Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby

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Album Review

Release date: 20 October 1998

Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby

You've Come A Long Way, Baby

FATBOY SLIM You've Come A Long Way, Baby

A few short years ago, Quentin 'Norman' Cook was staring poverty, divorce and imminent nervous breakdown in the face. Despite a string of inspired chart-pop identities, the former Housemartin was out of luck and out of fashion. The solution, audaciously enough, was to reinvent himself once more, this time as the Noel Gallagher of '90s dance music. No, really, hear me out....

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  • Sep 16, 1998

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Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Wikipedia Album Entry

You've Come a Long Way, Baby is the second studio album by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released on 19 October through the label Skint Records. The album received critical acclaim, particularly for its beats and hooks, and is considered a benchmark album in big beat music.

The album's title is taken from a marketing slogan for the cigarette brand Virginia Slims, similar to how Fatboy Slim's debut album Better Living Through Chemistry borrowed chemical company DuPont's "Better Living Through Chemistry" tagline for its title. You've Come a Long Way, Baby faced issues regarding the use of profanity, most notably on the track "Fucking in Heaven" where the word fucking is spoken 108 times by DJ Freddy Fresh. Strong language is also used in "Gangster Tripping" over a hundred times too. Because of this, the album was given a Parental Advisory sticker.

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