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The Chemical Brothers - Brothers Gonna Work It Out Album
The Chemical Brothers - Brothers Gonna Work It Out Album
Performer: The Chemical Brothers
Title: Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Label: Freestyle Dust, Virgin
Country: UK
Released: 21 Sep 1998
Style: House, Breaks, Techno, Big Beat
Cat: XDUSTCD101, 7243 8 46599 29
Rating: 4.4/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1708 mb | MP3 size: 2167 mb | WMA size: 1250 mb
Genre: Electronic

1Barry De Vorzon And Perry Botkin Jnr.The Riot
2The Serotonin ProjectSidewinder (312 Vs. 216 Stomp Mix)
3SpiritualizedI Think I'm In Love (Chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)
Mixed By, Edited By – Mads BjerkeRemix – The Chemical Brothers
4FreestyleDon't Stop The Rock
5Meat Beat ManifestoMars Needs Women
6Manic Street PreachersEverything Must Go (Chemical Brothers Remix)
Remix – The Chemical Brothers
7Metro L.A.To A Nation Rockin'
8Chemical BrothersMorning Lemon
9DBXLosing Control
10Willie HutchBrother's Gonna Work It Out
11This Ain't ChicagoRide The Rhythm
12Unique 3The Theme (Unique Mix)
Producer – Rob Gordon, Unique 3
13Chemical BrothersBlock Rockin' Beats (The Micronauts Mix)
Remix – The Micronauts
14The MicronautsThe Jazz
15Dubtribe Sound SystemMother Earth
16The Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun
17Love CorporationGimme Some Love
18The Ultraviolet CatastropheTrip Harder
19Kenny Dope Presents The Powerhouse ThreeMakin' A Living
Presenter – Kenny Dope
20Badder Than EvilHot Wheels (The Chase)
21Renegade SoundwaveThunder
22Chemical Brothers With Justin WarfieldNot Another Drugstore (Planet Nine Mix)
23Carlos 'After Dark' BerriosDoin' It After Dark (D-Ski's Dance)


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
XDUSTCD101, 7243 8 46599 29The Chemical Brothers Brothers Gonna Work It Out ‎(CD, Album, Mixed)Freestyle Dust, VirginXDUSTCD101, 7243 8 46599 29UK1998
ASW 6243The Chemical Brothers Brothers Gonna Work It Out ‎(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo)AstralwerksASW 6243US1998
ASW 6243-2, 0170 4 66243 2 9The Chemical Brothers Brothers Gonna Work It Out ‎(CD, Album, Mixed)Astralwerks, Freestyle DustASW 6243-2, 0170 4 66243 2 9US1998
XDUSTCD101, 7243 8 46599 29The Chemical Brothers Brothers Gonna Work It Out ‎(CD, Album, Mixed)Freestyle Dust, Virgin, EMI, EMIXDUSTCD101, 7243 8 46599 29Australasia1998
VKPD-0267, 7243 8 46599 29, noneThe Chemical Brothers Brothers Gonna Work It Out ‎(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo)Virgin, Virgin, Freestyle DustVKPD-0267, 7243 8 46599 29, noneSouth Korea1998


  • Art DirectionJonathan De Villiers
  • DJ MixThe Chemical Brothers
  • EngineerCheeky Paul
  • Mastered ByGuy Davie
  • Photography ByBlue Source


Released in a regular jewel case (with clear tray) with a rectangular white sticker on the front stating:
"A DJ Mix By The Chemical Brothers
7243 8 46599 29"

Tracks 1.01 to 1.05 total duration: 10:52
Tracks 2.06 to 2.09 total duration: 9:13
Tracks 3.10 to 3.14 total duration: 15:37
Tracks 4.15 to 4.19 total duration: 14:51
Tracks 5.20 to 5.23 total duration: 18:22

Printed and Made in E.U.
This Compilation ℗ 1998 Virgin Records Ltd. © 1998 Virgin Records Ltd.

