Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

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Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
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Album by The Prodigy
Confirmed release dates (UK) August 23, 2004
(US) September 15, 2004
(JA) August 11, 2004
Recorded March 2003 - April 2004
Genre Electronica
Length 57 min 57 s
Record label (UK) XL Recordings
(US) Mute Records/Maverick Records
Producer Liam Howlett
Professional reviews
The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk) 4/5; included in "10 best CDs of July" link (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/10bestcds/0,12103,1033559,00.html)
Kludge Magazine (http://www.ekmag.com) 6/10 link (http://www.ekmag.com/reviews/Prodigy/Always_Outnumbered_Never_Outgunned)
Electronic Music (http://www.electronicmusic.com) 969,288/1,000,000 link (http://www.electronicmusic.com/review/5546.html)
AMG (http://www.Allmusic.com) 2.5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47B16DC4EAF7020C7873141C8AC53FA06CA4EFB87126E495AD1A93D11B80F6EB575EF95CCB3E576B466ADFF2EA01608D9CAE75CF8D4765D40&uid=MIWEB0412301909&sql=10:jq6dtr3ykl1x~T1)
The Prodigy Chronology
Dirtchamber Sessions Volume 1
(1999)
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
(2004)

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is an album by electronica act The Prodigy. It was released in the UK on August 23, 2004 by XL Recordings, and in the US on September 15, 2004 by Mute Records/Maverick Records. It is the first The Prodigy studio album after 1997's The Fat of the Land.

"This album is about reminding people what The Prodigy was always about—the beats and the music", producer and songwriter Liam Howlett wrote to an internet zine after finishing the album. [1] (http://www.nekozine.co.uk/prodigynewalbum.html)

He also notes that his intention was to use vocals mostly as an extension of the sound rather than the main focal point, as was the case in The Fat of the Land.

Of the three The Prodigy members, only Liam Howlett is present on the album musically.

The complete album was leaked onto the Internet in mid-July.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Spitfire" - 5:07
  2. "Girls" - 4:06
  3. "Memphis Bells" (Liam Howlett and Neal Maclellan) - 4:28
  4. "Get Up Get Off" - 4:19
  5. "Hotride" - 4:35
    • vocals written by Juliette Lewis
    • guitar played by Scott Donaldson
    • backing vocal Hanna Robinson
    • bass guitar Liam Howlett
    • interpolates elements from "Up Up And Away" written and composed by Jim Webb</small>
  6. "Wake Up Call" - 4:55
    • vocals written by Kool Keith
    • additional vocals by Louise Boone and Hanna Robinson
    • freakin flute by Jim Hunt
  7. "Action Radar" - 5:32
    • vocals written by Paul 'Dirtcandy' Jackson
    • additional vocals by Louise Boone
    • guitar by Mike Horner and Liam Howlett
  8. "Medusa's Path" (Liam Howlett and Neal Maclellan) - 6:08
    • samples from "ELAHAYE Naz" composed by Rooholah Khaleghi and performed by Gholamhossein Banan
    • samples from "Plastic Dreams (Hohner Retro Mix)" (by Jaydee) written by Robin Albers
  9. "Phoenix" - 4:38
    • beats and bass and "analogue shit" by Liam Howlett
    • additional vocal by Louise Boone
    • guitar by Matt Robertson
    • samples elements from "Love Buzz" (by Shocking Blue) written by Robert Van Leeuwen
  10. "You'll Be Under My Wheels" (Liam Howlett and Neal Maclellan) - 3:56
    • vocals by Kool Keith
    • guitar by Jim Davies and Liam Howlett
  11. "The Way It Is" - 5:45
    • additional vocal by Louise Boone and Neil Maclellan
    • recreation work by Matt Robertson and Rinse
    • based upon "Thriller" written by Rod Temperton
  12. "Shoot Down" (Liam Howlett and Neal Maclellan) - 4:28
    • vocals written by Liam Gallagher
    • bass played by Noel Gallagher and Liam Howlett
    • guitars played by Mike Horner and Liam Howlett
    • additional production by Jan 'Stan' Kybert
    • samples from "My World Fell Down" (by Saggitarius) written by John Carter/Geoff Stephens - this sample was earlier used in unreleased live track "Trigger"

Written by Liam Howlett, except where stated.

Singles

Girls/Memphis Bells

The first single, double A-sided 12" Girls/Memphis Bells (XLT 193), was released in very limited quantities in UK on June 21, 2004.

On June 28, 2004, the track Memphis Bells was exclusively available online as a digital download via http://www.alwaysoutnumbered.com. Available in a limited edition of 5,000, each of the 5,000 downloads had an unique variation of the track, accompanied with a unique variation of the artwork.

Girls

Girls became a single of its own, entering at No.19 in August the same year.

Hotride

Hotride was released 1 November 2004 in the UK. It failed to reach the Top 40.

Spitfire

Spitfire was released on March 28 2005. It entered BBC chart at #1.

Producers

  • Liam Howlett - producer, programming, keyboards on all tracks
  • Neil Maclellan - engineer, additional programming
  • Damian Taylor - Pro Tools engineer

  • Pre-production - Mews Recording Studios
  • Mixing - by Neil Maclellan and Liam Howlett at Whitfield Street Studios
  • Mastering - by Moet Mastered and Emily Lazar at The Lodge, New York City

External link

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