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The Stooges to release mammoth ‘Fun House’ 50th anniversary box set

Iggy Pop has never done anything by halves and the latest release from his former band, The Stooges, proves that ethos hasn’t changed a bit. The band are set to release a huge vinyl box set of their seminal album Fun House.

A pivotal moment in the evolution of rock and roll, the album has long been lauded as the birthplace of punk and while the band aren’t making that claim they are giving the record, released in 1970 and enjoying its 50th anniversary, a proper outing.

Out on July 17th via Rhino Records, the album is a huge 15xLP collection that features the album’s complete session, a live New York performance from 1970, a slipmat, posters, prints, a 45 adapter, and two 7″ singles. It makes one hell of a box set.

The set also comes with liner notes from a plethora of artists who saw the record as the pinnacle of their inspiration, including, Tom Morello, Joan Jett, Flea, Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins, Steve Van Zandt, and more.

But you better be quick as there are only exactly 1,970 copies available for purchase and this collector’s item will go very quickly indeed.

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Stooges' iconic FUN HOUSE record and we're bringing you an extremely limited, numbered compendium on a whopping 15 LPs! Exclusive to Rhino.com, FUN HOUSE 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION VINYL BOXED SET is set for a July 17th release – link in bio to pre-order! Featured are a newly remastered 2LP 45 RPM version of the album, the vinyl debut of THE COMPLETE FUNHOUSE SESSIONS, and HAVE SOME FUN: LIVE AT UNGANO'S, a recording of The Stooges performing live in New York City in August 1970, just as FUN HOUSE was released. Rounding out the music in this deluxe set are two mixes of the single “Down On The Street”/“I Feel Alright.” The first is the “Mono Single Edit” released in France, and the other is the unique “Single Mix” that was unreleased until the original 1999 boxed set. Each one is pressed on 7" vinyl and presented in a sleeve with reproduction artwork. The collection also includes a booklet with rare photos and extensive liner notes, featuring an essay by Henry Rollins and testimonials penned by an extensive list of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries including Flea, Joan Jett, Shirley Manson, Duff McKagan, Thurston Moore, Tom Morello, Karen O, Mike Watt, and Steven Van Zandt, among others, plus posters, prints, a slipmat, and a 45 adapter.

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