"Breathe" was the follow-up single to "Firestarter," the smash that made Prodigy superstars everywhere except America (that would follow later, when "Firestarter" was given a promotional push by Maverick several months after its initial release). At first listen, "Breathe" was a bit of a disappointment, since it was more straightforward than its predecessor, but repeated plays revealed it to be a fine crossover single. The B-sides on the British single contained the solid new studio cut "The Trick," plus nondescript live versions of "Their Law" and "Poison." The A-side, by the way, was an edit.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine