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The Prodigy - What Evil Lurks Album

The Prodigy - What Evil Lurks Album
Performer: The Prodigy
Genre: Electro
Title: What Evil Lurks
MP3 album size: 1444 mb
FLAC album size: 2932 mb
Style: Breakbeat, Hardcore, Techno
Country: UK
Released: 25 Feb 1991
Catalog number: XLT-17, XLT 17
Label: XL Recordings


1What Evil Lurks4:23
2We Gonna Rock4:34
4Everybody In The Place3:27


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
XLT-17The Prodigy What Evil Lurks ‎(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti)XL RecordingsXLT-17UK1991
XLT-17The Prodigy What Evil Lurks ‎(12", EP)XL RecordingsXLT-17UK1991
XLXV1501DLThe Prodigy What Evil Lurks ‎(4xFile, WAV, EP)XL RecordingsXLXV1501DLUK2004
noneThe Prodigy What Evil Lurks ‎(CDr, EP, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial)Techno PlanetnoneUkraine2008
XLXV 1501The Prodigy What Evil Lurks ‎(CD, EP, Promo)XL RecordingsXLXV 1501UK2004


  • Mastered ByPauls'
  • Written-By, Producer, Mixed ByL. Howlett


Copyright Control
℗© XL-Recordings 1991
Made in England

Track A1 samples:
Dialogue from radio series The Shadow
Vocal from West Street Mob - Break Dancin' - Electric Boogie
Vocal from Ultramagnetic MCs - A Chorus Line
Horn from Madness - Night Boat To Cairo

Track A2 samples:
Vocal from LL Cool J - El Shabazz

Track B1 samples:
Vocal from Kool G Rap DJ Polo - Road To Riches
Vocal grunt from Big Daddy Kane - Big Daddy's Theme
Vocal from Circuit ft. Koffi - Shelter Me (Helter Skelter Mix)

Track B2 Samples:
Vocal from M.C. Duke & Merlin - Freestyle Part 2.

Packaged in a generic die-cut XL-Recordings silver and black sleeve.
Some copies have a sleeve sticker announcing the artist and tracklisting.
Also some copies comes with a press sheet.
Approximately 7000 copies pressed.

There has also been an official reissue XLXV 1501.


  • Barcode: 5 012093 501765
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A (Variant 1)): XLT-17-A1 PAULS' MT C
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B (Variant 1)): XLT-17-B-1 THE EXCHANGE MT C
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A (Variant 2)): XLT-17-A1 PAULS' MT H
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B (Variant 2)): XLT-17-B-1 THE EXCHANGE MT H
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A (Variant 3)): XLT-17-A1 PAULS' MT A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B (Variant 3)): XLT-17-B-1 THE EXCHANGE MT A


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – XL Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – XL Recordings
  • Mastered At – The Exchange
  • Mastered At – Musitech
  • Distributed By – Warner Music UK Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Greyhound Distribution


What Evil Lurks. Исполнитель: The Prodigy. 1991 electronic. Hold the beat, Stop the beat, Drop the beat Breakbeat, breakbeat, Breakbeat what evil lurks, breakbeat in the hearts of men, Breakbeat, breakbeat, Breakbeat, breakbeat. Hold the beat, Stop the beat, Drop the beat Come on, yall . The four songs were part of the 10-track demo Howlett sent to XL Recordings when he was attempting to obtain a record deal. Before What Evil Lurks Evil Lurks Shellys Stoke 1991 - The Prodigy. Out Of Space Original Mix 1991 - Prodigy. What Evil Lurks - Prodigy 1991 first album. What Evil Lurks - The Prodigy. 1991 - What Evil Lurks XLT-17 Single - The Prodigy. What Evil Lurks The Prodigy 8bit Cover - Snork25. What Evil Lurks feat. Album 1991 4 Songs. The Prodigy. Electronic 1991. Watch the video for What Evil Lurks from The Prodigy's What Evil Lurks for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. From The Album. Play album. What evil lurks in the hearts of men, Hold the beat, Stop the beat, Drop the beat, Come on y'all X7 Hold the beat, Stop the beat, Drop the Discuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics. Similar Tracks. To favorites 6 Download album. Listen album. Samples: What Evil Lurks: Title Sample from 1940's Radio Series The Shadow. Breakdance sample from Break Dancin' - Electric Boogie. Rap Ыample from A Chorus Line. Horn Sample from Night Boat To Cairo. Android: Vocal You Know what Time It Is - from Kool G Rap DJ Polo - Road to Riches. Everybody Is in the Place Vocal Is from M. Duke & Merlin - Freestyle Part 2. Songs in album The Prodigy - What Evil Lurks 1991. The Prodigy - What. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. What Evil Lurks, 2004. What Evil Lurks, 04:25. We Gonna Rock, 04:42. Android, 05:07. Or consider a donation More Albums. The Prodigy : What Evil Lurks,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен


