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What Evil Lurks is an EP by English band the Prodigy. The 12" vinyl record was released in a limited number in February 1991,[1] selling around 7,000 copies.[2] The title track sampled the introduction to the 1930s American radio show about adventure hero The Shadow, "What evil lurks in the heart of men?" The four songs were part of the 10-track demo Liam Howlett sent to XL Recordings when he was attempting to obtain a record deal. Before "What Evil Lurks" had released, "Android" got an early release in November 1990 and it was released on the expanded version of Experience. The original version of "Everybody in the Place" is featured on the record and is different from the eventual "Fairground Version" on the single with the same name.

What Evil Lurks
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EP by
ReleasedFebruary 1991
RecordedEssex, England
ProducerLiam Howlett
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What Evil Lurks

The EP was re-issued in a limited edition on 27 September 2004, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of XL Recordings.[3] In the Netherlands "Android" was at that time the floorfiller, so local version had it as an a-side with "Everybody In The Place" while "What Evil Lurks" and "We Gonna Rock" were both b-side.[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Liam Howlett.

Side one
1."What Evil Lurks"4:24
2."We Gonna Rock"4:34
Side two
4."Everybody in the Place"3:27


  1. ^ Allmusic. "What Evil Lurks overview". Retrieved 28 May 2007.
  2. ^ Jussi Lahtinen. "What Evil Lurks". Retrieved 28 May 2007.
  3. ^ XL Recordings. "What Evil Lurks". XL Recordings. Archived from the original on 19 August 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Android".

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