Raw Power [Reissue]

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  • Summary: The third and final album for the influential band sees its third release, which includes the until-now-out-of-print David Bowie mix and a live CD of the 1973 performance at the Atlanta rock club, Richards. A deluxe edition also includes a DVD and a CD of outtakes, rare tracks, and alternateThe third and final album for the influential band sees its third release, which includes the until-now-out-of-print David Bowie mix and a live CD of the 1973 performance at the Atlanta rock club, Richards. A deluxe edition also includes a DVD and a CD of outtakes, rare tracks, and alternate versions of songs. Expand
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  1. Raw Power is one of his definitive statements, and it is presented here in superb form. You owe it to yourself to get this.
  2. The Stooges' third and final studio album before their recent reunion--remains a uniquely visceral listening experience, a confrontational slab of psychedelic punk made in the dead zone between psychedelia's demise and punk's birth.
  3. 94
    The landmark proto-punk album is refined at a decibel-defying rate while the outtakes highlight the grating guitars and Iggy's guttural vocals that trademarked the group's sound.
  4. The quality of Georgia Peaches is expectedly sketchy – but such is the energy conveyed that it's tough indeed to not become caught up in the crackly cacophony.
  5. Bowie is back, and thanks to better technology, these special editions of "Raw Power" sound right on the money. But the story here is the extras.
  6. This reissue-- available in a 2xCD, budget-priced Legacy Edtion set and as a more elaborate $60 4xCD Deluxe Edition-- doesn't attempt anything quite so ambitious. Instead, the main impetus is bringing a remastered version of the original Bowie mix back to market.
  7. Under The Radar
    50
    In the end it's a "must buy" only as far as you care about the bonus materials. For everybody else, don't throw out your old copy. [Spring 2010, p.73]

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