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The Bowie Years

    1977 the story of Iggy Pop and David Bowies Collaboration on two of the most iconic albums of the decade is told in a new seven CD box set which features the albums remastered, a disc of out takes and Three discs of live recordings officially released (with the endorsement of Iggy Pop) for the first time.

    In 1977, Iggy Pop signed with RCA Records and with the help of David Bowie the two of them wrote and produced The Idiot and Lust for Life, Iggy Pop’s two most acclaimed albums as a solo artist, the latter featuring one of Pop’s best-known songs “The Passenger”.

    Among the songs David Bowie and Iggy Pop wrote together were “China Girl”, “Tonight”, and “Sister Midnight”, all of which David Bowie performed on his own albums later on (the last being recorded with different lyrics as “Red Money” on the album Lodger). David Bowie also played keyboards on Pop’s live performances, some of which are featured on the album TV Eye Live in 1978.

    This set has been mastered from the best possible sources, and contains a 40-page booklet written by the Guardians Michael Hahn with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and fans who talk about the influence the albums had on them.

    Iggy Pop

    The Idiot - Deluxe 2CD Edition

      Two years on from the end of The Stooges, Iggy returned, older, wiser and perhaps a little more world weary. The Idiot is his debut solo album and the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Style-wise the album sits nicely alongside Bowie’s Berlin period albums, gone is the raw proto-punk of The Stooges, instead we have fractured guitar sounds and discordant keyboards, and whereas previously his vocals were delivered with a defiant snarly, he instead adopts his now trademark baritone drawl.

      Iggy Pop

      Lust For Life - Deluxe 2CD Edition

        Released less than a year after "The Idiot", "Lust For Life" is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is, again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. An absolute classic from this total legend.

        The first new Iggy Pop album since 2016’s Post Pop Depression.

        While it follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, Free has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. On the process that led Iggy and principal players Leron Thomas and Noveller to create this uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, Iggy says:
        "This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice...By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen."


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: Iggy's back! One of the most recognisable figures in the punk community returns with his latest solo effort, shining with contemplative melodies and loungey percussive pieces, clearly showing a move towards a more freeform approach than his previous outings, with smooth jazzy horns and slow-burning developmental shifts. Lovely stuff, and perfectly illustrative of his mastery of a wide variety of disciplines.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl.

        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

        Iggy Pop

        Zombie Birdhouse

          Originally released on Animal Records in 1982 and produced by Chris Stein of Blondie, ‘Zombie Birdhouse’ is something of a lost classic.

          Produced by Chris Stein
          Remastered by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archive, London
          Features the singles “Run Like A Villain” and ‘The Villagers”
          Sleeve Notes by Irvine Welsh
          Rare Photographs from the original photo shoot


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          CD Info: The CD edition is Expanded with the addition of a Bonus Track in the form of the original version of “Pain & Suffering”, which features Debbie Harry on backing vocals. The song was originally recorded for the ground-breaking animated feature film, “Rock & Rule” (Iggy provided the voice of the Monster From Another Dimension and Debbie Harry the voice for the character, Angel) but the OST was never released.

          Iggy Pop

          The Villagers / Pain & Suffering

            Dark green 7” - the first time ‘Pain & Suffering’ has been on vinyl. Numbered. 

            Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte, Steve Swallow With Iggy Pop

            Loneliness Road

            Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music. As a composer, pianist and keyboard innovator, and collaborator of music icons such as Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, the B-52s, Donovan, John Adams and John Zorn, he has been fearless in his pursuit of spiritual elevation through music that both seeks to embrace the whole American canon, and also transcend it, by seamlessly assimilating genres, traditions, idioms and timelines. In Loneliness Road, the follow-up album to that acclaimed 2014 release, the trio of Saft, Swallow and Previte are joined on three tracks by singer Iggy Pop. Saft is quick to point out that Loneliness Road is not simply a jazz piano trio with Iggy Pop added to three tunes. “It’s a deeper concept of original improvised music that transcends genre,” he explained. “I constructed this music on my initial notions of what music I'd like to improvise on with these particular musicians. There was no sense of ‘genre’ in the conception of that music.”All the elements for Loneliness Road came together in serendipitous fashion. While the intention of including Iggy Pop in the album had been discussed very early by Jamie Saft and RareNoise producer Giacomo Bruzzo, both understood it was by no means an easy objective to accomplish, and that it was all down to the music. Loneliness Road is indeed the result of a truly collaborative effort: “While I did compose all the music for this album, Steve and Bobby and ultimately Iggy were all able to realize this music with me at the very highest level. Iggy's lyrics and vocal approach are essential to each of the three tunes he contributed to. It's as if they were always there.” 

            Iggy Pop

            The Idiot - Back To Black Edition

              Two years on from the end of The Stooges, Iggy returned, older, wiser and perhaps a little more world weary. The Idiot is his debut solo album and the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Style-wise the album sits nicely alongside Bowie’s Berlin period albums, gone is the raw proto-punk of The Stooges, instead we have fractured guitar sounds and discordant keyboards, and whereas previously his vocals were delivered with a defiant snarly, he instead adopts his now trademark baritone drawl.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

              Iggy Pop

              Lust For Life - Back To Black Edition

                Released less than a year after "The Idiot", "Lust For Life" is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is, again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. An absolute classic from this total legend.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

                The Story Of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop

                Total Chaos

                  Third Man Books is excited to announce one of the most anticipated books of the year, about one of the most influential bands of all time…The Stooges. TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words. Author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, noted music historians and collectors, spent two days with Pop at his Miami home, sharing with him their extensive Stooges collection and interviewing the legendary singer. Pop’s candid, bare-all responses left them with the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded - the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010, The Stooges, credited with having invented punk rock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock-n-roll music.

                  Jeff Gold, Johan Kugelberg and editor/contributor Jon Savage are among the most respected music authors and historians working today. Their efforts include numerous acclaimed and best-selling books and a Grammy Award. TOTAL CHAOS stands as a work for all fans of the band and rock music to draw inspiration. Including an absolute treasure-trove of rare and unseen photographs, TOTAL CHAOS is a book that show AND tells the story of The Stooges. A metallic k.o. of only the best kind.

                  Iggy Pop & Yoko Ono

                  Waiting For The D Train / I'm Going Away Smiling

                    Iggy Pop performs ‘Waiting for the D Train’ live with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band in Los Angeles, and covers Yoko’s ‘I’m Going Away Smiling’ in the studio.

                    • Limited edition of 1,000.
                    • Beautifully pressed one-side 10" vinyl with a Yoko etching on the flip side.
                    • Packaged in a clear plastic sleeve.
                    • Proceeds to benefit Paws 4 You Rescue of Miami: www.paws4you.org/

                    Iggy Pop

                    Beat Em Up

                    The king Iggster shows that he still hasn't given up showing those youngsters a thing or two about attitude and contempt for everything.


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