|Studio album by Iggy Pop|
|Released||9 May 2012|
|Recorded||February 2010 – June 2011|
|Label||Thousand Mile Inc|
|Iggy Pop chronology|
Après is the seventeenth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop.
Consisting partly of covers sung in French, it was released on 9 May 2012 on Thousand Mile Inc 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 I am."
The album has been described as containing ″crooning vocals, Cole Porter covers, soft melodies, and an all-around sense of everything suave″.
The cover photo is referring to the figure La Conscience played by Iggy Pop in the French movie L'Étoile du jour (Morning Star) by Sophie Blondy.
|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|
- Iggy Pop - vocals
- Hal Cragin - guitar (tracks 1-9), bass guitar, piano (tracks 3-5, 7, 8), vocals (track 9)
- Steven Ulrich - electric guitar (tracks 1, 2)
- Danny Blume - acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 2), electric guitar (track 9)
- Jerry Zaslavsky - organ (tracks 1, 2)
- Jon Cowherd - piano (track 10)
- Ben Perowsky (tracks 5, 9), Jerry Marotta (tracks 4, 7), Kevin Hupp (tracks 1-3) - drums, percussion
- Jainardo Batista - percussion (tracks 1, 2)
- Aaron Halva - tres (tracks 1, 2)
- Lucie Aimé (tracks 1, 5), Sarah Fimm (tracks 1, 2, 9) - backing vocals
- Tim Ouimette - horn arrangements (tracks 5, 8), horns (track 5), trombone (track 8)
- Lulu Gainsbourg - horn arrangement (track 2)
- Hal Cragin - producer, engineer, mixing
- Andy Tommasi - additional production, engineer
- Guillaume le Grontec, Sophie Blondy - photography
- "Iggy Pop – Après".
- "Iggy Pop Announces Album of Mostly French Covers". RollingStone.com. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Jaroslav Špulák (25 April 2012). "Iggy Pop vydá album s coververzemi". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- "Iggy Pop album shuns 'humiliating' record labels". The Telegraph. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- Maren McGlashan (22 June 2012). "Iggy Pop: Après Album Review". louderthanwar.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
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