Released 29th May
A 7 CD box set ‘ The Bowie Years’ exploring Iggy Pop’s Berlin-era. The boxset features remastered versions of ‘The Idiot’, ‘Lust For Life’, live album ‘TV Eye’ and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40 page book. ‘Lust For Life’ and ‘The Idiot’ will also be released as standalone 2CD deluxe editions with bonus live CDs. The box set and albums provide a fascinating insight into the unique creative alchemy that defined the mythical Berlin-era of post punk, and set the wheels in motion for a sound that went on to dominate the world, shaping popular culture for decades to come. Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust For Life’ remain two of the most influential albums ever made and still stand as towering behemoths in rock’s upper echelons, their sonic DNA and attitude continuing to influence and inspire new generations of artists to this day. Both albums run through the fabric of artists such as Joy Division , Queens Of The Stone Age, IDLES, Fontaines DC, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, N.I.N., Nick Cave, and an ever regenerating crop of new talent. Alongside these two albums, included in the box is a remastered version of the live album ‘TV Eye’ recorded the 1977 tour in Cleveland, Chicago and Kansas City featuring Bowie on keyboards. There are also three discs of live recordings from March 1977 officially released for the first time - Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago. The set also contains 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.