Fatboy Slim / Better Living Through Chemistry / 20th anniversary deluxe


2CD and double coloured vinyl

Next month, Norman Cook alter ego Fatboy Slim‘s debut album, Better Living Through Chemistry, will be reissued exactly 20 years after its original 1996 release.

The long-player (which got its title from a variation of American conglomerate Du Pont’s advertising slogan, “Better Things for Better Living…Through Chemistry”) was issued on independent dance label Skint Records and of course was the precursor to the even bigger follow-up album You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (issued in 1998).

This new two-CD deluxe edition offers a whole disc of bonus tracks including “recordings from the Fatboy vaults that have never been released before”, the two bonus tracks (Michael Jackson and Next To Nothing) included on the original US release and Japanese extra track Es Paradis. Sleeve notes come courtesy of Skint label founder Damian Harris.

A double LP edition will also be issued pressed on yellow vinyl to mark the 20th anniversary. Both versions are released on 23 September 2016.



Better Living Through Chemistry 2CD Deluxe Edition

Disc: 1
1. Song for Lindy
2. Santa Cruz (Extended)
3. Going Out of My Head
4. The Weekend Starts Here
5. Everybody Needs A 303
6. Give The Po’Man A Break
7. 10th and Crenshaw
8. First Down
9. Punk to Funk
10. The Sound of Milwaukee

Disc: 2
1. Michael Jackson
2. Next to Nothing
3. Everybody Loves a Carnival
4. Es Paradis
5. First Down the Disco
6. Sunset 303
7. Neal Cassady Starts Here
8. It’s a Dream
9. Knuf of Knup
10. Big Beat Souffle
11. Everybody Loves a Filter
12. Weekend Bonus Beats
13. Crenshaw Siren Beats


Side 1
1. Song for Lindy
2. 10th and Crenshaw
3. Give The Po’Man A Break

Side 2
1. Going Out of My Head
2. Everybody Needs A 303
3. First Down

Side 3
1. The Weekend Starts Here
2. The Sound of Milwaukee

Side: 4
1. Santa Cruz (Extended)
2. Punk to Funk
3. Crenshaw Siren Beats

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