Fatboy Slim's Iconic Album, 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby', Gets A 2018 Reissue
Fatboy Slim has certainly come a long way. The English DJ and multi-instrumentalist has been around for more than 30 years and he has stayed relevant.
Born Quentin Leo Cook, he rose to fame as a member of an indie rock band, The Housemartins. He was the band's bass guitarist. When the band broke up, he pitched his tent with other acts before he went solo. He also produced records.
As Fatboy Slim, the name he adopted in 1996, he became even more successful.
"I'm #1 So Why Try Harder."
"Better Living Through Chemistry" was his first solo effort. He followed it with the iconic "You've Come A Long Way, Baby". The 1998 album was an instant hit and the accompanying album art was sensational.
Fans could not get enough of the picture of a smug looking plus-size man in sunglasses and a t-shirt with the phrase: "I'M #1 SO WHY TRY HARDER.
It comes as no surprise that the album is getting a deluxe reissue 20 years after it came out.
The album is reissued as a deluxe double LP with the original cover art. A limited edition "Meal Deal" has also been issued. The additional special release has treats like the iconic t-shirt rephrased slightly as I'm 20 So Why Try Harder.
That Fat Boys reissue with the pizza box... I'm kinda wanting that.
— Dominica (@dmncbrm) August 4, 2012
— Christian Stevenson (@DJ_BBQ) January 15, 2013
Fat Boys debut album reissue comes in an actual pizza box. Just saw it and it looks sick.
— SEAN (@SeanTheRobot) June 27, 2012
It comes in a pizza box with a stenciled artwork, and also includes a vinyl and CD copies of the album. Now's as good a time as any to fall in love with this classic album again.