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Iggy Pop Announces The Bowie Years Box Set

The seven-disc set contains new remasters of The Idiot and Lust For Life, studio outtakes, live recordings, and more

Iggy Pop's The Bowie Years
Iggy Pop’s The Bowie Years
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    Iggy Pop’s years living and recording in Berlin with David Bowie are the focus of a new box set. Aptly titled The Bowie Years, the seven-disc set contains remastered versions of Pop and Bowie’s two collaborative albums, The Idiot and Lust For Life, as well as the live album TV Eye, rare outtakes, alternate mixes, and a 40-page book.

    In addition to TV Eye, the box set also contains three discs of live recordings from March 1977, officially released for the first time: Live at The Rainbow Theatre, LondonLive at The Agora, Cleveland; and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago

    Accompanying the music is a 40-page booklet with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and famous fans discussing the influence the albums have had on them. 

    Below, you can hear one of these rare outtakes: an alternate mix of “China Girl”. The track originally appeared on The Idiot before being reimagined by Bowie on the 1983 album Let’s Dance.

    The box set is due out on May 29th through UMe (pre-order here). Additionally, The Idiot and Lust For Life will each be released as standalone 2-CD Deluxe Editions with a bonus live CD.

    The Bowie Years Tracklist:

    Disc One (The Idiot)

    01. Sister Midnight
    02. Nightclubbing
    03. Funtime
    04. Baby
    05. China Girl
    06. Dum Dum Boys
    07. Tiny Girls
    08. Mass Production

    Disc Two (Lust For Life)

    01. Lust for Life
    02. Sixteen
    03. Some Weird Sin
    04. The Passenger
    05. Tonight
    06. Success
    07. Turn Blue
    08. Neighborhood Threat
    09. Fall in Love With Me

    Disc Three (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

    Disc Four (Demos and Rarities)

    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
    Interview with Iggy about Recording The Idiot

    Disc Five (Live at The Rainbow Theatre – Finsbury Park, London 07/03/1977)

    01. Raw Power
    02. T.V. 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

    Disc Six (Live at The Agora – Cleveland 21/03/1977)

    01. Raw Power
    03. T.V. 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

    Disc Seven (Live at Mantra Studios – Chicago 28/03/1977)

    01. Raw Power
    02. T.V. 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

    The Bowie Years

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