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Iggy and The Stooges' Raw Power returns to the shops as the double CD called "Legacy Edition". The album has been remastered by some Mark Wilder and whoever he is he did his job well. The sound is much deeper and and has more pressure than any of the mixes I have heard before. And it is still a wild recording. The fabulous "Search & Destroy" is even more of a treat now that the fantastic guitar on it sounds voluminous and agressive as it always should have done. "Gimme Danger" was the track which least suffered from the lack of depth in the mix but songs like "Penetration" or the title track itself gain loads of presence and pressure here, with the thin and blurred noises from the old days vanishing completely.
The second CD is a live recording from Atlanta 1973, which is great fun because of its authenticity. Two outtakes from the "Raw Power" sessions round off a release which is defintely worth the money. Even if you already have several "Raw Power" issues in your recor collection. This one stands out.
I've been keeping an eye out for the Raw Power re-release, but it doesn't seem to have been released in Australia yet. Granted, I haven't looked in a few weeks. Anyway, despite already having the Bowie mix, the Iggy mix, and Rough Power, I still feel obliged to pick up the re-release, even though for some reason I've been off Iggy for a while (I never even got The Weirdness or that French jazz album thing he did last year).