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Iggy Pop / The Bowie Years 7CD box set

Box features The Idiot, Lust For Life, outtakes + unheard live material

In May, Universal Music will issue The Bowie Years, a seven CD Iggy Pop box set that presents Iggy’s 1977 collaborations with David Bowie – both in the studio and live on stage – including classic albums The Idiot and Lust For Life.

Both of those albums were co-written with David Bowie and David produced The Idiot and co-produced Lust For Life with Pop and Colin Thurston (as ‘Bewlay Bros.’). Interestingly, unlike all three of Bowie’s so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ albums Lust For Life was entirely recorded and mixed at Hansa Tonstudios and in that respect is the only true ‘Berlin’ album from the five records associated with this era.

Despite being full of fairly well known songs – ‘China Girl’, ‘Nightclubbing’, ‘Lust For Life’, ‘The Passenger’ etc. – the two studio albums delivered no hit singles anywhere, save for some success in The Netherlands with ‘Lust For Life’. That song wasn’t a single in the UK until 1996 (thanks to its inclusion in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting), and ‘The Passenger’ was only a B-side (to ‘Success’) but like ‘Lust For Life’ was a hit decades later when used in an advert in Britain.

The Bowie Years includes both albums and a disc of previously unreleased alternate mixes, single edits and an interview with Iggy discussing the recording of The Idiot.


The Bowie Years box set contents. Click image to enlarge.

Alongside the studio output in this box is the live album TV Eye. Released in 1978, this features live performance from The Idiot tour which famously featured David Bowie as part of the touring band (on keyboards and backing vocals). This album was originally collated from from performances in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri.

However, The Bowie Years box set features three additional CDs of ‘Live in ’77’ performances. Released for the first time are Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago. These are from the same tour with Bowie in the band.

The box set features newly designed album artwork and comes with a 40-page book written by Michael Hann, with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and fans who talk about the influence the albums had on them.

As well as this box, The Idiot and Lust For Life will also be reissued as 2CD deluxe editions. The Idiot’s second disc is Live at the Rainbow Theatre, while Lust For Life comes with TV Eye. Therefore three discs are exclusive to the box set, the disc with alternate mixes, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago.

The Bowie Years is £56 at the time of writing on Amazon in the UK. That’s a great price. If you have already pre-ordered this at £70 from the uDiscoverMusic store, please be aware that those sets are not signed by Iggy, but rather by poster artist Chris Hopewell. This wasn’t clear originally, which is why I’m mentioning it.

The Bowie Years box and the two deluxe editions will be released on 29 May 2020.

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The Bowie Years 7CD box set

CD 1 – The Idiot  

Sister Midnight
Nightclubbing
Funtime
Baby
China Girl
Dum Dum Boys
Tiny Girls
Mass Production

CD 2 – Lust for Life  

Lust for Life
Sixteen
Some Weird Sin
The Passenger
Tonight
Success
Turn Blue
Neighbourhood Threat
Fall in Love with Me    

CD 3 – T.V.Eye Live 1977  

T.V. Eye
Funtime
Sixteen
I Got A Right
Lust for Life
Dirt
Nightclubbing
I Wanna Be Your Dog    

CD 4 – Alternate Mixes & Edits

Sister Midnight – Mono Single Edit
Sister Midnight – Single Edit
China Girl – Single Edit
Dum Dum Boys – Alt Mix
Baby – Alt Mix
China Girl – Alt Mix
Tiny Girls – Alt Mix
I Got A Right – Single
Lust for Life – Edit
Interview with Iggy Pop about Recording the Idiot   

CD 5 – Live At The Rainbow Theatre – London 07/03/1977  

Raw Power
TV Eye
Dirt
1969
Turn Blue
Funtime
Gimme Danger
No Fun
Sister Midnight
I Need Somebody
Search and Destroy
I Wanna Be Your Dog
Tonight
Some Weird Sin
China Girl    

