L´Essentiel de Jacques Brel (Gatefold Cover)
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One of France’s most recognizable voices, Jacques Brel is widely regarded as a master of the modern chanson. Presented here are the majority of his best-loved songs, recorded for the Philips and Barclay labels between 1953 and 1962. His songs have been covered by countless francophone performers, and English versions have been sung by such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, Leonard Cohen, Andy Williams, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Ray Charles, and Nirvana.
Recorded in Paris and Brussels between 1953 and 1962.