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The ballad of Jacques Brel - Jacques Brel

The ballad of Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel was the most intensely dramatic singer-songwriter in the history of popular music. In France, and in his native Belgium, audiences were held spellbound by the sheer ferocity of his performances and by deep, dark lyrics that seemed to widen the definition of what a popular song could be about.
English translations of his songs such as If You Go Away and Seasons in the Sun have sold tens of millions of copies, in recordings by everybody from Scott Walker, Frank Sinatra and Dusty Springfield, to David Bowie, Marc Almond and Sting.
The Ballad of Jacques Brel includes the original recording of Le Moribond, Brel's dying man's farewell to his relatives and friends that American poet Rod McKuen somewhat controversially adapted to become Seasons In the Sun; a monumental worldwide hit for the Canadian singer Terry Jacks.
In 1961, Brel was in his prime. Included here are studio recordings, songs performed on the Rendez-vous avec Jacques Brel French TV special and a selection of the best interpretations of his songs to that time by contemporaries that range from Juliette Gréco, to Yves Montand, to Sam Cooke.
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Code: ACMEM230CD
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1. MARIEKE 2. LE MORIBUND (THE DYING MAN) 3. VIVRE DEBOUT (LIVING UP) 4. ON N'OUBLIE RIEN (YOU DON'T FORGET) 5. CLARA 6. LE PROCHAIN AMOUR (THE NEXT LOVE) 7. L'IVROGNE (THE DRUNKARD) 8. LES PRÉNOMS DE PARIS (THE NAMES OF PARIS) 9. LES SINGES (MONKEYS) 10. SEUL (ALONE) 11. ON N'OUBLIE RIEN (YOU DON'T FORGET) 12. JE NE SAIS PAS (I DON'T KNOW) 13. NE ME QUITTE PAS (IF YOU GO AWAY) 14. HEUREUX (HAPPY) 15. AU PRINTEMPS (IN THE SPRING) 16. IL NOUS FAUT REGARDER (WE MUST LOOK) 17. QUAND ON N'A QUE L'AMOUR (WHEN WE'VE NOTHING BUT LOVE) 18. I BELONG TO YOUR HEART (QUAND ON N'A QUE L'AMOUR) 19. LE DIABLE (ÇA VA) (THE DEVIL (IT'S GOING WELL) 20. ON N'OUBLIE RIEN (YOU DON'T FORGET) 21. VOIR (SEE) 22. JE NE SAIS PAS (I DON'T KNOW) 23. SEUL (ALONE) 24. SUR LA PLACE (ON THE SQUARE) 25. NE ME QUITTE PAS (IF YOU GO AWAY) 26. LE FOU DU ROI (THE JESTER) 27. LITANIES POUR UN RETOUR (LITANY FOR A RETURN)
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