Track 1.04 listed as "On The House - This Ain't Chicago"


  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 65992 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384659929
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 15D9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 154A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 159A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 155A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1552
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 15AE
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 1547
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): ifpi 15B0
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 8465992 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 1): 1-1-6-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 2): 1-3-3-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 3): 1-1-1-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 4): 1-3-7-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 5): 1-3-4-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 6): 1-3-6-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 7): 1-3-8-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Pressing Code - Variant 8): 1-3-4-NL
  • Rights Society: BEL / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Price Code: PM538


  • Glass Mastered At – EMI Uden
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.


Comments (9)
I remember when this came out, possibly being disappointed a bit at first but then playing this with the volume turned up nicely and pretending to be a discjockey. There is something that came to mind just now, while listening to this on here once again... that I would like Autekar to reassemble this and I mean the whole of it, while probably adding to it. Brothers gonna work it out, I tell y'all!
A fabulous piece of electronic music, and such a sensational journey indeed. Big Beat combined with house, funk, electro, techno, hip-hop, rock and soul, there's something for eyeryone.

The first soulful notes followed by the boomin' "Not Another Drugstore" are legendary, but the entire last track (20 minutes !) is the pinnacle of the Chems's work there. The two last tracks especially are the realness.
Who can't remember "Everything Must Go" in that magic & timeless intro of Gran Turismo 1 ?

My all-time favorite Chemical Brothers DJ mix. Highly recommended along with "On The Floor At The Boutique", "The Dirtchamber Sessions" and the FSUK series (especially mixes from Freestylers & Cut La Roc).
I've returned to this record many times over the years. It's one of the best in my collection. Truly a mix that takes you on a journey
It should be noted that a track appears in this mix that was not listed on the official tracklist. "Peace" by 2-B-3 & Tony Johnson is mixed underneath DBX's "Losing Control".
Unlike the other high-profile big beat DJ mix from around this time, Fatboy Slim's 'On The Floor At The Boutique', 'Brothers Gonna Work It Out' was recorded in the studio instead of live, eschewing Norman Cook's vinyl beatmatching and spinbacks for seamless digital transitions. So seamless, in fact, that they included 5 index points instead of separating each track on the mix.

Instead of just rocking the party, Tom and Ed take the opportunity to reveal some of their influences, including funk, soul, hip-hop, electro, classic house, Detroit techno and film music. Unfortunately the majority of these tracks have been reduced to a vocal sample or a 1 to 4 bar loop repeated ad nauseum, which is frustrating.

All in all, this disc is definitely worth a listen, but it's not a record you'll find yourself returning to many times over the years.
This is my favorite DJ mix of all time, ever. On a technical level it's a little repetitive, the EQing could be better, the mixes aren't amazingly smooth... but who cares? This CD is all about the groove, and the Chems don't let the feel of the mix down. The last track is my favorite, especially the last 2 songs.

If you love the Chems, you probably already own this record, and love it. If you don't own it, but it... NOW.
The Manics and Spiritualized remixes i think are the best part of the album and i don't think the rest of it is anything to lose sleep over.

I knew the original versions of "Everything Must Go" but not "I Think I'm In Love" and find these mixes really a pleasure to listen to. Not something i do a lot; but i'm glad i have this album in my collection. I like a couple of The Chems early tracks:
"In Dust We Trust" and "Chemical Beats (Dave Clarke Remix)" and found a softer side to them here.

The album i found by accident in Woolworths, and was pleased with my lucky find as it contains The Chemical Brothers Remix of "Everything Must Go" used on the Intro to the Playstation game "Gran Turismo", which i had spent an age wondering what that tune was!

This album is worth buying at least just to shove in front of band purists and say this was so much better than what the original bands had produced!
Press 'stop' before the last two tracks come in and you've got one of the best mix albums of funk and early 90s techno/breaks. Admittedly I got this before I knew anything about any of these genres, but it opened a lot of interesting doors.
some great tunes on here...
.....but some of the tunes on here are basically ruined by some ridiculous looping malarky which at times reduces certain tracks in places to a reptitive one or two bar loops.

Take the classic break of "Hot Wheels-The Chase" for example they must loop the same few bars for about 5 or so minutes! Turning a classic break into boredom
Absolutely ridiculous!

Whilst the Live At The Social mix remianed a relatively straight-up sort of mix album the Chemicals got bogged down way too much in the studio over this mix album trying to force things to match and the end result is frankly bit poo in places.

Plus that Manic Street Preachers remix ........eurgh .