25th February 1991, 12” XL-Recordings, XLT-17
A1. 04:23 What Evil Lurks
A2. 04:34 We Gonna Rock
B1. 05:03 Android
B2. 03:27 Everybody In The Place
This is the first ever single by the Prodigy. It was only released on 12" vinyl. It has only a plain black/silver XL Recordings housing bag sleeve, there is no picture of the band etc. There are 7000 original copies made! Some had a sticker on the sleeve with the title on it. In the run-out groove of the vinyl there is "THE EXCHANGE" engraved.
There are lots of fake's around. The first fake releases came in a black sleeve. The font used on the center label of the vinyl was different to the original release. The engraving in the run-out groove was missing. On the B-side it reads "ANDROIDS".
The fake copies which came after this were harder to spot. Once again black sleeves, but this time the artwork was identical to the original. Still, "THE EXCHANGE" was not engraved in the runout groove.
Some people bought these fake copies thinking they were real. Once people started paying attention, people selling fakes became smarter. They took copies of the illegal copy mentioned above, took some standard XL housing sleeves and once again sold these records as the real deal.
In 2005 XL-Recordings re-released both What Evil Lurks and Charly. These new copies have different catalogue numbers than the original copies. Also the sleeve is slightly different (15th anniversary sleeves with new XL logo).
What Evil Lurks
Music For The Jilted Generation
The Fat Of The Land
Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned
Invaders Must Die
The Day Is My Enemy
The Day Is My Enemy (Expanded Edition)
The Night Is My Friend EP
More Music For The Jilted Generation
Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005
The Added Fat EP
Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One
The Prodigy Experience - Expanded: Remixes & B-sides
Light Up The Sky
Back To Mine
Invaders Must Die EP
Smack My Bitch Up
Baby's Got A Temper
Everybody In The Place
Take Me To The Hospital
No Good (Start The Dance)
Out of Space
WInd It Up
Voodoo People / Out Of Space