“Here comes Johnny Yen again”
UMC celebrates Iggy Pop’s 70th birthday with limited-edition coloured-vinyl editions of the three albums that David Bowie was a major part in the creation of: The Idiot (on orange translucent vinyl), Lust for Life (on clear vinyl) and TV Eye Live (on purple translucent vinyl).
The Idiot and Lust For Life are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year, as is Iggy’s 1977 US tour that was captured on TV Eye Live.
The three new coloured-vinyl releases, which are remastered for the first time from the original analogue tapes, will be released on June 2nd. They will be bundled together in a limited-edition custom tote bag featuring the iconic cover art of The Idiot on one side and Lust For Life on the other, available exclusively here.
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IGGY POP - THE IDIOT, LUST FOR LIFE & TV EYE LIVE
LIMITED EDITION 40th ANNIVERSARY COLOURED VINYL EDITIONS
REMASTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOGUE TAPES
LUST FOR VINYL: UMC RESURRECTS IGGY POP'S HISTORIC FIRST THREE SOLO LPS ON LIMITED EDITION
COLORED-VINYL EDITIONS w/LIMITED EXCLUSIVE TOTE BAG
Release Date - June 2nd 2017
As Iggy Pop celebrates his 70th birthday UMC celebrate Iggy's singular stature with new limited-edition coloured-vinyl editions of his first three solo albums, The Idiot (on orange translucent vinyl), Lust for Life (on clear vinyl) and TV Eye Live (on purple translucent vinyl).
The Idiot and Lust For Life are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and completing the trilogy is TV Eye Live recorded during Iggy’s 1977 US tour.
The three new coloured-vinyl releases, which are remastered for the first time from the original analogue tapes, will be released on June 2nd. They will be bundled together in a limited-edition custom tote bag featuring the iconic cover art of The Idiot on one side and Lust For Life on the other, available exclusively here: https://ume.lnk.to/IggyPopLPs
All three titles feature their complete original cover art and will also be available in standard black vinyl editions.
Iggy Pop is one of music's genuine iconoclasts, a walking embodiment of all that is risky and dangerous about rock 'n' roll. He's also an artist of considerable depth, and the creator of a diverse body of work that demonstrates his uncanny ability to defy expectations and explore uncharted creative territory.
The Idiot, Lust For Life and TV Eye Live, originally released between 1977 and 1978, marked Iggy's surprise rebirth as a solo artist after the dissolution of his pioneering protopunk band The Stooges. They also marked a timely collaboration between Iggy and long-time admirer David Bowie. Bowie produced, co-wrote and played on The Idiot and Lust For Life, and plays keyboards on TV Eye Live.
The three albums form a trilogy that remains a cornerstone of Iggy Pop's album catalogue. On The Idiot, such standout tunes as "Nightclubbing," "Funtime," "Dum Dum Boys" and the original version of "China Girl" (later an '80s hit for Bowie) introduced listeners to a more cerebral, introspective Iggy, often substituting an understated sense of unease for The Stooges' raw aural assault.
Iggy's smiling face on the front cover of Lust For Life signals the album's more upbeat vibe than its predecessor, with such numbers as "The Passenger," "Success," "Tonight" and the anthemic title track embodying the album's swaggering essence and Iggy's reenergized creative vision.
In contrast with the focused studio craft of The Idiot and Lust For Life, TV Eye Live — drawn from four different 1977 U.S. shows with two different bands, one featuring Bowie on keyboards — captures the controlled chaos of Iggy's raw live performances, with memorable versions of "Lust For Life," "Sixteen" and "Nightclubbing," along with The Stooges’ standards "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "I Got A Right" and "T.V. Eye."
The Trouser Press Record Guide called Iggy Pop "a walking, talking one-man melodrama, reflecting both the scary, stupid extremes of rock and its fearless, indomitable spirit. From his early days fronting The Stooges through his surprising reincarnation as a solo artist in the late '70s, to his ongoing search for fulfilment up to the present day, Iggy has maintained the blend of restless intellect and animal hunger that gives his music its raw vitality."
Nowhere is Iggy Pop's hard-hitting hybrid of head and heart reflected more strongly than on The Idiot, Lust For Life and TV Eye Live, which now sound better than ever in these definitive vinyl editions.
The Idiot (Orange translucent vinyl)
A1 Sister Midnight 4:19
A2 Nightclubbing 4:14
A3 Funtime 2:54
A4 Baby 3:24
A5 China Girl 5:08
B1 Dum Dum Boys 7:12
B2 Tiny Girls 2:59
B3 Mass Production 8:24
Lust For Life (Clear translucent vinyl)
A1 Lust For Life 5:12
A2 Sixteen 2:23
A3 Some Weird Sin 3:40
A4 The Passenger 4:40
A5 Tonight 3:38
B1 Success 4:23
B2 Turn Blue 6:53
B3 Neighborhood Threat 3:22
B4 Fall In Love With Me 6:30
TV Eye Live (Purple translucent vinyl)
A1 T.V. Eye 4:22
A2 Funtime 3:20
A3 Sixteen 3:58
A4 I Got A Right 4:27
B1 Lust For Life 4:01
B2 Dirt 5:18
B3 Nightclubbing 6:14
B4 I Wanna Be Your Dog 4:16