The Prodigy Reissue The Fat of the Land

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The Prodigy Reissue The Fat of the Land

This whole EDM thing that the kids are all worked up about these days? To some people, it's just the second coming of the "electronica" boom of the mid-90s. Leading the charge back then was the Prodigy, a loud, obnoxious punk-rave crew masterminded by knob-twiddler Liam Howlett. Tracks like "Firestarter", "Breathe", and "Smack My Bitch Up" were inescapable, with chief shouter Keith Flint's haircut becoming an iconic 90s image.

All three of those inescapable singles were on The Fat of The Land, released in 1997 and now due to be reissued in honor of its 15th anniversary by XL Recordings. Out on December 4 in the U.S. and December 3 in the UK, The Fat of the Land reissue comes in several forms: the original double LP, a deluxe double CD, and a deluxe digital edition. The deluxe editions include the original album plus remixes from Major Lazer, Baauer, Noisia, Alvin Risk, Zeds Dead, and the Glitch Mob. The Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Noisia, and Alvin Risk remixes will also be released separately on 12" vinyl, and the Zeds Dead and Noisia remixes will be available digitally on November 6.

XL is also reissuing vinyl versions of the Prodigy's Music for the Jilted Generation, Basement Jaxx's Remedy, Badly Drawn Boy's The House of Bewilderbeast and About a Boy soundtrack, all of which are available now. (Find more info on those here.)

Watch the controversial video for "Smack My Bitch Up":

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