CD 6 – Live At The Agora – Cleveland 21/03/1977  

Raw Power
TV Eye
Dirt
1969
Turn Blue
Funtime
Gimme Danger
No Fun
Sister Midnight
I Need Somebody
Search and Destroy
I Wanna Be Your Dog
China Girl

DISC SEVEN – Live At Mantra Studio – Chicago 28/03/1977  

Raw Power
TV Eye
Dirt
Turn Blue
Funtime
Gimme Danger
No Fun
Sister Midnight
I Need Somebody
Search and Destroy
I Wanna Be Your Dog
China Girl  

THE IDIOT 2CD DELUXE VERSION

DISC ONE – The Idiot

Sister Midnight
Nightclubbing
Funtime
Baby
China Girl
Dum Dum Boys
Tiny Girls
Mass Production

DISC TWO – Live At The Rainbow Theatre – London 07/03/1977

Raw Power
TV Eye
Dirt
1969
Turn Blue
Funtime
Gimme Danger
No Fun
Sister Midnight
I Need Somebody
Search and Destroy
I Wanna Be Your Dog
Tonight
Some Weird Sin
China Girl

LUST FOR LIFE – 2-CD DELUXE VERSION

DISC ONE – Lust For Life

Lust for Life
Sixteen
Some Weird Sin
The Passenger
Tonight
Success
Turn Blue
Neighbourhood Threat
Fall in Love with Me    

DISC TWO – T.V.Eye Live 1977

T.V. Eye
Funtime
Sixteen
I Got A Right
Lust for Life
Dirt
Nightclubbing
I Wanna Be Your Dog

88 responses to Iggy Pop / The Bowie Years 7CD box

  1. Kenna says:

    Thought about it for a bit and decided to just go for the two Deluxe Edition albums. The box is pretty steep on Amazon US.

    My ideal ‘Bowie Years’ box would include Blah Blah Blah. I know, different time and far from 70’s Berlin. But I would spend money on that in a heartbeat.

  2. Michael de wergifosse says:

    Very disappointed by the box. I think universal is a specialist for mistakes in boxes. All the CDs are remastered except “lust for life”. Strange. Hope universal will do something for this issue.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      How have you ascertained this information?

      • Michael de wergifosse says:

        Paul, I listen back to back the “so called” remastered and the 1990 CD. The sound is the same. If you read the comments on Amazon uk, you can see other people thinks the same. Very sad but I ‘m pretty sure of that.

  3. Daniel Best says:

    Hey, more Iggy! More Bowie! I’m happy. Now if I can only find an affordable copy of the A&M Collection with the Blah! Blah! Blah! tracks on CD I’d be even happier. But, as I always say, if you don’t like it, nobody’s forcing you to buy it.

  4. Greg Clow says:

    While this hit Spotify and presumably other streaming services on Friday as planned, does anyone know if the physical edition has actually come out anywhere? My pre-order with MusicVaultz here in Canada has been delayed to June 12th, and Amazon Canada and US are showing the same date. And I see that Amazon UK and Germany are showing that it won’t be in stock until July 3rd. Delayed due to COVID, maybe?

  5. Steinar from Oslo says:

    The big question here: Are the albums remastered? Can’t find anything about that, but the streaming songs sounds nice!

  6. Adey says:

    Staying on the Bowie theme, I’ve just had an email from the official Bowie site saying that the rare as **** liveandwell.com album, that was released years ago to fanclub only sibscribers, is to be released on streaming platforms this friday (15th may)!!! Apparently its the first in a series of 3 releases to be streamed.
    Little wonder live in new york is available to stream now.

  7. chazfromtoronto says:

    Damn! I would buy this set if it contained REAL WILD CHILD (the awesome 12″ remix by Bowie himself)!!!

  8. James Rainbow says:

    According to the Amazon box set listing the albums are remastered – doesn’t offer any more than that though.

  9. Tony Kola says:

    The Live at Mantra Studios recording was, by 1977 standards, exceptional. I taped it then, and certainly hope this release is superior quality to any boots or my preserved incomplete taping.
    DJ of the event (WKQX) mentioned David and Iggy stayed up all night mixing this for broadcast.

