A Million In Prizes: The Anthology

A Million In Prizes: The Anthology

This 2005 collection, named for a line in "Lust for Life," does an admirable job of summarizing Iggy Pop's career up to that date. The first half of the tracks make a coherent summary of Iggy's days with The Stooges and his earliest solo albums with David Bowie, The Idiot and Lust for Life. The inclusion of the singles "I Got a Right/Gimme Some Skin" and "I'm Sick of You" is particularly smart. Casual fans may wish to also purchase a copy of The Stooges' Fun House, since only one cut from that—"Down on the Street"—makes the cut here (though "T.V. Eye" and "Loose" appear in live versions from Iggy's 2003 tour). The set's second half snags tunes from various other solo albums, including New Values, Soldier, Party, Zombie Birdhouse, and Skull Ring. The most obscure choices are "Well Did You Evah!" with Blondie's Deborah Harry (from the Red Hot + Blue benefit album) and "I'll Be Seeing You" with Françoise Hardy (from her 2000 album Clair Obscur).

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