The Singles" compilation with bonus disc featuring rare / remixed / live tracks. Jewel-case comes packaged in a card box with a separate 52-page book containing photos and a two-page biography of the band by Martin James.

Parts of the issue have a sticker on card box front, stating this as special edition.

Not many of the mixes have been mentioned on this album. To save confusion; the following have been identified:
1-2 - Their Law (Their Law Album Edit)
1-6 - Poison (95 EQ Edit)
1-8 - Voodoo People (Their Law Album Edit)
1-9 - Charly (Alley Cat Mix)
1-10 - No Good (Start The Dance) (Original Mix)
1-11 - Spitfire (05 Version)
1-12 - Jericho (Original Version)
1-13 - Everybody In The Place (Fairground Mix)
1-14 - One Love (Original Mix) *previously unavailable in CD format however, this is actually an edit of the full Original Mix found on XLT 47, so should be (Original Mix Their Law Album Edit) or something different to the standard "One Love" (Edit).
1-15 - Hotride - Although it is the exact same track this version is roughly 1.75% faster than Hotride [Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned, XLCD 183]. The key has been pitched up proportionate to the percentage. Notice the spelling differences.
2-5 - No Man Army - Same title as "Smack My Bitch Up" CD Single track [XLS 90 CD] however this version is roughly 7.2% faster (but is in the same key) it has a shorter duration and is roughly 116BPM (The other version is roughly 108BPM).

Track 2-12 recorded live at Pinkpop Festival, 15 May 2005.
Tracks 2-13 to 2-16 recorded at Brixton Academy, 20 December 1997.

All published by EMI Virgin Music Publishing Ltd. except 'Firestarter' published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd / MCA Music / Perfect Songs/ Zomba Music / Unforgettable Songs Ltd. 'Breathe' published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd / EMI Music Ltd / MCA Music. 'Smack My Bitch Up' published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd / Next Plateau Music Inc / Beats G Music.

All songs published by EMI / Virgin Music Publishing Ltd. except 'Razor' (EMI Publishing/Copyright Control); 'Under My Wheels (Remix)', 'No Man Army' published by EMI / Virgin Music Ltd. 'Breathe (Live)' published by EMI / Virgin Music Ltd / MCA Music/Copyright Control; 'Serial Thrilla (Live)' published by EMI / Virgin Music Ltd / MCA Music / Chrysalis Music Ltd; 'Firestarter (Live)' published by EMI / Virgin Music Ltd / Copyright Control.

'Firestarter' and 'Firestarter (Live)': Sample of Breeders 'SOS' courtesy of 4AD / Elektra (by arrangement with Warner Special Products). Sample of 'Close To The Edit' by Art Of Noise under license from ZTT Records Ltd.
'Smack My Bitch Up' contains portions of 'Give The Drummer Some' by Ultramagnetic MC's from their album entitled 'Critical Beatdown' used courtesy of Next Plateau Records.
'Girls' contains elements from 'Style Of The Street' performed by Broken Glass, licenced courtes[y] of Abyss Music Ltd. Published by Abyss Music Ltd. and elements from 'You're The One For Me' written by Hubert Barclay Eaves III, James Williams, published by Zella Music (BMI) and Blue Image Music (PRO) (and as administrator for Diesel Music (BMI)), both divisions of Unidisc Music Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
'Hotride' contains elements from 'Up Up And Away' written and composed by Jim Webb. Published by EMI Sosaha Music Inc / Jonathan Three Music Co. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
'No Man Army' Tom Morello appears courtesy of Epic Records.
'The Way It Is (Live Remix)' contains elements from 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson. Published by Rod Songs / Almo Musiccorp (ASCAP), used by permission. Sample recreated at Rinse Productions.
'We Are The Ruffest' features a sample taken from 'Live The Life' performed by The Sindecut. Published in 1990 by W.M.A. Music and owned by Virgin Records.
'Your Love' contains elements from 'Shelter Me' by Circuit. Coypright Chrysalis Records.
'Spitfire (Live)' recorded for Dutchview, produced for 3FM

℗ 2005 XL Recordings Ltd. © 2005 XL Recordings Ltd. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by XL Recordings Ltd. All rights reserved.

