Après

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Après
Après.jpg
Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released 9 May 2012
Recorded February 2010 – June 2011
Genre
Length 28:33
Label Thousand Mile Inc
Producer Hal Cragin
Iggy Pop chronology
Préliminaires
(2009)
Après
(2012)
Post Pop Depression
(2016)

Après is the seventeenth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. Consisting of mostly French covers,[2] it was released on 9 May 2012 on Thousand Mile Inc[3] after the album was rejected by Virgin EMI Records. Pop said his record company would have 'preferred that I do a rock album with popular punks' and that "They didn't think they would make any money, they didn't think my fans would like it - very sensible attitudes for a sensible sort of person - but that's a different sort of person than am."[4]

Content[edit]

The album has been described as containing 'Crooning vocals, Cole Porter covers, soft melodies, and an all-around sense of everything suave.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

When asked by Bill Flanagan if he had heard any good records lately, Bob Dylan mentioned Après.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Et si tu n'existais pas" Vito Pallavicini, Toto Cutugno, Pasquale Losito, Pierre Delanoë, Claude Lemesie Joe Dassin 3:36
2. "La Javanaise" Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg 2:33
3. "Everybody's Talkin'" Fred Neil Fred Neil 2:51
4. "I'm Going Away Smiling" Yoko Ono Yoko Ono 2:40
5. "La Vie en rose" Louis Guglielmi, Édith Piaf Édith Piaf 2:09
6. "Les Passantes" Antoine Pol, Georges Brassens Georges Brassens 4:12
7. "Syracuse" Bernard Dimey Henri Salvador 2:06
8. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" Cole Porter Cole Porter 2:51
9. "Michelle" John Lennon, Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:45
10. "Only the Lonely" Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra 2:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iggy Pop – Après". 
  2. ^ "Iggy Pop Announces Album of Mostly French Covers". RollingStone.com. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Jaroslav Špulák (25 April 2012). "Iggy Pop vydá album s coververzemi". Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Iggy Pop album shuns 'humiliating' record labels". The Telegraph. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Maren McGlashan (22 June 2012). "Iggy Pop: Après Album Review". louderthanwar.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  6. ^ https://www.bobdylan.com/news/qa-with-bill-flanagan/

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