Can you feel the reissue gods getting all seminal on your asses?
Legacy/Columbia is releasing a Deluxe Edition of the very necessary Iggy and The Stooges classic, Raw Power. The release date is April 27th.
— The long out-of-print original David Bowie mix of the album, newly-remastered for maximum impact!
— Georgia Peaches, an 8-song, one-hour performance at Atlanta’s notorious rock club Richards in October 1973
— A full disc of Rarities, Outtakes, & Alternates from the Raw Power Era.
— 48 page softcover book with essays by Henry Rollins, Brian J. Bowe and Kris Needs + testimonials by Tom Morello, Lou Reed, Cheetah Chrome, Jim Reid, Perry Farrell, Hugo Burnham and more.
— A TON of previously unseen Raw Power-era shots.
— 5 exquisite 5x7-inch prints, suitable for framing.
— Japanese pic-sleeve 45 single repro: "Raw Power" b/w "Search And Destroy"
— The Making of Raw Power documentary by Morgan Neville featuring NEW interviews with Iggy Pop, James Williamson, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, Johnny Marr, and Henry Rollins; plus live performance footage of James Williamson's first reunion gig with Iggy and the Stooges after 35 years! Shot at Festival Planeta Terra, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2009.
This is probably the reissue of the year, especially with all the frills Legacy/Columbia's managed to dig up. As essentials go, this one will very likely find its way in my CD library.
Mute Records, after reissuing the first four Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds albums last year, will be continuing the trend. Tender Prey, The Good Son and Henry's Dream will be receiving the Collectors treatment, video enticements and the usual bonuses. They'll be out March 30th. I still have last year's reissues on my wish list, so we'll add another three to the bunch. I'll get them all eventually.
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