Yep, The Fat of The Land is 19 years old today! Incredible. I still remember the day I walked to the record store to pick this up. Great record! Great era!
The Fat of the Land is the third studio album by English electronic music group The Prodigy. The album was released by XL Recordings on 30 June 1997 and on 1 July 1997 in the United States by Maverick Records. The album title comes from the old English phrase ‘living off the fat of the land’, which means living well or being wealthy.The band name was shortened to simply “Prodigy” for the release and its singles. While Liam Howlett is generally responsible for the compositions and Maxim Reality is featured on two tracks, this is the first record to include contributions by Keith Flint, who provides vocals on four of the songs.
The album has received critical acclaim and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide as of 2012.