Fatboy Slim ‎– You've Come A Long Way, Baby

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Astralwerks ‎– ASW 66247-1
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A1 Right Here, Right Now
Written-By – Peters*, Slim*, Walsh*
A2 The Rockafeller Skank
Written-By – Slim*, Barry*, Terry*
A3 In Heaven
Written-By – Fatboy Slim
B1 Gangster Tripping
Written-By – Dust Junkys, Slim*, Davis*
B2 Build It Up - Tear It Down
Written-By – Fatboy Slim
B3 Kalifornia
Written-By – Slim*, Mr Natural*
C1 Soul Surfing
Written-By – Nelson*, Slim*, Smith*
C2 You're Not From Brighton
Written-By – Fatboy Slim
C3 Praise You
Written-By – Yarborough*, Slim*
D1 Love Island
Written-By – Fatboy Slim
D2 Acid 8000
Written-By – Fatboy Slim

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Made at The House Of Love.

The Rockafeller Skank
Contains elements from "Sliced Tomatoes" as performed by Just Brothers.
Also contains sample from "Beat Girl" by The John Barry Seven.

Gangster Tripping
Contains a sample from "Entropy" as performed by DJ Shadow.
Also features a sample of "Beatbox Wash" by The Dust Junkys.

Build It Up, Tear It Down
Features a sampled extract by "The Purple Fox". Under license from Patricia Miller.

Soul Surfing
Features a sample from "I'll Do A Little Bit More" performed by The Olympics.

Praise You
Features a sample from "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarborough.

(P) Astralwerks Records 1998.
(C) Skint Records 1998.
Manufactured and marketed by Astralwerks.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 017046624718
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 1704-66247-1 8

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRASSIC 11CD Fatboy Slim You've Come A Long Way, Baby(CD, Album) Skint BRASSIC 11CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
BRASSIC 11LP Fatboy Slim You've Come A Long Way, Baby(2xLP, Album) Skint BRASSIC 11LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
SKI 494241 2, 4942412000, 491973 2 Fatboy Slim You've Come A Long Way, Baby(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) Skint, Skint, Skint SKI 494241 2, 4942412000, 491973 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AS 299B Fatboy Slim You've Come A Long Way, Baby(CD, Album) Astralwerks AS 299B US 1998 Sell This Version
SKI 491973 1 Fatboy Slim You've Come A Long Way, Baby(2xLP, Album, Gat) Skint SKI 491973 1 Europe 1998 Sell This Version

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Apeman

Apeman

October 1, 2007
Possibly the quintessential LP of the Big Beat movement of the late 1990s. This is some serious music, that has stood the test of time pretty damn well, and is the ultimate party album of all time!

Opens with the epic 'Right Here, Right Now', that you may have heard on countless commercials, is a journey full of strings, subtle ambience and the commanding female voice yelling "Right Here, Right Now, Right Here, Right Now, Right Here, Right Now, Right Here, Right Now, Right Here Here Here Here!".

'Rockerfeller Skank' meanwhile is very OTT, with the classic 'Funk Soul Brother Hook', and lots of silly samples including 5 seconds of a rather loud siren going off to the tune of the Just Brothers' 'Sliced Tomatoes'.

Freddy Fresh "unofficially" cameos in 'In Heaven' with the rather silly phase "Fatboy Slim is f-ing in Heaven" repeated over 100 times to an ultra-funkee beat, while 'Gangster Trippin' is classic carnival hip-hop, that is bound to shake booties.

Other songs include 'Kalifornia' with Fatboy Slim himself providing the vocorded hook of "California is druggy, druggy, druggy, druggy" with a strong acid house influence, More funkers with 'Build It Up, Tear It Down', 'Soul Surfing', 'You're Not From Brighton' and the funky house offering of 'Love Island'.

This LP has the Top-40 #1 Smash Hit 'Praise You', that everybody knows and ends on a high with more acid grooves with 'Acid 8000'.

Overall, this is the Big Beat sound at is peek, and Fatboy's best album (despite my personal fave being his previous 'Better Living Through Chemistry'), if you want to get into the Big Beat sound, this is a good place to start.