Published Dec 17, 2009Next year will mark the 37th anniversary of the Stooges' landmark record Raw Power. Not exactly a milestone year by anyone's standards, but Columbia/Legacy will nevertheless be releasing an expanded two-CD Legacy Edition of the album on April 27.
Raw Power has been reissued once before on CD, in 1997, when Iggy Pop remixed the album with help from producers Danny Kadar and Bruce Dickinson. The latest reissue will use the original 1973 mix, which was created by David Bowie in a single day at a budget-priced L.A. studio. This mix has now been remastered by engineered Mark Wilder for the Legacy Edition.
The newly touched-up album will also come packaged with a second disc featuring a previously unreleased concert, recorded in Atlanta 1973. Reportedly, not even a bootleg of the show exists, and the tape was recently discovered in Iggy Pop's personal collection.
The Raw Power reissue will hit stores approximately a month after the Stooges are inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony is slated to take place on March 15, and will also honour ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff and the Hollies.
Of course, there's also that whole tour with Raw Power guitarist James Williamson in the works as well.