The Prodigy played their biggest ever headlining gig on July 24th 2010 at the Milton Keys Bowl and here it is now captured in all it's glory. Made up of the full gig on Blu Ray and CD, as well as a load of extras included on the Blu Ray. The seventeen songs(including the intro) are taken from four of the five studio albums. Only 2004's "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" has no material included in the main show.
The Blu Ray is shot from various camera angles and has a look of more of a video production as opposed to a live performance, lot's of close ups of Mc's Keith Flint and Maxim Reality as well as mastermind Liam Howlett doing his thing behind his vast area of keyboards, samplers. It would also seem on the Blu Ray portion of this release is that a lot of studio over dubs were used, This wouldn't be strange as when The Prodigy perform live Howlett usually plays the Tapes from the studio albums, However it seems that the live drums and Guitar have been removed from the video portion of the disc. They do remain intact for the extras though and the version of "Run With The Wolves" recorded from the Brixton Academy sounds much better for it even though it does cut away half ways through. "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" track "Spitfire" from a troublesome gig in Brazil is also included(most of the bands gear gets held up in Mexico). The extras contain clips called "Japanese Film", USA Film" and "UK Arena Tour Film" which is a bit misleading as it's just short clips of The Prodigy in these countries as opposed to a documentary. The Japanese Film does have Josh Hommes(QOTSA) excellent remix of "Take Me To The Hospital" included, Most of the extras are songs taken from different Festivals/venues throughout Europe that are interwoven together as well as including interview footage during the performance. It's worth watching the performance of "Poison" from the famous Glastonbury Festival as we get to see a very small clip of former Prodigy dancer Leeroy Thornhill who Keith meets while he's out and about at the festival.
The CD portion of the set includes the same 17 songs as the Video portion and sounds more raw and rough, and includes great live versions of "Invaders Must Die" and the brilliant "Their Law" which still contains the awesome lyrics of "F**k em and their Law" which is sung by former Pop Will Eat Itself singer Clint Mansell(who has scored movies such as black swan, the wrestler and loads more). It's also good to hear a roughed up version of "Smack My Bitch Up" as well as "Voodoo People". You can really hear the influence of touring members Drummer Leo Crabtree and Guitarist Rob Holliday(Marilyn Manson, gary numan) on these tracks. A booklet with photos from the event is also included.
Whilst the Blu Ray/Dvd portion might be a bit disappointing, it does show how energetic a Prodigy gig is and what an amazing light show they put on "Weather Experience" being a great example, as Flint and Maxim never let up entertaining the crowd, who in turn lap it up, the extras are well worth a look for what life on the road for The Prodigy is like, and the CD is a great trip through The Prodigy's strong back catalogue and will have to keep us happy till the next time we see them live.