The Prodigy Announce 25th Anniversary ‘Fat of the Land’ Reissue

The Prodigy have announced a 25th anniversary edition of their seminal 1997 album The Fat of the Land, which featured hits like ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, and marked the band’s first record to include vocal contributions from Keith Flint.

To celebrate a quarter-century since the album’s release, XL Recordings will release a limited edition two-LP silver vinyl reissue on Friday, 4th November, featuring a reimagined version of Alex Jenkins’ original artwork (see that below.) Pre-orders are available here. To coincide with the news, there’s a new remix of ‘Firestarter’ by drum and bass legend Andy C that you can listen to now.

The Prodigy – ‘Firestarter’ (Andy C Remix)

The Prodigy’s third album, The Fat of the Land, saw Flint, who had originally joined the Prodigy as an onstage dancer, take a more active role in the group’s creative process, singing and co-writing multiple tracks. The album topped the charts in multiple countries, shooting to number one in the US, UK, here in Australia and many European countries.

Alongside bandmate Maxim Reality, Flint would go on to provide vocals on four more albums – 2009’s Invaders Must Die, 2011’s World’s on Fire, 2015’s The Day Is My Enemy and 2018’s No Tourists – before his death in 2019.

This month, The Prodigy will return to the stage for the first time since Flint’s death with a sold-out 10-date UK tour. “We can’t wait to get back onstage to play our tunes for the people again,” the band said in a statement when announcing the shows earlier this year.

“The 25th anniversary of Fat of the Land felt like the right time for us to step up,” they continued, adding that they were dedicating the run of shows to their late frontman. “This one’s for Flinty.”

Further reading

The Prodigy Are Not Done Shaking Up Music

The Prodigy Are In The Studio, Working On New Music

Prodigy Fans Flood The Streets Of Essex For Keith Flint’s Funeral

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