"Fire" and "Jericho" are two songs recorded by English electronica/rave act The Prodigy (both were later released under the name "Fire/Jericho", the band's third single on 14 September 1992). It peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.
The single was sub-titled "Strangely Limited Edition" due to the 12" vinyl record being deleted after two weeks. This was to move the focus over to the release of the debut album, "Experience", following a few weeks later. Even when the single was re-released, the subtitle was still standing.
"Fire" uses the sample "I am the god of Hell fire, and I bring you (fire)" from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's 1968 single of the same name. The "fire" vocal sample following "...I bring you" is taken from Daddy Freddy's "Live Jam".
"Jericho" uses an interpolation of the distinct melody in "Kunta Kinte" by the Revolutionaries. This track was also remixed by British electronic group Genaside II. Their mix begins with a sample of Front 242's "Welcome to Paradise" which are the words of American preacher Pastor Ferell Griswold "Hey poor you don't have to be poor anymore" .
7" vinyl record
- A. "Fire" (Edit) (3:21)
- AA. "Jericho" (Original Version) (3:47)
The Prodigy - Fire / Jericho
UK XL Recordings XLS-30 stereo (1992).
Record produced by Liam Howlett.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.
The record centre hole displays no signs of spindle wear.
The record comes with a generic, plain black paper sleeve.