After Eight (album)

After Eight is the debut album by Indonesian-born Dutch singer and songwriter Taco Ockerse, mononymously known as Taco. The record, released in 1982 on RCA Records, contained his biggest Stateside hit, a synth-driven take on the Irving Berlin standard "Puttin' on the Ritz". However, in addition to six covers of classic pop songs, he co-wrote five songs.

After Eight
Studio album by
StudioPeer Studios
GenreSynth-pop, new wave
LabelRCA Victor, RCA
ProducerDavid Parker
Taco chronology
After Eight
Let's Face the Music

Track listingEdit

  1. "Singin' in the Rain" (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) 4:45
  2. "Tribute to Tino" (Werner Lang, Taco Ockerse, Ray Moxley) 4:10
  3. "Puttin' on the Ritz" (Irving Berlin) 4:36
  4. "I Should Care" (Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl) 3:42
  5. "Carmella" (John David Parker-Tanja, Lang, Ockerse) 3:28
  6. "La Vie en Rose" (Edith Piaf, Louiguy, Marguerite Monnot) 4:45
  7. "Cheek to Cheek" (Berlin) 4:45
  8. "After Eight" (Tanja, Ockerse, Lang) 3:28
  9. "Livin' in My Dream World" (Tanja, Lang, Ockerse) 3:06
  10. "Encore/Sweet Gypsy Rose" (Tanja, Lang, Ockerse) 4:14
  11. "Thanks a Million" (Gus Kahn, Arthur Johnston) 1:45


  • Arranged by Werner Lang and David Parker
  • Produced by David Parker
  • Recorded and Mixed by Frank Reinke