FATBOY SLIM’S YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY
20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TO BE RELEASED ON
MARCH 16 VIA ASTRALWERKS
Listen on Spotify HERE
Youߣve Come A Long Way, Baby available on deluxe edition CD and LP formats. Format packaging including 180g gatefold vinyl, 6 page 12 roll-fold booklet (LP), 12 display art card (LP) and 28 page booklet (CD)
Exclusive anniversary sleeve notes from Ralph Moore (Mixmag) and album timeline from Damian Harris (Skint Records)
Limited-Edition Blue Vinyl with Coffee Splatter Color Variant Available
Exclusively At Vinyl Me Please
Fatboy Slim announces today the forthcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Youߣve Come a Long Way, Baby, to be released on March 16 via Astralwerks. The preorder for the reissue is now available via Amazon and Vinyl Me Please. A limited-edition blue vinyl with coffee splatter color variant will also be released. Strictly limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, the blue vinyl is available for purchase exclusively at Vinyl Me Please. A limited edition Fatboy Slim Meal Deal product is available exclusively to Fatboy Slimߣs webstore which includes hand screen printed, branded pizza box set, signed and numbered by Fatboy Slim, Anniversary 2LP and CD and authentic Iߣm #20 So Why Try Harder XXL T-shirt. Watch the pizza box / meal deal video HERE
2018 marks twenty years since the release of the album that spawned era-defining singles Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Trippin Praise YouÉd; and Right Here Right Now. Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby reached Number One in the UK album album charts, breaking the US Billboard Top 40, creating a global superstar and putting a new wave of UK dance music on the global map.
First released in 1998, Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby become one of the defining records of the ߢ90s, irrespective of genre. Swinging from hip-hop, to reggae and jangle pop, with Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby,Norman Cook broke stylistic ground and delivered a wildly original album, filled with imagination, huge hooks and even bigger beats.
Bigger than being just a dance album, Youߣve Come a Long Way Baby was a genuine phenomenon,&#a0;enjoying huge critical and commercial success; it contains 4 UK Top 10 singles, earning Cook a BRIT Award for best producer and two further nominations (Male Solo Artist and British Single) along the way. Embraced by the rock and pop press equally, the album was included in a Q magazine readers’ poll of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, and provided a global breakthrough for both British dance music and the Big Beat sound. Singles Rockafeller Skank, Gangster Trippin and anthemic UK Number One single Praise You (which scored 3 MTV VMA awards with its iconic Spike Jonze directed video) pushed dance music into the stratosphere, resonating with music fans and breaking electronic music to middle America. Norman Cook had caught lightning in a bottle, and in one genre-defining moment, the seeds of the noughties EDM US boom were sown, paving the way for the next generation of global superstars.