i have one... 8709912xl recording 1991i hope that can help you....
my copy has a phone number of 870-7511 (same as on the press release). everything else looks as per description for this release.anyone know anything or also have this?best prodigy release by far imho!
Today Keith Flint passed away. RIP to the original fire starter.
lucky kitten
The syncopated bass line of What Evil Lurks is just amazing. Such a vital building block of The Prodigy's sound. Liam Howlett is a funk genius!
What Evil Lurks. Starts off well with the breakbeat and vocal sample but the bass line is annoying. Android is an amazing stomper of a beat!Everybody In The Place dancefloor killer.We Gonna Rock! OMFG what a heavy track for 1991!
Was gutted when this got a reissue in 2004 and knocked about 500 quid off my original pressing's value. Was definitely the jewel in my prodigy collection back in the day when imho the Prodigy were still credible i.e. before all their current pop-punk nonsense.
I to have a copy from 91 and can remember seeing it in the rare groove book for a lot more than twenty quid rest in peace Keith flint
Be careful when buying this because 'Hard to find' records booted it along with lots of others such as Expose - Tell me why & CeCe Rogers - Someday. I think the way to tell is the matrix in the run out wax starts with 'HTF' but the records themselves look identical
Original XL mix made on liam's Roland w30 including samples
Incidentally, this guy reckons he has the original Roland W30 that Liam made this with. Check it out /watch?v=JjV849t1nMs
Original video created by the seller. He got it off his brother who was a mate of Liam's back in the day.
This record probably has changed my life - it was after The Fat of the land etc. I discovered their music once again from other side...I wish I wasn't 2 years old in 1991 or have a time machine to travel to early 90's raves :-) My friend gave on my b-day an original release it was a f-king best present ever. It does still sound great!
The best days of Prodigy,
Hmm I wonder what version I got. Runout says Damont and xlt17. Barcode: 5 012093 501765. Sleeve is plain black.
Liam originally offered this tune to Tam Tam Records. As Liam had previously been in Cut 2 Kill, who had signed a deal with Tam Tam, he decided to offer it to them. They refused, and XL snapped it up instead.
black coffe
This is by far and away THE best Prodigy release,every tune is an absolutely belting floorfiller. Me and Jason ripped Glasgow dancefloors with this back in the early 90's and it still does the damage today.
No promotional copies of What Evil Lurks were released by XL-Recordings on either vinyl or CD. Only ten acetate white label 12 inches were pressed to promote this single.
Aye, bit of a groundbreaker this one, although not that great it somehow managed to carve out a niche for Liam Howlet. I think they timed his next release perfectly, so as to catch whatever this first one had managed to do. Personally i think it caught the people who were getting bored with the way the scene was becoming overground, The Prodigy grabbed the scene Altern-8 had managed to stem, that almost comical but hard edged approach to hardcore and the whole drugs culture. And for the record (no pun inteneded) i had the original promo of this with photocopied press release inside, god knows whose got it now, prolly up in Nottingham with DJ Dizzy.
Didn't Liam also produce hip-hop before the Prodigy ??
Mate I had to disagree with you on your review simply because you seem to have got your history in a muddle.Altern 8 had their first hit (Infiltrate 202) in July 1991, a full 6 months after this first release by The Prodigy.So what's all this talk about The Prodigy grabbing "a scene Altern 8 had managed to stem"?Besides, after this first release you could hardly say that The Prodigy were "underground", any more so than Altern 8!Oh and I also disagree that this release (the What Evil Lurks E.P.) "carved out a niche" for Liam Howlett. He was already making demos well before this was out on XL. If you're talking sustainable productivity, it took the success of Charly to kickstart his (financially worthwhile) career.Not really wanting to have a go or anything, just wanted to clear up a few details as a fellow Prodigy (but moreso Altern 8) fan. :P
Illegal or not, this EP absolutely kills it... this was what got me into techno in the first place. Quirky vocal samples, funky breaks, perfect twists and turns into the music... techno just had unlimited potential back then. This record would work any sort of dance floor today: "WHAT EVIL LURKS IN THE HEARTS OF MEN!"
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