2009 album from the Alt-Rock/Punk legend. Iggy Pop takes on the language of romance and puts a decidedly French twist on Prliminaires. Produced by longtime collaborator Hal Cragin, Prliminaires highlights another facet of the Iggy Pop persona, focusing more on Jazz arrangements and the distinctive, rich baritone heard on classics like ‘Nightclubbing’ and his duet with French legend Franoise Hardy on the song ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’. The album themes and texts have been inspired by Iggy’s reading of controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq and his book The Possibility Of An Island. On the record, Iggy even sings one song in French, a cover of Jazz standard ‘Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)’, a song widely associated with French legends Yves Montand and Edith Piaf. There are also more raucous moments like the Swamp Rock stylings of ‘Nice To Be Dead’.