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"Out of Space" is the fourth EP/single released by the English band The Prodigy on 9 November 1992. The song is also featured on The Prodigy's 1992 debut album Experience and is the fourth single from it.

"Out of Space"
Out of Space.jpg
Single by The Prodigy
from the album Experience
Released9 November 1992 (1992-11-09)
Format
RecordedEssex, UK
Length
  • 3:41 (Edit)
  • 4:57 (Original Mix)
Label
Songwriter(s)Liam Howlett
Producer(s)Liam Howlett
The Prodigy singles chronology
"Fire/Jericho"
(1992)
"Out of Space"
(1992)
"Wind It Up (Rewound)"
(1993)

Contents

CompositionEdit

The title song features samples from the classic reggae track "Chase the Devil" by Max Romeo,[1] which was produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry. It also samples "Critical Beatdown" by the Ultramagnetic MCs, with the Kool Keith line "I'll take your brain to another dimension, pay close attention."[2]

Music VideoEdit

The colour-negative video, directed by Russell Curtis, featured the band raving in a rural setting. Keith Flint was dressed up in a "raver's outfit", wearing white overalls, a face mask and fluorescent gloves, sniffing Vicks VapoRub. It also featured footage of the band's live shows at the time and ostriches.[3]

PopularityEdit

The song is arguably the most successful of The Prodigy's early period and is still often played live by the band.[4]

In 2005 "Out of Space" was released as a remix by Audio Bullys in the single "Voodoo People / Out of Space" from the greatest hits compilation Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005. The British Phonographic Industry certified the single as "silver".[5]

ChartsEdit

Chart (1992–93) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 167
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 32
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 24
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 5

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Silver 723,000[15]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Track listingEdit

XLEdit

7" vinyl recordEdit

A. "Out of Space"
B. "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness" (Uplifting Vibes Remix) (4:17)

12" vinyl recordEdit

  1. "Out of Space" (Original Mix) (5:07)
  2. "Out of Space" (Techno Underworld Remix) (4:48)
  3. "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness" (Uplifting Vibes Remix) (4:20)
  4. "Music Reach" (1/2/3/4) (Live) (4:21)

Cassette SingleEdit

  1. "Out of Space" (3.41)
  2. "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness" (Uplifting Vibes Remix) (4.20)

CD singleEdit

  1. "Out of Space" (Edit) (3:41)
  2. "Out of Space" (Techno Underworld Remix) (4:48)
  3. "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness" (Uplifting Vibes Remix) (4:20)
  4. "Music Reach" (1/2/3/4) (Live) (4:21)

Elektra CD singleEdit

  1. "Out of Space" (Edit) (3:41)
  2. "Out of Space" (Techno Underworld Remix) (4:48)
  3. "Out of Space" (Millenium Mix) (6:25)
  4. "Out of Space" (Celestial Bodies Mix) (5:44)
  5. "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness" (Uplifting Vibes Mix) (4:20)
  6. "Jericho" (Live Version) (4:22)

Tracks 2 and 5 remixed by Liam Howlett. Tracks 3 and 4 remixed by Mark Picchiotti and Teri Bristol.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Prodigy's Out of Space sample of Max Romeo's Chase the Devil". WhoSampled. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ "The Prodigy's Out of Space sample of Ultramagnetic MC's's Critical Beatdown". WhoSampled. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Roach, Martin (2010). "Chapter 6". The Prodigy: The Official Story – Electronic Punks.
  4. ^ "The Prodigy Setlist at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland". Setlist.fm. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Re: ARIA Charts Peak". Imgur.com. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Prodigy – Out Of Space" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Prodigy – Out of Space". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Out of Space". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Prodigy - Out Of Space" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Prodigy – Out Of Space" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Prodigy – Out Of Space". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Prodigy – Out Of Space". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  15. ^ Copsey, Rob (5 March 2019). "The Prodigy's biggest singles and albums on the Official Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  16. ^ "British single certifications – Prodigy – Out of Space". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 April 2016. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Out of Space in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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