Fatboy Slim has released a 25th anniversary reissue of his seminal album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’ to celebrate National Album Day today (October 14).
The reissue is part of an exclusive list of limited edition albums reissued especially for National Album Day. This year’s event, which is organised by the BPI and is now in its sixth edition, is themed around big albums from the ’90s.
For its sixth year, the annual event commemorating the album as an art form is focusing on albums from the ’90s and to celebrate, numerous big albums for the decade are getting special limited edition reissues.
The album was remastered at Abbey Road Studios at half-speed for the best audio quality possible.
Reflecting on the landmark anniversary, Fatboy Slim said: “I’m still surprised and gladdened by the response that ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’ has had. I didn’t see it going global, I thought it was a very ‘English’ sounding record. I definitely did not imagine people would still be talking about it 25 years later. I remember saying as much at the time! Thank you to everyone to has enjoyed it over the years.”
‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’ spawned the singles ‘Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Gangster Trippin’, ‘Praise You’ and ‘Right Here Right Now’, all of which reached the Top 10. The producer earned a BRIT Award for Best Producer and two further nominations, for Male Solo Artist and British Single.
The 2023 line-up includes Jodie Harsh, Marshall Jefferson, Mella Dee, Sally C, Saoirse and Shanti Celeste. Elsewhere on the bill, there’s Joshua James b2b Bryony Masters, Ell Murphy, Kilimanjaro, Myd and more.