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BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY OF THE PRODIGY


The Prodigy starts in the UK with the mastermind of Liam Howlett. Keith Flint and Leeroy Thornhill joined the Prodigy as dancers, and Liam played the keyboards and wrote the music. Liam wanted an MC, so he let Maxim Reality join the band. At the end of 1990 Liam signed a deal with XL recordings. The "What Evil Lurks" EP was released in February 1991. Then Liam released "Charly" in August 1991 after sucess on the first single. He got the idea of this song from a 70's children's information film. It hit no. 3 on the national charts. The third single "Everybody in the Place" was released in December 1991. They toured in Europe and America. Then signed a deal with the American label, Elektra. They released their forth single called "Fire" in September 1992. The Prodigy questioned if they could have as much sucess on an album as they did with their singles. They released their first album "The Prodigy Experience" in November 1992. It stayed in the UK top 40 for six months, then went platnium. The band became deep in debt after touring and almost broke up. Many of their shows were poorly promoted. And their experience in America was a disaster. The Prodigy released the final singles of the debut album: "Out of Space" in November 1992 and "Wind It Up" in March 1993. They still continued to remain in the top 20. The rave scene was dying and change was needed. In October 1993, they released a new single entitled "One Love" and then followed it with the release of "No Good (Start the Dance)" in May 1994. The Prodigy released their second album "Music For the Jilted Generation" in July 1994. It went straight to number 1 on the album charts. It sold over 1 million copies worldwide. All four singles from the album hit top 15. "Voodoo People" hit number 11 and "Poison" hit number 8. The Prodigy spent 1995 touring. In March 1996 "Firestarter" was released. The single made it to number 1 on the singles chart. The single sold over 750,000 copies in less than six weeks. Then "Breathe" was released in November 1996. The band then signed a huge deal with the American label Geffen. On June 30, 1997 the Prodigy's third album "Fat of the Land" was released. When released in America, the album went straight to number one. The album sold over 200,000 copies in the first two days in the US. And 135,000 copies on the first day of release in the UK. The next single off the album, "Smack My Bitch Up" was released on November 17, 1997 in the UK. And the story goes on...


THE ALBUMS



EXPERIENCE
  1. Jericho
  2. Music Reach 1/2/3/4
  3. Wind It Up
  4. Your Love REMIX
  5. Hyperspeed G-FORCE PART 2
  6. Charly TRIP INTO DRUM AND BASS VERSION
  7. Out of Space
  8. Everybody in the Place 155 AND RISING
  9. Weather Experience
  10. Fire SUNRISE VERSION
  11. Ruff in the Jungle Bizness
  12. Death of the Prodigy Dancers LIVE




MUSIC FOR THE JILTED GENERATION
  1. Intro
  2. Break & Enter
  3. Their Law FEATURING POP WILL EAT ITSELF
  4. Full Throttle
  5. Voodoo People
  6. Speedway THEME FROM FASTLANE
  7. The Heat [The Energy]
  8. Poison
  9. No Good [Start the Dance]
  10. One Love EDIT
  11. 3 Kilos
  12. Skylined
  13. Clautrophobic Sting




FAT OF THE LAND
  1. Smack My Bitch Up
  2. Breathe
  3. Diesel Power
  4. Funky Shit
  5. Serial Thrilla
  6. Mindfields
  7. Narayan
  8. Firestarter
  9. Climbatize
  10. Fuel My Fire





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