  10. William K says:

    Michael mentioned the Hip-O Select release from 2006. I was surprised that the full length version of “Shades” was not included. They went with the original vinyl version which is fine but I would have liked both! The excellent “Live At The Channel 1988” promo album is there also but with only 12 tracks. It sounds a lot better than the 16 track French Revenge copy of the show & includes “Cold Metal” which is not on the French release. There is also an exclusive “Winners & Losers/ Scene Of The Crime” track from the same show on a Revenge CD single just to make things even more difficult for us Iggy fans & collectors. I appreciate that this post is not directly linked to The Bowie Years 7 CD box but I wanted to highlight that it’s been a nightmare collecting his stuff over the years. I did shake hands with him once during a concert in 1988 whilst squashed up against the stage but it’s been a Tuff journey over my collecting years.

  11. Blueboy says:

    Anything about 2CD deluxe packaging?

  12. John says:

    Gotta say, I almost feel like the title is an insult to Pop. It almost comes off as, “we know you probably don’t care so much about Iggy Pop, but what if we told you that DAVID BOWIE is featured?” My impression was that Iggy’s feelings about Bowie were a bit conflicted in later years due to Bowie always being the point of interest whenever he was involved, so I’m a little surprised that’s the title they went with. Someone figured, probably correctly, it would sell more.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Iggy approved the title. He could have vetoed it, so clearly doesn’t have an issue.

    • Bob Wilson says:

      Definitely agree, even if Iggy approved. “The Berlin Years” would have been more appropriate, whereas the Bowie Years should include much more: What In the World, Play It Safe, Tumble & Twirl, Dancing With the Big Boys, Blah Blah Blah. But I’m sure even Iggy was convinced by the marketing people that his profits would be much better with The Bowie Years. I remember the LP of The Idiot had a “Produced by David Bowie” label plastered on the album. I also recall Iggy commenting along the lines that Blah Blah Blah was really a David Bowie album. Bowie/Pop, a complicated relationship indeed.

  13. Jonathan says:

    Love these two albums so have ordered both 2cd versions hoping that they’ll be remastered. I’d have bought the box if there were more demos / outtakes /alt versions, but 4 isn’t worth the expense and I’ve personally no interest in single edits. Wonder if there were any 12″ mixes, I’d love an extended Nightclubbing if it ever existed…

  14. Blake says:

    Disappointed, but not necessarily surprised at the lack of demos / outtakes … from what I’ve read of those sessions, they didn’t really do multiple takes, everything was recorded very quickly, and they didn’t exactly put aside any tracks to be used as bsides.

    I mean, come on – “Nightclubbing” was recorded after most of the band had left and apparently “Turn Blue” predates everything on ‘the Idiot’.

    BUT – here’s hoping that ‘the Idiot’ and ‘Lust for Life’ have been remastered (and they actually did a good job at it) … and I can finally replace my cd’s from the mid-90’s.

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  16. Gary Shaw says:

    I’ve got to be honest, as big a fan of the Ig that I am, that doesn’t looks very appealing to me. The Alternate Mixes and Edits disc looks very slim. A lot of discs with an interview on, usually just have it to fill time. They’re never worth more than one listen anyway. I can’t imagine that three live discs recorded within 3 weeks of each other will really be that different.

    Were there no demos, work in progress versions?

    Also, why no DVD or BluRay with videos and TV appearances?

    Very disappointing.

  17. Johnny Spasm says:

    $80 for this set is just insane. Kudos to all of you willing to spend it, though.

    • Jonathan Riley says:

      thats why musicvaultz.com is the best price at the moment. In USD, it’s $66 shipped after the 20% off coupon
      For $66 I think it could be worth it but yes as you said $80 is a little much with how the world is nowadays.

    • Stan Butler says:

      Actually it’s worse than that, it’s $100 on Amazon US (£80).

