The Prodigy’s ‘The Fat of the Land’ LP turns 25!
Today, Thursday 30th June marks 25 years since the release of The Prodigy’s ‘The Fat of the Land’. Do you remember where you were or where and when you first bought or heard the album? For me, I got off a nightshift at 6am on release day and headed straight to Our Price in Dover, which was opening at 7am, to join a queue of one other person (most of my mates went to HMV in London who were opening at midnight to buy the record). ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ was playing REALLY loud as the doors opened. I looked at the other person, he looked at me with mischief in his eyes and we both both legged it, grabbed a copy and slammed them on the counter at the same time. The cashier looked at us as if we were mad and said “Sorry love, I think he was a millisecond faster”. So, I was officially the 2nd person to buy the album in Dover!
The album became so iconic it turned the sound of underground rave music into a global force; capturing the world’s attention and dominating the charts. In celebration XL Recordings today announces two-anniversary releases including a limited edition 2LP silver 12” vinyl package of the original album with a reimagined version of Alex Jenkin’s artwork, and a brand-new remix of ‘Firestarter’ by Drum & Bass pioneer, the executioner himself…Andy C. Available to pre-order from today, both get a full release on 4th November.
The Prodigy’s third studio album ‘The Fat of the Land’ became a global phenomenon, debuting at number one on album charts around the world it has gone on to sell over 10 million copies. The first single to be released from the album was the incendiary ‘Firestarter’ which saw Keith Flint take centre stage on vocals for the first time, and was released alongside the groundbreaking video shot deep under the streets of London, directed by Walter Stern.
PRE-ORDER ‘The Fat of the Land’ ANNIVERSARY VINYL HERE
PRE-ORDER / STREAM ‘Firestarter (Andy C Remix)’ HERE
Continuing the 25th Anniversary celebrations, The Prodigy return to the stage to play a run of live dates in England across July. The sold-out tour covers 10 dates around the country, finishing with three nights at O2 Academy Brixton, London. For more information, head to theprodigy.com.
Friday 08/7 Sheffield O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Saturday 09/7 Sheffield O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Thursday 14/7 Liverpool Mountford Hall SOLD OUT
Friday 15/7 Leeds O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Saturday 16/7 Birmingham O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Monday 18/7 Newcastle O2 City Hall SOLD OUT
Tuesday 19/7 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
Thursday 21/7 London O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
Friday 22/7 London O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
Saturday 23/7 London O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT