Iggy Pop‘s The Idiot and Lust for Life are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and along with 1978’s TV Eye Live (recorded during his 1977 US tour) they will be reissued on vinyl – “remastered for the first time from the original analog tapes” – with some special coloured pressings available.
The Idiot and Lust for Life are of course collaborations with David Bowie. He produced, co-wrote and played on The Idiot and Lust For Life, and plays keyboards on TV Eye Live. David would later ‘recycle’ a few of the songs on the studio records for his Let’s Dance and Tonight albums, with China Girl becoming a big hit for him in 1983.
The Idiot and Lust for Life overlapped into Bowie’s own ‘Berlin Trilogy’ although despite the moniker, Lust For Life remains the only album from the five studio long-players – The Idiot, Lust For Life, Low, Heroes and Lodger – recorded and mixed in its entirety at Hansa studios in Berlin.
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