  18. Glenn says:

    Looking forward to these. Plan to get the 2 CD editions. Amazon US has a July 3 date for the full box set as well as The Idiot 2 CD. Lust for Life 2 CD does show May 29. Wonder if these are all being pushed out to July.

  19. tom m hans says:

    I applaud the marketing people for milking the “everything Bowie related” cow to the fullest – I realized just now that my excitement over new Bowie posts slowly makes way to overkill-ish reactions. I believe that Iggy Pop deserves his place in the history of Rock’n’Roll but he simply is not for me. The closest I came to the Stooges is 1969 on some The Mission Live Releases. First time I heard passenger was in the mid 80s sung by Siouxsie and the Banshees… I never looked back, somehow. However, 50 something responses show that Iggy and Bowie still sell / trigger emotions. I am not exempt from that. Peace.

  20. Adey says:

    Been a hardcore Bowie fan for decades, but for some reason i don’t have any of the stuff in this boxset. Of course it would be rude for me not to order it!!!

  21. Phil O. says:

    This looks like a “beat the boots” compilation more than anything. A quick repackaging of well-known semi-legit material. Those “outtakes” on Disc 4 look like they’re lifted right from the “1977” box from Easy Action. I won’t be surprised if we get the fake “Tiny Girls” outtake again, too.

    If the live material is improved/upgraded over previously circulating copies, I might pick this up. (A better version of the Mantra Studios session circulates, for example, but has never made it to CD). But I’m not optimistic at all.

  22. Adam says:

    Pretty disappointing from a outtakes point of view -I take it the I Got A Right single edit is just the live version from TV Eye and not a studio take? -and that artwork is horrendous. No proper demos to hand?

    The live sets are great, and while they have been available from other sources a while, a sonic upgrade would be nice. Also the vinyl remasters of The Idiot and Lust For Life from a couple of years back were great, so i’ll stick with those for the time being…

    • Jay says:

      Shame there’s no vinyl version to invest in – I would like the book etc. but I listen to the digital versions on streaming. This was also a big disappointment with the Conversation Piece box, which has thus far proved eminently resistible unless the price drops a lot.
      Something like the soon to be released in July Stooges Funhouse 50th Anniversary deluxe set would be just the medicine for these strange times – all 15 sumptuous LPs of it and a book written by Henry Rollins. Bit pricey though. Stay safe all.

      • JT says:

        @Jay – Technically the majority of Conversation Piece was released as individual vinyl sets/albums, but I get what you mean.

        The Stooges Funhouse set looks brilliant, I’ve ordered mine.
        Maybe it’s worth an article, Paul?

  23. Geoff G says:

    I only need this for the disc of mixes and edits, and the booklet, which I would like. But in the US it’s at a hundred bucks. It needs to drop about 40% of that cost for me to consider this. Although, I really like the idea of this box set. It’s a good one!

  24. Lou says:

    I have a somewhat related question: I saw a Japanese reissue of Bowie’s Images 1966-1967
    Do we know if this will be made available in other parts of the world?

  25. Cristian Elena says:

    IMHO “Blah Blah Blah” should have counted as an album from the “Bowie Years” as well.
    Am I wrong …? :-/

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Of course, but it’s an easy narrative confining it to the ‘Berlin’ era. And Blah Blah Blah sounds nothing like the other two studio albums.

      • Cristian Elena says:

        Obviously I’m aware of those two facts, but then I think it would have been a good chance to shed new light on that album: maybe a bit dated sonically (*not the only one among the bunch of 80s albums re-released on a monthly basis ;-) ), but by far better than anything put out in the 00-years.

        Thanks for taking the time to interact with your readers!

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          Of course, I love interacting with SDE readers! I’d like to see Blah Blah Blah reissued as its own thing sometime in the future. Maybe that will happen if this box does well.

          • Michael says:

            There was a 2006 3cd set on the Hip-O-Select imprint of the Complete A&M Recordings which included Blah-Blah-Blah, Instinct & Live At the Channel. Both studio albums had 4 twelve inch/extended mixes appended. I would not be surprised if this got another release having been limited originally.

