In an effort to rediscover & recognize some of XL Recordings’ crucial past releases, the celebrated label will be reissuing a limited edition run of vinyl pressings of some of their most essential works. The critical & commercial success of Adele’s 21, Vampire Weekend’s Contra, Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here and The xx’s self-titled debut has stoked the fire with new & old fans alike to return to the albums that 1st brought mass critical acclaim to the revered indie label.
The continued extension & acknowledgement of electronic music across the world & into the mainstream has brought many listeners back to the original works that inspired today’s current trends. Debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 in 1997 & included in Rolling Stone’s “Essential Recordings of the 90’s” list, The Prodigy’s Grammy-nominated The Fat of the Land remains one of XL’s seminal releases from their 1st significant worldwide artist. The Fat Of The Land went on to sell over a million copies worldwide in its 1st week, reaching the 10 million sales mark within just 18 months of release. The 15th Anniversary edition of The Fat of the Land was just unleashed this morning as the original double LP, deluxe double CD & deluxe digital edition. All versions of the deluxe edition release feature additional remixes from Noisia, Alvin Risk, Zeds Dead, Major Lazer, Bauuer, & The Glitch Mob; the 1st four of which are packaged as a separate 12” EP to compliment the double LP release.
Breathe (The Glitch Mob remix) // buy