Arriving last March to his highest U.S. chart numbers to date and most over the top critical notices since 1977’s The Idiot and Lust For Life, Iggy Pop’s GRAMMY-nominated Post Pop Depression was an undeniable landmark of a singular career.
Upon Post Pop Depression’s release, the album’s co-creator Joshua Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age enlisted QOTSA cohorts Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys and journeyman Matt Sweeney to realize the next phase of the Post Pop Depression initiative: The formation of the best band ever to back Iggy on a solo tour.
Now with the Record Store Day special release of POST POP DEPRESSION: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL (Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International), the penultimate show of that equally ecstatically received limited run of historic dates is now given the ultimate class treatment: a limited, number 180 gram triple vinyl book bound edition completed with a 16-page book featuring exclusive photos from the show that moved UK critics to rave:
“as downright brilliant a rock n roll show as it is possible to see”—The Independent
“one of the most memorable gigs of the year… the performance of a lifetime”—NME
“a five star spectacle that proves just how peerless Iggy Pop is”—The Guardian
For those who were not among the few thousand blessed to experience this once in a lifetime performance live, the POST POP DEPRESSION: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL triple vinyl Record Store Day special edition now offers a worthy alternative. And for those who were, what better way to relive those sublime sounds…
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