          • Kevin from Edinburgh says:

            I lent a mate my copy of ‘Blah Blah Blah’ back in the 80s. I told him a bit about the album, specifically that it was produced by Bowie, and that Bowie wrote a few tracks on it. On returning it to me, he said that he’d enjoyed it, but was wondering why it was an Iggy Pop album when Bowie did all the vocals…..

            I put him straight, but I’m not sure he believed me.

            Anyway, a very good effort in the 80s. At least two standout tracks (Shades and Isolation) that were light years ahead of the largely inferior material that appeared on Never Let Me Down (for the record, it did).

            As for this box set, I’ll pass (too much live content), but may be tempted by the individual albums if someone can confirm they’ve been remastered?

          • Dan says:

            I’d love that too – especially if there are any Bowie vocal/guide vocal tracks lying around for any of that material which could be deployed in new alternate versions. Isolation, Shades and Hideaway are three great Bowie songs that never were (and better than anything on Never Let Me Down which came out the year after Blah Blah Blah).

          • Brad B. says:

            Paul, I’m with you on a nice reissue of ‘Blah Blah Blah’, I used to slip in Iggy’s ‘Real Wild Child’ into my playlist when I did some DJ’ing in the late 80’s, and the album is overdue for reappraisal. If nothing else, this is a great one to play for people who don’t think they like Iggy, as he really started crooning more on this particular album. And yes the 80’s production is a little dated but it’s actually part of it’s charm to me, a tweak on the mix could help temper that.
            This new box set for Iggy is also overdue, yes there are a couple omissions as far as b-sides or demos but otherwise makes sense, especially having so much live material from the time period all in one place. I’m anxious to hear the studio album remasters as the original CD’s sound fine but suffer from being mastered once for CD then forgotten about til now.

    • Mikael says:

      Well, at least then the ‘Bowie years’ at least would be both 77 and 87 ;)

    • Phideaux Xavier says:

      I was hoping for inclusion of that as well. I think it is superior to much of what Bowie was doing at the same time. I always loved much of Blah Blah Blah

  26. Sean Hewitt says:

    Thanks for the reply, Paul. I love both albums and would love remastered versions to replace the rather poor-sounding original CDs (especially The Idiot). I haven’t heard any of the live stuff. This is tempting me.

  27. Rare Glam says:

    I’ll probably buy this if it drops in price at some point. I’d pre-order it only I already have the three main albums as part of the Japanese Iggy Pop mini LP CD box set from a couple of years ago. The live TV Eye album (as short as a Dave Clark Five LP from the 60s!) was his contract fulfiment obligation recording for RCA I think and there are much better live recordings than this. Nonetheless, if you don’t own a lot of Iggi from this time frame or want to upgrade your older jewel cased versions, this would be worth getting. The context of the book looks nice as well. I do agree about the art work though. Maybe keeping it simple / dull helped keep the overall price down?

  28. For those in Canada, musicvaultz.com is selling the 7CD set for $115 Canadian funds. Using code MV20, there is a 20% discount.
    https://shop.musicvaultz.com/*/*/1977-The-Bowie-Years-7CD/6GCN0000000

    • JONATHAN RILEY says:

      This comes out to $65 shipped after the discount code for Americans
      Cheaper then the amazon.uk price even if they could ship overseas

  29. Wesley says:

    You can’t really call it The Bowie Years without Blah Blah Blah. The Berlin Years would’ve been a better title.

    And I’m assuming the 40 page book is a padded out version of Michael Hann’s recent Uncut feature on these albums.

    No new material, no remaster… Iggy deserves better than this.

  30. Tim Barton says:

    I think I could live with just a bundle of the two albums, but I will think about this. If the price is right at Amazon Japan, I will order the box.

