Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power (1973) {2012 Legacy vinyl reissue, 1997 Iggy remix} (24-96 vinyl rip)

Posted By : Hungry Mind | Date : 08 May 2012 08:27:35 | Comments : 9 |

Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power (1973) {2012 Legacy vinyl reissue, 1997 Iggy remix} (24-96 vinyl rip)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Scans | 726 MB | Label: Columbia
Genre: rock, proto-punk | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #88691959351 | US pressing

In 1972, the Stooges were near the point of collapse when David Bowie's management team, MainMan, took a chance on the band at Bowie's behest. By this point, guitarist Ron Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander had been edged out of the picture, and James Williamson had signed on as Iggy's new guitar mangler; Asheton rejoined the band shortly before recording commenced on Raw Power, but was forced to play second fiddle to Williamson as bassist. By most accounts, tensions were high during the recording of Raw Power, and the album sounds like the work of a band on its last legs -- though rather than grinding to a halt, Iggy & the Stooges appeared ready to explode like an ammunition dump.

From a technical standpoint, Williamson was a more gifted guitar player than Asheton (not that that was ever the point), but his sheets of metallic fuzz were still more basic (and punishing) than what anyone was used to in 1973, while Ron Asheton played his bass like a weapon of revenge, and his brother Scott Asheton remained a powerhouse behind the drums. But the most remarkable change came from the singer; Raw Power revealed Iggy as a howling, smirking, lunatic genius. Whether quietly brooding ("Gimme Danger") or inviting the apocalypse ("Search and Destroy"), Iggy had never sounded quite so focused as he did here, and his lyrics displayed an intensity that was more than a bit disquieting. In many ways, almost all Raw Power has in common with the two Stooges albums that preceded it is its primal sound, but while the Stooges once sounded like the wildest (and weirdest) gang in town, Raw Power found them heavily armed and ready to destroy the world -- that is, if they didn't destroy themselves first.

originally released 1973, Columbia Records KC 32111
this reissue:
2012 Columbia/ Legacy 88691959351
double LP containing the original 1973 David Bowie mix + 1997 Iggy remix
released April 21, 2012 (Record Store Day)
This is the 2nd LP, Iggy remix

runout/ matrix info (hand etched):
88691959351-C KPG@CA (u)
88691959351-D KPG@CA (u)
mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
pressed at United

A1 - Search And Destroy
A2 - Gimme Danger
A3 - Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell (Originally titled "Hard To Beat")
A4 - Penetration
B1 - Raw Power
B2 - I Need Somebody
B3 - Shake Appeal
B4 - Death Trip

Vocals – Iggy Pop
Bass, Vocals – Ron Asheton
Drums – Scott Asheton
Guitar – James Williamson

produced by Iggy Pop
All songs written by Iggy Pop & James Williamson
Recorded in 1972 at CBS Studios, London
This edition remixed in 1997 by Iggy Pop, Danny Kadar, and Bruce Dickinson

Nitty Gritty Record Master
Music Hall MMF 9.1
sticky hand stylus cleaning
Goldring 1042
Bellari VP-130 phono preamp, with vintage Telefunken 12AX7 smooth plates
Mytek Stereo192 ADC (analog to digital converter)
TT Weights center weight + outer ring clamp, Blue Jean LC-1 interconnects
software used: Soundforge 10.0, ClickRepair 3.6.1 (in manual mode), Trader's Little Helper 2.7.0

Thanks to DeusIrae72


Posted By: ByGijS Date: 08 May 2012 20:34:40
Thanks for sharing this to more music lovers...

In the original post the DR is compared between the CD from 1997 and the Vinyl from now, 2012:

The CD has a DR from : 1 !!! yes... this is a 1...
The Vinyl has a DR from : 10...

Below, the dynamics...


foobar2000 1.1.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2012-04-29 14:18:04

Analyzed: Iggy & The Stooges / Raw Power

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR9 -0.52 dB -12.63 dB 3:30 01-Search And Destroy
DR11 -0.30 dB -14.18 dB 3:33 02-Gimme Danger
DR10 -0.58 dB -12.28 dB 4:54 03-Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
DR12 -2.86 dB -16.47 dB 3:43 04-Penetration
DR10 -1.19 dB -12.42 dB 4:16 05-Raw Power
DR11 -0.30 dB -13.79 dB 4:52 06-I Need Somebody
DR9 -1.30 dB -12.18 dB 3:04 07-Shake Appeal
DR10 -1.61 dB -13.24 dB 6:08 08-Death Trip

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2815 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Compared with the 1997 CD version:

foobar2000 1.1.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2012-04-29 14:22:41

Analyzed: The Stooges / Raw Power

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR0 0.00 dB -2.08 dB 3:29 01/08-Search And Destroy
DR1 0.00 dB -2.27 dB 3:33 02/08-Gimme Danger
DR0 0.00 dB -0.79 dB 4:55 03/08-Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
DR2 0.00 dB -3.17 dB 3:42 04/08-Penetration
DR2 0.00 dB -3.30 dB 4:16 05/08-Raw Power
DR2 0.00 dB -4.05 dB 4:53 06/08-I Need Somebody
DR1 0.00 dB -1.73 dB 3:05 07/08-Shake Appeal
DR1 0.00 dB -2.80 dB 6:07 08/08-Death Trip

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR1

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 1103 kbps
Codec: FLAC
Posted By: christiangatomon Date: 09 May 2012 01:09:58
Thank you.
Posted By: Mahone Date: 09 May 2012 07:00:56
Thanks very much for this rip Hungry Mind, much appreciated!

Cheers for your time and effort you put into this project.
Posted By: irocca Date: 09 May 2012 14:28:46
awesome ! thank u very much Hungry Mind
Posted By: FuzzedOut Date: 10 May 2012 15:43:13
yes, thank you HungryMind for all your hard work ;)
Posted By: nickosiris Date: 12 May 2012 01:11:41
The 1997 CD has a DR of 1 (?!?) No wonder I voted it worst sounding CD I'd ever heard!

Many thanks for the rip.
Posted By: stef1205 Date: 15 May 2012 17:09:20
Thanks so much: This is the version I have been waiting for for years.
It has power without being senselessly compressed.
The first and only incarnation that is enjoyable IMHO.
The 1997 (unremastered) Iggy remix (on CD) was ridiculous and the Bowie version was just weak and lifeless.
Posted By: chr1 Date: 02 Jul 2012 23:53:26
Firstly- many thanks for the rip Hungry Mind...one of my favourite albums of all time...been hoping to get a hi res rip for ages!

Huge Favour Request: Is there any possibility you could upload the remastered original Bowie mix as well?
I know most people will scoff but I prefer it...love the way the levels are changed through the tracks...Penetration particularily, sounds weedy and loses the sleazy power of the original in the Iggy mix (wee bell sounds too high in the mix and a general lack of balls- sorry Mr Osterberg!) Maybe it's cos I grew up listening to the original mix...Here's a review that I have to say I agree with:


I realise it's a lot of work doing these rips (so can understand if you don't!) but having this version in hi-res will make my year!
Many thanks either way!!
Posted By: RonFagan Date: 04 Aug 2012 13:48:30
Many thanks!