As previously reported, Lulu Gainsbourg is honoring his late father, French innovator Serge Gainsbourg, with a covers album. Aptly titled From Lulu to Gainsbourg, the 16-track collection packages Lulu’s own reworkings alongside contributions from Iggy Pop, Rufus Wainwright, The Pogues’ Shane McGowan, and — of course — Johnny Depp.
With the album now out in Europe, Cover Me points to online streams of said covers, including “Initial B.B.” by Iggy Pop, “Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je Men Vais” by Wainwright, “Sous Le Soleil Exactement” by MacGown, and “Ballade de Melody Nelson” by Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis. Click here to hear them all. It should be noted that everyone sings in French,so start kicking yourself if you slept through high school French.
An American import of From Lulu to Gainsbourg will be available beginning November 29th. Click here to see the tracklist.