  31. Jeroen says:

    All has been released before on UK’s Easy Action and the French Revenge Records labels.
    Not sure why they re-release the London show as this is LoFi sound and not even soundboard or FM. Alternatives/outtakes are welcome but again nothing new. Sister Midnight mono is taken from a Dutch promo single.
    What’s really missing here is a decent soundboard show from the Lust For Life Tour. Few have surfaced to date (Paris & San Diego only soundboards so far).
    What they could/ should have done was releasing all the full shows of TV Eye live and include those in this box.

    • Ex-Oligarch says:

      Great comment. I was about to post much the same thing.

      But do you know for sure if the London show in the set is an audience recording, not a soundboard?

      I’ve never understood all the critical animosity towards TV Eye. It’s a fun album, although its brevity always left me wanting more (so, simple solution: I’d just play it again).

  32. David Bly says:

    Wow!
    Thanks, Paul for making me feel better.

    In the midst of the COVID-45 crisis we are having in the US (Trump is US president #45), I keep getting so many e-mails from non-people, many of them just saying “we’re all in this together” (at least it’s not as bad as the US TV adverts for everything from cars to diapers saying the same), I initially didn’t get to the e-mails about the box until 2 days later, and was peeved I found the signed by the “artist” sets sold out at 3 different sites.
    I was annoyed, but in these times I am realsing there are much more important things to worry about.

    Now I feel better, but am extremely peeved (OK -pissed!) by the “artist” description, especially seeing how many here were deceived by this borderline fraudulent claim.
    Glad you all made the decision to cancel those orders. This nasty business makes me almost not want to get the set at all. But I know I will eventually.

  33. Shaun says:

    Ordered. A DVD of live and tv appearances would have been nice.

    The live recordings have all been available as soundboard or FM radio broadcasts to download in the past so should sound good.

    Reissue of the Year, so far.

  34. Dean says:

    Oh! And I pre-ordered this from Amazon prior to them putting up the pictures. My price shows as £53.76, a wonderfully surreal amount.

  35. mrcoverdesign says:

    the artwork looks terrible for the main box set. god knows where they got the inspiration for that? it doesn’t really reflect either of the album designs.

    • Tom Kristensen says:

      I hear you. Looks terrible!

    • SimonH says:

      Agree, it looks wrong! Such a great opportunity to echo the original art, odd.

    • Andrea says:

      Yes, I was thinking the same thing, it’s really awful… to the point of putting me off even considering a purchase.
      The individual discs’ artwork as well.
      It’s as if they’re trying to convey a general impression of unofficial, bootleg material…

  36. Mikael says:

    Those live recordings have been released before, although on semi-legit labels. However, the 1977 Easy Action set from a few years back was legit, no? And the Shot Myself Up CD from RSD the other year?
    Interesting it’s called the Bowie YearS, but actually only covers 1977.

  37. Eamonn says:

    Three live discs with the same setlist, running order and likely the exact same arrangements (was all in the same month/tour) and half an hour of “alternate takes” that sound pretty much identical to the final cut! Piss-poor.

    Iggy can’t even be bothered to associate himself with it and scrawl his bony hand across the posters! Apparently there are early Bowie 4-track demos of some of this material. Maybe Jones/Tintoretto Inc. refused to release them from the Bowie vault.

  38. Dean says:

    Just for clarity – you can buy the two studio albums as listed above. This gives you the two albums newly remastered, and two of the three live shows from the box. You don’t get the rarities either – but for those not wanting to spend the maximum amount, you’re getting most of it with those.

    • zombiekev says:

      There are actually four live “shows” in the box not three.
      And, as Paul mentioned, TV Eye (the second disc with Lust For Life is compiled from three different shows.

  39. Ian Harris says:

    Have to say the alternate mixes CD looks rather disappointing. I appreciate there may not have been any studio outtakes to add but even so it’s a shame this isn’t more interesting.

    And as great as he is does the world really need any more live Iggy Pop albums?

    I’m interested in the sonic upgrades to the albums, which are both of course brilliant, but it’s a pass from me until this turns up in sales.

    • Nick Love says:

      That’s exactly what I thought. This is a rare occasion where I think I would have been best served by single CD remasters, had that been an option.

