Today, Thursday 30th June, marks the 25 th anniversary of an extraordinary record, the iconic Fat Of The Land from The Prodigy. Taking underground rave music and, without diluting it at all, forcing it on the mainstream, the record is a landmark in dance music.
The bands third album debuted at number one and became something of a global phenomenon, selling over 10 million copies. It also marked the late Keef Flint’s first foray into lead vocals on the incendiary first single Firestarter.
To celebrate, XL Recordings have announced 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 and bass pioneer Andy C. Available to pre-order from today, both get a full release on 4 November.
To coincide with the news, the band have released Andy C’s brilliant new remix of Firestarter. Check it out, below
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)