Durations are not written on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 01903 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0634904019037
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variants 1 to 5, 7, 8, 9): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51641139/XLCD190-1 23
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 6): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51641139/XLCD190-1 22
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variants 1 to 4, 7, 8): IFPI LP 73
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 9): IFPI LB 47
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI 0765
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variants 2, 3 & 8): IFPI 0772
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 4): IFPI 0768
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 Variant 6): IFPI 0767
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 7): IFPI 0769
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 9): IFPI 0734
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51641489/XLCD190-2 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variants 1 & 2): IFPI LP 73
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variants 3, 5, 7 & 8): IFPI LB 50
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variants 1, 4 & 5): IFPI 0784
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI 0786
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI 0780
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 6 & 8): IFPI 0761
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 7): IFPI 0768
  • Label Code: LC 05667

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 (CD, Compilation)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsXLCD 190, XLCD190Europe2005
Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 (DVD, DVD-Video, Compilation)XL RecordingsXLDVD190UK2005
Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 (DVD, DVD-Video, Compilation, Super King Jewel Case)XL RecordingsXLDVD190XUK2005
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Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 (2×CD, Compilation, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Compilation)Sony Music RecordsSRCP 394~6Japan2005
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  • mattcymru2021's avatar
    actually this compilation isnt really worth it best to buy the singles off wherever like i did. nice to own. so like 4 tracks that arent available elsewhere. the live stuff aint that great. guess you gte a booklet as well. the dvd is nice to have also. although omitting the legendary `fire ` video,. also, babys got a temper should have been included as it has its fans. and is one of their more controversial tracks which is great in these PC times.
    • BigBeat25's avatar
      The original single CD compilation is not very worth buying if you already have most of The Prodigy's albums. However, this special edition including a second bonus CD kicks the butt very hard.

      It contains some solid choons, mostly from the "Fat Of The Land" era, whose are "Razor", a better version of "Under My Wheels", "No Man Army" and the threatening "Molotov B****".
      But I have to say that the ultimate banger out there is "Back 2 Skool". Seriously, those beats are something and the balalaika melody just takes you to another dimension. It's incredible !
      This track is an all time favorite of mine from this band along with "Diesel Power" and "Smack My B**** Up".

      Otherwise, to complete this second CD, you also have live versions of these singles as well as some songs that are available on bonus CDs of "Experience Expanded" and "More Music For The Jilted Generation".

      An essential big beat compilation, at the same level as the double-CD edition of "Singles 93-03" from The Chemical Brothers.
      • mickyjesus's avatar
        Bought mine when I lived in Holland but with a nice detailed shield sew on patch inside sealed 2cd version complete with hype sticker! Nice!!
        • FeeL.X's avatar
          Edited 16 years ago
          I simply could have said that this album is only worth buying for the bonus disc if you're already a Prodigy fan that has the previous albums. It is because, as a fact, the second disc is really a good disc to own as it features a full list of yet unreleased songs interesting enough to be gathered together. But it's not only this. It is the album that shows all the great retrospective of the group and the best of their work on one simple CD. However, there remain a few details that, in my opinion, should have been changed. As example, "Hotride" is a single track that I deeply dislike, so its presence on the CD doesn't thrill me that much (happily, it's the only one in that case). But, as the main deficiency, the CD is called "The Singles 1990-2005", but there isn't even the first single of all, which is "What Evil Lurks". We can even see a tag refering to it inside the booklet, how could have Liam Howlett dared forget to add this classic to the compilation? After all, none of this affect the fact that "Their Law" is still a great retrospective compilation of The Prodigy, and its name as also been well chosen to represent them. But, I think I cannot force you to get it, like I cannot force you to reach the nirvana... ;-p



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