  40. Jim says:

    Yes, I thought the declaration that the print was “signed by the artist” was a bit ambiguous and merited further investigation.

    I’ve pre-ordered on Amazon but would like to know how those live albums sound before making up my mind between the box and the two-CD sets.

    • Lance says:

      A couple of those live records sound fantastic. They are multi track soundboard recordings I’m sure. I think the offical release, tv eye was actually the weakest.

      • Jim says:

        Now I think about it i did have a cassette bootleg from the tour that sounded pretty decent. I think it may have been the London show (it was titled “Iggy & Ziggy”).

  41. Dan says:

    He always reminds me of Geoffrey Hayes on the cover of Lust For Life

  42. Sean Hewitt says:

    Hi Paul. Any word on whether the albums in this set have been remastered?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I did my best to find this out, without much success. The vinyl from a few years back was mastered by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Mastering. One assumes these will be the same although nothing is confirmed.

      • SimonH says:

        According to the Second Disc site they are remastered from, ‘the best available sources’ which presumably means not the master tapes or could be referring to the live shows.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          That’s a meaningless phrase, at the end of the day. They had the master tapes for the vinyl reissues, it seems, so they aren’t lost.

          • SimonH says:

            I suspect it’s referring to the live shows as they have circulated as bootlegs for years.

  43. Thomas Richter says:

    Ordered it from Amazon.UK.
    Hope shipping to Poland resumes soon !

    Thanks for the heads up !

  44. EW99 says:

    Oh thanks. Ordered the signed print version in haste a couple of days ago and didn’t realise it wasn’t going to be Iggy’s signature so I’ve cancelled that and gone for the unsigned.

  45. Michael says:

    Has Iggy Pop signed any of them? I bought mine at RecordStore.co.uk for £68 also signed by poster artist Chris Hopewell. They have sold out now, so no need to bother looking there.

  46. Andrew R says:

    ‘If you have alreay pre-ordered this at £70 from the uDiscoverMusic store, please be aware that those sets are not signed by Iggy, but rather by poster artist Chris Hopewell. This wasn’t clear originally, which is why I’m mentioning it.’

    Thanks for that…’ Signed by the Artist’… you’re right that was very ‘ambiguous’.

  47. Rupi says:

    Duly cancelled on uDiscover and ordered on Amazon. Thought it was too good to be true that Iggy had signed it! Thanks for the info, saved me a few quid.

  48. Yousef says:

    A little bit disappointed by this – unless the live recordings (some of my favourites of all time, by anyone) are a significant upgrade on the versions that have been doing the rounds for years.

    Still holding out hope for some genuine outtakes, rehearsal versions, work tapes or similar coming to light at some point…

  49. Stephen says:

    Hi Paul – thanks as always. Great point about ‘signed by artist’ – I must admit when I got the e-mails from uDiscover and Recordstore I was very excited – when you see a box set and a headline saying ‘signed by artist’ I think we’d all expect it to be signed by the artist of the box set!!

    It was only on closer scrutiny I figured out it probably wasn’t signed by Iggy.

    A bit naughty by theses sites? Don’t know…..but as always, you are very helpful.

    Great set thought – still ordered! :-)

  50. Daniel says:

    Paul,
    Good you’re mentioning these are not signed by Iggy, pressed the trigger immediately upon receiving the email then cancelled my order right away.
    People please take note you can cancel your order and buy it cheaper from Amazon instead, I don’t think anyone cares much about the illustrator’s signature.
    Keep all safe.

  51. Erik says:

    LFL had some success in Holland? Thanks to this performance on Dutch tv show Top Pop, where Iggy molested sime fake plastic palmtrees he made the headlines in several papers and introduced thousands of kids to Punk! A defining moment in Holland Please enjoy the clip!
    https://youtu.be/K4kl8LNm7hc

    • T e y o somewhere from the Netherlands says:

      Hahaa! Legendary!
      The same show in which we were treated with artists like Baccara, Father Abraham or Boney M.
      And not to forget: Baba & Rudy!

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