Iggy Pop, while revered in small circles, is a most underrated performer. From his early Rock start back in 1969 with the inimitable Stooges, Iggy Pop has released an enviable stretch of over twenty albums. After his short time with The Stooges. he was rediscovered by David Bowie, who an adoring fan, and likely modeled some his behavior on stage from watching Iggy shamelessly and fearlessly perform. David Bowie resurrected Iggy Pop with two classic ‘comeback’ albums in The Idiot (1977), and Lust For Life (1977). These two Iggy Pop albums are the only two released on RCA Records, Bowie’s label.

On May 29, Universal will release two classic Iggy Pop sets in 2CD expansions, remastered for the reissues. In addition, an enticing 7CD Boxed set, The Bowie Years, will incorporate the two Iggy Pop classic along with TV Eye Live, a disc of demos and rarities, and three live performance sets over three CDs. 

The Idiot, and Lust For Life both released in the same year. In these two 2CD reissues, a collection of live sets are attached along with the original album remastered. Booklets rich with photos, notes, essay, and credits will accompany both. 

The Bowie Years collects both remastered Iggy Pop titles, and adds in extra bonuses that include the previously mentioned CD of nine alternate mixes and single edits as well as an interview with Iggy about The Idiot. The TV Eye Live set is on CD3, while the remaining CDs 5, 6, and 7 showcase previously unreleased live Iggy Pop, which is ALWAYS a treat. A 40-page book is added with tons of cool things tucked inside. The CDs are housed in nice cardboard sleeves with slick cover art! Of course, this pricey set is targeted at the devout fan, but for them, it’s almost essential.

The Idiot (2020 2CD Reissue) – Iggy Pop

CD1 (Original Album)
01 Sister Midnight
02 Nightclubbing
03 Funtime
04 Baby
05 China Girl
06 Dum Dum Boys
07 Tiny Girls
08 Mass Production

CD2  (Live – Rainbow Theatre – Finsbury Park, London, March 7, 1977 – Previously Unreleased)
01 Raw Power
02 TV Eye
03 Dirt
04 1969
05 Turn Blue
06 Funtime
07 Gimme Danger
08 No Fun
09 Sister Midnight
10 I Need Somebody
11 Search and Destroy
12 I Wanna Be Your Dog
13 Tonight
14 Some Weird Sin
15 China Girl

Lust For Life (2020 2CD Reissue) – Iggy Pop

CD1 (Original Album)
01 Lust for Life
02 Sixteen
03 Some Weird Sin
04 The Passenger
05 Tonight
06 Success
07 Turn Blue
08 Neighbourhood Threat
09 Fall in Love with Me

CD2 (TV Eye Live)
01 T.V. Eye
02 Funtime
03 Sixteen
04 I Got A Right
05 Lust for Life
06 Dirt
07 Nightclubbing
08 I Wanna Be Your Dog

The Bowie Years (7CD Box Set for Iggy Pop) – Iggy Pop

CD1 (The Idiot – 2020 Remaster)
01 Sister Midnight
02 Nightclubbing
03 Funtime
04 Baby
05 China Girl
06 Dum Dum Boys
07 Tiny Girls
08 Mass Production

CD2 (Lust For Life – 2020 Remaster)
01 Lust for Life
02 Sixteen
03 Some Weird Sin
04 The Passenger
05 Tonight
06 Success
07 Turn Blue
08 Neighbourhood Threat
09 Fall in Love with Me

CD3 (TV Eye Live – 2020 Remaster)
01 T.V. Eye
02 Funtime
03 Sixteen
04 I Got A Right
05 Lust for Life
06 Dirt
07 Nightclubbing
08 I Wanna Be Your Dog

CD4  (Alternate Mixes, Single Edits, Interview)
01 Sister Midnight – Mono Single Edit
02 Sister Midnight – Single Edit
03 China Girl – Single Edit
04 Dum Dum Boys – Alt Mix
05 Baby – Alt Mix
06 China Girl – Alt Mix
07 Tiny Girls – Alt Mix
08 I Got A Right – Single
09 Lust for Life – Edit
10 Interview with Iggy about Recording The Idiot

CD5 (Live at Rainbow Theatre – Finsbury Park, London March 7, 1977 – Previously Unreleased)
01 Raw Power
02 TV Eye
03 Dirt
04 1969
05 Turn Blue
06 Funtime
07 Gimme Danger
08 No Fun
09 Sister Midnight
10 I Need Somebody
11 Search and Destroy
12 I Wanna Be Your Dog
13 Tonight
14 Some Weird Sin
15 China Girl

CD6 (Live at the Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH March 21, 1977 – Previously Unreleased)
01 Raw Power
02 TV Eye
03 Dirt
04 1969
05 Turn Blue
06 Funtime
07 Gimme Danger
08 No Fun
09 Sister Midnight
10 I Need Somebody
11 Search and Destroy
12 I Wanna Be Your Dog
13 China Girl

CD7 (Live at Mantra Studios – Chicago, IL March 28, 1977 – Previously Unreleased)
01 Raw Power
02 TV Eye
03 Dirt
04 Turn Blue
05 Funtime
06 Gimme Danger
07 No Fun
08 Sister Midnight
09 I Need Somebody
10 Search and Destroy
11 I Wanna Be Your Dog
12 China Girl

By MARowe

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